CS stresses on DBT implementation in MGNREGS and PMAY

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    Ranchi, Nov. 3: Laying stress on ensuring responsibility of Panchayat sevaks and BPOs in opening bank accounts, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma today said that cent per cent workers should have bank accounts and all the MGNREGS workers should be connected with the direct benefit of transfer (DBT) scheme. She was reviewing MGNREGS and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

    She said that applications should be collected at village level to open bank accounts of all MGNREGS workers and after verification, it should be opened.

    She asked the officials concerned to take action against rojgar sevaks and BPOs showing slackness and instructed them to open bank accounts with the LDM and business correspondents. She said that joint accounts should be changed into single account so that payment may be made through DBT.

    She stressed on tagging maximum workers with the bank. The department said that 24 lakh MGNREGS workers bank accounts had been opened out of 27 lakh active MGNREGS workers. Bank accounts of 100 percent MGNREGS workers are targeted to be opened till December this year.

    The CS said that 1 lakh dobhas have been dug in the state and after the paddy harvest, 15 dobhas (farm ponds) are to be dug in every village.

    Hence a record should be maintained on district, block and panchayat level and target should be fixed for rojgar sevaks and BPOs. She also directed the officials to collect Aadhaar numbers and mobile numbers, receive application and upload the same on the website. She said that old and incomplete Indira Awaas should be identified and work should be started on it. Ward members should be encouraged to verify muster role.

    She directed the BDOs to ascertain that the mukhiya digital signature should be accessed by him only. She also directed to select place for the selection of anganwadi spots and approved for construction. 4024 places have been selected for anganwadi construction and administrative approval has been gained for 2230 centers. She directed to speed up IHHL work and ensure its entry in MIS.

    MGNREGS commissioner Siddharth Tripathi and many other people were present at the meeting.

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