Ch'nagar MP sets two-month deadline for action plan

Ch'nagar MP sets two-month deadline for action plan

Mysore, Ch'nagar MPs chair meeting on Central schemes

Ch'nagar MP sets two-month deadline for action plan

 Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan, on Wednesday, instructed officials to pull up their socks in the implementation of the programmes chalked out for the current fiscal, by completing the action plan within two months.

Presiding over the maiden introductory meeting of Central schemes, after being elected to the Parliament, along with Mysore and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha, at ZP hall in the city, Dhruvanarayan directed the officials to utilise the funds allocated for the projects without causing withdrawal of the same.

Dhruvanarayan cautioned the officials against practicing delaying tactics in the successful implementation of the programmes.

When the officials were enquired about the status of ongoing programmes, an official stated that already Rs 42.2 crore has been spent under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) against the available fund of Rs 44.3 crore.

The official explained that an amount of Rs 3.9 crore pending under the same head during 2012-13 was utilised in the following  year, taking the total amount available to Rs 44.3 crore. In all, 2.01 lakh families in the district had registered under NREGA. Among them, job cards had been distributed to 1.94 lakh families. During the current fiscal, 2,909 card holders had benefitted, he added. ZP CEO P A Gopal claimed that preference was given to individual beneficiaries based programmes like toilets in the previous fiscal. “A total of 81,357 toilet works were launched, and 31,082 were completed. The works on 35,906 toilets are underway,” he said.

Dhruvanarayan asked the ZP CEO P A Gopal who was also on the dais, to review the works as and when possible to meet the target.

Mysore and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha who gave a patient hearing during the most of the meeting hours, seemed to be irritated when an official went on to explain the progress of welfare schemes in English. Simha asked him to speak in Kannada, much to the embarrassment of the official.