Tuesday, September 26, 2023

No excuse for non-performance during pandemic: RD Minister

Metsubu Jamir

Kohima, June 28: Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir maintained that the ongoing pandemic is no excuse for non-performance and called upon all officers of the department to virtually give directions to the VDBs and ensure total implementation of programmes and schemes following all SOPs.

“The world has changed and unless we change and upgrade ourselves with the world, I think we have to be removed from our responsibilities,” he stated.
Interacting with Project Directors and Block Development Officers through virtual conference on June 28, Jamir said that the department has registered into NEFMS (National Electronic Financial Monitoring System) wherein job cards are now being verified by the ministry through their portal. Towards this, he directed all BDOs to immediately stop using unverified job cards, if any, while managing man day’s generation.
The minister also requested all officers to submit their reports and returns on time and any query or reports that are required must be provided immediately and all MIS system to be up to date. Informing that the ministry is asking for Actual Resident Data from every village, he urged all officers to maintain accurate census in order to achieve 60% vaccination of every village which is based on our census.
“We have to have actual census and this will reflect on Actual Resident Data of every village”, he said.
Delivering the introductory speech, Commissioner & Secretary, RD, Neposo Theluo mentioned that the department will be compelled to resort to such virtual meetings and conferences often and urged all officers to be aware, updated and be alert to such meetings.
He also raised and discussed issues relating to GIS based mapping, Geo-tagging, functional household tap connection funds and spring shed development project.
Joint Director, K. Neibou Sekhose also reminded all districts to submit 15 success stories by July 20 and further asked the BDO’s to ensure that all villages prepare Citizens Charter as per the direction of MoPR. He also touched on 15th Finance Commission and RGSA.

An overview of NSRLM activities in the State was presented by MD, NSRLM, Imtimenla, MGNREGA by joint director, Neizovonuo Neikha and PMAY-G by RDO, Hamdok Konyak. Nodal Officer on Covid-19 and addl. director, Azenuo Pienyu also highlighted on covid-19 dashboard.
The meeting was chaired by director, RD, Liboni Humtsoe and concluded with vote of thanks from addl. director, Azenuo Pienyu. (Page News Service)