Public hearing under MGNREGS held at Mon

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Dimapur, February 4: The 3rd phase social audit district public hearing under MGNREGS for Mon District was held on February 4 at DRDA Resources Centre, Mon Town. PO, DRDA, Mon Temjen Longchar was the chairperson for the hearing.
The hearing began with introduction by State Resource Person SAU, Nagaland, Vepo Keyho on what social audit is and what District level public hearing is all about including general issues that need to be tackled for better implementation of the MGNREGA scheme. It was followed by review presentation of social audit findings of all 15 villages namely Chingdang, Chingphoi, Lower Tiru, Tanghai, Upper Tiru, Jaboka, Lepa, Longlem, Neitong, Sangsa, Shengha Mokok, Shengha Tangten, Longwa, Shengha Chingnyu and Yuching under 3 blocks – Wakching, Tizit and Phomching blocks that were audited. Discussion and responses from officials were followed after the presentations were read out.
EAC HQ Mon, Chubasanen Ozukum who was the independent observer in the hearing stated that the two ways interaction provides the perfect opportunity for each party to clear their doubts and queries and during such public hearing the practical problems faced by the village functionaries comes to light. He highlighted that SAU findings should give a timeframe to rectify by the concerned blocks/villages and if corrected can streamline the system.
The following resolutions were made: To appraise the social audit findings made by the audit team and take corrective measures in the near future; It was discussed that Rozgar diwas under Mon district will be held every 2nd Friday of the month in every village; Issues like no three phase photograph, no measurement book, poor awareness on MGNREGS and poor documentation, no completion certificate produced etc found during the audit period have been reviewed during public hearing and resolved by affirming by the implementation agencies that such will be maintained properly in the near future till the ‘SECURE’ (Software for Estimate Calculation Using Rural Rates for Employment) is fully implemented; The implementing agencies are asked to update all the Job Cards and maintain it properly for the future audits.
The hearing also give 7 days time to blocks officials for Shengha Tangten and Shengha Chingnyu villages under Phomching block and VDB secretary of Chingphoi village under Wakching block to rectify the issue in written with regards to mismatch of amount sanctioned in MIS sanction order. (Page News Service)