No excuse for non-performance, says Metsubo
Dimapur, June 28 (EMN): Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir on Monday said that the ongoing pandemic is ‘no excuse for non-performance’ and called upon all officers of the department to 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, Jamir said that the department had registered into NEFMS (National Electronic Financial Monitoring System) wherein job cards were 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 days 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 systems 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.
Commissioner and 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 projects.
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.