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RD department culls 78 workers

By EMN Updated: Sep 30, 2016 12:56 am

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 29 : The department of Rural Development, in a major culling exercise, has terminated the services of 78 employees who were working under the flagship programme of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The termination order, signed by the Commissioner of MGNREGA Kelei Zeliang, was made available to Eastern Mirror on Thursday. Though the copy of the order was signed on September 14 last, it, however, stated that the termination of the 78 employees was “with effect” from September 1.
According to the order, those employees terminated were “workers of APC, APO/BA/Pos, CA/TA, peons and driver under MGNREGA programme.” The order also had the employees classified as “honorarium engagement workers”.

They have been terminated from service “on the grounds of absentees, double job and non-performing MGNREGA workers in the district and blocks”.

Calls made for further information to the Commissioner of MGNREGA, Kelei Zeliang, who is also the Secretary of Rural Development, were rejected. Messages sent to the official were also not replied to.

District-wise representations in termination order    

Tuensang 15 employees
Mokokchung 12 employees
Mon 11 employees
Zunheboto 9 employees
Wokha 7 employees
Directorate 6 employees
Kohima 5 employees
Phek 5 employees
Peren 3 employees
Longleng 2 employees
Dimapur 2 employees
Kiphire 1 employee


By EMN Updated: Sep 30, 2016 12:56:33 am