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Rural Development officials hold conference

By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Kohima, Dec. 7 (EMN): Two booklets namely ‘Detail list of VDBs (1980-81 to 2016-17)’ and ‘Detail list of VDB fixed deposit & VDB welfare fund’ were released during the Rural Development Department Officers’ conference held at the conference hall of the RD Directorate, Kohima, on December 7.
Speaking on the occasion, secretary of RD, Kelei Zeliang stressed on the importance to uplift the economic livelihood of the village people and invited all PDs and BDOs to come up with innovative schemes depending on the feasibility under their respective blocks. He also urged upon the officers to visit each village often and function according to their needs to ensure that each village under their respective blocks are benefitted from the schemes being implemented.
Maintaining that Nagas have developed a culture of begging, he called upon them to make it a point to educate the people to multiply their seed money. “Change the mindset…transfer culture of begging into culture of giving and somewhere in between there will be culture of working,” he said.
Zeliang also impressed upon the BDOs to be prepared for the Central Ministry team visit in the first week of January 2018 and directed all officers to be stationed in their respective places of postings compulsorily.
Expressing his happiness at the release of the booklets, he urged upon all the officers to thoroughly read the book as to improve their understanding of the department and its activities.
Director of RD, Metsubo Jamir suggested the BDOs to take up bigger schemes and leave a good legacy behind from serving as BDOs. He also advised making use of the booklets to identify the performing and non-performing VDBs in their block.
The RD director also inaugurated the Nagaland Rural Development Service Association (NRDSA) office chamber and Multi-Utility Hall at RD Directorate.
The programme was chaired by joint director of MGNREGA, Asangla T Aier, while the vote of thanks was proposed by joint director of PMAY-G/PLN, Imnukshila.
Earlier, consultative meetings were also held separately with BDOs, engineers and account officers.

By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2017 11:40:39 pm