Dissatisfied over the state governments performance in the implementation of MNREGS,the Union Panchayat and Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh,on Monday,met the state Panchayat and the Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee and pushed for the appointment of Rural Development Officer (RDO) and Junior Engineers (JE) in rural Bengal. Following the meeting at Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas,the Union minister said he expects the performance of the state in implementing MNREGS would help improve the technical capacities of the panchayats when implemented.
Ramesh,whose letter pulling up the state government for the poor performance in providing job to the rural people under the MNREGS a couple of months back,had raised a storm,shot another letter to the state government last week seeking an explanation why the BPL Census has not been implemented in West Bengal.
The issue was discussed at Mondays meeting.
Officials of the state Panchayat and Rural Development who had attended the meeting clarified the work could not be started as the software required for data storage was not sent to the state by the Central government.