Puttur: Workers in doldrums as NREGA coolie payment is withheld

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Sep 16: For the last three months, it is learnt, those who worked under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in the taluk have not received their coolie. As per information, after the last week of June, these people have not been paid their duel.

Under this scheme, 90 percent cost is borne by the central government and ten percent by the state. The amount expected to be remitted by the centre has not come. This amount is directly remitted to the accounts of the beneficiaries. Certain sources say that a total sum of Rs 1,80,48,548 is pending in respect of Puttur and Kadaba taluks and Rs 70 lac towards material cost is yet to be disbursed.

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Under NREGA scheme, the amounts are divided into wages and materials. Rules say that these two segments should be in the 60:40 ratio. Those who work get Rs 285 per day as coolies. Every gram panchayat submits nominal master roll. Material cost bill for iron, stone, cement etc will be separate. As per rule, if the coolie is not paid within 15 days, 25 percent unemployment allowance needs to be paid. No one knows whether the government will pay for this.

Some sources claim that mistakes made by gram panchayats of Puttur taluk when submitting action plan has caused this problem. Unless all the details are provided in the bill, the government cannot process the matter. Another source says that panchayat development officers have submitted bills properly but there is delay at government level.

Dr Kumar, chief executive officer of Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat says that delay is on account of delay in material verification. He said that the amount is expected in one or two weeks.





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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    What can we expect from bjpees feku duniya...lol

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    One one side birthday celebrations - Propaganda - All is well - great non --achievements being trumpeted- This is the other sad face-

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Congratulations folks....we Kannadigas have to reduced to As Lk Sl of North Indians....Jai Ho.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    This is criminal.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    The Gujju-bhai has announced TWENTY LAKH CRORES. But the poor workers are not getting their pittance. That is India's poor status that the world can't comprehend. But the non-stop mega announcements by the Gujju-bhai continue unabated. Oddly, there are many, even on this forum, who believe the Gujju-bhai.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    Koon pasina leta hai, paisa dena rota hai.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    I wonder what happens in states not ruled by BJP ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    Under Modi’s BJP govt employment act employment is guaranteed but was there any agreement for guaranteed salary with this act of govt????????. This is govt is Subke Saath Apna Vikas.

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