Economy Apr 2, 2013
Udhampur: Admitting that MGNREGA funds were diverted in the state, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said that the government will table the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on MGNREGA, in the forthcoming Parliament session commencing from April 22.
"The CAG has done a nationwide report on MGNREGA-the state-wise report is also ready-it will be presented in the Parliament when it re-convenes on April 22," Ramesh told reporters on the sidelines of a conference of women self-help groups under 'Umeed' central scheme, here.
Responding to questions on allegations of misuse of MGNREGA funds in Jammu and Kashmir and on empowerment and security of panchayat members, the Union Minister said, "I am sure that the report (of CAG) on Jammu and Kashmir will also be tabled once the national report is submitted."
Admitting mis-utilisation and diversion of MGNREGA funds in the state, Ramesh said "We have received complaints on diversion and non-utilisation of funds." "I wrote to the Chief Minister...we asked the state
government to take action in the matter under the current scheme of things," he said.
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