Bhatha Kuffar, Shimla: Himachal CM, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, today launched the National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance Scheme (NREGA) in remaining eight districts of the State from gram panchayat Chamiana in Mashobra developmental block of district Shimla today.
CM informed that state would consider making adequate provisions of legislation to hold direct elections to the office bearers of Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Gram Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies with a view to provide stability to the grass level units of democracy.
Dhumal said informed that the Government had decided to appoint 1,181 Gram Rojgar Prerak under the NREGA to create awareness amongst the people about the benefits of the schem.
Each Gram Rojgar Prerak would look after three gram panchayats of the area thereby covering all 3,243 gram panchayats of the State.
Service fee to Takniki Sahayaks had also been fixed at 2 percent for works upto Rs. 50,000 and 1.5 percent for projects valued between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1.5 lakh.
NREGA was launched in districts of Chamba and Sirmaur of the State initially later two districts of Kangra and Mandi were added to the list which had now been extended to the entire State by covering all the 12 districts for implementation of the scheme.