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21 MNREGA Lokpals for more transparency

11:34 PM Jun 01, 2019 |

BHOPAL: The state government has decided to appoint ‘ MNREGA Lokpals’ for ensuring more transparency and accountability under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

This was decided at the meeting of the state Cabinet here on Tuesday. The decision will facilitate expeditious disposal of scheme- related complaints.

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MNREGA Lokpals will scrutinise complaints as per norms prescribed under the scheme. They will send their recommendations for suitable action against the guilty as well as conclusions drawn by them.

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MNREGA Lokpals will function independent of the State Government’s jurisdiction.

A total of 21 MNREGA Lokpals will be appointed in the state. They will function in the areas under the jurisdiction of members of divisional vigilance committees.

This initiative will make MNREGA works more transparent, improve quality and ensure timely payment of wages.

It was decided to constitute a cabinet committee to expedite disposal of investment- related cases. Apex Investment Promotion Empowered Committee headed by the Chief Minister already exists under Madhya Pradesh Investment Promotion Act 2008. The committee provides customised packages to the companies willing to invest in the state. Process for presentation of cases for making available customised package on behalf of the government to investors before the Apex Committee has been similar to the process of presentation of cases before the cabinet.

Now, decision taken by Apex Investment Promotion Empowered Committee in investment cases will be final. This will lead to prompt disposal of investment proposals of companies and pace of investment projects’ implementation will be accelerated.

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