29 September 2006

Job Scheme

The State of Tamil Nadu has been criticised for the slow utilisation of funds regarding the development of job schemes in six districts; Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Sivaganga, Villupuram, Nagapattinam and Dindigul.

The funds are allotted by the Union Ministry of Rural Development under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Of the Rs.98.89 crore (USD 22 million) released to Tamil Nadu, only 5% has been spent and the State has been asked to improve its performance as Tamil Nadu has the slowest fund utilisation out of all Indian States.

Not much financial support comes to the agricultural areas of Tamil Nadu; so when it does come it would be nice if the Mandarins in charge make sure it goes quickly to where its supposed to go!


Anonymous said...

Why don't they spend the money? Are they keeping it for themselves? Its so weird because governments spend money as soon as they get it.

Divyakka said...

I wonder if the funds are still there or if they magically disappeared... maybe they can't spend it on alloted projects because it is gone, gone, gone into the government employee's pockets!

Arunachala Living said...

Good point and one other people are considering - so much so that:

'Meanwhile, the Ministry is contemplating to involve experienced NGOs in social audit for the scheme and had drawn the attention of State Governments towards the mandatory requirement of having social audit on highest priority'