RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE SCHEME (MREGS)
COMMUNITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
(No. CDD.122/2006/3 Dated Shillong,
the 28th July 2006)
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of
section 4 of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA), the Governor
of Meghalaya is pleased to make Meghalaya Employment Guarantee Scheme (MREGS) as
Title and Commencement:
This scheme may
be called Meghalaya Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 2006.
shall come into force in the rural areas of Meghalaya from the date of its
Act means the National Rural Employment Guarantee
Guidelines means NREGA Operational Guidelines
prescribed by the Ministry of Rural Development,
Government of India.
State Employment Council means the State Rural
Employment Guarantee Council of Meghalaya constituted under sec 12 of the Act.
Principal Authority means authority recognized by
State Government for purpose of planning , monitoring and implementation of
MREG Scheme, which includes Governing Body of DRDA notifed as District
Employment Council for this purpose at the District level, Block Employment
Committee at the Block Level, Area Employment Council and Village Employment
Council at the Village level.
of that Block .
Traditional Heads means Tribal Traditional Heads
such as Nokma., Rangbah Shnong , Durbar Shnong etc., recognized by the District Council in the State of
areas means those areas which comes under specific Mouza areas notified by Garo
Hills District Council as Plain areas.
Implementing Agency means Village Employment Council
and Line Departments of the Government or any other Organisation identified by
the Competent Authority.
Nodal Department means the Community and Rural
Development Department at the State Level for implementation of NREGA.
State Programme Coordinator means the Commissioner
and Secretary / Secretary of
Community and Rural development Department who
is notified as the State Programme Coordinator at the State Level for
implementing of the Scheme.
Registered household means the members of the rural
household who have been entered in the application Register as may be prescribed
Registered Societies means Societies, Associations
or any organization registered under the Meghalaya
Registration Societies Act 1983
Community Coordinator means any person engaged for
purpose of assisting village /area employment council for implementation of
Technical Officer means Executive Engineer or
Assistant Engineer or Junior Engineer of DRDA / Block Office or any other
assistant engaged for purpose of technical supervision of works under MREGS.
The MREGS shall have the following objectives:
The primary objective of the Scheme is to provide
livelihood security to the households in rural areas of the
notified districts/ areas by providing not less than 100 (one hundred)
days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household
whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled and manual work.
durable assets and strengthening the livelihood resource base of rural poor.
The Scheme shall be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored
Scheme (CSS) on cost sharing basis between the Centre and the State .
funds shall be utilized for the following:
Cost of wages.
Three fourths of material cost.
The cost of capacity building.
Establishment of Programme Officer with the
supporting staff including Community Coordinators at village level.
State funds shall be spent for the following:
25% of the
material and wages of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
expenses of the state EG Council.
related to implementation of the scheme but not permitted by GOI guidelines.
The Community and Rural Development Department shall be the
implementing Department for the Scheme.
registered rural household shall be provided not less than 100 days of wage
employment, on demand, in a financial year.
The wage rate
payable under this scheme shall be the State’s Minimum Wage as notified by the
Labour Department of the State from time to time. Under no circumstances shall
the labourers be paid less than the wage rate. A person working for seven hours
would earn a wage equal to the wage rate.
wages shall be made at least once in a fortnight.
shall be paid to men and women.
as far as practicable, machinery shall not be engaged.
The cost of
material component of projects including the wages of skilled and semi skilled
works taken up under this Scheme shall not exceed forty percent of total project
approved by the Local Councils/ Authorities
as specified in the guidelines and the Scheme shall be taken up for
of this Scheme shall be inconsistent with the provisions of the National Rural
Employment Guarantee Act.
Local Councils/ Authorities
The Guidelines for the National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act state
that “ Where Part Nine of the Constitution does not apply, Local Councils/
Authorities as mandated by the State concerned will be invested with
Since Part IX of the Constitution
does not apply to Meghalaya, Local Councils/ Authorities as detailed under shall
be invested with corresponding responsibilities for the MREGS as under::
Village Employment Council (VEC)
At the village
level the Village Employment Council shall be constituted by every village.
The members of
the VEC will consist of every male and female heads of each household.
The VECs shall
be invested with the responsibility of Gram Sabha in so far as NREGS Scheme is
concerned,after approval by the DPC
or his representative i.e. Programme Officer / BDO.
There shall be
three elected members from each VEC including the traditional headmen and female
member to represent VEC at AEC.
The meeting of
the VEC will be chaired by a village
Head and a Secretary for the
VEC may be elected by the members of the VEC from amongst the members . These
three Office bearers of VEC to represent the AEC shall be elected in a general
body meeting of VEC .
Area Employment Councils (AECs)
Employment Councils (AECs) shall be constituted at the Cluster level comprising
of villages with in a 2.5km radius.
will consist of 3(three) elected representatives from each VEC.
elected members will consist of one female, one male & the Village
Traditional Headman / Nokma of the
members of the AEC will not exceed 20 (twenty) numbers.
level AECs should be identified in consultation and concurrence with
the VECs and BECs.
30 % of the
members of the AEC must be women , and in case of any shortfall, the BEC may
nominate additional women members to ensure that 30% of of the AEC comprises
The term of the
AEC members will be one year.
If there are any complaints about
any of the AEC members, a special
meeting of the VEC (or VECs sitting jointly as the case may be) shall be
convened by the BDO or his/her representative to effect any changes in the VEC
as may be agreed to by the Village Employment Council(s).
Block Employment Councils (BEC)
Block Selection Committee shall be notified as Block Employment Councils (BECs)
for every block. And shall be invested with the responsibilities of the Block
District Employment Council (DEC)
At the District
level, the Governing Body of the DRDA shall be notified as the District
Employment Council and invested with the responsibilities of the District/Zila
All references in the guidelines
to the Gram Panchayat (GP) shall imply the AEC. All references to the Gram Sabha
in the guidelines shall imply the VEC.
8. Rights and Entitlements
member whose name appears in the Job Card shall be entitled to apply for
unskilled manual work. The format of the Job Card shall be as per Annexure I
belonging to a household and registered shall be entitled to employment under
the Scheme for as many days as each applicant may request, subject to a maximum
of one hundred days per household in a given financial year.
If an applicant
is not provided with such employment within 15 days of receipt of his/ her
application seeking employment or from the date on which the employment has been
sought in the case of an advance application whichever is later, he/ she shall
be entitled to a daily unemployment allowance subject to the entitlement of the
household at the rate which shall be as specified under this scheme. .
As far as
possible the applicant shall be provided work within the village. If an
applicant is provided employment outside a radius of five kilometers of the
village where he/ she resides at the time of applying he/ she shall be paid an
extra 10% of the prevailing wage rate to meet additional transportation and
be given to women in such a way that at least one-third of the wage seekers
shall be women who have registered and requested for work.
In case the
payment of wages is not made within a fortnight, the workers shall be entitled
to receive payment of compensation as per the provisions of the Payment of Wages
Act 1936 (4 of 1936). Compensation Cost shall be borne by the State Government.
entitled for work site facilities
like safe drinking water, shade for children and periods of rest, first-aid
box with adequate material for emergency treatment of minor injuries and other
health hazards connected with the work.
If the number
of children below the age of six years accompanying the women, working at any
site is five or more, one women worker shall be engaged to look after the
children and she shall be paid wage rate as admissible to others working on the
If any injury
is caused to a person employed under the Scheme by accident
arising out of and in the course of his/her employment, such person shall
be entitled to medical treatment free of charge as admissible under the scheme.
hospitalization of the injured worker at the worksite is necessary, such
arrangements shall be made including accommodation, treatment and medicines. The
injured worker shall be paid a daily allowance not less than half of the wage
rate required to be paid had the injured been engaged in the work.
If any personal
injury is caused by accident to a child accompanying any person who is employed
under the Scheme, such child shall be entitled to, free of charge, medical
If the person
employed dies or becomes permanently disabled by accident arising out of and in
the course of employment, he/ she shall be paid an ex-gratia at the rate of Rs.
25,000 or such amount as may be notified by the Central Government, and the
amount shall be paid to the disabled or legal heirs of the deceased, as the case
9. Implementation Arrangements
village-level the Village Employment Council shall be the principal authority
for planning and implementation of the Scheme. The VEC assisted by the Gram
Sevak and the Community Coordinator shall be responsible for identification of
the works in the village area and for executing and supervising such works.
The AEC shall
be responsible for receiving applications for registration and for issuance of
Job Cards. There shall be a Community Coordinator to assist the Gram Sevak and
the VEC in maintaining the records and also to assist the Technical Assistants
being provided at the Block level.
Block-level, the BEC shall be the principal authority for planning and
implementation of the Scheme. It
will finalise and approve block level plan which consists of consolidated
shelf of projects to be taken up under the scheme, supervise and monitor
the projects taken up in the block and perform such other functions as may be
assigned by the DEC and the State Council.
There shall be
a Programme Officer(PO) at each Block level.
The Programme Officer will be a full-time dedicated officer and may be
taken on deputation. Fresh
recruitment may also be made on contract. The
has a critical role in
coordinating implementation processes at the Block-level.
He will be responsible for scrutinising village EGS plans, ensuring that
they match works with employment demand, that implementing agencies start works
on time, that the employment demand is met within time and workers receive their
due entitlements. Among his important functions are ensuring the social audit,
disposing complaints and grievance redressal.
will assist the BEC and the
AEC in its functions under the Scheme. The Programme Officer shall function
under the direction, control and superintendence of the District Program
shall be assisted by one
Employment Council and all the line departments concerned and the Registered
Societies of repute , SHG federations, and
Watershed Committees will be responsible to mobilize and build capacities of the
wage-seekers to access their rights and entitlements provided under the Scheme.
District-level, the District Employment Council shall be the principal authority
for planning and implementation of the Scheme. The DEC shall approve the
District Employment Guarantee Scheme Plan, which includes the consolidated Block
EGS plans, its own proposals and project proposals received from other line
departments. It shall also review the programme implementation, supervise and
monitor projects taken up at the District and Block levels and perform such
other works as may be assigned by the State Council.
Commissioner or a district level officer of appropriate rank shall be the
District Program Coordinator (DPC)
for the implementation of the Scheme in the District. There shall be an EGS unit
established in the office of the Project Director DRDA to assist the DPC.
The DPC shall be assisted by the Project Director, DRDA or a District
Program Officer designated for this purpose. The PD DRDA shall assist the DPC in
overall management of the Scheme. The PD, DRDA
and the Registered Societies / Government Agencies identified by
District Programme Coordinator shall assist the DPC in the mobilization of wage
seeking families through the Self-Help
Groups of women and their Federations at Village, Block and District level.
State-level, the Commissioner & Secretary, Community & Rural Development
shall be the State Programme Coordinator (SPC).
He/ she shall be assisted by an EGS unit .
SIRD, shall provide capacity building support to the Block level implementing
agencies and the line departments.
Government Agencies/ Registered
Societies/ SHGs , authorized by the Central or State Government shall be
involved as partners in community mobilization, capacity building, social audit
and monitoring of processes relating to rights and entitlements of the workers.
and Issuance of Job Card
person of a household may on behalf of the members of the household apply to the
Gram Sevak through the AEC in the jurisdiction of which they reside, for
registration of their household for issuance of a Job Card.
The application can be in a printed form (Form 1) or on a plain paper
containing the names of the adult members, their age, social status and address
of the household. The AEC shall receive applications with the help of Gram Sevak/Community
Coordinators and issue dated receipt and enter the details in the EGS
Registration & Job Card Register (Form 2). After that, they shall make due
enquiry and issue the Job Card.
A Job Card
(Form 3) with unique ID number will be issued to the household that has been
registered. These details shall be maintained in the ‘EGS Job Card
Register’. The joint photograph of the adult members of the household must be
affixed to the Job Card within three months from the date of issue of the Job
The AEC along
with the Community Coordinator/ Gram Sevak shall update the household Job Card
at the time of payment of wages. The wage-days provided and the wages paid to
the workers shall be reflected in the Job Card and the Employment Register.
deletion of members eligible to seek work shall be carried out in the Job Card
as and when required or at the beginning of the financial year. The updated list
shall be sent to the Program Officer.
may apply for a duplicate card if the original card is lost or damaged. The
issuing authority shall verify the case and issue a duplicate card within 7
working days of receipt of the application.
Application for work and
Group of wage-seekers having Job Cards shall give individual or group
application, (Forms 4 and 5) as the case may be, on a plain paper or in a
printed form. Advance application giving details of the specific period of
employment sought in the year may also be submitted. Same person/ group can
submit multiple applications provided that the corresponding periods for which
employment is sought do not overlap.
The AEC shall
accept the applications for work. The applications shall be valid if the wage
employment sought by a household is at least for 14 days and the aggregate
employment provided to the household is not more than 100 days. List of all such
applications shall be maintained in the ‘Applications for Work Register’
The AEC shall
direct the applicant or group of applicants in writing (Form 7), to work in any
ongoing work or by starting a new work, within 15 days of receiving applications
seeking work or from the date of work being sought in case of advance
application, whichever is later. Necessary entries shall be made in the
‘Applications for Work Register’.
persons may be provided wage-employment by entrusting suitable works in the form
of services that are identified as integral to the programme.
If it is not possible to provide work within the village area the
applications for work shall be forwarded to the
shall coordinate with other
villages within the Block and issue letter of employment to the applicant in the
village where work is available, by marking a copy to both the VEC concerned and
If an applicant
is not provided employment within 15 days of receipt of the application seeking
work or from the date on which the employment has been sought, in case of
advance application, whichever is later, he/ she can apply
to the Gram Sevak for unemployment allowance. The Gram Sevak shall
forward such applications to the
who shall, after due
enquiry, sanction the unemployment allowance or reject the application as the
case may be.
to pay unemployment allowance to any household shall cease as soon as one or
more of the following conditions are fulfilled:
is directed by the AEC or the
to report for work either by
himself/ herself or depute at least one adult member of his/her household;
Or the period
for which employment is sought comes to an end and no member of the household of
the applicant had turned up for employment;
Or the adult
members of the household of the applicant have received in total at least one
hundred days of work within the financial year;
household of the applicant has earned as much from the wages and unemployment
allowance taken together which is equal to the wages for one hundred days of
work during the financial year.
The rate of
unemployment allowance shall be one fourth of the wage rate rounded off to the
next rupee for the first thirty days during the financial year and shall be one
half of the wage rate rounded off to the next rupee for the remaining period of
the financial year.
In all cases
where unemployment allowance is paid or due to be paid, the
shall inform the DPC in
writing the reasons why it was not possible to provide employment or cause to
provide employment to applicants.
Type of Works
focus of the Scheme shall be on the following works in the order of priority:
Water conservation and water harvesting.
Drought proofing (including afforestation and
Irrigation canals, including micro and minor
Provision of irrigation facility to land owned by
households belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes or to land of
beneficiaries of land reforms or that of the beneficiaries of Indira Awas Yojana
Renovation of traditional water bodies including
desilting of tanks.
(vii) Flood control and protection works, including
drainage in water logged areas.
Rural connectivity to provide all-weather access.
Any other work, which may be notified by the
Central Government in consultation with the State Government.
Planning and Approval
for Shelf of Works
planning process for the next financial year should be completed by December of
every year, including approval of the plan by the DRDA. The shelf of projects at
the village level shall be recommended by VEC(s) and forwarded by the AEC to the
. The shelf of projects for
the block as a whole shall be placed before the BEC for approval.
The shelf of projects for the district as a whole shall be placed before
the DEC for approval. Provided that where the Village EGS plan is not approved
by the BEC or the DEC within 30 days of submission and the Block EGS plan is not
approved by the DEC within 30 days of submission, the same shall be deemed to
have been approved. The DPC shall prepare a labour budget for the next financial
year containing the details of the anticipated demand for unskilled manual work
in the district, which shall be the basis for the planning.
The DPC shall arrive at the value of all works that need to be taken up
to meet the anticipated labour demand and communicate the proportionate value of
works to be identified by the Villages,
Blocks and the District in the ratio of 50:25:25 among VEC, BEC and DEC.
between wage and material component in the ratio of 60:40 shall be maintained in
respect of the works proposed. The material component shall include material and
skilled / semi-skilled labour.
The AEC shall facilitate conduct of General body
meeting of VEC(s) for identification and prioritization of works within the
allocations indicated to it by the DPC.
The VEC(s) shall recommend approval as the
Village EGS Plan duly showing the priority of the works.
The AEC shall forward its EGS Plan to the Program
Officer through Gram Sevak along with the indication of works it proposes to
execute by itself.
If the identified works are not sufficient to meet the
anticipated wage demand, the
can call for additional proposals from the AEC.
shall scrutinize the annual
plan received from the VEC for its technical feasibility and satisfy himself /
herself that the plan meets the likely demand for employment based on the
registrations and previous experience.
shall examine the proposals in the annual plan and record
his/ her observations on the proposals and submit a consolidated statement of
proposals to the BDO.
The BEC shall
propose works that may involve more than one Village within the allocations
indicated by the DPC. The BEC shall assign priority to the works proposed by it.
The BEC shall not change the priorities indicated by the villages. The
shall consolidate the EGS
plans received from the AECs along with the proposals from the BEC. Then the
shall submit the
consolidated EGS plan for the Block and submit the proposal to DPC through BDO.
The DPC shall
scrutinize the plan proposals of all the Blocks examining the adequacy and
appropriateness of works in terms of likely demand as well as their technical
and financial feasibility. He/ she will also invite and examine work proposals
from other executing agencies. He/ she will consolidate all these proposals and
place before the DEC. The DEC shall not change the priorities indicated by the
Villages and the Blocks in their EGS plans. The DEC shall propose works that may
involve more than one Block within its allocation and approve the District EGS
plan. The DPC shall accord
administrative sanctions for all the works approved under the District EGS plan.
The administrative sanction proceedings of the DPC shall clearly show the
priority number of the work as indicated by the VEC/ BEC/ DEC and also the
details of the executing agency.
except those relating to afforestation and in hilly areas shall be commenced
at least fifty
labourers become available for such work
cannot be absorbed in the ongoing works
For the purpose of commencement of new works, the entire
State except Mouza No. VI -1, 2, 3 VII-2, 3 and VIII-1, 2, 3 shall be
classified as a hilly area and will require only 15 numbers of labourers .
work administratively sanctioned shall be assigned a unique
The list of
works administratively sanctioned should be forwarded to the
who will send it to the
concerned executing agencies for technical sanctions. The technically sanctioned
works shall be sent back to the
, who shall maintain these as Shelf of Works.
15. Estimates and Technical Sanctions
For all works
of value up to Rs. 2.00 lakh, Gram Sevak with the technical assistance available
at block level shall prepare the estimates.
works of value above Rs. 2.00 lakh shall be prepared by Block Assistant Engineer
or any other Works department of the State Government.
For all works
up to Rs.2.00 lakh technical sanction shall be accorded by Block Assistant
Above Rs. 2.00
lakh and up to Rs. 5.00 lakh technical sanction shall be accorded by the Assistant
Engineer / Executive Engineer of
DRDA or equivalent officer of any other Works department of the Government.
Above Rs.5.00 lakh and up to Rs. 20.00 lakh technical sanction shall be
accorded by the Executive Engineer of DRDA or any other Works department of the
16. Execution of Works
50% of the
works in terms of cost will be allotted to VECs for execution.
Based on the demand for employment from the wage seekers the AEC shall
to issue work commencement letter for opening of works.
shall issue work
commencement letter to the AEC or other line departments, strictly following the
order of priority indicated in the administrative sanction proceedings issued by
the DPC. Every AEC shall maintain a Register of Works for which
work-commencement letters are received, for the financial year. On receiving the
work-commencement letter, the executing agencies shall start the work
the works, the norms under the Scheme shall be followed..
Rolls shall be supplied from District EGS cell to
. Each Muster Roll shall be
uniquely numbered. The
will issue the duly numbered Muster Rolls to executing
agencies, which shall maintain such Muster Rolls for every work. The executing
departments shall maintain a stock register of the Muster Rolls.
The Muster Rolls shall be closed once a week.
, the District Programme
Coordinator and the State Programme Coordinator shall keep a watch on the
average wages earned. If necessary, the schedule of rates may be revised to
ensure that the wage per day is equal to the minimum wages notified by the State
Government in the Labour Department under Minimum Wages Act, 1948. The
district-wise average wage earned by the workers shall also be brought to the
notice of the State Council every year. AEC will be the single window for
wage-payment, irrespective of the executing agency.
The Community Coordinator shall measure the work done and record in
M-Book and close the Muster Roll at the end of each week. He/she shall read out
the entries in the M-Book and Muster Roll to the workers at the worksite. The
entries in the Muster Roll are to be attested by three representatives of the
workers. The AEC shall submit the M-Book and closed Muster Rolls to the
within 24 hours of closure
of the Muster Rolls. The Technical Officer shall check-measure the work done and
Muster Roll every alternate week. The
shall issue the pass order for payment of wages to the
workers and send cheque/draft directly to the Bank Account of VEC which will be
operated as a joint account with two designated signatories from the AEC. (In
case of Chokpot and Rongara block areas of South Garo Hills, payment may be made
in cash till such time as adequate bank branches come up in these blocks) They
in turn shall ensure payment of wages to the workers and to suppliers of
material based on M-Book. Where the
AEC makes payment to the workers, it shall be ensured that it is done at a
public place after reading out the Muster Roll.
It shall be ensured that the number of
days of work and payment are entered in the household Job Card and the same
shall also be entered in the Employment Register maintained at the village
level. It may be noted that the AEC
shall operate the bank account on the basis of a resolution by the VEC(s)
and a statement of account shall be presented to the VEC(s) annually.
18. Closing of Works and Data Management
work shall be closed by the executing agency with a completion report. Each
executing agency shall maintain a register of all works sanctioned, executed and
19. Medium of payment
payments of wages or the unemployment allowance under this scheme shall be made
in cash as per the procedure prescribed in these guidelines. As a transitional
arrangement, carry over stocks of rice from SGRY/ NFFWP may be paid in lieu of
cash, provided that the rice component shall not exceed 50% of the wages
20. Fund Flow system
DRDA shall open a separate bank account for the EGS. All contributions from the
Government of India and the State Government shall flow into this account.
for Administrative Cost
The total administrative cost shall be as specified by the
Government of India and shall not exceed 6% of the annual allocation for the
district. The administrative cost includes expenditure relating to Information,
Education and Communication, capacity building, staff cost, Management
Information System and Operations & Maintenance.
22. Audit of
Audit of the accounts under the Scheme shall be compulsory.
Regular audit of accounts at District, Block and Village level shall be done by
Auditors or by registered Chartered Accountants empanelled by the State
Government. The audit by the Accountant General shall be carried out as per the
rules in vogue. Annual accounts at the village level shall be presented to the
and Quality Assurance
Independent Vigilance and Quality Assurance teams shall be
engaged to monitor the implementation of EGS.
Audit and Right to Information
shall be taken up to make the planning, implementation and evaluation of EGS
more participatory, transparent and accountable. Social audit shall not be
retrospective but an ongoing process of participation to ensure that legal
guarantees and entitlements flow to the workers in a legitimate way. Social
audit shall be done in three stages - pre, during and post implementation.
Social audit shall be integrated into the critical activities of EGS. The VEC
shall be competent to carry out social audit.
Wall shall be built in every village. One
side of the Wall shall be painted with long-term information like task-wise wage
rates to be adopted for the year, non-negotiables, important guidelines, shelf
of works identified etc. The other side of the wall shall be updated with weekly
information like work-wise number of labour working, materials procured and
consumed, expenditure etc.
shall be the Public
Information Officer (PIO) for the Scheme, under the Right to Information Act at
the Block level and the Gram Sevak shall be the Public Information Officer at
the village level. The DPC shall be the appellate authority under the Scheme.
The PIO shall make available the copies of the documents/ registers for
verification and sale on cost as per the provisions of the RTI Act. The
shall make available to the
village level executing agencies the estimates of the works commenced, copies of
Muster Rolls, pay orders for facilitating public scrutiny and to ensure
transparency, accountability and facilitate social auditing.
At least 10% of
the EGS works shall be inspected by District level officers and at least 2% of
the works by State level officers. The State Government shall designate Area
Officers for each District for effective monitoring.
level executing agency shall fill the MIS format and send to BDO and
shall compile, analyse this
data and take appropriate remedial actions. He /she shall forward the reports to
DPC with specific remarks. The DPC shall send the reports to SPC at quarterly
intervals. SPC shall also submit quarterly reports to the Government of
Meghalaya and Government of India. State EG Council shall submit an annual
report to the State Legislature.
SPC shall empanel reputed agencies to carry out impact assessment. The
DPC shall engage agencies to carry out studies specific to district, which are
not covered by the agencies employed by SPC. The Impact Assessment Reports shall
be put before the State EG Council and also be submitted to Government of
Meghalaya and Government of India. SPC shall take appropriate remedial measures
based on the reports of the above studies.
Any grievance shall be enquired and action initiated within
7 days by the Gram Sevak or any
staff authorized by the
at village level, BDO or any officer appointed for the
purpose by the DPC at the Block level and DPC at the district level. Details of
all the grievances received and disposed at each level should be maintained in
the Grievance Register. Acknowledgement
shall be given for any grievance received.
State Employment Guarantee Council
A Meghalaya State Employment Guarantee Council (MSEGC)
shall be constituted, provided that not more than fifteen nonofficial members
nominated by State Government and less than one third of non official members
nominated shall be women. The MSEGC shall be the advisory body for the purpose
of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Following shall be the
composition of the Meghalaya Rural Employment Guarantee Council which shall be
notified in official gazette .
Chief Minister as Chairman, Community & Rural
Development Minister as Vice-Chairman, Ministers of Agriculture, Finance, Social
Welfare, Forests, Chief Executive Members of District Councils,. Non Official
members will consist of 3 chairpersons from
VECs, 3 chairpersons from AECs, 3
chairpersons from BEC, 3 Social Activists from the districts and 2 from DEC
members. The Official members will consist of Commissioner & Secretary/
Secretary C & RD shall be the Member Secretary, members will be Chief
Secretary, Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Principal Secretary
Planning, Finance, Agriculture, Soil Conservation, Social Welfare and Forest,
Director, C & RD Non official members shall be entitled to TA/DA as
applicable to State Government employees of the first class. The headquarters of
the MSEGC shall be at Shillong and it shall meet as often as necessary. However,
it shall meet at least once in every half year.
The Community and Rural Development Department shall
present a performance report annually to the MSEGC.
28. Staff complement for scheme
shall be the endeavor of Government to provide full time officers and staff for
the implementation of the scheme whose salaries shall be met from the
administrative expenditure admissible under the scheme as per Government of
India guidelines. To begin with, the Block Development Officer shall act as the
at the Block level who shall
be assisted by the block staff and other Community Coordinators as may be
mobilized under the Scheme. The State Government shall issue necessary
instruction to the DPCs for this purpose.
J. M. Mauskar)
the Government of Meghalaya
& Rural Development Department,