MNREGA: SEGC meeting postponed

Srinagar: A meeting of State Employment Guarantee Council (SEGC), to discuss various issues under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), was postponed for third time in a row, sources said Thursday.
They said that the meeting was originally scheduled for June 3 and later it was postponed for June 27. However, on June 27, the meeting could not be held again and was deferred for today.
As provided under the Act, the SEGC is to advise the State Government on the implementation of the Scheme, and evaluate and monitor it. Among other tasks, it is to delegate financial and administrative powers to the District Programme Coordinator and the Programme Officer, as may be deemed necessary for the effective implementation of the Scheme
Among other issues, sources said, the meeting was to discuss memorandum of demands by MNGREGA of around 4000 employees including Gram Rozgar Sahayaks (2797), Technical Assistants/junior engineer (760), data entry operators (270), program officers (139), Administrative Assistants (13), Accounts Assistants (14) and Social Audit Coordinators (22).
The main demand of the employees is hike in salary and as per them; the present remunerations paid to them were too meager to meet day to day needs.