SILCHAR, Nov 16: Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Cachar district committee, today staged a four-hour-long protest-demonstration in front of the Cachar deputy commissioner office in support of their demands and for their implementation. The agitation was a part of the nation-wide protest against unbridled corruption in the distribution of job cards to target groups of rural masses and for its elimination.
Arup Chakraborty, a spokesman of Cachar district committee of DYFI, alleged that the agents of ruling party are involved in siphoning off crores of rupees under the guise of implementation of NREGP schemes, depriving the beneficiaries. Though the rural people are to get jobs for 100 days under the schemes, he complained that in reality the working-men days are limited to 25-26 days only.
Chakraborty further alleged that the job card enlisted family members are subjected to untold harassment in getting their account books in the banks and post offices. He said many workers in several villages of Cachar district are yet to receive their due payments despite having completed their works. Before staging the demonstration in front of the office of the deputy commissioner, DYFI held mass congregation at Narsingtola ground in Silchar.
The speakers at the meet demanded proper implementation of NREGP schemes, immediate clearance of remuneration of the workers and to ensure 200 days of work and to enhance wages from Rs 100 to Rs 160. THE SENTINEL