December 12, 2018
Bangla Govt achieves 100 Days’ Work target 3 months before deadline
Bangla has yet again emerged as the frontrunner in the 100 Days’ Work scheme. The State has already achieved the target for the year, three months before deadline.
The target for Bangla for financial year (FY) 2018-19, set by the Central Government, was creating 25 crore man-days by March 31, 2019. Till Thursday, December 6, the number of man-days created was 23 crore 22 lakh 87 thousand. The State Panchayats Department is confident of achieving the target much in advance.
The target set by the Union Ministry for Rural Development for the last financial year, that is, 2017-18, was 23 crore man-days. Then too Bangla had overtaken the target by creating 31.25 crore man-days.
The average number of working days in FY 2017-18 was 60. This financial year, that number will already touch 59 by the end of December.
In FY 2017-18, Rs 7,000 crore was spent to give salaries to 52 lakh families. This year, Rs 7,000 crore has already been spent for 49.53 lakh families, as of December 6.
A team of officials sent by the Central Government visited the State a few months back to do a detailed check of the situation, and were quite satisfied. The team was particularly impressed by the fact that the Bangla Government has brought various types of work, besides those indicated by the Central Government, under the purview of 100 Days’ Work.
These have been done by the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose leadership has enabled Bangla to become the leader in performance under the scheme.