JAMMU, Dec 28: Senior National Conference leader and former MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed has expressed his anguish and disappointment over the inordinate delay in release of the payments to the beneficiaries of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) and Swach Bharat Mission (SBM) schemes in Kangan constituency.
In a statement issued here today, Mian Altaf said that the Rural Development Department has failed to release payments to the beneficiaries of NREGA, PMAY and SBM in Gund and Kangan blocks, adding that the unnecessary and inordinate delay in release of the payments to the beneficiaries is causing inconvenience and hardships to the people.
Mian Altaf alleged that in both the blocks, the official functionaries seem to be least concerned about the issues faced by the people. “The payments are pending for more than a year now and the officials of RDD are delaying the payments to the beneficiaries who have completed their works,” he said adding that many people who are constructing houses under PMAY are unable to undertake any further work due to non release of the payments.
Mian Altaf urged the district administration as well as the concerned authorities of Rural Development Department to release payments to the beneficiaries without any further delay.