The Manipur State Panchayat Parishad (MSPP) has urged the state government to release MGNREGA wages for the financial year 2021-22 by February, 2023.
A release by its president Md Abdul Latif on Friday said the MSPP has been urging the state to release the full amounts of material component wages which is meant for 5,18,217 job card holders of both hills and valley (FY 2021-22) and also to release the wages of the completed works implemented by the outgoing PRIs and other implementing agencies.
The MSPP blamed the state government for not respecting the order of the Central government to release the wages on time.
It further requested the state government not to imburse its shortage of funds from the wages of job card holders under MGNREGA. MSPP further appealed to the state government not to lose the total amount of Rs 302 crore of material component for FY 2021-22 by the outgoing PRI members.
Delaying the 6th General Panchayat Election has also led to the loss of several developmental projects in the rural areas, it said.
Meanwhile, a memorandum copy has been submitted from MSPP to All India Panchayat Parishad elaborating the problems and grievances faced by the MSPP on Friday, the release mentioned and added that AIPP has given assurance of lending support to MSPP demands.