Under fire from Congress for alleged misuse of central funds by her government, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati today asked officials to properly propagate about the work done under MNREGS to "effectively check vested interests from defaming her government" on this ground.
"The divisional commissioners and district magistrates should properly propagate the good work performed under MNREGS among the people in order to check those trying to defame the government on this ground", Mayawati said at a meeting in Lucknow.
"Some people have been trying to tarnish the image of the government over the work performed in Bundelkhand region and the officials there should take the help of the media to present the right situation before the people", she said in an apparent reaction to her government's criticism by Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders on this score.
Warning the officials against any laxity in implementation of the scheme, Mayawati said responsibility would be fixed on concerned officials in case of any complaint and strict action would be taken against them.
Directing the officials to complete the work and utilise the funds allocated last year by June 15, she ordered on-the- spot redressal of complaints regarding job cards and warned of stern action against gram pradhans found to be keeping job cards with them.
The chief minister said work carried out under MNREGS should be seen on the ground.