ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Jawahar Rozgar Yojana An Assessment in UP

in UP Kripa Shankar JAWAHAR Rozgar Yojana (JRY) was started in 1989 by merging National Rural Employment Programme and Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme with the primary objective of generation of additional gainful employment to the rural underemployed and unemployed. The novel feature of the scheme is that funds will be released directly to the village panchayat which will execute employ ment programmes according to the felt needs of the people. Village panchayats were thus provided substantial funds for the first lime in their history to undertake employment generating works bypassing the bureaucracy in the shape of Mock officials. This was an improvement over earlier employment generating programmes which were solely executed by block officials with no involvement or control, of the village people and consequently the results were obviously unsatisfactory. This devolution of power and funds was a bold step in the given situation and the experiment is naturally being watched keenly.

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