District Rural Development Agency (D.R.D.A.) is visualized as a specialized professional agency capable of managing the anti-poverty programmes(NRLM, MNREGA, SHG, SANSAD YOJNA, SANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJNA, PMGAY etc.) and employment generating centrally schemes under the directions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi. On the one hand and effectively relate these to the overall efforts of poverty eradication in the Distt. and funds for establishment and contingencies are released by GOI, Ministry of Rural Development in the ratio of 60:40 Central and State under DRDA Administration Scheme.
So, It is the prime duty of MORD, New Delhi to protect the interest of working in DRDA’s all over the India. But from 6 months salaries of the employees are not paid because the funds allocated for the DRDA administration was reduce to 250 Crores from 500 Crores in this current financial year 2016-2017.
The hundred’s of employess from all over the country staged a mass dharna and appeal the GOI to fulfill their demands. Press Secretary of All India DRDA Employees Union, Mr. Salman Zameer said regarding the fund allocation under the DRDA Administration Scheme that it should be directly released to the concerned DRDA’s on district level not the State Headquarters.