Jaipur: In a bid to maximise benefits of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) and Rural Development programmes in various states, the Union government is thinking to give Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) the responsibility of keeping a tab on the use of funds given under the Central welfare schemes.

On his visit to Rajasthan, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said the Ministry had given a hefty amount of Rs 90,000 crore to different states under nine different schemes in the last financial year and out of which Rajasthan was allotted an amount of Rs 6000 crore.

He said till date the responsibility of the Ministry has been to transfer the amount given by the Finance Ministry to different states, but from now onwards it would also monitor the use of funds.

(JPN/Bureau)