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Judges Can't Run Government, Ask For Miracles, Centre To Top Court

mana, then told the attorney general that the petition would be confined to only three issues -- delay in payment of wages and compensation, reduction in person days under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme and absence of social audit. Ordering setting up of state food commissions, the bench said the provisions under the NFSA provided for such commissions in all the states and Union territories (UTs). "Although th

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More money for social schemes in 2019 run-up

ernment has promised to stick to the path of keeping public finances in shape and committed itself to fiscal consolidation. The government has budgeted Rs 48,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee programme in the current fiscal. This is likely to go up to Rs 55,000 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 60,000 crore by 2019-20, an increase of over 25% from the current year's estimate. Similarly, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urba

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Delay in compensation wrongly calculated under NREGA: Researchers -Pratap Vikram Singh

-Governance Now Only 20 percent wage payments are time bound under NREGA, says a new study A new research on the implementation of national rural employment guarantee law (NREGA) disputes the way central government measures and offers the delay in compensation to workers. A group of three independent researchers claim that the figures in the NREGA management information system (MIS) have been manipulated to only partially calculate the durati

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MGNREGA compensation delayed by Centre or states in around 50% cases: study

d two independent researchers. “We sampled over 92 lakh transactions spanning 3,446 panchayats spread over 10 states. The data was taken from the MIS transactions of the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme, which is in the public domain,” he said. Narayanan claimed that in many cases, “even the delays were not factored in, let alone the compensation”. “While in 20% of the cases, the compensation w

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Rural job wage delay

-The Telegraph New Delhi: Four in every five workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act do not get wages on time because of "flawed guidelines", a study released today found. Although the 100-day job scheme provides for payment of compensation of 0.05 per cent of the unpaid wages per day for the period of delay, nearly 33 per cent of the workers do not get any compensation while 47 per cent get partial c

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MGNREGA wages less than minimum farm wages in 15 states: Panel -Shalini Nair

an MGNREGA wages in Karnataka, Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Mizoram, and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. THE COMMITTEE for revision of wages paid under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Generation Act (MGNREGA) has found that minimum agricultural wages are higher than MGNREGA wages in 15 states. An upward revision in MGNREGA wages is estimated to require a Rs 4,500 crore increase in its budget. Based on these findings

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Informal sector: Gujarat's rural workers earn twice as much as urban labourers -Tina Edwin

-The Hindu Business Line Urban-rural wage gap highest in the North-East and northern States New Delhi: That rural employment, particularly in the informal sector, will fetch lower incomes, does not always hold true. In fact, hired workers in the informal sector in rural Gujarat earned twice as much as their counterparts in urban areas, a recent report of the National Sample Survey Organisation show. Hired workers in rural Gujarat’s in

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Uttarakhand rural protest -Piyush Srivastava

6-17. The Rawat government took office on March 18 this year. "We also demand that our monthly honorarium be increased from Rs 750 to Rs 5,000 and that funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act be released so that we can complete work," Thapa said. "But the BJP government is ignoring our demands and has sent a clear message that it will focus on cities at the cost of villages," he added. Please

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MGNREGA as Distribution of Dole -Govind Bhattacharjee

oller and Auditor General of India. According to the evidence presented in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and studies elsewhere, 11 years of the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act have not been able to make much of a dent in rural poverty. This article also suggests some innovative ways to help improve the outcome of the scheme. Please click here to read the entire article.

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Niti Aayog vindicates UPA's claims on poverty alleviation -Pranav Mukul

-The Indian Express The Niti Aayog's report, submitted before the United Nations, acknowledges that anti-poverty programmes like the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) helped weaker sections of the society. Vindicating the UPA government’s stand on pulling people out of poverty, India’s Voluntary National Review Report on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals to the United Nations has sai

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