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85% Rural Work Wages Paid On Time: BJP. Claim Reflects Pay Orders Not Wages -IndiaSpend

n completing four years in government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a slew of infographics based on what it offered as achievements. Two such claims relate to the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), a 12-year-old rural make-work programme launched in 2006 by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, led by the Congress party. The BJP–whose leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi once

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In apex body of NREGA, members of spiritual groups, RSS weekly editor -Shalini Nair

drone company are among people drafted as “non-official members from various states” in the apex body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) Act. The Rural Development Ministry, in a notification issued last month, appointed them as members of the Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC), with a tenure of one year starting June 20, when the term of th

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MNREGA green drive -Sanjeev Kumar Verma

-The Telegraph Patna: A project has been launched in Bihar to make structures - primarily water bodies - under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee scheme climate resilient. UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is providing technical assistance to the state in this project which aims to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change. Christened "Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG)",

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Activists Unhappy With SC Judgment on Centre 'Curbing' MGNREGA Budget

s let down millions of NREGA workers". New Delhi: Activists have expressed disappointment over a recent Supreme Court judgment on the timely payment of wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The judgment, delivered on May 18, was delivered in response to a petition filed by NGO Swaraj Abhiyan. According to activists who are part of the NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, the “much awaited Supreme Court j

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Delay in MGNREGA wages, compensation unacceptable: SC

the Centre, in consultation with states, to prepare an "urgent time bound mandatory programme" to make the payment of wages and compensation to the workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). A bench of Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana made it clear and directed that in terms of the MGNREGA and Schedule II thereof a "worker is entitled to payment of wages within a fortnight" of t

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Delay in payment of MGNREGA wages not accepted: Supreme Court

-The New Indian Epxress NEW DELHI: Any delay in paying the wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is "simply not acceptable" and red-tape cannot be "pedalled" as an excuse to deny payment to the workers, the Supreme Court said today. The court, while noting that the Centre has admitted delay in payment of wages, said the payments to the workers must be transferred to them immediatel

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Civil society activists are disappointed with the recent Supreme Court judgement on MGNREGA in Swaraj Abhiyan PIL

-Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, dated 19 May, 2018 Yesterday’s much awaited Supreme Court judgement in the Swaraj Abhiyan PIL has let down millions of National rural employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) workers - the most marginalised citizens of India who need employment and social security.  The Court has ignored the wealth of evidence against the brazen violations of the legal entitlements of NREGA workers and has allowed the

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75% households feel corruption went up, 27% say paid bribe: Study

services -- public distribution system (PDS), electricity, health, school education, water supply , banking services, police, judicial services, land/housing and transport and Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, only rural). The study by CMS, a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank set-up in 1991, estimates that households in the 13 states that were part of the study woul

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A triple blow to job guarantee scheme -Rajendran Narayanan & Madhubala Pothula

The ?11,000 crore fraud that diamond merchant Nirav Modi is said to have created is a figure that needs to be put in perspective. The total amount of wages pending under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme for the whole country (2016-17) was around ?11,000 crore too. This sum is a fifth of the MGNREGA budget announced for financial year 2018-19. MGNREGA stands out in its worker-centric legislation and state

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Delayed payments under MNREGA decline to six-year low: SBI report

-PTI New Delhi: Delayed payments under the guaranteed rural employment programme MNREGA fell to a six-year low of Rs 67,956 crore in the last fiscal ended March 31, an SBI research report said today. The amount of delayed payments had touched a high of Rs 2.38 lakh crore in 2015-16. It was Rs 2.08 lakh crore in 2016-17, said the SBI Ecowrap report based on government data. On the other hand, total payments under the Mahatma Gandhi National More »

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