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Civil society wants 100-day guaranteed employment for urban poor -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard

Wants one-third of beneficiaries to be women, says wages should not be less than urban state minimum pay, with provision to revise in line with cost of living

Civil society activists have recommended mandatory 100 days of guaranteed employment for urban unemployed under any Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme planned by the government.

In a letter to union urban development minister Hardeep Puri, People’s Action for Employment Guarantee, (PAEG) which had worked closely in framing the MGNREGA under the UPA regime, said that the Act or urban employment guarantee scheme should ensure that one-third of the workers in the scheme are women.

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