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Centre to extend flexibility under MGNREGA to Odisha

-PTI BHUBANESWAR: Accepting most of the demands made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for cyclone victims, the Centre today said it would extend similar flexibility under MGNREGA as given to calamity-ravaged Uttarakhand in July this year. "I am more than pleased to extend the same flexibility that we have given to Uttarakhand in July 2013 to Odisha which has gone through a severe calamity in the past few weeks," Union Rural...

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CAG slams Uttar Pradesh for poor implementation of MGNREGS -Jitendra

-Down to Earth   14.5 per cent decline in employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, says country's chief auditor The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India recently released a report on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), highlighting the irregularities committed by the Uttar Pradesh government in implementing the scheme. CAG has pointed out that non-adherence to rules and regulations and inefficient financial management and monitoring of the...

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Govt issues clarification on wage-material ratio under NREGA projects -Urmi A Goswami

-The Economic Times NEW DELHI: Keeping his promise to focus on creating durable assets under the UPA's flagship rural employment guarantee programme, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has made changes to the programme's guidelines. In a letter sent to all chief ministers, Ramesh announced a clarification to the operational guidelines of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which would allow for use of funds to create durable assets. The clarification relates...

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How state lost out on job scheme funds

-The Telegraph Ranchi: Implementation of MGNREGS, the Centre's flagship scheme to provide employment to the rural populace, has not been up to the mark and has failed on several fronts in Jharkhand, the office of the accountant general has said. This meant funds to the tune of Rs 4591.47 crore, which could have been utilised in creating infrastructure under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, besides providing more jobs to village people,...

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Assam sees drop in spending on MGNREGA in last four fiscals; down 13% in FY'13

-PTI GUWAHATI: The government's spending on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme in Assam has been declining continuously in the last four fiscals and it dropped by 13 per cent during 2012-13. According to official documents, the total expenditure, including both the Centre and the state's shares, in Assam on MGNREGA during 2012-13 stood at Rs 651.55 crore. However, the same was Rs 748.44 crore during the previous financial year. The spending...

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