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In first, Jharkhand gets social audit team to boost NREGA work demand -Abhishek Angad

-The Indian Express According to officials, this is a big shift in the work demand process—separating demand generating and implementing agencies—and is likely to change the way MGNREGA functions in the state. In what the Jharkhand government says is the first such move by any state, the Rural Development Ministry has started capturing work demand under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) through its social audit unit (SAU), generating nearly...

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Nearly 18.2% households in Bihar demanded MGNREGA work in the current financial year (till Aug 31st) but did not receive it, shows a recent tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee

-Third MGNREGA tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG), released on 4th September, 2020 The latest tracker of the Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG) focuses on the state of implementation of MGNREGA in Bihar. The state has witnessed devastating floods that have affected the lives and livelihoods of numerous residents of Bihar. In addition, the state government itself admits to the return of nearly 18 lakh migrant workers back...

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MGNREGA workers on strike for one month

-The Pioneer Ranchi (Jharkhand): The employees engaged under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) continued their pen down strike on 29th day in the State. Around 5000 MGNREGA workers are on strike demanding regularization of the services and better pay package. State Rural Development minister Alamgir Alam who is presently home quarantine after some of his cabinet colleagues tested corona positive, on several occasions had urged the workers to return...

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There is confusion in the MIS data on approved labour budget and projected labour budget, says new tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee

-Second MGNREGA tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG), released on 17th August, 2020 A MGNREGA tracker has been prepared by the Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG) that brings to you the latest developments, updates, and figures on the implementation of MGNREGA across the country till 3rd August, 2020. Given the significant role that MGNREGA is playing in the lives and livelihoods of rural workers, PAEG intends to keep...

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Where is the staff to serve in rural areas and implement schemes?

Huge sums of money are allocated for the rural and agrarian sectors by the Union Government in its annual budget every year, and rightly so. But in the absence of adequate number of officials in rural areas, can the various schemes and programmes of the government be implemented properly? We will find the answer if we think about this issue deeply and the answer that would emerge should bother us...

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