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Changes in MGNREGA has been brought by GOI
Dec 17, 2013

The ministry of rural development has brought in key changes in MNREGA to free the flagship scheme of mismanagement and corruption. According to the new rules a person will not get paid just because he or she signed in the attendance register. Wage payment will take place on the basis of measurement or assessment of work done by the labourer.

Other major amendment done in schedules 1 and 2 include unemployment allowance for those who don’t get work under scheme.The Centre would ask the state governments to pay unemployment allowance to those who came for work but don’t get it.

The ministry would also ensure that a compensation of 0.05 per cent per day would to paid to a labourer in case of delay in payment of wages beyond 15 days and the inflated amount will be paid by the officer concerned from his own pocket.

In another major amendment, the labourer working under MNREGA will be entitled to have a toilet at his house and Rs10,000 will be paid under MNREGA from the ministry. Under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, MNREGA only contributes Rs 4500 out of the said ten thousand, and rest amount of Rs 3200 and 900 is paid by the state government and the beneficiary himself respectively.


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