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Central Employment Guarantee Council

  • 04 Jun 2020
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Recently, the 21st meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council was held through video-conferencing.

Key Points

  • The government highlighted the work done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005, by providing employment to rural people.
    • The government has allocated Rs. 61,500 crore for MGNREGA for the Financial Year 2020-21, which is an all-time high.
    • Additional provision of Rs. 40,000 crore has been made for this programme under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to provide employment to the needy workers during the difficult period due to Covid-19.
  • The government has also stressed on the irrigation and water conservation activities under the MGNREGA.
  • Central Employment Guarantee Council:
    • The Central Council has been constituted under Section 10 of the MGNREGA.
    • It is chaired by the Minister of Rural development.
    • It is responsible for advising the Central Government on MGNREGA related matters, and for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Act.
    • It prepares Annual Reports on the implementation of MGNREGA for submission to Parliament.

Source: PIB

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