99.7 per cent payment of MGNREGA wages being made through e-transfer

Ministry of Rural Development

99.7 per cent payment of MGNREGA wages being made through e-transfer

Posted On: 06 AUG 2021 5:57PM by PIB Delhi
 

 “The e-transfer of fund payment system is implemented in all over the India except 4 IAP districts of Chhattisgarh and 42 blocks of Manipur State where the cash payment system is going on with the permission of Government of India. In this e-transfer system, the payment is getting credited in to the Bank/Post office account of the beneficiary directly. At present 99.7 per cent payment is made through e-transfer”.

Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act, 2005 is to provide at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult member volunteers to do unskilled manual work. State can provide additional mandays of work over and above of 100 days from its own resources. An additional 50 days of wage employment is provided over and above 100 days in the notified drought affected areas or natural calamity areas in the country on recommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. At present, there is no plan to increase days of work under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA.

As per section 6(1) of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA), the Central Government may, by notification, specify the wage rate for its beneficiaries. Accordingly, the Ministry of Rural Development notifies Mahatma Gandhi NREGA wage rate every year for States/UTs.  To compensate the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA workers against inflation, the Ministry of Rural Development revises the wage rate every year based on change in Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labour (CPI-AL).  The wage rate is made applicable from 1st April of each Financial Year. 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

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