Resources misallocated under rural employment scheme: Survey

Evaluating the effectiveness of MGNREGS, the Economic Survey today said there is misallocation of resources under the rural employment scheme as only one-third of funds are spent on states which account more than 50 per cent of poor in the country.

Jan 31, 2017, 21:54 PM IST
From April 1, Aadhaar compulsory for MGNREGS work

From April 1, Aadhaar compulsory for MGNREGS work

If you are one of those registered under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), remember this – from April 1, Aadhaar will be compulsory under the scheme for work.

Jan 08, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Govt seeks Lok Sabha nod for additional expenditure of Rs 59,978 crore

Govt seeks Lok Sabha nod for additional expenditure of Rs 59,978 crore

Government on Wednesday sought the approval of the Lok Sabha for gross additional expenditure of Rs 59,978.29 crore as part of the Second Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the fiscal 2016-17.

Dec 07, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

PM Modi reviews progress of Aadhar, Direct Benefit Transfer programmes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of Aadhar and Direct Benefit Transfer programmes at a high level meeting yesterday, where he was informed about the progress made in Aadhar number generation, and seeding of official databases with Aadhar numbers to streamline the process of identification of beneficiaries, and to ensure proper targeting of benefits to the people.

May 10, 2016, 13:00 PM IST

Northeast MGNREGS employees to launch stir to hike wages

Over 13,000 employees employed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in northeastern states would launch a stir from next month to regularise their jobs and attain uniformity in their salaries, a leaders said on Monday.

May 25, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS

The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha.

Nov 13, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Odisha panchayats under scanner for unutilised funds

Half-baked implementation of MGNREGS projects in Odisha’s Kendrapara district is being ascribed to official negligence.

Jul 04, 2013, 20:42 PM IST

Government to create awareness about MGNREGS

The government is planning to launch an awareness programme to highlight various aspects of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), an official said here Sunday.

Jun 02, 2013, 19:26 PM IST

Tripura expresses displeasure in delay in release of funds

The Tripura Rural Development minister said the state government was expecting Rs 400 crore as the first instalment of NREGS fund released but the state received only Rs 58 crore.

May 29, 2013, 13:58 PM IST

Road built on forest land in Chhattisgarh, claims Congress

he opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Tuesday said in the assembly that a 3-km long road was constructed under national rural jobs scheme on a forest land in Rajnandgaon district without the approval of the forest department.

Mar 20, 2013, 00:19 AM IST

Increase wage days under MGNREGS to 200: Reddy

Andhra Pradesh on Thursday asked the Centre to increase the number of wage days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Dec 27, 2012, 16:05 PM IST

Bihar orders probe into rural job guarantee scheme

The Bihar government on Monday ordered a probe into allegations of corruption in the state`s rural jobs scheme.

Nov 26, 2012, 12:34 PM IST

34 Bihar officials sacked for graft in job scheme

Thirty-four officials of the rural jobs scheme in Bihar have been dismissed from service for corruption Thursday, a minister said, adding that first information reports have been lodged against 43 others.

Oct 04, 2012, 13:00 PM IST

`Shiksha Sathis` in interior Kandhamal schools

In a bid to enhance the retention rate of tribal students in primary classes, `Shiksha Sathis` will be appointed in schoos in interior parts of Odisha`s Kandhamal district.

Jul 18, 2012, 13:17 PM IST

Children `working` in MGNREGS, probe ordered

A probe has been ordered into the allegation that child labourers were being engaged in executing works of MGNREGS in Ganjam district.

May 15, 2012, 12:21 PM IST

MGNREGS: HC seeks Centre, state, CBI replies

The Bench fixed January three for further hearing on the
matter, the counsel said.

Dec 21, 2011, 19:56 PM IST

MGNREGS irregularities: Maya hits back at Ramesh

In the wake of a fresh letter from Jairam Ramesh accusing Mayawati of protecting corrupt official involved in MGNREGS irregularities, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Saturday hit back at the Union Rural Development Minister.

Nov 19, 2011, 13:20 PM IST

Centre sanctions Rs 944 crore under MGNREGS to West Bengal

With a fresh sanction of Rs 944
crore from the Centre, the West Bengal government has received
about Rs 2500 crore under MGNREGS, state Panchayat and
Rural Development Minister Anisur Rahaman said here on Wednesday.

Oct 13, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

MGNREGS hits crafting of Durga idols in Kolkata

Artisans say the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has limited the number of people coming to the city in search of work.

Sep 13, 2010, 18:20 PM IST