Bihar alleges 20% cut in fund under MGNREGA

Accusing the NDA government in the Centre of "discriminating" with Bihar, the state government on Saturday alleged there has been about 20 per cent cut in release of fund under MGNREGA to it in the current year.

No dilution in rural job guarantee scheme MGNREGA: Govt

 Government on Friday insisted in Lok Sabha that it was committed to MGNREGA but noted that there are certain aspects, including the need of enhancing asset quality, which require "revisit of the scheme".

Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA inadequate: Parl panel to govt

 Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA is not sufficient for effective implementation of the rural job scheme this year, a Parliamentary Panel has viewed and asked the Rural Development Ministry to seek higher allocation from Finance Ministry.

Concern voiced in LS over non-payment of MGNREGA wages

A Congress member on Wednesday complained that non-payment of MGNREGA wages since May has acutely increased migration of rural poor to urban areas and wanted government to immediately intervene to arrest the trend.

MPs accuse govt of trying to 'dismantle' MGNREGA

Members in Lok Sabha Monday took the government to task for trying to "dismantle" the national rural employment guarantee scheme and not doing enough to address the problems of farmers in drought and flood hit parts of the country.

Jharkhand polls: Modi govt has plans to privatise coal sector, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans to privatise the coal sector to benefit a few industrialists at the cost of the people.

PDS, RSBY seeding process to be done with Aadhaar registration

The seeding of beneficiaries in Chhattisgarh for Public Distribution System and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna will be done during the registration for Aadhaar cards.

Tripura CM urges PM to increase MGNREGA allocation

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has sought intervention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the reduction of allocation of money for implementing MGNREGA in the state.

MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Govt

 Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government today asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes".

J&K Panchayat body asks Centre to release over Rs 200 cr MGNREGA payment

The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) slammed the Narendra Modi Government for "failing" to release over Rs 200 crore MGNREGA payment to the state government, which has adversely affected its Panchayat raj system.

Tripura unhappy over slicing of MGNREGA fund

Tripura government on Wednesday expressed its dissatisfaction over the slicing of the fund allocation for MGNREGA for the state and urged the Centre to immediately increase funds for generation of employments in the rural areas.

Steps taken to check irregularities in MGNREGA implementation: Govt

The government on Monday admitted to irregularities in implementation of the MGNREGA, and said it has taken steps to rectify them and improve the scheme`s delivery.

MGNREGA: Govt asks states to strengthen social audits

Acknowledging that there have been instances of corruption in MGNREGA implementation, the government on Thursday said states have been asked to strengthen social audits of the scheme.

Centre plans to revoke MGNREGA: Tripura CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre is contemplating revocation of the rural job guarantee scheme MGNREGA to help millionaires, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar alleged Tuesday.

BJP attacks Sachin Pilot for `misguiding` people over MGNREGA

Rajasthan BJP on Sunday slammed state Congress chief Sachin Pilot alleging that he was trying to impress his party high command by making baseless statements against Chief Minister Vausandhra Raje, whom he had criticised a day before for "seeking" to repeal MGNREGA.

DAVP asks for withdrawal of `Bharat Nirman` advertisements

The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) on Saturday asked the ruling Congress party to withdraw its high profile `Bharat Nirman` advertisements from Monday.

UPA govt denying funds to West Bengal: Trinamool Congress

Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused the UPA government of denying funds to West Bengal and demanded immediate release of money for central schemes like MGNREGA and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

Mamata accuses UPA govt of depriving WB of central funds

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Congress led UPA government of denying her state funds under the MGNREGA and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schemes.

House and MGNREGA job for Birbhum gang-rape victim

With villagers opposing her return, the tribal girl allegedly gangraped on the order of a kangaroo court in Birbhum district would be provided a job under MGNREGA and a house by the state government near her village.

Jairam asks Odisha to clear backlog payments under MGNREGA

Expressing concern over reported delay in payment of wages to the workers under MGNREGA, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Odisha government to clear the backlog immediately.