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Date : Feb 10, 2022

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Topic à Government Schemes:

  • About MGNREGA:
  • The program was launched in 2005 as a social initiative that guarantees the “right to work”.
  • A key point of this social and labour law is that local/state government will have to formally provide at least 100 days of wages in rural India to improve their quality of life.


  • Key objectives:


  • Generation of paid rural employment of not less than 100 days for each volunteer worker with unskilled work.
  • Continuing to ensure community inclusion by strengthening the livelihood of the rural poor.
  • Construction of durable infrastructure in rural areas such as springs, lakes, roads and canals.
  • Reduce urban migration from rural areas.
  • Building rural infrastructure through underutilized domestic workers.


  • The following are eligible ways to receive benefits under the MGNREGA program:


  • You must be a citizen of India to claim the benefits of MGNREGA.
  • A job applicant has completed 18 years of age.
  • The applicant must be part of a local family of that village (i.e. the application must be made through a local Gram Panchayat).
  • Applicants must volunteer for unskilled jobs.


  • Program implementation:


  • Within 15 days of submitting the application or from the date on which the job is sought, salary work will be provided to the applicant.
  • There is a right to receive an unemployment benefit grant, in the event that the work is not granted within 15 days of submission of the application or from the date of application.
  • The Social Audit of MGNREGA works is mandatory to enhance their accountability and transparency.


  • Source à The Hindu

Tags : Social Audit, right to work

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