Work days under MGNREGS

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The Ministry along with the States/UTs has been making concerted efforts for improving the timely payment of wages. States/UTs have been advised to generate pay orders in time. This has resulted in considerable improvement in the status of timely generation of pay order and leading to improvement in the actual time taken to credit wages in the workers accounts. Status of the percentage of payment generated within 15 days:

 

Financial Year

% payments generated within 15 days

2020-21

96.24 %

2019-20

93.76 %

2018-19

89.61 %

 

State-wise details of total rejected transactions and transactions pending for regeneration under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS in the financial year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 are given at Annexure. Regeneration of rejected transactions is the responsibility of the State Governments, for which they have been reminded earlier on multiple occasions.

 

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi NREGS) is a demand driven wage employment programme which provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. In the current FY 2021-22 (as on 08.03.2022), 99.47% of households are offered employment against their demand for work under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS.

 

Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to each household in rural areas of the country whose adult members volunteers to do unskilled manual work. In addition to this, there is a provision for upto additional 50 days of unskilled wage employment in a financial year in drought/natural calamity notified rural areas. As per Section 3 (4) of the Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act, 2005, the State Governments may make provision for providing additional days beyond the period guaranteed under the Act from their own funds.

 

Annexure

FY 2020-21

S No.

States

Total Rejected Transactions

Transactions pending for Regeneration

1

Andhra Pradesh

150796

1010

2

Arunachal Pradesh

24483

1469

3

Assam

164985

129

4

Bihar

312296

7056

5

Chhattisgarh

596846

213

6

Gujarat

95752

52

7

Haryana

30914

9

8

Himachal Pradesh

25443

11

9

Jammu And Kashmir

72758

5244

10

Jharkhand

266126

496

11

Karnataka

182158

81

12

Kerala

34478

1

13

Ladakh

2459

27

14

Madhya Pradesh

683557

895

15

Maharashtra

155399

1698

16

Manipur

72868

1609

17

Meghalaya

5161

199

18

Mizoram

12699

0

19

Nagaland

1104342

4330

20

Odisha

526045

938

21

Punjab

81689

621

22

Rajasthan

483993

721

23

Sikkim

1622

4

24

Tamil Nadu

324447

13

25

Telangana

305067

2025

26

Tripura

12417

146

27

Uttar Pradesh

629145

3615

28

Uttarakhand

34460

94

29

West Bengal

489738

1227

30

Andaman and Nicobar

202

0

31

Puducherry

1402

6

 

Total

6883747

33939

 

 

 

FY 2019-20

S No.

States

Total Rejected Transactions

Transactions pending for Regeneration

1

Andhra Pradesh

43449

3482

2

Arunachal Pradesh

42304

1634

3

Assam

127466

9

4

Bihar

367603

2960

5

Chhattisgarh

625894

92

6

Gujarat

485306

37

7

Haryana

14370

1

8

Himachal Pradesh

41200

2

9

Jammu And Kashmir

75317

3802

10

Jharkhand

174405

110

11

Karnataka

149287

13

12

Kerala

74023

12

13

Ladakh

2356

5

14

Madhya Pradesh

468708

169

15

Maharashtra

195272

1019

16

Manipur

76840

985

17

Meghalaya

8644

19

18

Mizoram

20388

2

19

Nagaland

12389

4696

20

Odisha

2203913

380

21

Punjab

103195

803

22

Rajasthan

630389

268

23

Sikkim

2196

0

24

Tamil Nadu

409389

21

25

Tripura

22384

104

26

Uttar Pradesh

528045

1415

27

Uttarakhand

37780

232

28

West Bengal

416988

1239

29

Andaman and Nicobar

1457

1

30

Puducherry

811

6

 

Total

7361768

23518

 

 

FY 2018-19

S No.

States

Total Rejected Transactions

Transactions pending for Regeneration

1

Arunachal Pradesh

50715

600

2

Assam

130250

16

3

Bihar

258928

2967

4

Chhattisgarh

945534

54

5

Gujarat

137891

207

6

Haryana

20961

4

7

Himachal Pradesh

60513

2

8

Jammu And Kashmir

129902

4649

9

Jharkhand

149979

170

10

Karnataka

2275436

18

11

Kerala

88248

3

12

Ladakh

3635

6

13

Madhya Pradesh

657106

56

14

Maharashtra

365015

1416

15

Manipur

77714

757

16

Meghalaya

12772

11

17

Mizoram

20490

7

18

Nagaland

14530

628

19

Odisha

241926

399

20

Punjab

101449

679

21

Rajasthan

712338

261

22

Sikkim

3322

2

23

Tamil Nadu

513418

444

24

Tripura

40716

126

25

Uttar Pradesh

523956

678

26

Uttarakhand

36278

160

27

West Bengal

800806

758

28

Andaman and Nicobar

197

0

29

Puducherry

999

3

 

Total

8375024

15081

 

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

 

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    Source PIB