Mgnregs

  • Irregularities in MGNREGS: FIR against panchayat chief, 6 others July 3, 2014

    An FIR has lodged against Harikaranpur gram panchayat pradhan and six others in connection with irregularities in implementation of central rural job scheme and misuse of funds. Jamo block development officer Brij Bhan Singh lodged the FIR at Jamo police station on Thursday against pradhan Ms Isadul and her brotherin law...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 'casual labourers' in Goa govt records April 27, 2014

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar may have won the Bharat Ratna, but according to the Goa government's records, he is a "casual labourer" and a beneficiary of the MGNREGS. And so are his wife and two children, says an NGO. Nongovernmental organisation Goa Parivartan Manch Saturday claimed to have exposed a scam...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase mandays under MGNREGS in flood affected areas November 13, 2013

    The Centre has agreed to increase mandays under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and floodaffected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha. The present limit for guaranteed employment to rural households under the scheme is 100 days a year. Panchayati Raj...
  • UPA playing politics over funds for rural jobs: Mamata April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday blamed the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi for playing "sheer politics" by not yet releasing its share of the funds for the rural job scheme. Bengal's spending on the 100 days of jobs provided under Mahatma Gandhi National...
  • Hike MGNREGS wage days to 200: Andhra CM Reddy December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh today asked the Centre to increase the number of wage days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme (MGNREGS) from the present 150 to 200 to benefit nonfarm labour and marginalised sections of the society. In his speech at the National Development Council meeting which...
  • Policies should be flexible: Manmohan Singh July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a communitybased approach to meet local needs. "The challenge before policy makers is to design more flexible, scientific and communitybased approaches that encourage implementing agencies to be innovative and responsive to local needs and...
  • 'Fighting UP polls in real sense after 20 years' December 10, 2011

    Lucknow: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was for the first time after 1991 that the party was contesting polls in Uttar Pardesh in a "real sense" and appealed to party workers to work unitedly and ensure its victory. "The first move towards seriously contesting the polls was...