RURAL JOB SCHEME

  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...
  • Social audits of rural job scheme 'largely ineffective': Jairam Ramesh February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The mandatory social audits prescribed under the MGNREGA Act have been "largely ineffective" in bringing to light any irregularities in the implementation of the Centre's ambitious rural job scheme, government on Monday said. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, however, said in Rajya Sabha that social audits had been effectively...
  • Want probe in rural job scheme in Bengal: Congress March 26, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal's opposition Congress on Tuesday said it has asked the union government to initiate a probe into the improper utilisation of rural employment guarantee funds in the state. "We have information that the money (NREGS fund) is not being properly utilised. so I have lodged a complaint with union...
  • NREGA's 5year report card has red marks all over August 2, 2009

    Almost Rs 60,000 crore has been spent in five years on NREGA, the UPA governments rural employment project which is credited for its victory in the Lok Sabha elections. But here is the fact about the project: there is no independent monitoring system to review its performance. Where did the...