Tuesday, February 27, 2024



Centre carrying out ‘planned euthanasia’ of MGNREGA: Congress

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29: The Congress on Friday accused the Centre of carrying out a "planned euthanasia" of MGNREGS by "inordinately delaying" the funding of social audits, claiming this results in compromising the process which is used by the Government to deny funds to the States. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh shared a media report on X which claimed that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) social audit units were in a state of paralysis in many States. In his post, Ramesh said the social audits by...

Govt to tighten MGNREGA scheme to plug ‘tremendous leakages’

NEW DELHI, February 13: The government is working to tighten the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme as "tremendous leakages" have been noticed in the flagship rural jobs programme for the past two years, a top official said. The Centre has allocated Rs 73,000 crore for 2022-23, which is 25 per cent lower than the Rs 98,000 crore provided in the revised estimate (RE) for the current fiscal. The allocation for the next fiscal is same as was budget estimate (BE) for the current fiscal, which will...