Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (M.P.)
The MGNREGA was initiated with the objective of “enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work”.
Another aim of MGNREGA is to create durable assets (such as roads, canals, ponds and wells). Employment is to be provided within 5 km of an applicant’s residence, and minimum wages are to be paid. If work is not provided within 15 days of applying, applicants are entitled to an unemployment allowance. Thus, employment under MGNREGA is a legal entitlement.
Rural BPL Families
How To Apply
Application can be given in Gram Panchayat. 100 days emplyment is guarranteed. Applications should be given in writing and should include the registration number of the Job Card, date from which employment is required & the number of days of employment required. It should contain the names of those adult members of the household who are willing to do unskilled manual work, and particulars such as age, sex and SC/ST status.