Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

MGNREGANational Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (or, NREGA No 42 , later renamed as the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act”, MGNREGA), is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’.

It aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

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.

MGNREGA is to be implemented mainly by gram panchayats (GPs). The involvement of contractors is banned. Labour-intensive tasks like creating infrastructure for water harvesting, drought relief, and flood control are preferred.

Website – MGNREGA

Beneficiary:

Rural unskilled poor peoples

Benefits:

100 days guaranteed paid work within a financial year

How To Apply

An aspirant can apply for this in their respective blocks. They only need Aadhaar card and bank account details after submitting the documents they will get a job card and now they will be able to get a job under MGNAREGA.