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MGNREGS: 21 states have performed below par

The Electronic Fund Management System (e-FMS) has been rolled out for all types of payments like wage, material and administrative expenses under MGNREGS

GN Bureau | February 17, 2017


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In Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the average persondays generated at the national level is 39 days per rural household in the financial year (FY) 2016-17 (as on February 1, 2017). During the same period, 21 states have reported average persondays per household lower than the national average, the Lok Sabha was informed.

MGNREGS Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

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A written reply said that awards have been given to four States viz. Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for better implementation of scheme under different categories during the financial year 2014-15.

The Electronic Fund Management System (e-FMS) has been rolled out for all types of payments like wage, material and administrative expenses under MGNREGS.

The e-FMS credits the wages directly into the respective beneficiary’s account. As of now, the e-FMS has been implemented in 92% of the Gram Panchayats and more than 95% of the wage payments are done using e-FMS.
 

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