MNREGA job-days go up to 150 days


Responding to the Jharkhand government’s plea,the Union Rural Development Ministry(URDM) has raised the job- days under the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act from 100 to 150 days in a year.

This came into effect from January 1,2013.As per the MNREGA’s new guideline,every family owning the job card would be entitled to get employment guarantee for 150 days in a year.

After Jharkhand’s Principal Secretary(Rural Development)RS Poddar wrote a letter to URDM’s Joint Secretary DK Jain last year,highlighting the draught like situation in the state and pleading to increase the job-days from 100 to 150 days for every job card holder,URD Minister Jai Ram Ramesh approved it and a notification toward this end was brought out on December 31.

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