Taking a cue from Rajasthan, the Centre has decided to revisit the law governing contract labour and soon come out with a set of proposed amendments.
MGNREGA promises 100 days of work each year. The Act stipulates that wage payments have to be made within 15 days to the beneficiary.
The proposal was first mooted by the UPA-I in 2005, but it was subsequently withdrawn after stiff opposition from the Left parties.
“The recommendations submitted to the ministry are part of the comprehensive amendment to the Act being proposed,” the official added.
Measures involve enhancing the transport allowance, introducing wellness checks and extending the validity of smart cards issued under RSBY, a scheme that was introduced by the previous UPA govt.
Narendra Modi clamps down on junkets by netas, Cabinet secy Ajit Seth sends second note on tightening rules on foreign trips
Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth sent round a second note on the subject days after the first one tightening rules on foreign trips.
The ministry of labour and employment is planning a legal clause to make such clearance mandatory for children engaged in any form of audio or visual entertainment, which covers advertisements, films, television serials and sports among others.
Rural Development Ministry wants states to allocate 60% of NREGA funds to agricultural infrastructure
This is expected to bring at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture, a senior government official told ET.
Some 85-90 employees of the Programme Evaluation Organisation are stuck in a limbo now as there is no clarity on their roles and responsibilities.
Government to give an additional Rs 12,000 per household for building Indira Awas Yojana house under MGNREGA
As per norms, only toilets can be made under MGNREGA while the beneficiary hires labour for construction of the house under the IAY.
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