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REVIEW OF MGNREGS

Will the Minister of  RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has achieved desired results with regard to the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) through the independent monitoring, verification by the national level monitors and inspection tours of Central Employment Guarantee Council, State and district level vigilance committees along with the social audit undertaken etc; 

(b) if so, the details thereof; and 

(c) the details of the shortcomings/flaws found by the said agencies in this regard during each of the last three years and the current year, including in the State of Maharashtra, State/UT-wise?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (SHRI PRADEEP JAIN ‘ADITYA’) 

(a)&(b) Transparency and accountability as laid down in Section 23 of the Act and incorporated in Chapter 13 of MGNREGS operational guidelines 2013 is one of the desired objectives of the implementation of MGNREGS . It is done through the independent monitoring, verification by the national level monitors and inspection tours of Central Employment Guarantee Council, State and district level vigilance committees, etc. 

(c) Details of the shortcomings/flaws found by the said agencies in this regard during each of the last three years and the current year, including in the State of Maharashtra, State/UT¬-wise have been summarised as follows:- 
S.No.        State                Details of short comings/flaws
1.        Andhra Pradesh            Wages paid less than minimum wage
2.        Bihar                Irregularities in the construction of works
                        60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
3        Chhattisgarh            Wages paid less than minimum wage
                        60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
                        Delay in payment of wages
4        Gujarat                Wages paid less than minimum wage rate
5        Rajasthan            Wages paid less than minimum wage
                        60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
6        J&K                Delay in payment of wages
                        60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
7        Maharashtra            Delay in payment of wages
8        Madhya Pradesh            Suspected Payment to workers
9        Sikkim                Delay in payment of wages
10        Kerala                60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
11        Odisha                60:40 wage material ratio not maintained at GP level
12        Uttarakhand            Delay in payment of wages
13        Uttar Pradesh            Violation of Guidelines, etc.
14        Himachal Pradesh            Cuttings in muster roll etc.

# Details given above are illustrative and not exhaustive