The government has claimed in its press release that 99 percent of the MNREGA wage payments have been electronically credited into worker’s account through Direct Benefit Transfer system to bring more transparency and avert leakage.
The total expenditure incurred on MNREGA wage payments across the country in 2017-18 was Rs 43,187 crores and, and in the year 2018-19 it stands at Rs 16,185 crores.
Known as the one of the biggest social security scheme on the globe, MNREGA gives ‘right to work ‘ under which adult members of rural households willing to do unskilled manual work get at least 100 days of work.
The Government has claimed in its press release that it has taken steps under MGNREGA from time to time. These include:
- Capacity building of functionaries on planning, training of State/ District/ Block level Technical Resource team is taken up under SAKSHAM training programme.
2. Training of Barefoot Technicians, capacity building of MGNREGA functionaries such as State Technical Resource Team / District Technical Resource Team / Block Technical Resource Team on Mission Water Conservation works, training on Geo-MGNREGA, training to Finance officers of States on preparation of fund proposals etc.