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Govt pares MNREGA compensation for delay in payment of wages

The govt has in place regulations that systematically calculate less than the payable compensation

Nitin Sethi & Sahil Makkar  |  New Delhi 

The Union government has been understating the compensation that workers should get under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the delay in payment of wages. Not just that, only a portion of this understated compensation is being paid to the beneficiaries across the country.  According to the job guarantee scheme, wages should be paid to workers within 15 days of generation of the muster roll.  If that is not done, then the workers need to be paid compensation for each day of delay till the wages are deposited into their ...

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First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 01:15 IST
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