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Govt finds only 1.42% MGNREGA job cards fraudulent

The exercise was carried out without the use of Aadhaar as a source of authentication

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Nitin SethiSahil Makkar New Delhi
Of the total Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) job cards that the government has physically verified, only 1.42 per cent have been found to be either duplicate or fraudulent. 

The exercise was carried out without the use of Aadhaar as a source of authentication of beneficiaries. 

The government has so far verified 84.4 million of the 124.9 million MGNREGA cards distributed to workers across the country. Of these, 9.47 million cards have been deleted through door-to-door verification, but only 1.2 million because of their being either duplicate or fraudulent. 

Other key reasons for the deletion of cards

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First Published: Apr 28 2017 | 2:42 AM IST

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