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Centre, civil society continue to spar over manual attendance for MGNREGS

Civil society says getting manual attendance approved by district officers is tedious

The average days of work provided to a household crossed even 50 days only once in the last four years

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Although the central government has in a Parliament reply tried to clarify issues around the mandatory Aadhaar-based payment system (ABPS) for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and compulsory attendance of workers through a mobile application (app) — national mobile monitoring system (NMMS) — civil society activists and others say that getting any manual attendance approved through district officials, as laid down in the revised system, is in itself problematic and cumbersome for many.

The government in a Parliament reply last week clarified that the deadline for the former (ABPS) has been extended till March 31 due

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First Published: Mar 19 2023 | 10:45 PM IST

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