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Malpractices under MGNREGA must be addressed

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Prima facie, it is hard to find fault with the government’s order to make all payments to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) beneficiaries via Aadhaar-linked bank accounts and also to record the presence of the workers through the mobile phone application-based attendance system. These measures are meant, evidently, to ensure that the payments go to the genuine workers, diminishing the scope for misappropriation of funds through fraudulent means like fake enrolment of workers. However, the fact that can also not be disregarded is this

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 10:07 PM IST

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