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MGNREGA: Centre approves direct release of wages to workers

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NEW DELHI, Aug 5 - The Union Cabinet today approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the scheme for better implementation of the MGNREGA and provide empowerment of States.

As per the scheme, the wage component of MGNREGA will be released following the State Employment Guarantee Fund window direct to the worker�s accounts based on a fund transfer order to be generated by States� implementing agencies in accordance with procedures prescribed by Rural Development Ministry.

The move is aimed at further streamlining the fund flow system to deliver entitlements as per the objectives of the Act.

The scheme will also ensure greater transparency in movement of funds and lesser levels of corruption in MGNREGA. � PTI

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MGNREGA: Centre approves direct release of wages to workers

NEW DELHI, Aug 5 - The Union Cabinet today approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the scheme for better implementation of the MGNREGA and provide empowerment of States.

As per the scheme, the wage component of MGNREGA will be released following the State Employment Guarantee Fund window direct to the worker�s accounts based on a fund transfer order to be generated by States� implementing agencies in accordance with procedures prescribed by Rural Development Ministry.

The move is aimed at further streamlining the fund flow system to deliver entitlements as per the objectives of the Act.

The scheme will also ensure greater transparency in movement of funds and lesser levels of corruption in MGNREGA. � PTI