EC clears revised MGNREGA wage rates from April 1


  • Election Commission has approved a request of the Rural Development Ministry to revise the wages under the MGNREGA scheme from April 1.
  • The wages paid under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) are linked with the Consumer Price Index for agricultural laborers (CPI-AL) and new wage rates are notified on April 1, the beginning of the new financial year.
  • The ministry had approached the EC for approval as the model code for the coming Lok Sabha polls is in force.
  • Different states have different wage rates so the increase in wages will also be different. The increase could be up to 5 per cent over and above the current wage.
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