Govt to revise wage rates under MG -NREGA with effect from April 1

The Government has decided to revise the wage rates under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MG -NREGA) with effect from First of next month. In a statement laid in Parliament, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said the revised rates will be in force for one year till 31st of March 2014.

He said the revision of wage rates took place in tune with the decisions taken at the inter-ministerial consultations in 2011. Mr Ramesh said his ministry had issued a notification on 14th of January 2011 revising MGNREGA wage rates by linking it to the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labour.
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