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Apr 01, 2019
8:35AM

EC clears revised MGNREGA wage rates from April 1

FILE PIC (Election Commission)
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 labourers (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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