MGNREGA Wage Hike: This revised wage rate will be applicable from 1st April.
MGNREGA Wage Hike: The Central Government has notified an increase in wage rates under the Rural Employment Guarantee Act for the financial year 2023-24.
The Union Ministry of Rural Development has issued a notification on March 24 regarding the change in wage rates under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Under this, the highest wage in Haryana is Rs 357 per day and the lowest in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is Rs 221.
This notification has been issued under section 6(1) of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.
In which it has been said that the Center can fix the wage rate for its beneficiaries by notification.
Let us tell you that the wage rate of laborers working under MNREGA has been increased from Rs.7 to Rs.26.
This revised wage rate will be applicable from 1st April.
Rajasthan has registered the highest increase in wages as compared to the rates of the previous year.
The revised wage for Rajasthan is Rs 255 per day, up from Rs 231 in 2022-23.
At the same time, Bihar and Jharkhand have registered an increase of about eight percent as compared to last year.
The daily wage for MNREGA workers in these two states last year was Rs 210.
Now it has been revised to Rs.228.
For Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, where the lowest daily wage is Rs 221, an increase of 17 per cent was recorded over the previous year.
In the financial year 2022-23, the daily wages in both the states were fixed at Rs 204. The increase in wages for the states is between two and 10 per cent.
While the states registering the lowest percentage increase include Karnataka, Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is a major program.
The objective of which is to guarantee at least 100 days of employment in a financial year to increase the livelihood security of families in rural areas.