It is a social security scheme whose objective is to provide the employment to laborers in the entire country. National Rural Employment Grantee Act (NREGA) is an effort to make an inclusive development of the society. This act was passed as Labour law and it was implemented in around 20 districts. This scheme was initially made to provide the job guarantee in 100 days. The name of this scheme was later changed to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Its main objective is to provide every adult 100 percent job opportunity. In case the person will not get job within 15 days of registration then the adult will become eligible for unemployment allowance. The implementation of MGNREGA was then left to Gram Panchayats. http://govyojana.in/
Narendra Modi’s take on MGNREGA
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is a greatest critic of the MGNREGA and he had also reported for the failure of this scheme in Lok Sabha. He mentioned in his speech that this scheme is a great example of failure. He said that this scheme is draining the economy but there are some good aspects of this scheme that cannot be ignored. This scheme has helped the rural people of the country. This scheme has given a decrease in number of underweight children.
In 2015, PM Modi restricts the scope of MGNREGA but he faces a great opposition and he received a letter from leading economists of the country criticizing his move.
The Last WordsThis scheme has been proved to be a huge failure of providing wage to people. This scheme recorded the huge delay in payout of wages. But on the other hand, it has helped some poor children by providing food and shelter. So if proper guidance will be provided to such schemes then they can contribute to the development of the society.