Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

This second performance audit of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by CAG covering the period from April 2007 to March 2012 was tabled in the Parliament recently.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has found a number of flaws in implementation of the government’s flagship programme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. In its second performance audit of MGNREGS, from April 2007 to March 2012, it checked 3,848 gram panchayats in 28 states and four Union territories, on a request from the Ministry of Rural Development. The first audit was undertaken in 2007-08. In this report, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, it said there was a significant decline in the per household job generation in the past two years, from 54 days in 2009-10 to 43 days in 2011-12. Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh had 46 per cent of the country’s rural poor but accounted for only about 20 per cent of the total funds released. “The poorest of the poor were not fully able to exercise their rights” under the scheme, it said.

See Also

Guidelines: MGNREGA operational guidelines 2013.

Report: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

Report: MGNREGA Sameeksha.

Bill: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Bill, 2012.

Report: Revision of MGNREGA operational guidelines.

Report: Implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

Act: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

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