Official Documents


Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act [Hindi] (passed in the Lok Sabha on 23 August, 2005)
Schedule I and II with amendments as of 4 May 2012 (English / Hindi
New MGNREGA wage rates, applicable from 1st April 2014

Compensation / Unemployment Allowance

Official Documents


Increase in household entitlement to 150 days for Schedule Tribe MGNREGA workers in forest areas (Jan 2014)
Job card applications and work will not be denied due to non-possession of bank accounts or aadhaar number (Feb 2014)
MGNREGA operational Guidelines, 4th Edition, 2013 (English / Hindi)
Other Guidelines and Circulars
Briefing Booklet (English Hindi (Jan 2013)
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: Official Guidelines (2008)
State EGA schemes: forms and guidelines
Code of conduct regarding the implementation of NREGA during elections (Election Commission, 16 March 2006) [JPG]
State EGA schemes: a comparative analysis (Tanushree Sood, June 2006)
EGA Guidelines (Ministry of Rural Development): simplified table prepared by the Right to Food campaign (Tanushree Sood, July 2006)

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