Published on: February 26, 2022




Ombudsman App for MGNREGA was recently released for smooth categorization and reporting of grievances


  • Launched in 2006
  • First time provided a legal guarantee for wage employment
  • Considered as one of the biggest social welfare programme in the world
  • Legal guarantee for 100 days of wage employment to every household in the rural areas of the country each year


  • All rural households in rural areas, whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work eligible
  • Job card under the Act is the right of every rural household willing to work on NREGA and applies for it
  • Choice of works done through village level plans and 50% or more of work to be executed by panchayati raj institutions
  • Work focuses on areas like water conservation, land development, provision of irrigation facility on private land of people below the poverty line, rural connectivity etc.
  • Contractors are totally banned in NREGA works
  • Unemployment allowance to be paid if Government unable to provide jobs within 15 days of application. Social audit made mandatory