Cabinet approves direct release of wages to MNREGA workers


  1. Delayed payments has been a major problem in MNREGS implementation.
  2. Direct benefit transfer ensures that scheme funds do not get indefinitely parked with the state finance departments.
  3. In 2014-15, only 28 per cent of the payments could be made on time to the workers under the scheme.
  4. The average number of days of employment per household under the scheme fell to 40.14 in 2014-15 from 45.97 in the previous year.
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