Compensation for wage delay in MGNREGA

  1. Context: Issue of delayed MGNREGA payments in backdrop of drought condition in country
  2. The Govt of India is directed to ensure that compensation for delayed payment is made to the workers whose wages have been delayed beyond 15 days
  3. A worker is entitled to compensation at the rate of 0.05% per day for delayed payment of the wages due
  4. This is mentioned in paragraph 29 of Schedule II of NREG Act and the Guidelines for Compensation for that effect
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