NREGA |Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

By | August 28, 2020

What is NREGA?

The national rural employment guarantee act or NREGA provides the unemployed beneficiaries with the right to work and improve their lives. The government under NREGA/MNREGA aims at providing all the volunteers who come forward from rural households to do unskilled labour with at least a hundred days of work which will provide them with wages according to the same in a financial year. The beneficiaries will be provided with jobs/work within 5 kilometres of their residences within 15 days. If the same doesn’t get implemented in 15 days, the beneficiaries are then entitled to unemployment allowances by the government.

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The National rural employment guarantee act along with providing minimum wage employment to these applicants also aims at construction of durable assets like roads, bridges etc. all the work and jobs are carried out in association with the gram panchayats of the villages of rural areas and no local contractors are involved.

NREGA JOB CARD APPLICATION PROCEDURE- 

Follow these simple steps to apply for nrega job card- 

  1. NREGA job card applications are carried out by an offline procedure only.
  2. To register for nrega job card, visit your nearest gram panchayat in their visiting hours and request the authority to register yourself for the Job card.
  3. You can submit a written application for the same or even make an oral request to issue an application form from the authorities which you can get online also.
  4. Fill the application form carefully and proof read to modify any information, details to be filled will include- NAME, AGE, GENDER, FATHERS AND MOTHERS NAME, STATE, DISTRICT, GRAM PANCHAYAT ETC.
  5. Attach a passport size photograph on the form.
  6. You will also have to carry copy of necessary documents along with original documents like Ration card, pan card, aadhar card, voter id, or any other identity proof you have. 
  7. After submitting the application form along with necessary documents the authority will give you your registration number for future reference.
  8. The applicants will receive their job cards within 15 days of submitting the application.
  1. NREGA job card applications are carried out by an offline procedure only.
  2. To register for nrega job card, visit your nearest gram panchayat in their visiting hours and request the authority to register yourself for the Job card.
  3. You can submit a written application for the same or even make an oral request to issue an application form from the authorities which you can get online also.
  4. Fill the application form carefully and proofread to modify any information, details to be filled will include- NAME, AGE, GENDER, FATHERS, AND MOTHERS NAME, STATE, DISTRICT, GRAM PANCHAYAT ETC.
  5. Attach a passport size photograph on the form.
  6. You will also have to carry a copy of the necessary documents along with original documents like Ration card, pan card, aadhar card, voter id, or any other identity proof you have. 
  7. After submitting the application form along with necessary documents the authority will give you your registration number for future reference.
  8. The applicants will receive their job cards within 15 days of submitting the application.
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CHECK NREGA JOB CARD LIST OF YOUR AREA – 

To check your name in the job card list of your area, follow these steps- 

  • Visit the official website of nrega from here.
  • Under the transparency and accountability column on the right side of the homepage, click on the option of “job card”
  • On the page you will be redirected to, a list of states will appear in front of you 
  • Select the state where you are a resident of currently 
  • A new page will appear wherein you will be asked to fill in details like year of job card registered, district, gram panchayat of area block etc
  • A list of job cards will then appear in front of you with the job card numbers and associated names, you can check your name in the same on the right side to ensure your confirmation.
  • There are green cards with photographs and availed employment, grey cards with no employment, mustard without photo but employment is availed, and red cards without both of the above.
  • You can also check the table below to reach directly to the job card list- 
ANDAMAN AND NICOBARANDHRA PRADESH
ARUNACHAL PRADESHASSAM
BIHARCHANDIGARH
CHHATTISGARHDADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
DAMAN & DIUGOA
GUJARATHARYANA
HIMACHAL PRADESHJAMMU AND KASHMIR
JHARKHANDKARNATAKA
KERALALAKSHADWEEP
MADHYA PRADESHMAHARASHTRA
MANIPURMEGHALAYA
MIZORAMNAGALAND
ODISHAPONDICHERRY
PUNJABRAJASTHAN
SIKKIMTAMIL NADU
TRIPURAUTTAR PRADESH
UTTARAKHANDWEST BENGAL

FEATURES OF NREGA 

  • NREGA was launched in Feb 2006 and is still working great
  • It provides 100 days of wage workers to the applicants who volunteer to help them enhance their lifestyle.
  • The work provided to these beneficiaries is within 5 km of their houses and entitles them to minimum wages.
  • It was launched under the parliament by raghuvansh rai Singh.
  • Negra also contributes to the country in ways like environment protection, social equality and women empowerment, etc. 
  • To know more about the ACT, visit the official website of the national rural employment guarantee act – nrega.nic.in 

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