Union Cabinet approved release of wages directly into the account of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers.
The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet chaired by Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.
The transfer will be based on a fund transfer order to be generated by states’ implementing agencies in accordance with procedures prescribed by Rural Development Ministry.
The decision is aimed at further streamlining the flow of funds and to empower state governments to deliver entitlements as per the objectives of the Act.