Flagging points being confronted by crores of MGNREGA staff, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha has requested the Union authorities to inform a wage fee of Rs 600 per day for NREGA staff and allocation of labor for 150 days yearly for every job card holding particular person in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and Minister of Rural Growth and Panchayati Raj.
Within the letter, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha identified that the request to hike wages to Rs 600 is as per suggestions of the seventh Pay Fee which is able to enable dignified residing for 15 crore households who’re registered beneath NREGA. The large inflation up to now two years additionally implies that in actual phrases the wages in MGNREGA stay paltry and inadequate, it mentioned.
That is particularly as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic continues to be a critical public well being subject with devastating impression on the lives and livelihoods of staff, particularly within the casual sector, and every day wage staff. A good improve in wages of MGNREGA staff has grow to be pressing preserving in thoughts the massive inflation within the costs of meals and all shopper items, it mentioned.
With ever rising fee of unemployment – as per the report of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economic system, in August 2021, it’s at 8.32 % – and 34% lower within the fiscal funds of the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Scheme (MGNREGA) for 12 months 2021-22 as in comparison with the revised estimate of the 12 months 2020-21 is including additional to the woes of rural populations for survival and employment, acknowledged NREGA Sangharsh Morcha within the letter.
It has advised that the Union authorities ought to notify allocation of 150 days of wage work yearly for every job card holding particular person and preserving with this demand, the federal government ought to allocate obligatory funds for employment of 29 crore job card registered staff.