Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Government of Chhattisgarh
Department of Panchayat and Rural Development

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Hon'ble Minister

Mr. T. S. Singhdev

Gaurav Dwivedi

Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi (I.A.S.)

Principal Secretary

t c mahawar IAS

Mr. T.C. Mahawar(I.A.S.)


Salient features-

  • Rights based Framework
  • Time bound Guarantee
  • No contractors
  • Manual Labour, no machines
  • Wage Material Ratio at GP/District level 60:40
  • Decentralized Planning
  • At least 50% of works to be implemented by GPs
  • Transparency & Accountability features
  • Wage payment through PO/ Bank accounts


The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 is a law whereby any adult who is willing to do unskilled manual work at the minimum wage is entitled to being employed on local public works within 15 days of applying, with a guarantee of 100 days of unskilled manual work per household per year. NREGA is a “demand driven” programme and employment is to be provided to eligible workers on demand, within 15 days.

State Initiatives-

  • 150 days of employment(Additional 50days from State Government)
  • Maternity Allowance