Dr. Usha Rathi
associate professor, Government Bangar College, Pali
MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) is special for the kind of self-selection opportunity that it provides which no other scheme in the country does. In order to capture the demand for work successfully, it is mandatory that Rozgar Divas be held every month, possibly at the ward level. The aim is to provide employment to all the job seekers. The event is for registering demand for work, issue of job cards, allocation of work, disclosure of information, payment of wages, payment of unemployment allowance, etc. and to generate awareness about the programme . Yet, a large amount of rationing is evidenced for reasons rarely known . Rationing is believed to be due to various reasons such as lack of awareness in the poorer states, mismatch between demand and supply especially enhanced with men and women competing for manual labour where men generally have an advantage, incapability of state institutions to implement MGNREGS effectively. Thus, the high demand for work and less capacity to implement MGNREGS may lead to a build-up of a vicious cycle for the poorer states . Further, the rationing is also attributed to conscious efforts of state governments to not distort market wages during particular seasons. We find that with rationing in place, employment guarantee in the field far from being demand driven is actually a supply driven scheme. This paper explains the impact of MGNREGS on women empowerment
Keywords: MGNREGS, rozgar, women, empowerment, scheme, labour, employment, employment
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Socio-Economic and Environmental Outlook(SEEO)

Published on : 2022-02-18

Vol : 9
Issue : 2
Month : February
Year : 2022
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