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PNRD Assam MGNERGA Job Card Notification 2020- Apply & Download Application Form

by Dhrubajyoti Haloi
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PNRD Assam MGNERGA Job Card Notification 2020- Apply & Download Application Form: Panchayat and Rural Development (PNRD), Assam has issued notification for PNRD Assam Job Card Apply. Panchayat and Rural Development (PNRD), Assam has invited interested families from rural families to apply for job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

No exact information was available on how many workers in the state will return to Assam due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Nearly one lakh people living outside the state have registered to get financial assistance provided by the state. It is estimated that at least one-third of them may return.

Overview

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (later renamed as the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act”, MGNREGA), is a law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’.It aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

Features of MNREGA Job Card:

Assam Direct Recruitment Guide Book PDF

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MNREGA’s mandate is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in the financial sector of each rural household, whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

Who can apply the MNREGA Job card?

1. Migrant workers who have returned home from other states .
2. Migrant workers who have returned home from urban areas within the state .
3. Other interested people of the state who has returned home due to the present crisis situation of COVID-19 .

Assam government has initiated special steps to provide wage based employment to the migrant workers and also other interested people of the state who has returned home due to the present crisis situation of COVID-19. Panchayat and Rural Development (P&RD) minister Naba Kr Doley said today during an interview with media persons. He also urged all such people to apply for job card.

He also informed that the willing persons would be provided job card within seven days and they would get work once asked for. Referring to the enhancement of budget from 61 thousand crores to 101 thousand crores in the current year for MGNREGA under special economic and comprehensive package for Self Reliant India Movement, minister Doley said that Assam had already been allotted 6,50 crore person days during the current financial year. Now with the enhanced budget, it will not be difficult to fulfil the demand for work. Therefore, the needy persons should come forward to get financial relief @ Rs 213 per day by working under MGNREGA.

It may be mentioned here that the P & RD department has planned to prepare a Gaon Panchayat wise list of migrant workers as well as the persons returning home from various places of the state. The information relating to their previous engagement will also be included in the list so that they might be employed as per their field of expertise. Minister Doley also stated that they will be trained if needed. He also informed that the workers experienced in construction works will be engaged in the construction of PMAY-G houses and in the schemes of 14 th Finance Commission.

Thus, the crisis of mason will be addressed in case of construction of PMAY-G houses and at the same time employment will also be generated. Here it may also be noted that after relaxation of Lock Down imposed to fight against COVID-19, 6,261 job cards are issued covering 26,891 persons. On the other hand, it is also instructed to keep a plenty of sanctioned schemes under every GP and block to meet the demand for work. Mentioning about the letter to chief minister written by MLA Padma Hazarika requesting to generate employment for the migrant workers under MGNREGA, minister Doley urged that every MLA and the Panchayat representative should be concerned about this issue and inspire the people of their respective areas to come forward to work under MGNREGA. It is worth mentioning that Minister Doley is visiting the districts with the senior officials of the department to review the progress of the rural development schemes and thus to boost the work field officials and motivate them for expeditious and fruitful implementation of the schemes.

He mentioned that the department is very much concerned about timely payment of wage and now 99 % workers are provided wage in their account through DBT and during relaxation period of Lock Down, wage amounting to Rs. 28.40 crores have been released. Minister Doley informed about his instruction to complete job card verification within seven days and the verification of accounts of the job card holders within 10 days to maintain transparency. During relaxation period 3.67 lakhs household are provided work and 12.38 lakhs person days are generated. Minister Doley also emphasised on taking individual beneficiary schemes (IBS) for sustainable livelihood of the vulnerable section of rural people. He also reiterated his stand of zero tolerance in case of any negligence, discrepancy and misappropriation of fund in implementation of the schemes for rural poor people and expressed his hope of extending discernible contribution towards fulfilment of Self Reliant India Movement with the help of all sections of people.

Important Features of MGNREGA Job Card :

– The daily wage will be @ Rs 213 per day by working under MGNREGA.
– The willing persons would be provided job card within seven days and they would get work once asked for.
– One job card will be awarded per family.

How to Apply for MGNREGA Job Card?

Applicant willing to work may approach Gaon Panchayat / VCDC / VDC or Block Development Office and submit application in the format for a Job Card.

PNRD Assam MGNERGA Job Card Notification

Documents Required

The following documents and information are mandatory :

  • Personal particulars
  • Address proof
  • Age proof

Download MGNREGA Job Card Application Form

Download Job card Application Form: Click Here

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