Chandigarh – The Punjab Rural Development & Panchayats Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has said that MGNREGA wages pendency would be cleared within next 2-3 days. In press statement issued here today he said that the delay for the clearance of pendency of MGNREGA wages was at the level of Government of India and they have given sanction for 116 Cr. for MGNREGA wages just today.
The Rural Development Minister Punjab has made it clear that the total liability of labour component in MGNREGA scheme lies with the Government of India. The delay was at the GOI India level as they have to transfer the wages directly to the beneficiaries. The Punjab Government have been taking up the issue on a daily basis with the GOI. He also said that the Punjab Government is regularly updating the information about the wages of the MGNREGA on the national Electronic fund management system without any delay.
The Rural Development Minister has also said that the wage payment for Punjab was pending since 10th July 2019 and we had already exceeded our labour budget outlays for the first 6 months. He further said that the pending liability was Rs. 114 Cr. till yesterday. We had sent our next demand to government of India four weeks ago & it had been pending at their level.