The Government of India passed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 on September 2005. The Act gives legal guarantee of a hundred days of wage employment in a financial year to adult members of a rural household who demand employment and are willing to do unskilled manual work. The main objective of the Act is to enhance the livelihood security of the people in rural areas by generating wage employment through works that develop the infrastructure base of that area. The choice of works suggested addresses causes of chronic poverty like drought, deforestation, soil erosion. Effectively implemented, the employment generated under the Act has the potential to transform the geography of poverty.
The online monitoring of ‘National Rural Employment Guarantee Act’ is a web-based application and has been designed & developed by NIC for Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) for monitoring, transparency, better management of the implementation of the scheme. It is being implemented throughout the state by NIC and the Directorate of Community & Rural Development.