Implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)

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.

The software overcome three major issues :
  • local langage
  • Internet connectivity
  • platform technology
The modules of software are:
  • Worker management system: Registration, Job Cards, Demand for Work, Muster rolls And Payment to worker.
  • Fund management system : capture transfer of fund from MoRD to the pocket of the worker
  • Work management system : Complete life cycle of work undertaken under NREGA
  • Store/Inventory management system : Material purchased for NREGA works
  • Cost Estimation system Prepare detailed estimate of NREGA works
  • Grievance redressal system: To capture and redress grievances of all stake holder including citizen.
Implementation Status
  • No of States : 30
  • No. of Districts :559
  • No of blocks : 5,031
  • No.of panchayats : 1,73,862
  • No .of villages : 4,95,183
  • No. of Job cards : 6.73 crores
  • No of Muster rolls filled : 1.5 crores ( since launch of NREGAS)