Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Scheme, Karnataka, 2013

 
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No. RDP 98 EGS 2008,

Whereas, the Government of India has passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (Central Act 42 of 2005), which gives legal guarantee of at least one hundred days of wage employment in financial year to rural households, whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled and manual work and the Act is applicable in the Districts notified by the Government of India from time to time;

Whereas, the Government of India vide their Letter No. J-11060/55/2011 MGNREGA-IV, dated 18-9-2012 has directed the State Government to modify the Scheme formulated under Section 4(1) of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, for reflecting the modification in the Scheme in view of the increase in the number of employment days from "upto 100" to "upto 150" days in the notified drought affected Taluks by the State Government in accordance with the provisions in Section 22 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (Central Act 42 of 2005). The Government of Karnataka hereby makes the following amendments to the Karnataka Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme published in Notification No. RDP 41 NRE 06, Bangalore, dated 1st February, 2007.

1. Title, commencement and extent.-

(1) This Scheme may be called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Scheme, Karnataka, 2013.

(2) It shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

(3) It shall apply to Districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Davanagere and Chitradurga.

(4) It shall also come into force in other districts or parts of districts from the date on which Government of India notifies the Act, for those districts or part of districts as the case may be.

2. Amendment of Clause 2.-In the Karnataka Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the 'said Scheme'), in Clause 2, in sub-clause (1), for the words, figures and brackets "not less than 100 (one hundred)", the words, figures and brackets "not less than 100 (one hundred) days or for such period as may be notified by Central Government under sub-section (4) of Section 3 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rurql Employment Guarantee Act, 2005" shall be substituted.

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