The deadline for implementing Aadhaar-based cost system as the one mode of cost to employees underneath nationwide rural job assure scheme MGNREGS won’t be prolonged past August 31, authorities sources informed Press Belief of India.
The Union authorities in January this yr made using Aadhaar-based cost system (ABPS) obligatory for paying wages to these enrolled underneath the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Scheme (MGNREGS).
The preliminary deadline for the obligatory adoption of ABPS mode was February 1, which was later prolonged to March 31, then until June 30, and finally until August 31.
Nonetheless, officers within the rural growth ministry stated the deadline won’t be prolonged any additional as over 90 per cent of lively employees’ accounts have already been linked with Aadhaar.
In line with an announcement issued by the ministry in June, out of the overall 14.28 crore lively beneficiaries, Aadhaar quantity has been seeded with 13.75 crore.
A complete of 12.17 crore Aadhaar numbers have been authenticated and 77.81 per cent have been discovered eligible for ABPS at the moment, as per the ministry.
In Could 2023, about 88 per cent of the wage cost have been made by ABPS.
The ministry had additionally stated that the info of job playing cards issued to beneficiaries of MGNREGS can’t be deleted on the idea of the rationale that the employee just isn’t eligible for ABPS.
In line with a written reply by rural growth minister Giriraj Singh in Parliament in the course of the recently-concluded monsoon session, financial institution accounts of round 1.13 crore MGNREGS employees, or round eight per cent of the overall lively employees underneath the scheme, are but to be seeded with Aadhaar.
North-eastern states are lagging behind within the course of, with accounts of greater than 42 per cent employees in Assam, round 23 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh, over 70 per cent in Meghalaya, and 37 per cent in Nagaland not being seeded with Aadhaar numbers.
ABPS as a substitute cost mode together with the direct account switch mode has been in use underneath MNREGS since 2017.
Ministry officers stated that states have been requested to organise camps and comply with up with beneficiaries to realize 100 per cent ABPS adoption.
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