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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
20-December-2011 16:23 IST
Maximum number of complaints regarding irregularities in MGNREGA from UP
The Centre today informed that the maximum number of complaints regarding irregularities of all types in implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has come from the State of Uttar Pradesh. Out of a total 2574 complaints from different states as on 10.11.2011, Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 999 complaints. The Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain informed this in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. National Level Monitors (NLMs) have been deputed in 71 cases pertaining to Uttar Pradesh and in 65 cases reports of NLMs have been received and sent to the State Governments for corrective action. NLMs have been deputed in 103 cases pertaining to other States and 101 reports have been received and forwarded to the concerned State Governments for action. Shri Jain said as the implementation of the Act is done by the State Governments in accordance with the Schemes formulated by them as per the provisions of the Act, all complaints received in the Ministry are forwarded to the concerned State Governments for taking appropriate action, including investigation, as per law. National Level Monitors (NLMs) are deputed by the Ministry in complaints of serious nature and their reports are analyzed and findings are forwarded to the concerned State Governments for taking corrective measures.

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