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Revised MGNREGS wage rates below Rs 400 a day promised by Congress: Jairam Ramesh

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government after it notified revised MGNREGS wages for 2024-25, saying the daily wage rates in all states are well below the Rs 400 a day promised by the party under its ‘Shramik NYAY’ guarantees.

The Union government has reportedly notified the revised wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

In a post on X, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said MGNREGA wages are revised annually with effect from April 1.

”For 2024/25, the Modi Government has just announced revised MGNREGA wages. Leaving aside the issue of whether this violates the spirit of the Model Code of Conduct in view of the forthcoming elections, the announced daily wage rates in ALL states are well below the Rs 400 a day, which is part of the ‘Shramik NYAY’ Guarantees of the Indian National Congress,” he said.

The Congress’ ‘Shramik NYAY’ announcement guarantees a nationwide minimum wage of Rs 400 per day to put an end to wage stagnation.

As part of our ‘Shramik NYAY’ guarantees, the Congress has also promised to conduct a comprehensive review of the Modi government’s labour codes and make suitable amendments to strengthen labour rights.

 

Source: Press Trust of India

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