Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Double trouble: MGNREGA wages

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides for the biggest welfare spending scheme by the Government of India. A pre-announced wage rate is paid under the scheme for labour pe...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.04.22

Ranchi rage at paltry NREGA hike

The Jharkhand government has termed the Centre’s MGNREGA wage rate for the state “stepmotherly” and decided to continue adding an extra amount from its own coffers to pay “dece...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 30.03.22

Centre tight-fisted on rural job wages

They said workers would not be able to maintain minimum living standards with the paltry hike under the NREGA. Nikhil Dey, who works with the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in Rajasthan, said the min...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.22

Centre cloud on funds for rural job scheme

The Centre has linked approval for the states’ rural job scheme budgets to their performance on certain transparency measures, hanging a cloud over funds release under the programme from April 1...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.22

Cry to widen PF scheme

An RSP-backed trade union has urged the Narendra Modi government to bring more people under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation by amending existing rules — a demand which, if accep...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


India  /  Published 16.02.22

Rahul: Identify forces behind Modi, Kejriwal

The Congress leader cautioned against taking politicians at face value. “The farm laws were brought for the same forces for whom notebandi was done, the same forces that compelled Modi to introd...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Problematic linkage

The election laws (amendment) bill, 2021, passed in the Lok Sabha through a voice vote, has raised serious concerns. The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill states that Section 23 of the Repr...
By Kshitij Goyal

India  /  Published 11.02.22

Civil societies express reservations on NREGA

Two civil society organisations on Thursday expressed concern over the decline in the budget allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme and said the problem of de...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.22

Jawhar: Central vista to pander to gigantic ego

Trinamul Congress MP Jawhar Sircar on Tuesday said the central vista project in New Delhi was meant to pander to a “gigantic” ego and demanded wealth tax on the super-rich to expand welfar...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.22

State seeks 8cr more mandays

The Mamata Banerjee government has written to the Centre with a plea to approve 8 crore more mandays under the 100-days’ job scheme for Bengal in the current fiscal after the state achieved its ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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