Thursday, August 25, 2011

MGNREGA Payments Through Post Offices

The Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot today informed Lok Sabha in written reply to a question that the scheme of payment wages under MGNREGA through post offices is operational in 19 Postal Circles ( 26 states and 5 UTs ) of the country ( except Delhi, J & K and Tamilnadu Postal Circles (Tamilnadu andPuducherry).
Circle
Zero-balaceAccounts
SB Accounts
Total
Andhra Pradesh
32,94,537
98,07,124
1,31,01,661
Assam
13,01,924
5,26,661
18,28,585
Bihar
18,03,621
37,72,607
55,76,228
Chattisgarh
31,91,844
2,86,209
34,78,053
Gujrat
17,75,570
2,52,053
20,27,623
Haryana
49,222
11,929
61,151
Himachal Pradesh
63,844
15,072
78,916
Jharkhand
18,12,829
15,04,839
33,17,668
Karnataka
2,98,607
13,43,189
16,41,796
Kerala
1,89,731
0
1,89,731
Madhya Pradesh
12,78,115
2,46,629
15,24,744
Maharashtra
14,28,426
1,50,243
15,78,669
N.E.
41,7749
1,07,668
5,25,417
Orissa
16,16,262
15,279
16,31,541
Punjab
2,02,261
70,651
2,72,912
Rajasthan
30,13,314
31,50,433
61,63,747
Uttar Pradesh
2,39,802
1,60,732
4,00,534
Uttarakhand
1,34,199
87,611
2,21,810
West Bengal
51,30,858
4,44,879
55,75,737
Total
2,72,42,715
2,19,53,808
4,91,96,523
2,19,53,808 SB accounts and 2,72,42,715 zero-balance accounts have been opened in Post Offices for payment of wages under MGNREGA. Department gets remuneration for live SB account from Ministry of Finance. The rate applicable for the year 2011-12 is Rs. 142.76 per account per year. However, Ministry of Finance is not giving any remuneration for zero-balance accounts.

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