GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4814
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.12.2016

PENALTY FOR DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF WAGES

4814. SHRI AJAY MISRA TENI:

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether there is a delay in payment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) despite the linkage with Aadhaar Card;

(b) if so, the details of the delay in payment of wages during the last two years, State/UT‑ wise;

(c) whether the State Governments are compensating the workers by paying the penalty for delay in payments; and

(d) if so, the details of the fine/penalty paid on delay of payments under MGNREGS during the last two years, State/UT-wise?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAM KRIPAL YADAV)

(a)&(b): Details of delay in wage payment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the last two years are given at Annexure­I.

All cases of delayed payment attract compensation @ 0.05% per day of delay. The delayed compensation is paid by the State Governments.

State/UT-wise details of delayed compensation paid to MGNREGA workers under  MGNREGA during the last two years are given in Annexure-II.

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Annexure I referred in reply to part (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 4814 dated 15.12.2016.

S.No.

State

Percentage of delay
in wage payment

2014-15

2015-16

1 ANDHRA PRADESH 58.81 19.48
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 69.73 91.11
3 ASSAM 68.20 79.96
4 BIHAR 84.14 85.22
5 CHHATTISGARH 71.20 92.36
6 GOA 57.67 69.35
7 GUJARAT 55.01 65.70
8 HARYANA 83.09 70.17
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 80.55 70.36
10 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 89.69 87.23
11 JHARKHAND 31.94 28.35
12 KARNATAKA 88.50 69.37
13 KERALA 84.14 80.46
14 MADHYA PRADESH 84.07 72.41
15 MAHARASHTRA 74.03 65.38
16 MANIPUR 12.62 17.93
17 MEGHALAYA 93.50 99.25
18 MIZORAM 1.71 20.86
19 NAGALAND 80.96 96.47
20 ODISHA 80.39 63.03
21 PUNJAB 96.79 86.22
22 RAJASTHAN 61.23 54.79
23 SIKKIM 56.71 57.84
24 TAMIL NADU 71.69 68.28
25 TELANGANA 64.34 31.83
26 TRIPURA 30.98 43.79
27 UTTAR PRADESH 81.70 79.97
28 UTTARAKHAND 67.48 75.59
29 WEST BENGAL 95.83 82.80
30 ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR 82.03 87.14
31 LAKSHAD WEEP 49.96 38.32
32 PUDUCHERRY 53.68 79.84
Total 71.61 63.03

Annexure II referred in reply to part (d) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 4814 dated 15.12.2016.

Sr.No.

State

Delayed compensation paid
[Rs. In Lakh]

2014-16

2015-16

1 ANDHRA PRADESH 0.00 47.11
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 0.57 467.82
3 ASSAM 0.00 0.00
4 BIHAR 0.00 36.65
5 CHHATTISGARH 0.00 13.98
6 GOA 0.00 2.32
7 GUJARAT 0.00 0.20
8 HARYANA 0.00 0.47
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 0.00 1.87
10 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 0.00 0.00
11 JHARKHAND 10.86 121.13
12 KARNATAKA 0.96 1.79
13 KERALA 0.00 2.05
14 MADHYA PRADESH 1.62 58.67
15 MAHARASHTRA 716.52 534.09
16 MANIPUR 0.00 1.39
17 MEGHALAYA 0.00 101.76
18 MIZORAM 0.00 32.79
19 NAGALAND 0.00 0.00
20 ODISHA 0.42 9.32
21 PUNJAB 2.26 136.86
22 RAJASTHAN 1.38 18.98
23 SIKKIM 0.00 6.90
24 TAMIL NADU 0.00 9.11
25 TELANGANA 0.00 396.23
26 TRIPURA 0.00 0.43
27 UTTAR PRADESH 0.00 0.00
28 UTTARAKHAND 0.02 24.63
29 WEST BENGAL 4.79 7.03
30 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 0.00 0.00
31 LAKSHADWEEP 0.00 0.00
32 PUDUCHERRY 0.00 0.00
Total 739.40

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