22nd Meeting Of The Central Employment Guarantee Council:
The 22nd Meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council was held on 23.02.2021 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Rural Development.
- The Central Employment Guarantee Council has been constituted under Section 10 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA), 2005.
- In this current financial year 2020-21 under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahatma Gandhi NREGS has played its critical role in providing wage employment to the wage seekers.
- A total of 344 crores persondays employment has been generated so far, which is the highest ever persondays generated so far and around 44% higher than that of last year during the same period.
- 69 crore new job cards were issued this year as compared to usual about 69 lacs in previous years reflecting the succor it provided to the migrant workers going back to their villages.