The findings recorded in this book are facts based on empirical evidence. The success story of the Mahtma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has been critically analyzed over the years by various stakeholders, including citizens, civil societies, policymakers, and more importantly, by research organizations and academicians. The program's decadal anniversary in 2016 was celebrated with much fanfare by both the enacting UPA and the succeeding NDA governments and claimed credit for its successful implementation alike. This book discusses the more than decade-long years journey of MGNREGA in three dimensions. One part dealt with the various provisions entitled under the Act, emphasizing the payment of wages, wage rate, compensation for delay payment, and the probable reasons for the delay in payment of wages. another part of the book traces the performance of MGNREGA in India as a whole and Manipur in particular based on the data available through the online portal. In the later part of the book, the introductory provisions given under the MGNREGA were assessed among Job Card Holders belonging to the special category groups. The frequency of attending training and audit programs among the workers is also elaborately discussed. More importantly, the relative relationship of attending training programs and social audit on satisfaction level after mediating the impact of awareness and performance is shown through a structured model.
2. Research Methodology
3. Special Category and Entitlements under MGNREGA
4. Delay Payment and Procedure for Monitoring Delay Payment
5. Implementation of MGNREGA
6. Awareness, Performance and Satisfaction Level of MGNREGA in Manipur
About the Author: Dr. Khumukcham Tomba Singh is a Professor and Head, Department of Commerce and Former Dean of Students Welfare, Manipur University (A Central University). He has acquired his Ph.D. Degree affiliated to Commerce and Economics areas from Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal and has been teaching various courses in the area of Commerce and Business Management since 1998. Presently, he is serving as Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, Manipur University. He has published two books and several research papers published in reputed journals, and completed five major research projects. He was also holding a position on several academic bodies as a Member, Convener, Chairman, Court Member (Visitors Nominee) of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), etc. He has an illustrious career in different higher education institutions for the past about twenty years as a teacher including lecturers as Nagaland University, an Assistant Professor, Assam University, Silchar and Mizoram University, Aizawl as an Associate Professor in the Commerce Department. He was the recipient of the Fellow of Indian Commerce Association from the Indian Commerce Association and Best Business Academic Year Silver Medal - 2017 from ICA.
Dr. A. S. Rapheileng was working as Research Associate in a research project on Mahatma Gandhi NREGA. He is presently an ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow. He joined his Ph.D. degree programme as UGC-NET/JRF candidate and obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Organisational Behaviour from Manipur University in 2017. He did has Master of Commerce (MCOM) with Entrepreneurship specialization. He was awarded the Best Business Academic of the Year Award, 2017 - Silver Medal by All India Commerce Association (ICA) at the 70th All India Commerce Conference. He has contributed research articles extensively in the area of Organisational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and Rural Development.