Aadhaar not must to avail jobs under MGNREGS

Aadhaar not must to avail   jobs under MGNREGS

Aadhaar number is not mandatory for getting job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Sceheme (MGNREGS), Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The minister said though the Ministry of Rural Development had earlier fixed March 31, 2017, as the deadline for submitting Aadhaar for employment guarantee scheme beneficiaries, the deadlines can be extended if the states requested. He also said that the ministry has directed the states not to deny workers job cards under the MGNREGS for non-possession of either bank/post office account numbers or the Aadhaar number.

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