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PLI Scheme for Automobile Sector

Why is it in the news?

  • As of January 1, 2024, Aadhaar-based payment system (ABPS) is mandatory for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) workers, ensuring efficient and transparent wage disbursements.



·       Legal guarantee of 100 days of wage employment annually for adult members of rural households.

·       Utilizes Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) since 2017, made mandatory from January 1.

·       Exemptions possible on a case-to-case basis for Gram Panchayats facing technical or Aadhaar-related issues.


About ABPS

·       ABPS uses the worker’s unique 12-digit Aadhaar number as their financial address.

·       To be paid under ABPS, Aadhaar details must be seeded to the job card, bank account, and mapped with the NPCI database.



Significance of the Move

  • Curbs corruption by eliminating fake beneficiaries.
  • Ensures speedy payments and reduces rejections due to changes in beneficiaries’ bank accounts.


Recent Changes to Enhance MGNREGS Efficiency

  • National Mobile Monitoring System (NMMS) app for MGNREGS worker attendance capture.
  • SECURE application for estimating preparation and approval of MGNREGS works.
  • Geo-MGNREGA for geo-tagging completed works.
  • Project “UNNATI” to upgrade the skill base of MGNREGS workers.


Aadhaar in Other Government Schemes

  • Over 1100 government schemes and programs, both at the Centre and States, use Aadhaar.
  • Examples include Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana.

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