As per the details, West Bengal has the maximum pending salary of Rs 752 crore for the current financial year 2021-22, followed by Uttar Pradesh at Rs 597.07 crore and Rajasthan at Rs 555.08 crore.
In another response, Minister of State for Rural Development, Faggan Singh Kulaste said that in the current financial year, an amount of Rs 81,406.73 crore has been released to the States/UT for the implementation implementation of the MNREGS, such as February 3.
In the financial year 2021-22, the budget provision at the budget estimate (BE) stage was Rs 73,000 crore. The ministry requested an additional budget allocation which was increased to Rs 98,000 crore at the Revised Estimate (RE) stage in line with the fund requirement, Kulaste said.
MGNREGS is a demand driven program. Under the program, a rural household is entitled to at least 100 days of wage employment guaranteed against its application for wage employment.
In the current fiscal year 2021-22 from the total demand for salaried jobs, a total of 99.34% were offered salaried jobs, he said.