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NE MGNREGA workers form association to fight for rights, job regularisation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, April 21: The Mahatma Gandhi tiol Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers in the North East states have formed an employee association for the people in that region of the country, with the aim to regularise their jobs.

The two-day meeting of the newly formed North East MNREGA Employees Association saw participation from workers from all over the North East. Some of the common themes affecting the workers were related to job security, threat, pending payments by the state and vulnerability of losing job through the state machinery, even though they work and have been appointed under the Central government.

MGNREGA Employees Association tiol convenor Babu Hemvant Rao and tiol chief secretary Chidand Kashyap were also present during the meetings.

The over-all motive for the meeting was to formulate a pan-India movement for assuring job regularisation of MNREGA workers across the country. (ANI)

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