Coimbatore

Plea to disburse wages quickly

Members of the National Federation of Indian Women at the Tirupur Collectorate on Monday. Photo: R. Vimal Kumar

Members of the National Federation of Indian Women at the Tirupur Collectorate on Monday. Photo: R. Vimal Kumar  

Expressing concern over the non-disbursal of wages to workers employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the district for almost two months, the members of National Federation of Indian Women sought the intervention of the district administration to resolve the issue.

The federation said that the issuance of certificates to get various social security schemes were being delayed in the district. The federation district secretary M. Nadia said that non-disbursal of the wages under the MGNREGS had affected the rural households as many women were solely dependent on the income to run the families.

“We are also of the view that the wages should be increased to at least Rs. 300 a day in the wake of the rising living costs, and the minimum number of working days be increased to 200 a year,” she added.

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