ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Saving the Employment Guarantee Act

The 2004 Employment Guarantee Bill needs to be modified if its objective is to be realised. The critics and supporters of the programme should be able to reach a compromise on the identification of beneficiaries, coverage and wage rates. However, if the bill in its present form is passed by parliament, this cure could be worse than the disease.

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