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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     16 May 2010

Section 25 NREGA Required deterrent Penalty.

Considering the rampant corruption in the Country, where money meant for the poor villagers are misused at all levels, penalty under Section 25 of the National Rural employment Guarantee Act, required deterrent penalty, as the present penalty as it stood is just a farce. Amendment ir required in the Act.


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Dear Mr. Asummi, the LCI is a forum whereas the common man interacts with Lawyers.  It will be helpful & easy for common people if the text of referred sections will also be given herewith whenever the constitutional provisions are quoted so that the common man can also understand the task properly and can give their opinion.  Regards..

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     16 May 2010

Dear Ram Samudre, One of the finest policy that the Indian Parliament enacted for the eliviation of the conditions of the poorest of the poor in the Country is this Act, known as The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. Unfortunately, this policy became a money minting  and money making for many corrupt politicians in the Countryand ofcourse with the support of the base Officials like the Rural development Department and BDOs level etc, making the schemes meaningless for whom the schemes was made by the finest economic brain of the Cpountry. The mot pathetic part is that, violation of the act was made as punishable with a mere one thousand by siphoning off  Crores of money meant for the Rural poor for whom the money was sanctioned. The National Rural Employmen Guarantee Act, 2005: "Section 25:- Whoever contravenes the provisions of this Act shall on conviction be liable with a fine which may extend to One Thousand Rupees".Can you imagine? a programme officer under the Act, can get away with crores of money meant for the poorest of the poor for whom the Act was enacted,  and if he contravenes the provisions of the Act, a mere Rs.One Thousand will be imposed as penlty. What do you think of it? Whereas, a man with an empty stomach who steals a bread can be punished with imprisonment of not less than seven years. where is our Law?

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     16 May 2010

I would recomend that violation of this At, especially by those Officialsnoncerned be punished with Life Imprisonment and also treat it as a crime against Humanity under International Law.


Thank you Mr. Assumi,


I can assure you here it is in this public forum that Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Democratic Rights Forum will initiate appropriate action immediately this matter and you will see the change.


Be ready for concrete co-operation with us since we the people should come together to sort out our rights.



N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     17 May 2010

Thank you Sir.Ram Samudre, for your concern to this problems, and any improvement to this piece of Legislation would be appreciated not by me but by the people.

Ajay Gupta   14 March 2023

Who is competent to convict under the NAREGA ACT 2005

tataharier702   05 April 2023

Yup. It's absurd that most of our major cities have such laughable metro connectivity. So convenient and so quick, and yet connectivity is minimal in places like Chennai


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