Primer on Employment Guarantee Act
Nikhil Dey, Jean Dréze & Reetika Khera.
9th Aug, 2006.

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 is a law whereby any adult who is willing to do unskilled manual labour at the minimum wage is entitled to being employed on public works within fifteen days. This Primer is a simple introduction to the Act. Through a question-answer format, it informs an unemployed person in India how to take advantage of the Act. It also educates concerned citizens as to how the Act can be implemented effectively for the benefit of all concerned.

Available in English, Hindi, Assamiya & other Indian languages

ISBN 81-237-4728-4 Rs.25/- (English)

ISBN 81-237-4737-3 Rs.12/- (Hindi)

Also available in a Special Hindi edition for Neo-literates

ISBN 81-237-4730-6 Rs.19/- (Deluxe edition)

ISBN 81-237-4730-6 Rs.10/- (Normal edition)

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