Haryana Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (HREGS)

Haryana Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (HREGS) is the scheme by Haryana Government where they assure the employment to the rural people of Haryana’s rural area. Under the scheme only target is the people of rural area and who are unemployed. But the initiative is not forced on anyone but the person willing to get the benefit will have to volunteer for the scheme. The scheme guarantees employment to the person volunteering round the year. If not round the year, at least 100 days in one year employment will be available for the unemployed. The type of employment provided are all unskilled labor which includes field work, site work, and work into any government projects going on for the coming 4-5 years. Rural people volunteering are hired on contract basis for that particular period of time. Either they are kept for the complete project duration or fixed few months, because after that person other will also get chance to get employed under same project.

Benefits of Haryana Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme:

  • Employment Guarantee: The scheme assures the person of getting employment for their daily livelihood
  • Minimum 100 days employment: The scheme assures the beneficiary of providing minimum 100 days of employment every year
  • Creation of durable community: The another benefit of the scheme is that it’ll help in making the community which is out of basic problem  

Eligibility for Haryana Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme:

  1. Applicant must be unemployed
  2. Must be the resident of Haryana state
  3. Must be from rural area
  4. Only volunteered members are allowed

Documents Required:

  1. Residential Proof (electricity bill, water connection bill, gas connection bill, ration card, voter id, Aadhar card, pan card or driving license)
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Age Proof (Birth Certificate/Board Certificate)
  4. Passport size photographs (keep more than one copy)
  5. Ration card
  6. Job card (which is issued by the wage providing authority)

Application form:

To apply for the scheme the unemployed has to visit gram panchayat and then gram panchayat will produce the application in front of Block Officer who is responsible for providing the employment

Whom to contact where to contact for more information about the scheme:

  1. Gram Panchayat
  2. Block Officer (each district has separate Block officer)

References and Details:

For more details about the scheme kindly visit the following link

  1. Published report of the scheme pdf: http://www.haryana.gov.in/portalapp/citizens/schemes/HREGSEng.pdf

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