Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) – sanitation facilities to all habitations

Government of India  have issued   modifications to the guidelines  for taking up works related to access to sanitation under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

Guidelines were issued for IHHL works under MGNREGS in convergence with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan funds. Subsequently to the modification of the guidelines para 3. VII of G.O Ms.No.250 is amended as follows.


Para“3” VII ‘Mode of Expenditure’ of GO Ms.No.250 shall be substituted as:

For the construction of sanitation facilities, expenditure for the following activities will be met from funds under MGNREGA as per MGNREGA Process:

a)   The Preference should be given for meeting the wage component of unskilled labour. After paying for unskilled wages based on muster rolls, the remaining portion of Rs.4,500/- (Rupees Four thousand and five hundred only) may be used for skilled/semi skilled labour, the remuneration of mates and for material as required. Wherever material is procured under MGNREGA component, it shall be done by the Gram Panchayat or beneficiary directly following the guidelines governing procurement

b)   The cost incurred in providing skilled labour, semi skilled and mate will be booked under material component as per the provision of the MGNREGA and will be apportioned to the individual units under construction, accordingly.

c)   It will be ensured that the total material cost (including wages of skilled, semi skilled and the mate) of all works including IHHL in a Gram Panchayat, in a financial year does not exceed 40%.

a)   Remaining activities required to be carried out for construction of IHHL will be funded from programme under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) utilizing incentive provided by MoDWS/State Government or beneficiaries own contribution.

b)   The funds for the project will be booked as under:


Type-I Amount

Type-II Amount

Central share of incentive Rs.3200/- Rs.3200/-
State share of incentive Rs.1400/- Rs.1400/-
Beneficiary contribution Rs.900/- Rs.900/-
Total from NBA Rs.5500/- Rs.5500/-
Unskilled wages from MGNREGS Rs.2,055/- (15 days) Rs.2,740/-(20 days)
Skilled/Semi-skilled wages from MGNREGS and material component Rs.2,395/- (3.5 days) Rs.1,710/-(6 days)
Cost of mate from MGNREGS (per unit on average not to exceed) Rs.50/- Rs.50/-
Total MGNREGS Rs.4,500/- Rs.4,500/-
Total Rs. 10,000/- Rs.10,000/-

For hilly & difficult areas additional provision of Rs.500/- from NBA funds.

f) The NBA incentive will be routed along with the MGNREGS payments using the eFMS system, through a single payment window.

  1. The other paras in G.O.Ms.No.250 remain unchanged. These orders shall come into effect immediately.


  1. Gazette Publication dated:30.9.2011 of the Government of India.
  2. G.O.Ms.No.103, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development (RD.II) Department, dated:19.4.2012.
  3. Lr.No.J-11013/01/2011-MGNREGA(Pt.), GOI, dt 10.05.2012 of GOI.
  4. Lr.No.J-11017/41/2011-MGNREGA(Pt.), GOI, dt 07.06.2012 of GOI.
  5. Lr.No. W.11013/5/2012 – CRSP, GOI, MDWS, dt 13.6.2012
  6. G.O.Ms.No.250, PR&RD (RD.II) Dept, dt 27.8.2012
  7. Lr.No.J-11017/41/2011-MGNREGA(Pt.), dt 11-09.2012 of GOI.

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