Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC):
1. is the apex body under the MGNREGA
2. is headed by the Minister of Labour and Employment
3. works as MGNREGA watchdog
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) has been provided under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA under Section 10(3) (d) of the said act. The tenure of the members is 1 year and Rural Development minister chairs its meeting. It is responsible for a central monitoring and evaluation system in MGNREGA. Also note that for last three years, this body is just in papers only. Last CEGC was notified on June 2011 and its term ended next year. After that, nothing was done in this direction.

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