MGNREGS Payments at Post Offices through Electronic Fund Management System(eFMS)

State Governments have entrusted post offices to disburse wages to workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Such disbursal of wages is done either through worker’s wage accounts or Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) accounts. On receipt of the wage list and funds from the State Government, the post offices credit the amount to the worker’s accounts. Workers withdraw the amount from the accounts at their convenience.

Department of Posts has rolled out Electronic Fund Management System (eFMS) in 46 pilot districts of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through post offices enabling electronic credit of wages in worker’s accounts for speedy disbursal of wages to workers.

This information was given by Dr. (Smt.) Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for C&IT in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB