Check NREGA Job Card List 2021: Apply for Job Card under MGNREGA

Apply for a New Job Card under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. For this, any applicant willing to work may approach Gram Panchayat / VCDC / VDC or Block Office and submit application in the format for a Job Card. Check the NREGA Job Card List 2021 at MGNREGA Web portal,

A Job Card is an entitlement card issued to every household whose any adult member has demanded employment under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA and has shown willingness to do casual manual labour. Every Job Card holder is entitled to 100 days of casual manual labour. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 mandates beneficiaries to possess Job card, issued by the competent authority of the respective Gram Panchayat.

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) provides a legal Guarantee of 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every rural household and whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work at the minimum wage rate notified for agricultural labour prescribed in the State.

Download the NREGA Job Card List: Check the State Wise MGNREGA List or Online Mahatma Gandhi Employment List on its official website. The authority has released the list for the NAREGA Job Card 2021, which can be viewed by visiting the official portal of

NREGA Job Card List
Name of the CardNational Rural Employment Scheme Job Card
TitleApply for Job Card under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA
SubjectNational Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Job Card
MGNREG ActMGNR Employment Guarantee Act 2005
Details of Rural Employment Guarantee Act

NREGA Job Card List 2021

NREGA Job Card List has been released by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India under the MGNREGA Act. Occupation cards are given to poor families in this plan propelled by the local government with the point of improving business security. The authority has released the NREGA Job Card list 2021 for all the states.

Under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the job cards are developed by the Ministry of Rural Development. The applicants can go to the official website to have complete information regarding the NREGA Job Card 2021 list. The applicants meeting the criteria remains in the list whereas the authority removes the applicant who does not fulfil the eligibility criteria prescribed by the authority.

The Job Card tells the complete details of the individuals who are registered with the local gram panchayat under the scheme. It also acts as an identity card of the individual as it contains details of the NREGA-registered individuals (such as name, NREGA registration number, details of applicants in the household, etc.) and also serves as documentary proof of the worker’s entitlements. 

NREGA job card permits individuals in rural households to apply for paid work while the Gram Panchayat in their local area ensures the transparency of the processes and also protects workers from possible frauds. The NREGA JC can also be used to complete KYC at banks and post offices for opening bank accounts.

State Wise MGNREGA Job Card 2021

State-wise details of the nrega job card list 2021 are available here. For the sake of the applicants, we have mentioned direct links so that the applicants can view the job card list directly without any hassle.

Name of the StateJob Card Details
ASSAMView Details
BIHARView Details
DAMAN & DIUView Details
GOAView Details
GUJARATView Details
HARYANAView Details
KERALAView Details
MANIPURView Details
MIZORAMView Details
NAGALANDView Details
ODISHAView Details
PUNJABView Details
SIKKIMView Details
TAMIL NADUView Details
TRIPURAView Details
Details of State Wise MGNREGA Job Card

How to check NREGA Job Card List 2021?

The applicants who want to check the status of the NREGA Job Card List 2021 can follow the steps given below. However, the applicants can also click on the direct links provided above but if they want a complete overview on how to check the complete list they can simply refer to the passage mentioned below.

  1. Visit the NREGA website

    Visit the official portal of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act i.e. The homepage will appear on the screen.

  2. Click on the Job Cards

    On the homepage of the official website of NREGA, you have to click on the Job Cards option in the Transparency & Accountability section.

  3. Click on the link of your state

    Now a new page will appear in front of you, here you will see the list of all the states which are covered under the scheme. In this list, you have to click on the link of your state applied.

  4. Provide Information

    On the next window that will appear as shown below, you have to provide information related to Financial Year, District, Block and Panchayat on the new page. After entering all the information, you can click on Proceed.

  5. Click on your Job card Number

    On this page you will see the NREGA Job Card List according to your district, region, and panchayat. Here you have to find your name and click on your Job card Number.

  6. Check the Information in the Job Card

    After clicking on your Job card number, the information about the job card will be appear in front of you. Here you will get information related to the duration of employment, fixed period and work on which employment was offered.

What are the issues the Gram Panchayat need to verify when application was made for Job Card?

  • The Gram Panchayat need to verify whether the household is really an entity as stated in the application
  • Applicant households are local residents in the GP concerned
  • Applicants are adult members of the household.
  • The process of verification shall be completed not later than a fortnight after the receipt of the application.

When does the liability of State Govt cease in regard to payment of unemployment allowance?

  • The liability of the State Government to pay unemployment allowance to a household during any financial year shall cease as soon as the applicant is directed by the GP or the PO to report for work either by himself or depute at least one adult member of his household; or
  • The period for which employment is sought comes to an end and no member of the household of the applicant had turned up for employment; or
  • The adult members of the household of the applicant have received in total at least one hundred days of work within the financial year; or
  • The household of the applicant has earned as much from the wages and unemployment allowance taken together which is equal to the wages for one hundred days of work during the financial year.
  • An applicant who does not accept the employment provided to his/her household; or
  • Who does not report for work within fifteen days of being notified by the Programme Officer or the implementing agency to report for the work; or
  • Who continuously remains absent from work, without obtaining permission from the concerned implementing agency for a period of more than one week or remains absent for a total period of more than one week in any month.

Who is responsible for the payment of Unemployment allowance?

  • As per Section 7(3) of MGNREGA, State Government is liable to pay unemployment allowance to the household concerned.
  • State Government shall: Specify the rate of unemployment allowance payable [Section 7 (2) of Act]
  • Frame Rules governing the procedure for payment of unemployment allowance and
  • Make necessary budgetary provision for payment of unemployment allowance.
  1. What is a Job Card?

    Job Card is a key document that records workers’ entitlements under MGNREGA. It legally empowers the registered households to apply for work, ensures transparency and protects workers against fraud.

  2. What is the procedure to register oneself for employment?

    Household having adult members desirous of seeking unskilled wage employment in MGNREGA may apply for registration. The application for registration may be given on prescribed form or plain paper to the local Gram Panchayat. To allow maximum opportunities to families that may migrate, registration shall also be opened throughout the year at the GP office.

  3. How is Household defined in MGNREGA?

    “Household” means the members of a family related to each other by blood, marriage or adoption and normally residing together and sharing meals or holding a common ration card.

  4. Who can apply for Job Card Registration?

    A household having adult members desirous of seeking unskilled employment in MGNREGA may apply for registration.

  5. What is the frequency of Job Card registration?

    Throughout the Year

  6. Who should apply for Job Card on behalf of a Household?

    Any adult member can apply on behalf of Household.

  7. What is the definition of an adult in a household?

    Adult means a person who has completed 18 years of age.

  8. Can all adult members of a household register for Job Card?

    Adult members of a household willing to do unskilled manual work can register themselves to obtain a job card under MGNREGA.

  9. Is there any pre-printed form for providing details while registering for Job Card?

    The State Government may make a printed form available as per format prescribed in the relavant Annexures of the MGNREGA Operational Guidelines 2013. However, a printed form should not be insisted upon.

  10. For how many years is the registration for Job Card valid?

    The registration is valid for five years and may be renewed/re-validated following process prescribed for renewal/revalidation as and when required.

  11. If the information contained in the application found to be incorrect, what is the process to be adopted?

    The Gram Panchayat will refer the application to PO. The PO, after independent verification of facts and giving the person concerned an opportunity to be heard, may direct the GP to either (i). register the household or (ii). reject the application or (iii). secure the particulars correct and re-process the application.

  12. What is the time limit for issuing Job Cards (JC) if the application made is correct?

    Within a fortnight after due verification is completed on finding out eligibility of a household, the job cards should be issued to all such eligible households.

  13. Can the Job Card be handed over to any member of the household?

    Yes, it can be handed over to any adult member of the applicant's household in the presence of a few other residents of the GP.

  14. Should the cost towards Job Card be borne by the applicant?

    No, the cost of the Job Cards, including that of the photographs affixed on it, are covered under the administrative expenses and borne as a part of the programme cost.

  15. If a person has grievance against the non-issuance of a Job Card, then to whom s/he has to represent the matter?

    The matter can be brought to the notice of PO. If the grievance is against the PO, then the matter can be brought to the notice of DPC or the designated grievance-redressal authority at the block or district level.

  16. Is there any time-limit to address the grievances in regard to non-issuance of Job Card?

    Yes, all such complaints shall be disposed off within 15 days.

  17. Is there any provision to provide duplicate Job Card for a lost one?

    Yes, a Job Cardholder may apply for a duplicate Job Card, if the original is lost or damaged. The application will be given to the GP and shall be processed in the manner of a new application, with the difference being that the particulars may also be verified using the duplicate copy of the JC maintained by the Panchayat.

  18. Who is the custodian of Job Card?

    It must be ensured that the JC is always in the custody of the household to whom it is issued. If for any reason i.e., updation of record, it is taken by implementing agencies it should be returned on the same day after the updates. JCs found in the possession of any Panchayat or MGNREGA functionary, without a valid reason, will be considered as an offence punishable under Section 25 of the Act.

  19. Can any adult member of household seek wage employment?

    Every adult member of a registered household whose name appears in the JC shall be entitled to apply for unskilled manual work.

  20. Is there any duration limit fixed for seeking work by adult individuals registered in the JC?

    Yes, as per Para 11, Schedule II normally, applications for work must be for at least fourteen days of continuous work, other than the works relating to access to sanitation facilities, for which application for work shall be for at least six days of continuous work. As per Para 10, Schedule II there shall be no limit on the number of days of employment for which a person may apply, or on the number of days of employment actually provided subject to the aggregate entitlement of the household.

  21. Can a job card be cancelled?

    No, as per Para 4, Schedule II no job card can be cancelled except where it is found to be a duplicate, or if the entire household has permanently migrated to a place outside the Gram Panchayat and no longer lives in the village.

  22. When is an applicant eligible for Unemployment allowance?

    If an applicant is not provided employment within fifteen days of receipt of his/her application seeking employment, in all cases of advance application, employment should be provided from the date that employment has been sought, or within 15 days of the date of application, whichever is later. Else, unemployment allowance becomes due. It will be calculated automatically by the computer system or the Management Information System (MIS).

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