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Wage indexation controversy
The NREGA workers are being paid less than the minimum wages in certain states like AP, Kerala and Rajasthan where MNREGA workers are being paid less than the agricultural labourers.
During 2009-10 there were about 10 states which were paying less than the agricultural wage rate
In January 2011, Union govt revised the wage rates linking to the CPI(AL) and turned down the demand to link it with the Minimum Wage Rate.
In September 2011, Karnataka HC ruled that MNREGS workers be paid in parity with the minimum agricultural wage rate for labour.
Pranab Sen committee has been set up for the indexation of wages