Economy Budget 2020: MNREGS suffers as government focuses on containing fiscal deficit Updated : February 04, 2020 01:02 PM IST The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme or MNREGS aims to guarantee the 'right to work'. There has been a continuous growth in the last 5 years since 2014-15 in the number of people given jobs under MNREGA. A total of Rs 10,880 crore is still pending as labour and material cost under MNREGS. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.