A Guide to Applying for NREGA Job Card via UMANG Portal

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in India guarantees 100 days of work annually for rural residents, offering employment in projects like road building and tree planting. Acquiring an NREGA Job Card is essential to accessing these opportunities. Here’s a step-by-step guide to applying for one online via the UMANG portal.

Applying for NREGA Job Card via UMANG Portal:

Step 1: Access UMANG

Visit UMANG website or open the UMANG app on your mobile device.

Step 2: Register or Log In

If new, register your account; otherwise, log in using your mobile number, MPin, or OTP.

Step 3: Locate MGNREGA

Use search function or select from Recently Used Services list.

Step 4: Apply for a Job Card

Choose “Apply For Job Card” option.

Step 5: Provide General Information

Enter details such as father’s/husband’s name, address, state, block, Panchayat, caste, family head’s name, and ration card number. Click “Next”.

Step 6: Input Applicant Details

Fill in personal information: name, gender, age, disability status, mobile number, Aadhaar card number. Upload a recent photograph.

Step 7: Submit Your Application

Click “Apply For Job Card”. Upon completion, you’ll receive a reference number. Your NREGA job card number will be provided later.

Checking Job Card Application Status:

Step 1: Navigate to Track Status

On MGNREGA service page on UMANG portal, click “Track Job Card Status”.

Step 2: Enter Your Reference Number

Input reference number and click “Track”.

Step 3: Review Status

Your job card status along with relevant details will be displayed.

Eligibility Criteria for NREGA:

To qualify, you must:

  • Be an Indian citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Belong to a local household and apply through your Gram Panchayat.
  • Be willing to perform unskilled manual labor.

Required Documents for Application:

  • Proof of Residence: Ration card or electricity bill.
  • Identity Proof (Adults 18–60 years): Aadhaar card or voter ID.
  • Photographs: Two passport-sized photos (optional).

By following this guide, meeting eligibility criteria, and gathering necessary documents, you can apply for an NREGA Job Card and access job opportunities in your rural area.

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