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The landmark enactment of MGNREGA legislation in the year 2005 was aimed with a new dawn in poverty alleviation and rural self-employment in India, with prerogatives of rural employment and sustainable development. Success of the program is dependent on various parameters like participation, demand, accountability, implementation, fiscal health and usage of ICT as a tool of facilitation. The contemporary trends in development programs demand the extensive usage of ICT tools for the dissemination of information, planning, execution, and monitoring of programs to cultivate transparency and accountability. Knowing that the ICT is an inseparable part of MGNREGA, still, the tools of ICT are either absent or not being used effectively. Thus, it becomes imperative to study the essence of ICT tools about MGNREGA. The present study thus aims to assess ICT through the usage in various aspects of the MGNREGA scheme in district Kupwara and Poonch of J&K.