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    • DYUTI Right to Life Prepared by Kiran Thampi & Fr.Saju M D
    • MGREGA ? Objective To enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household  
    • MGREGA : A Success Story Social development through Good governance ensured through people’s participation, transparency and accountability through the Govt scheme. MGREGS is a live example for this.
    • PARADIGM SHIFT FROM WEPs
      • A statutory guarantee of wage employment.
      • A rights-based framework for wage employment
      • A 15 day time limit for fulfilling the legal guarantee of providing employment
      • The Act is designed to offer an incentive structure to the States for providing employment as ninety percent of the cost for employment provided is borne by the Central Government
      • Continue..
      • MGREGS is demand driven
      • Public delivery system has been made accountable
      • Statutory Social Audit
      • Social Audit –an innovation at Nedumkandam Block Panchayat, Idukki Dist, Kerala
      • 11 th October- 25 th October 2008
    • Social Audit – a scope for intervention in MGREGA
      • Social audit is a way of measuring, understanding, reporting and ultimately improving situation
      • Develops human resources and social capital
      • Social Audit is seen as an effective mechanism to ensure good governance in Local Government Level by enhancing accountability and transparency in local bodies.
    • Social Audit Process
      • Training and induction
      • Group Discussion & Brainstorming
      • Secondary Data collection from various departments
      • Primary Data collection from the beneficiaries
      • Measurement and verification
      • Compiling the reports
      • Drafting and correction of the reports
      • Presentation of the reports before committee clarifications
      • Presentation of the report in the public meeting
      • Drafting the final report
    • Effectiveness of social audit from the review study
      • Employment opportunities to women increased by 76%
      • Eighty seven percent of respondents reported that accountability of the Block Panchayat office staff to the public has been increased after the Social Audit
      • Efficiency of the Block Panchayat office in terms of time taken to do things and file movement has been much better after Social Audit( 71%)
      • Social Audit helped to enhance the decision making process of Gram Sabha (79%), it could reduce the political interference in the selection of beneficiaries
      • Seventy Nine percent of respondents opined that social audit has improved the performance of the panchayat and block panchayat members
      • All the respondents fully agreed that social audit helped to reduce the misappropriation of the funds, position and procedures
      • Vast majority(96 %) of respondents recommended that social audit should be done in all the three tiers of local self governments and other government institutions
    • MGREGA : Gaps
      • Lack of clarity among the authorities and people about the objectives and goals of MGREGA
      • Inadequacy and substandard assets
      • Works were not selected on the needs and priorities of the people.
      • The money is transferred and withdrawn without the knowledge of the account holders.
      • Issue of the job cards and its possession
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      • Not spending allocated money for medicines, drinking water and other facilities for the MGREGS workers
      • Registration book was incomplete and delay in payment of wages was noted
      • Muster rolls were not maintained properly.
      • Although the works were not carried out, the sanctioned funds were shown in the records as having been utilized.
      • Instead of the target of 100 man-days of employment for families below the poverty line (BPL), only average of 53 days of work were generated.
    • Feedback given with creative corrections To primary stake holders To the officials To the LSG members Social Audit review after 6 months MGREGA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Good governance Different Schemes Eg-MGREGA for employment security Social Audit as a tool to ensure effective implementation
      • Transparency
      • Accountability
      • Participation
    • Conclusion
      • Social Audit should be a monitoring mechanism to ensure proper employment opportunities