in collaboration with AMAN and SSK, Sitapur under the NREGA
campaign organized a one-day regional workshop at SITAPUR,
regarding the proper implementation of the act and formulate
some strategy to broadbase the concept of NREGA among the
rural and urban masses. The program was designed in two
phases as panel discussion where the panel members shared
their views on the concerned topics along with the open
session where the suggestions of the participants were invited.
Shri Sunil Singh, Rahi Foundation, coordinated the entire
of the Meeting: -
Discussion on the problems faced in the implementation
of the act and formulate concrete suggestion for the problem.
Discussion on Role of the VOs in social audit and implementation
of the act.
Discussion on organizing state level public hearing program.
Discussion on the role of women under this act.
Om Kumar Program Associate NREGA, from UPVAN started the
workshop with a brief presentation on NREGA campaign and
social audit on the following aspects: -
Objective of the Act
Important features of the act
Problems in the implementation of the act
Role of VOs in the scheme
Objective of Social Audit
Advantages of Social Audit
Stages of Social Audit
the presentation on the related topics Panel Discussion
was organized with the following panel members: -
Shri Devi Prasad Gupta – State Coordinator,
NREGA campaign, UPVAN
2. Ms. Seema Singh
– CARE, Sitapur
3. Dr. Chandrashekhar,
Sahara Welfare Foundation
4. Mr. M.R.Sharma,
Jounalist, Hindustan Times
5. Mr. Chandradev
Trivedi, Media Incharge, UPVAN
the open session following suggestions were given for the
effective implementation of the act so that the benefits
of the act could reach to maximum beneficiaries
VOs must make efforts to ensure that through this act
females and handicapped should be benefited most so that
there livelihood is improved and they could lead a dignified
life in the society.
The scheme should also target BPL families.
Prepare a committee at district, block, panchayat and
village level that will work for the needy people facing
any sort of problems under this act.
Prepare a proper framework to create mass awareness among
the masses about the Act.
Apart from paying 1000/- Rs as penalty some other provisions
should also be made so that further misuse of the act
could be stopped.
There should be two committee at the panchayat level where
one committee could look after the matter of job card
distribution and the other committee could look after
the quality of the work conducted.
To mobilize the local people to fight for their rights.
At the village level committee should be formed which
will look after the distribution of work and issue of
job card by maintaining transparency and should be accountable
for their work. Apart from that awareness discussions
should be organized along with the Gram Pradhan once in
Single person could not fight for their rights effectively
hence emphasis should be laid on forming trade unions
of these labourers so that they could get a strong platform
to fight for their rights.
For the effective implementation of the act involvement
of print and electronic media both at the district and
state level should be ensured.