Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
becomes real when rights are realized just and accountable
governance is is key making democracy development work.
This can only happen when people are empowered to seek accountability
and monitor institution of governance. Right to information,
democratization of knowledge and people’s participation
are the enabling conditions for democratic governance. The
citizens report on governance and development and social
watch process emerged out of the felt need by citizens groups
and civil society organizations to get informed analysis
periodic monitoring of the important institution of our
democracy and governance.
National social watch coalition (NSWC) is a broad based
network of citizens groups and civil society organizations
which attempts to monitor institutions of governance and
their commitments towards citizens and principles of democracy
,particularly with reference to the marginalized section
of the society
this context of hunger ,poverty and broken people millennium
declaration adopted by the un at the dawn of the new millennium
does not make sense to the millions of poor people in India.
When the right to live with dignity is denied to millions,
millennium development goals are a million miles away from
the poorest of poor .so, are the national development goals
,envisaged by the tenth five year plan.
here to read Report (Hindi).....
with appropriate policies of taxation recording of expenditure
priorities, there is no reasons by substantial progress
cannot be achieved vis-à-vis a set of basic rights,
such as food and nutrition, drinking water, sanitation,
shelter, primary health and basic education. The neglect
of economic social and cultural rights generally leads to
increased resource burden for the state to maintain the
civil and political rights.
The policy making process should move towards a right based
approach to development. All citizens must have a set of
core entitlements, which are justicable, and in whose provisioning
the state must be held primarily accountable obstacles in
the way of fulfilling such entitlements must be confronted
and efficient way of meeting the necessary obligation ought
to be explored on an ongoing basis.