Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
25-February-2011 16:31 IST
Monitoring Mahatma Gandhi NREGS
A total of 1327 complaints up to 31.3.2010 and 492 complaints during the current year, (up to 11.2.2011) regarding irregularities of all types in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA have been received in the Ministry of Rural Development. Since the act is implemented by the State Governments in accordance with the Schemes formulated by them as per the provisions of the Act, all complaints received in the Ministry are forwarded to the concerned States for taking appropriate action as per law. In complaints of serious nature, the Ministry deputes National Level Monitors to investigate the complaints. Reports of the NLMs are shared with the concerned State Governments for taking corrective action. Following measures have been undertaken to monitor the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA :

(i) ICT based MIS has been made operational to make data available to public scrutiny including Job cards, Muster rolls, Employment demanded and allocated, number of days worked, shelf of works, Funds available/spent and funds released to various implementing agencies, Social Audit findings, registering grievances and generating alerts for corrective action.

(ii) Payment of wages to MGNREGA workers has been made mandatory through their accounts in Banks/Post Office to infuse transparency in wage disbursement.

(iii) Rolling out Biometric based ICT enabled real time transactions of MGNREGA workers to eliminate fake attendance and false payments.

(iv) Periodic reviews in the Performance Review Committee meetings held on quarterly basis. State specific reviews are also undertaken

(v) Independent Monitoring and verification by National Level Monitors and Eminent Citizens.

(vi) Visit by members of Central Employment Guarantee Council.

(vii) State and district level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees have been set up.