National Rural Employment Guarantee Act notified in 330 districts . Review by Hon’ble Prime Minister ( 20 th JUNE 2007 ). Structure of Presentation. Outcomes Critical Issues & Initiatives Constraints Road Ahead. OUTCOMES. Demand for Employment met (until March 2007 ).
Review by Hon’ble Prime Minister
(20th JUNE 2007)
Employment Demanded: 2.12 crore HHs
Employment Provided: 2.10 crore HHs
Person-days in crores
Share of ST & SC >61. 77%
ST > 36.38%/SC > 25.39%
At least 1/3rd of the beneficiaries shall be women who have registered and requested for work under the Scheme(NREGA ACT, Schedule II, Section 6)
Exemplar States: Orissa, Andhra Pradesh lead. Followed by Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal.
States requiring greater effort:UP, Punjab, HP.
Exemplar States:AP, Rajasthan lead. Greater effort required by other States:
Exemplar States:Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, MP,AP, Karnataka,
Major States that need greater focus on water conservation:Bihar, UP
Exemplar States:AP, Rajasthan, MP, TN,
W. Bengal, Chattisgarh, Karnataka,States that need greater effort: Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam
Criticalstaff in place:AP, MP, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, W Bengal, Gujrat, Karnataka, TN
Staffing in process:UP
Major States that need to expedite staffing:Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam
Most States report on time.
Delayby Maharashtra, Bihar.
Savita Lahur, an Adivasi of Badli village (Udaipur), asked if she would still migrate to Gujarat if work at even Rs.40 a day were available in Badli itself said: "Yahan 40 mile to Gujarat jaane ka kya kaam hai? Bimaar ho jaate hain — phir kya karen?(If I can get Rs.40 here, then why would I go to Gujarat? If one falls ill there, what would one do?)"
Rural job scheme satisfactory: NGOs
ANANTAPUR( AP)The non-governmental organisations which have participated in the social audit of NREGS in the district have felt that the implementation of the scheme has been by-and-large satisfactory.Magsaysay award winner Aruna Roy of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan, working in Rajasthan, termed the social audit of NREGS an extraordinary exercise.
NREGA Work Report, AID-India, April 30, 2007, Gosani Block of Gajapati District, Orissa
Prof. Dhanada Mishra of AID-Orissa reports the success of street plays -- jobs are being given to applicants. In Gandahati Panchayat the NREGA works have started at Adagawan,Gandahati, S.Laupur villages, which has employed a large number of job seekers who applied. The Street Theater made an impact on the villagers and they started asking work at the panchayat office in Gandahati Panchayat.
Financial Express May 24,2007:Chattisgarh. In Bilaspur, they’ve started dreaming again.
Signposts of the Gramin Vikas Yojana (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) abound in this district, nearly 150 km from state capital Raipur. And daily wager Sadho Ram appears to be the protagonist of a piece that the Centre’s ambitious rural jobs scheme is trying to re-write. Ram is hopeful of getting some canal-building work under the NREGA, as jobs are happening. “I know I’ll get work,” he says
Financial Express: May 28 2007Dungarpur (Rajasthan)They don’t trust private jobs anymore.
“Until NREGA happened, we had to ensure only the regularity of casual workers. But now, since they are provided jobs under the scheme, we find it difficult to bring them to our plant,” joint managing director of Sri Rajasthan Syntex Vikash Ladiya told FE. This is despite the company offering them almost double of what is being offered under the government scheme
to address them
-Estimated benefits in terms of person days
- Physical improvement envisaged ( land/water conservation etc)
- Campaign for 100% Verification of muster rolls from June1st, 2007 in all districts
-All muster rolls to be on the NREGA website
-Enlisting civil society organisations for muster roll verification
Putting up a Citizen Information Board on each work site with the details of works taken up
Constant vigilance of the average amount of wages paid through field visits to work sites and reviews with State Secretaries.
States directed that task rates applicable to NREGA are to be uniformly applicable to all similar labour intensive works implemented withoutcontractor/ machinery .
Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) set up. CEGC members actively involved in field visits, social audit along with the State Government, District officials: Jharkhand Ranchi, Lohardaga, Pulamao) Chattisgarh (Sarguja, Bilaspur). Proposed to cover other States: TN, MP, Orissa.
Executive Committee set up to expedite implementation of Council decisions
Technical Secretariat to bring in multi -disciplinary professional expertise outside Government systems to provide resource support to the Ministry in critical areas, inter alia Works design, National Data System, Social audit, Monitoring evaluation
Action to be taken