Thursday, February 9, 2023

District level audit under MNREGA in Chümou

A district-level social audit public hearing under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA) and District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Dimapur was held at the Conference Hall of DC Chümoukedima, on January 12.
According to a DIPR report, chairperson of the meeting, project officer, DRDA Dimapur, Narola Imkong thanked the social audit team for taking the time to conduct the social audit in the villages for transparency. She also requested the villages to heed the advice and suggestions of the team for development of the villages. State resource person Social Audit Unit (SAU), Nagaland, Vepo Keyho informed that seven villages under Chümoukedima Block, 17 villages under Kuhuboto Block and six villages under Aghunaqa Blocks were audited during the last phase.
He mentioned that the SAU was established in the year 2014 for accountability and transparency of all the centrally sponsored schemes of all the departments besides MNREGA scheme under rural development department. Keyho said the social audit was being held regularly to review the process of audit being held in the village level, which was later uploaded in the government website.
Detailed village wise findings, related issues, action taken reports and resolutions were also presented by the VRPs/BRPs/DRPs present during the meeting.
The board also reaffirmed the Gram Sabha resolutions and resolved to maintain detail transparency board for all the executed projects as per the specification of ministry guidelines.
The board resolve to organize Rozgar Diwas on a regular basis; to update job cards with all the necessary details; to maintain three phases’ photographs for all the executed projects; mismatch amount between MIS and block office sanction was noted and resolved to take necessary action to rectify the error; recovery of Rs. 160,515 for Kuhuboto Block (Pishikhu, Kushoto, Luzheto, Kuhoto, Nishevi, Lukuto) and Chumukedima Block (7 Mile, Khriezephe, Sodzulhou, Diphupar, Kirha, Selouphe and Toluvi) was submitted in cash by the concerned resource person to the chairperson; recovery for other villages are given time till the end of January 2023 to deposit the amount to the concerned official; rectification in regard to mismatch of amount in MIS and Social Audit finding has been submitted by officials of Kuhuboto Block for Pishikhu, Padala, Phuhoto and Lukuto village during the Public Hearing.
Proper Transparency Board for the project work Approach Road (2308006001/RC/25684) under Nizheto village was given 14 days’ time to install a concrete board.

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