National seminar on social audit of rural development programmes on Sep 26

Updated: Sep 23 2023 11:27AM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The Rural Development Ministry will hold the second national seminar on Social Audit of Rural Development Programmes on September 26, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh will address the seminar on the theme “Re-imagining Social Audit with a view to bring transparency and accountability”.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) gives Gram Sabha the right to conduct regular social audits of all works and expenditures. This includes facilitation of the social audit through independent Social Audit Units, complete access to all records-online and offline, and pro-active disclosure through Wall writings.