Social audit mandatory for job scheme
THE LAST government's flagship scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), is set to see some changes under the ruling NDA government. The Union Ministry of Rural Development has decided to focus on social audit and create durable assets at block and district levels under the programme. The ministry has instructed the states to focus on social audit. The Centre will provide technical assistance for the audit under a special project that will be operational till 2017, and will bear the entire expenditure. The project will cost an estimated ` 46 crore a year to the Central exchequer.