Social Audit of NREGS in Miyaganj Block, Unnao (UP)

Social Audit of NREGS in Miyaganj Block, Unnao (UP)
20-28 May

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After a year and a half of struggle activists of Asha Parivar and residents of Miyaganj Block of Unnao District Yeshwant Rao and Virendra Singh have been successful in obtaining documents related to implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in their Block.

The application asking for information (like Muster Rolls and Measurement Books, etc.) under the Right to Information Act, 2005, was filed on 4th December, 2006 by Yeshwant Rao at his Block office. He received a reply in June 2007 asking him to submit Rs. 1,58,400 (at an arbitrarily fixed rate of Rs. 2,400 per village panchayat for 66 panchayats in the Miyaganj Block).

This followed a long battle in the State Information Commission of UP where after more than ten hearings ultimately an order was passed directing the Block officials to provide information free of cost.

The activists finally started getting the documents on 6th April, 2008. This is the most detailed information that Asha Parivar has got in its attempts to conduct social audits so far in this area (earlier social audits of NREGS have been conducted in Bharawan, Sandila and Behender Blocks of neighbouring Hardoi District).

Volunteers are invited to be part of the Social Audit of NREGS in Miyaganj Block of Unnao District from 20th to 28th May, 2008.

We will assemble at the Miyaganj Block office on the morning of 20th May for a two day training. Eleven teams will then visit the 66 village panchayats over the next six days with each team covering one panchayat in a day. Finally, on 28th May there will be a public hearing on the social audit reports.

To reach Miyaganj:-

(1) Catch a three wheeler (popularly known as 'Vikram') from outside the railway station going to Rajajipuram and get down at Dhania Mari Pul within Lucknow . From there take a bus for Bangarmau (in Hardoi) and get down at Miyaganj. Bus will drop you outside the Block office.

(2) Catch a bus from Unnao to Sandila and get down at Miyaganj.

If you would like to be part of the social audit process please get in touch with any of the following:

Yeshwant Rao, 9935451876
Virendra Singh, 9935788420
Arundhati Dhuru, 9415022772, arundhatidhuru@yahoo.co.uk
Sandeep, ashaashram@yahoo.com

We also solicit financial donations for conducting the social audit in Miyaganj. Donations may be sent in the name of 'Asha' to Vallabhacharya Pandey, Village Bhandaha Kalan, Post Kaithi, Varanasi-221116, Ph: (0542) 2618201, 2618301, 2618401, Mobile : 9415256848, ashakashi@gmail.com

Asha Parivar, Unnao
&
National Alliance of People's Movements, UP


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