The government will appoint social audit coordinators to bring transparency in implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), states an official press release. An order to this effect has already been issued by the rural development department.
As per the order issued by principal secretary, rural development Srikrishna, a committee, headed by agriculture production commissioner (APC) would be constituted for selection of the coordinators.
The social audit coordinators would be selected through interviews. They would be the nominated members of the state council and get a monthly honorarium of Rs 25,000 along with an additional Rs 5,000 for other allowances, the release added.
Meanwhile, the government, after receiving several complaints regarding poor quality of foodgrains being supplied under mid-day meal scheme, has taken a decision to take action against the committee concerned in case of further complaints.
According to a official release, the government had directed that foodgrains under mid-day meal scheme should be lifted only after ensuring its quantity and quality as per the guidelines of the Centre.
As per the order issued by the state government, the members of the district committee, including district magistrate, deputy food marketing officer, supply officer and basic education officer would be responsible to ensure quality and quantity of foodgrains.