A two-week-long special social audit by social organisations working under NREGS begun from Union minister C P Joshi's constituency of Bhilwara on October 1. All 381 panchayats in the district will be brought under social audit by about 2,500 volunteers mobilised during this period.
One of the special features of this programme is that instead of the social organisations the government took the initiative for the audit. The programme would also train about 1,000 volunteers for social audit under the programme.
Magsaysay awardee Kisan Shakti Sangatan leader Aruna Roy and Information and Employee Guarantee Act campaigner Nikhil Dey view it as a positive development.
The volunteers would join the NREGS workers for a half-day voluntary work on October 2 on Gandhi Jayanti before leaving for the various panchayats in groups for the social audit, said one of the organisers, Bhanwar Chandana.