Benefits availed through NREGA MIS
E-Governance for Masses:
- Computerisation of all NREGA activities
- All information available for public access
- Accuracy ensured in payment of wages to workers
- Lodging of complaints through Grievance Redressal System
- Facilitation of Social Audit
Assists Gram Panchayats in NREGA Implementation:
- Tracking of 100 days of employment to a household
- Generates documents as per NREGA guidelines
- Tracking of funds from the Ministry to the worker
- Provides status of available funds in accounts of Panchayats/ Blocks/ Districts
- Provides details of unfulfilled demand, works which can be taken up and the unemployment allowance
Assists Programme Officers and Administrators:
Provides strong analysis about programme implementation like:
- Locations with no registration, no demand for work, no allocation of work, no work in shelf, no on-going work etc.
- Funds transferred, availability of funds at each level and expenditure on work
- Generates Monthly Progress Report (MPR) at Gram Panchayat / Block/ District and State level
MIS Utilizes Information Technology to Meet Challenges:
- NREGAsoft is available in both online and offline mode to meet connectivity barriers.
- It is unicode enabled and supports all local languages overcoming the language barrier.
- Software is available in both Microsoft technologies as well as open source technologies.
Mechanism Of Data Collection, Compilation And Data Verification
• All the activities of NREGA are happening at the village level. Panchayat Secretary / Gram Rojgar Sahayak at the Gram Panchayat level are responsible for the record maintenance and account keeping.
• Stationary like Blank Muster Roll, Cash book, Measurement Book is made available to the Gram Panchayat from the Programme Officer. Blank MR forms goes to the work site where workers mark the attendance. Engineers visit the worksite after the closure of muster roll and do the measurement and fill the Measurement Book. Panchayat secretary maintains the cash book which has details of the amount received and expenditure made on labour and material component.
• Gram Panchayats where computers are available like West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat; the data get entered into the computer which will then be sent by offline/ online mechanism to the central server at New Delhi.
• The Gram Panchayats where computers are not available; the physical records move to Programme Officer office at Block Level where they get digitized and sent to by offline/ online mechanism to the central server at New Delhi.
• The movement of records from Gram Panchayat to Block take place at a regular interval of 2-3 days.
• NREGASoft MIS developed for NREGA is a work flow based system. Data entered for any activity cross check/ freezes for the previous activity. Proper checks have been introduced to validate the data entered and stop the wrong entries. For Example:
- For validating the persons on the job card a loose coupling is provided with the Rural Household Survey BPL Census 2002.
- Expenditure cannot be made unless the funds are available with the authority.
- The work can be allocated to a person for a period if he has made a demand in the same period and can appear on the Muster Roll if he/she has been allocated the work within the period of the Muster Roll and his family has not completed 100 days.
- The Job Cards and the Muster Roll are tightly linked that means that every entry in the Muster Roll will have corresponding entry in the Measurement Book.
• Alerts have been raised to indicate the concerned areas so that corrective action can be taken for better implementation of the NREGA.