11 July:The Ministry of Rural Development has developed a web enabled MIS www.nrega.nic.in for improving the efficiency and transparency of operational processes and all the information related to NREGA is available in a computer database and is also made available to public. The Ministry has also organized national MIS workshops to review and accelerate MIS operationalisation by States.
The village level household data base has internal checks for ensuring consistency and conformity to normative processes. All critical parameters get monitored in public domain: a) workers’ entitlement data and documents such as Registration, job cards, muster rolls, (b) Work selection and execution data including, shelf of approved and sanctioned works, work estimates, works under execution, measurement. Templates of work estimates have been designed, as well. (c) Employment demanded and provided (d). Financial indicators such as funds available, funds used, and the disaggregated structure of fund utilizations to assess the amount paid as wages, materials and administrative expenses.
This data is software engineered for cross verification of records and generation of reports and alerts on any parameter of the Act. As the software offers local language support, it is easily usable across the country, particularly at the district and block levels.
The NREGA MIS is not just a tool for internal management, but also for external communication as it places all critical data in public domain making the implementation of NREGA completely transparent. All Job cards and Muster Rolls are being uploaded on the NREGA website. Job Cards and Muster Rolls have been made available so far. When fully operationalised www.nrega.nic.in will, in fact enable citizens to avail of their right to get information without recourse to the legal procedures of RTI.