No: CAPART/NREGS/2007-08                                             

Date: 3 September, 2008

 

 

Circular No. 13/2008

 

This circular is issued to guide the RR & MCs of Regional Committees of CAPART in launching awareness generation and capacity building on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (NREGA) by Voluntary Organizations.

 

It was felt that the success of NREGA scheme lies in continuous public vigilance in the implementation of the project, laws & policies. It is essential that the potential beneficiaries and other stakeholders of the scheme are involved at every stage: from planning to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation. To ensure this, an initiative has been taken in awareness generation and building capacities of the local rural communities so as to access their entitlements and assert their rights under NREGA.

 

A detailed action plan on awareness generation and capacity building on NREGS along with the format for formulation of project, model budget for 30 gram panchayats, three days training module etc. was placed before the Competant Authority for approval. The scheme is enclosed for compliance. In view of the approval from Hon’ble MRD the following points may be noted:-

  1. NREGA awareness generation may not be carried out in districts where GVA is being implemented. Thus no projects under NREGA may be given in districts where GVA projects have been sanctioned. This is to be done to ensure that there is no overlapping of activities.
  2. NGOs implementing GVA/NREGA awareness generation will not be eligible for any awards for NREGA instituted by the RD Ministry.
  3. Projects to be sanctioned only from among the VOs applying within the stipulated time in response to the news paper advertisements taken out by the RD Ministry for inviting Expression of Interest. The proposals received either as VIP reference or in the RD Ministry after the due date mentioned in the news paper advertisement, may be filed for now. Any other proposal received after the due date may also be dealt with similarly.
  4. NREGA awareness projects to be sanctioned only in the 14 States originally mentioned in the news paper advertisements brought out by the RD Ministry for inviting Expression of Interest from VOs.
  5. NREGA awareness generation projects will be under the OB scheme of CAPART and all stages of the projects will be governed by CAPART norms and guidelines. There should be no deviation from the same.
  6. The first phase of this programme shall be launched in the list of districts enclosed. Keeping in view the fact that those districts where GVA projects have been sanctioned shall be excluded. Projects may be considered for awarding only to the list NGOs enclosed herewith. In case, any NGO other than the one mentioned in the list is to be considered for awarding projects, then the same must be intimated to the Hqtrs for approval.
  7. To make monitoring of activity foolproof, apart from regular monitoring by Institutional Monitors, concurrent monitoring through YPs/ROs, etc. will be invariably done in each case. Additionally, 5% of awareness generation and capacity building on NREGA projects will be concurrently monitored by teams deputed from CAPART Headquarters. These projects will be identified on a random basis in Hqtrs office. For this purpose, the VOs who have been sanctioned NREGA projects should be requested to submit action programme with dates and places well in advance.
  8. For review of the NREGA awareness generation projects, the Performa used for GVA programme/projects may be used. It shall be the responsibility of the RR & MCs and Consultant (GVA) to technically implement the scheme properly as per norms.
  9. Considering the importance attached to the implementation of NREGA by the RD Ministry, RR & MCs may immediately initiate proceedings for desk appraisal (if not already done), appointing monitors for prefunding appraisal and preparing the agenda for placement before Regional Committees.

 

This issues with the approval of the Competant Authority.

 

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(Sanjay Awasthi)

Director (Finance)

Copy to:

1.                  All RR & MC of CAPART’s Regional Committees.

2.                  Under Secretary (NREGA), Ministry of Rural Development

3.                  All HODs at CAPART Hqtrs. New Delhi.

4.                  SES to DG/ES to DDG (K)/ES to DDG (G)/SES to CVO/ ES to Director (Finance).

5.                  CAO (FAD)/CAO (AED).

 

 

 


Proposal on Awareness Generation and Capacity Building on NREGS

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (NREGA) is a landmark in the history of social security legislation in India and promises to be a major tool in the struggle to secure the right to food. The Act provides enhancement of livelihood security, giving at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household, whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Panchayats at Districts, intermediate and village levels become the principal authorities for planning and implementation of the Act.

 The success of the scheme lies in continuous public vigilance in the implementation of the projects, laws and policies. It is essential that the potential beneficiaries and other stake holders of the scheme are involved at every stage: from planning to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation. To ensure this an initiative has been taken in awareness generation and building capacities of the local rural communities so as to access their entitlements and assert their rights under NREGA. In this regard Expression of Interest (EoI) from civil society organizations and professional institutions were invited by Ministry of Rural Development. In response, the Ministry of Rural Development had received 2400 number of proposals from the civil society organizations and professional institutions. The proposals were sent to CAPART for scrutiny and short listing of potential civil society organizations and professional institutions.

 

As per the Expression of Interest, the organization selected will be assigned a District each and the tasks will be undertaken at the village level upwards to the District level for six months to begin with. The tasks to be undertaken will include:

·        Social mobilization and awareness generation through door to door contact campaign, village convention, personal contact programmes.

·        Training of NREGA workforce, members  of village vigilance and monitoring committee, members of Gram Panchayat and Gram Rozgar Sewak on NREGA procedure and their roles.

·        Enabling local community to apply under NREGA for various entitlements covered under its legal guarantee.

·        Enabling NREGA workforce to verify the benefits due to them, inter alia, their muster rolls, and job cards entries.

·        Submitting reports as desired by the Ministry

 

Expected Outcome:

 The expected outcomes are capacity building of NREGA beneficiaries, Village monitoring committees, and Gram Panchayat members as also the following:

1.      Information: Awareness about NREGA: features, procedures, management systems.

2.      Ability to use information.

3.      To access rights under NREGA and claim entitlements, inter alia apply for job card, apply for employment, ensure appropriate wage remuneration, participate in village level planning, avail of work site facilities, enforce unemployment allowance.

4.      To enforce transparency and accountability, inter alia, use the Right to Information Act, understand and scrutiny vital records like muster rolls, measurement books, job cards; do social audit and enforce grievance redressal.

 

 


Proposed Action Plan

 

1.      Selection of NGOs:

 

Selection of NGOs will be carried out by following the existing policy guidelines of CAPART under Organization of Beneficiaries (OB scheme). It is proposed that for the awareness campaign under NREGS, the jurisdiction of an NGO may be confined to a particular District irrespective of the number of Districts in a States the NGO had applied for. A Pre- Funding Appraisal (PFA) of the selected NGOs will be carried out as per the guidelines of CAPART for assessing the antecedents of the NGOs at the RC level.

 

2. Assignment of Target Area

 

As per the Expression of Interest published by the Ministry of Rural Development selected organizations will be assigned a District each. If an organization is assigned a District having more than five Blocks, it may be difficult for a particular organization to coordinate, manage and simultaneously assess the impact of the awareness campaign in a stipulated period of time. Therefore, it is proposed that assignment of number of Blocks to a particular NGO will be decided based on the assumption that an NGO can conduct intensive awareness campaign in a maximum of 5 Gram Panchayats in a month. Since the awareness campaign would be conducted for six month to begin with, an NGO will be able to cover 30 Gram Panchayats in a period of six months. Where more than 10 blocks are involved in a district, then additional projects shall be given either to the same NGO, if it has the required capacity to implement and also falls in the eligibility norms of having not more than 3 on going CAPART projects at a time or to another eligible NGO. Hence, it is proposed that the unit of target area may be a Block instead of a District. In this case one NGO will be assigned not more than 10 Blocks within a District depending upon its organizational capacity and professional strength to implement the project. The NGO has to submit a detailed project proposal as per the format enclosed at annexure- 1(this format is on the pattern of OB projects).

   

 

 

3. Training of NGOs:

 

For awareness generation and capacity building of the short listed NGOs, a three day training programme would be conducted by the concerned Regional Committees where in two representatives from each selected NGOs will participate. As per existing norms, the workshop budget for the two days is about Rs. One Lakh for fifty participants and this will be applicable for conducting this training programme. However, the additional expenditure incurred (if any) may be upto Rs.50,000/- in addition to Rs. 1 Lac. Thus the total cost for the training programme should not exceed Rupee One Lakh Fifty Thousand. The expenditure for this training shall be borne by the concerned RCs. A detailed Training Module as enclosed at Annexure - 2 will be followed for imparting training to the participants.

As soon as the organizations are short listed, they will be intimated along with the format of the project proposal and model budget so that they can submit the proposal within 15 days of receiving of the intimation.

 

4. Model Budget  

The awareness campaign will be conducted by the short listed organizations for a period of six months covering 30 Gram Panchayats.

S.N

Particulars

Unit

Amount

For 30 Gram Panchayat

1

One day training for *50-55 participants per batch in 15 batches @  Rs. 12,425/ batch for 30 Panchayats

2 Gram Panchayats

12,425/-

1,86,375/-

2

Gram Sabha Meeting (2 times)

Gram Panchayat

1000/-

30,000/-

3.

Mike / Street Plays/ Kala Jatha / Local Folk Media

Gram Panchayat

1000/-

30,000/-

4.

Poster Campaign through posters and other media.

Gram Panchayat

500/-

15,000/-

5

Screening of Documentary on NREGS/ Social Audit / RTI etc

Gram Panchayat

2000/-

60,000/-

6

Bicycle Rally

Gram Panchayat

1000/-

30,000/-

7

Miscellaneous Expenses (includes admn. Expenses, payment to resource person for sl.no. 1 above and expenses on travel @ Rs. 5/K.M subject to overall ceiling of Rs. 15,000/-

____

___

35,137/-

Total

3,86,512/-

Notes

Ř      * In case of less then 30 Panchayats the costing will be proportionately reduced. In case of more than 30 Panchayats, costing can be increased on a prorate basis. However, if due to increase in the number of Panchayats beyond 30, the project becomes unwieldy then the size of the project will be restricted to manageable level and additional project sanctioned to either the same VO or to another eligible VO.

Ř      For items at sl. Nos. 1 & 6 above- These will be on the pattern of implementation of GVA programme. However, here, the focus will be on NREGA only.

 

5. Monitoring:

Concurrent monitoring of the awareness campaign will be conducted in the target areas. The monitoring will be carried out twice within the project duration of six months for ensuring smooth implementation of awareness campaign. In the first phase, a team of internal monitors will be appointed by the Regional Committee for monitoring the programme within a period of two months from the release of first installment. This will be coupled with regular monitoring by the Institutional Monitors as per CAPART norms.


Annexure – 1

 

Format for Formulation of Project Proposal under NREGS

 

1. Title of the Project:

 

 

2. Location

            a) State

            b) District

            c) Block

            d) Gram Panchayat

e) Village/s

 

3. Demographic Details

            i) Total Population:  Male                       Female

 

            ii) No of Households:     SC   ----------  ST----------  OBC---------- General -----------

                                               

                                             BPL------------- APL ------------ 

 

            iii) Land Utilization

 

iv) Source if Irrigation

 

v) Artisanal trades

 

vi) Problems of Villages

 

 

4. Objectives:

 

 

 

5. Coverage of the programme in terms of beneficiaries

 

 

Name of Village            Block               District                  Expected number of Beneficiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beneficiaries are the adult members of the households of the local Gram Panchayat who are willing to do unskilled manual work.

 

6. Methodology to be adopted for the awareness campaign:

 

 

 

7. Action Programme:

 

 

8. Expected Outcome:

 

 

 

9. Budget: The NGO is required to follow the model Budget for the preparation of the budget.

 

 

10. Arrangement for Social Audit of NREGS by the community

 

 

 

 

 

Countersigned by the Member of Executive Body                    Signature and seal     of the Authorised Signatory*

 

Name:                                                                                         Name:

 

 

 

Designation                                                                                  Designation:

 

                                                                                                   (*Attach copy of Authorization by Executive Body for signing if Articles of Association/Byelaws do not indicate it)

 

 

Place:

 

Date:

 

 

THREE DAYS TRAINING MODULE ON NREGA                                                                         Annexure – II

Day One

 

 

 

 

 

Technical  Session

Time

Topic

Objectives

Contents

Training Methods

Reference Reading

One

11.00 - 12.00

Introducing NREGA:            (a) Why and How it came into being?                                (b) Vision, Mission and Objectives

Paricipants will develop understanding about the fundamentals of the Act

1. Significance  of NREG Act (Art 19 A, 21)
2. Its Vision, Mission and Objectives                                

1. Power Point Presentation        2. Lecture

Operational Guidelines of NREGA

Two

12.00 - 13.30

What does the NREG Act speak of ? Some Questions and Answers

Participants will be acquainted of the key elements and provisions of the NREG Act

1. Employment guarantee for  100 days in a financial year      2. Eligibility Criteria                   3. Registration for seeking unskilled employment                          4. Issueing of Job Cards                 5. Demand for Work                                6. Work Allotment                                             7. Payment of wages                   

1. Power Point Presentation         2. Lecture and Participatory Discussion

Operational Guidelines of NREGA

Three

14.30 - 15.30

Transparancy and Accountability                   (Step - 1)

To know the importance, objectives and advantages of Public Vigilance and Social Audit                                    

1. Basis of Social Audit             2. What is Social Audit?              3. Objectives of Social Audit.      4. Advantages of Social Audit

1. Power Point Presentation      2. Lecture             

Reading Materials

Four

15.45 - 17.15

(Step - 2)

The participants will be accustomed with various steps, processes and key factors of conducting social audit

1. Various Steps - Multi-perspective, Comprehensive, Comparative, Regular, Verification, Disclosure, Improved Social Performance                          2. The assessment of vulneribilities of each stage of NREGS through "Social Audit Forum"                                      

1. Group Exercise and             Presentation

Operational Guidelines of NREGA

Day Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

One

10.30 - 12.00

Information Dissemination and Participation            

To know about various tools and skills of awareness building and ensuring participation of rural masses.                                  

1. What, Whom and How to generate awareness                      2. Various communication methods (local folk media, electronic and print media, street plays, wall painting, posters) and periodic meeting with community and door to door visit.                                                       3. Various motivational tools

Games, Group exercise and Presentattion

Reading Materials

Two

13.00 - 14.30

RTI Act - An instrument for upholding people's right on NREGA

To impart the participants  about various provisions and processes of RTI Act with regard to effective implementation of NREGS

1. Salient features and advantages  of RTI Act               2. Various processes  for seeking information                  3. How the Act helps in effective implementation of NREGS - Information Kiosk

Group exercise and Presentation

Reading Materials

Three

14.30 - 16.00

 Learning by doing - A practical hands on experience on Social Audit

To give practical exposure to the participants about how to conduct social audit

1. Division of participants into groups                                      2. Pre-planning for field visits 

Group exercise and Presentation

-

Day Three

 

 

 

 

 

One

09.00 - 16.00

Visit to the nearby Gram Panchayat to carryout Social Audit

To have  first-hand experience of conducting social audit

1. Field Visit                              2. Carry out Social Audit Process of NREGS                                 3. Presentation and Feedback on field experience

Group exercise and Presentation

-

 

 

Districts under NREGA

 

 

Districts under NREGA

State

Districts  under GVA

Blocks under GVA

 Districts Covered under GVA and also applied for NREGA

                                                              Shortlisted & Eligible disrticts under NREGA

Gujrat

Dahod

Fatehpura

Dahod

Narmada, Sabarkantha

Panchamahal

Santrampur

Panchamahal

Patan

Santalpur

 

Banashkantha

Vav

Banashkantha

Valsad

Kaparada

Valsad

Dang

Ahwa

Dang

Union Territories

Daman

Daman

 

Not covered under NREGA

Diu

Diu

 

Dadra Nagar Haveli

Dadra Nagar Haveli

 

Maharastra

Hingoli

Aundha

Hingoli

Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Bhandara,Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nandurbar, Yavatmal

Kalamnuri

Nanded

Hadgaon

Nanded

Kinwat

Buldhana

Sindkhedraja

Buldhana

Deolgaonraja

Amravati

Chandur Bazar

Amravati

Himachal Pradesh

Kangra

Panchrukhi

 

Not covered under NREGA

Mandi

Karsog

 

Sirmour

Pachad

 

Punjab

Hoshiarpur

Mahilpur

 

Not covered under NREGA

Jallandhar

Shahkot

 

Amritsar

Rayya

 

Nawanshehar

Saroya

 

Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag

Khoveripora

 

Not covered under NREGA

Poonch

Surankot

 

Haryana

Mewat

Nuh

 

Not covered under NREGA

Mewat

Punhana

 

Tambala

Brara

 

Orissa

Nawarangpur

Papadahandi

Nawarangpur

Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati,                                                   Ganjam,                Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kandmal, Kendujhar, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Sundargarh

Malkangiri

Mathili

Malkangiri

Koraput

Dasmantpur

Koraput

Nuapada

Boden

Nuapada

Balangir

Luisinga

Balangir

Phulbani

Phiringia

 

West Bengal

Bankura

Bankura-II

Bankura

24 Pargana South, Dinajpur Dakshin, Jalpaiguri, Maldah, West Medinipur, Murshidabad

Purulia

Jalda-II

Purulia

Burdwan

Ausgram-I

 

Birbhum

Murarai

 

Chhattisgarh

Bastar

Pharasgaon

Bastar

Bilaspur, Dantewada, Dhamtari, Jashpur, Kanker, Kawardha, Korea, Rajnandgaon

Raigarh

Sarangarh

Raigarh

Kabirdham

Bodla

Kabirdham

Sarguja

Bhayathan

Sarguja

Assam

Goalpara

Rangjuli

Goalpara

All Districts are under GVA

Dhemaji

Sissiborgaon

Dhemaji

Bongaigaon

Dangtol

Bongaigaon

NC Hills

Mahur

NC Hills

Kokrajhar

Hatidhora

Kokrajhar

Karbi Anglong

Chingthong

Karbi Anglong

Lakhimpur

Dhakuakhana

Lakhimpur

Meghalaya

West Garo Hills

Selsella

 

Not covered under NREGA

Tripura

Dhalai

Damburnagar

 

Not covered under NREGA

Manipur

Tamenglong

Tamei

 

Not covered under NREGA

Sikkim

North District

Chungthang

 

Not covered under NREGA

Karnataka

Bidar

Aurad

Bidar

Belgaon,Chikkmagalur, Belary, Shimoga, Hasan

Raichur

Lingsugur

Raichur

Devdurga

 

Gulbarga

Chincholi

 

Aland

 

Jewargi

Gulbarga

Chitradurga

Hosadurga

Chitradurga

Davangere

Harapana-halli

Davangere

Kerala

Palakkad

Attapady

 

Not covered under NREGA

Malampuzha

 

Chitoor

 

Wayanad

Sulthan Bathery

 

Kalpetta

 

Mananthawady

 

North Goa

Sattari

 

Pernem

 

South Goa

Sanguem

 

Quepem

 

Canacona

 

Bihar

Nawada

Nawada

Nawada

Araria, Aurangabad, Darbhanga, Jamui, Katihar, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Patna,Purnia, Samastipur, Sheohar, Supaulhd,                                                                                                               

Nalanda

Nalanda

Nalanda

Gaya

Gaya

Gaya

Jehanbad

Jehanbad

Jehanbad

Vaishali

Vaishali

Vaishali

Bhojpur

Bhojpur

Bhojpur

Rohtas

Rohtas

Rohtas

Munger

Munger

Munger

Kaimur

Jamui

Kaimur

Kaimur (Bhabua)

Bhabhuwa (Kaimur)

 

Jharkhand

Palamu

Palamu

Palamu

Bokaro, Chatra, Dhanbad, Garhwa, Godda, Hazaribag, Jamtara, Koderma, Latehar, Lohardaga, Pakur, Ranchi, Sahebganj, Saraikela, Kharsawan, Sindega, West Singhbhum

Gumla

Lohardagga

Gumla

Giridih

Giridih

Giridih

Deoghar

Deoghar

Deoghar

Dumka

Dumka

Dumka

Andhra Pradesh

Medak

Mulugu

Medak

Adilabad, Chittoor, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Nizamabad, Vizianagaram

Ranga Reddy

Chevella

Ranga Reddy

Cuddapah

T. Sundupalli

Cuddapah

Warangal

Maripeda

Warangal

Anantapura

Hindupur

Anantapura

Nalgonda

B. Pochampally

Nalgonda

Kurnool

Arlagada

 

Tamilnadu

Dharmpuri

Nallampalli

 

Dindigul, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Sivagangai

Villupuram

Ulundurpet

 

Vurudhnagar

Kariapatti

 

Mahbubnagar

Jadcherla

 

Pudukkottai

Thiruvaran Kulam

 

Coimbatore

Sulur

 

Krishnagiri

Bargur

 

Dindigul

Athur

 

Rajasthan

Dousa

Bandikui

 

Banswara, Jhalawar, Karauli, Sirohi

Tonk

Todaraisingh

Tonk

Dungarpur

Sagwara

Dungarpur

Jaisalmer

Sam

Jaisalmer

Udaipur

Girwa

Udaipur

Dhoulpur

Dholpur

 

Barmer

Chotan

Barmer

Alwar

Bahrod

 

Madhya Pradesh

West Nimar

Khargon

 

Balaghat, Barwani, Betul, Chhatarpur, Dhar, Dindori, Jhabua, Khargone, Mandla, Satna, Seoni, Shahdol, Sheopur, Sidhi, Tikamgarh, Umaria

 

Shivpuri

Karera

Shivpuri

 

Pohari

 

 

Gwalior

Murar

 

 

East Nimar

Khandwa

East Nimar

 

Indore

Mhaw

 

 

Jabalpur

Jobat

 

 

Unnao

Hasanganj

Unnao

Ajamgarh, Banda,Chaundauli, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur, Hardoi, Jalaun, Kausambi, Kheri, Kushinagar, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh, Sonbhadra

Uttar pradesh

Mianganj,

 

 

 

Sitapur

Hargaon

Sitapur

 

 

Barabanki

Masauli

Barabanki

 

 

Jaunpur

Muftiganj

Jaunpur

 

 

Karanjakala

 

 

 

Buxa

 

 

 

Sikrata

 

 

 

Sirkoni

 

 

 

Machlisaher

 

 

 

Mugra Badhsahpur

 

 

 

Sujanganj

 

 

 

Sahaganj

 

 

 

Badlapur

 

 

 

Khuthan

 

 

 

Suitha Kala

 

 

 

Maharajganj

 

 

 

Ramnagar

 

 

 

Raibareli

Rahi

Raibareli

 

 

Amban

 

 

 

Harchandrapur

 

 

 

Shivgarh

 

 

 

Dih

 

 

 

Rohnia

 

 

 

Jagatpur

 

 

 

Khero

 

 

 

Sareni

 

 

 

Unchahar

 

 

 

Maharajganj

 

 

 

Dalmau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total- 64

Total 184 districts