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Gram Sabha and Social Audit
The 73rd Amendment of the Constitution has given ‘guard dog’ forces and obligations to the Gram Sabhas to administer and screen the working of panchayat and government functionaries, and look at the yearly assertion of records and review reports. These arrangements in a roundabout way engage the Gram Sabhas to lead Social Audits notwithstanding different capacities.
Social reviews seriously affect the adequacy of the Program conveyance System, the capability of which isn’t completely used; the essential grass-root level organizations, specifically the Gram Sabha and Panchayati Raj in country territories and occupant/mechanical or brokers relationship in metropolitan regions should be reinforced.
Gram Sabha not successful as a grass root level establishment: The examination discoveries uncover that the majority of the Gram Sabhas don’t know about their sacred force. Gram Sabha is directed once in each quarter, yet it doesn’t bear any importance to the locals.
Gram Sabhas are for the most part treated as a normal gathering to finish the paper works and customs of the Panchayats. In the event that all the Gram Sabhas are made mindful of their entitlement to do Social Audit of their Gram Panchayat works then it will bring absolutely an upheaval.
CAG not enabled to lead Accounting Audit of PRIS in the entire country: according to the Eleventh Finance Commission suggestions, the CAG will be liable for practicing control and oversight over the legitimate upkeep of records of the multitude of three levels/levels of PRI.
The Director, Local Fund Audit and comparative organizations have been made answerable for the review of records of the neighborhood bodies under the management and counsel of the CAG. In spite of the fact that CAG has been putting forth attempts to guide and prepare the neighborhood store inspectors, yet Panchayats being a State subject, CAG can’t handle their bookkeeping and review measure. In addition, it isn’t feasible for CAG to direct review of al 2.41 lakh Panchayats. In this way, there is no brought together review method of bookkeeping review for all Panchayats the nation over.
Nearby Fund Auditors not being sufficiently staffed and prepared to direct ordinary review in all Panchayats, and Gram Sabhas being practically dead in a considerable lot of the Panchayats, there is basically no type of review – bookkeeping or social, as a control component in an enormous number of Panchayats. No focal approach or guideline making bookkeeping review and social review compulsory
As the Gram Sabhas are not dynamic in enormous piece of the country, there is little interest for data or responsibility of the Government programs. In any event, for the Central Government financed programs, there is no focal arrangement or guideline making bookkeeping review and social review obligatory. Accordingly, there is an extraordinary chance of spillage of Central Government assets at different phases of program conveyance chain.
Dread of loss of force of Panchayat by reinforcing of Gram Sabha: From the Gram Swaraj experience of Madhya Pradesh, it has arisen that, Gram Sabhas are not yet skilled to proceed as an independent unit of administration. It is regularly imagined that, fortifying the Gram Sabhas may weaken the forces of Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Gram Swaraj doesn’t depend any legal or policing capacities to the Gram Sabha and along these lines it remains to a great extent an expansion of government, going about as a group improvement office, with incredibly restricted administration capacities and job.
Regardless of the exchange of force and capacities to Gram Sabha, the Gram Panchayat stays incredible and it would be a test to reinforce and regulate the Gram Sabha and not let the Gram Panchayat dominate the new framework. It would likewise be a test to ensure and express the interests and stakes of poor people and minimized networks in the method of Gram Swaraj framework in Madhya Pradesh. More shields are expected to forestall the special and amazing from abusing a profoundly just and reformist framework.