State committee for social audit unit under MGNREGA reconstituted

Greater Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir government Friday ordered the re-constitution of a state-level selection committee for setting up of social audit unit under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005.

“In supersession of previous government order, sanction has been accorded to the re-constitution of a state level selection committee for selection of Director, social audit (MGNREGA) and social audit resource persons and experts at state and divisional levels for setting up the social audit unit in the state,” an order said.

As per the order, Chief Secretary or Chief Secretary level officer to be nominated by the Chief Secretary has been appointed as Chairperson of the reconstituted committee. Besides, Administrative Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, representative of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (not below the rank of Director), and representative of civil society organization to be nominated by the Social Welfare department have been appointed as members.

“The terms of reference of the committee shall be to recommend the selection of Director, social audit and social audit, resource persons and experts, and recommend the termination of Director, social audit and social audit resource persons and experts in case of unsatisfactory performance,” the order said.