CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Implementation of NREGA 3. Nation Resource Centre of National Rural Employment Guarantee act 4. Empowering People-Project Initiation Under NREGA 5. The Seeds of Revolution through NREGA 6. Reliability of NREGA 7. Field Experiences: Case Study of Six NREGA States
NREGA makes the Panchayats at district, intermediate and village levels the principal authorities for planning. The process of planning as laid down under the act gives under Section 16 of the Act, the power to make recommendations on the works to be taken up under NREGA to the Gram Sabha and the power to prepare a development plan comprising a shelf of project son the basis of these recommendations of the Gram Sabha to the Gram Panchayat. The Gram Panchayat has to forward the development plan with its priorities to the Programme Officer for preliminary scrutiny and approval prior to the commencement of the year in which it is proposed to be executed. The programme Officer has to consolidate the Gram Panchayat proposals and proposals of the Intermediate Panchayat into a block plan and after the approval of the Intermediate Panchayat, forward it to the District Programme Coordinator. The DPC will consolidate the Block Plan and proposals from other implementing agencies and the District Panchayat will approve the block wise shelf of project.