Social audit reveals large-scale fraud

An exhaustive social audit of the much talked about National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan has revealed large-scale fraud in material supplies, extortion of money for job cards, dead people registered on muster rolls, and lack of transparency in the execution of works. However, the implementation of the NREG Act has led to an impressive employment generation in Manohar Thana tehsil of the district, according to a parallel survey undertaken by a research team from the G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad.