ANNEXURE-2

QUESTIONNAIRE

 FOR

 IMPLEMENTATION OF

 THE NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT
1.A. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the State / UT Governments)

PLANNING

  1. At present the District is taken as a unit under the Act? There may be wide variations within the districts. Should Block be taken as a unit? What would be its implication?
  2. Who has been designated as the District Programme Coordinator? District Collector or the CEO ZP?
  3. How to integrate the Planning process for NREGA with the District Planning process as envisaged under the Article 243 7D of the Constitution.
  4. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  5. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  6. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  7. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. What mechanism of fund flow would you suggest from the Central Govt. to the gram panchayats in order to ensure smooth implementation of the Act?
  2. What steps would the State / UT Government take to strengthen staff support to the gram panchayats, in order to enable them to implement the Act?
  3. Piece rate vs Time rate. Which should be the preferred mode? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of adopting each one of them?
  4. What should be the mechanism for payment of Unemployment allowance?
  5. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  6. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts in order to ensure uniformity?

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. Capacity building would be very critical for successful implementation of the scheme. What is the road map the State / UT Government has laid for this?
  2. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  3. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  4. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  5. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  6. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  7. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

 

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. What parameters should be monitored at different levels?
  2. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  3. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  4. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  5. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  6. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
1.B. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the State / UT Governments where panchayats have not been constituted)

 

PLANNING

  1. At present the District is taken as a unit under the Act? There may be wide variations within the districts. Should Block be taken as a unit? What would be its implication?
  2. Who has been designated as the District Programme Coordinator? District Collector or the CEO ZP?
  3. How to integrate the Planning process for NREGA with the District Planning process as envisaged under the Article 243 7D of the Constitution.
  4. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat or the village council be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  5. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  6. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  7. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. What mechanism of fund flow would you suggest from the Central Govt. to the village councils in order to ensure smooth implementation of the Act?
  2. What steps would the State/UT Government take to strengthen staff support to the village councils, in order to enable them to implement the Act?
  3. Piece rate vs Time rate. Which should be the preferred mode? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of adopting each one of them?
  4. What should be the mechanism for payment of Unemployment allowance?
  5. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  6. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts in order to ensure uniformity?

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. Capacity building would be very critical for successful implementation of the scheme. What is the road map the State /UT Government has laid for this?
  2. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  3. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  4. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  5. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  6. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  7. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. What parameters should be monitored at different levels?
  2. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  3. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  4. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  5. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  6. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
 

2. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the President Zila Panchayats)

PLANNING

  1. Should the unit of selection for the implementation of NREGA be a district or a Block?
  2. So far most of the schemes were being implemented by the District Panchayat or the intermediate panchayat.  Under NREGA most of the works have to be implemented by the gram panchayats. What problems do you foresee in this? What are your suggestions to overcome these problems?
  3. What is the nature of works that should be taken up under NREGA?
  4. How to integrate the Planning process for NREGA with the District Planning process as envisaged under the Article 243 7D of the Constitution.
  5. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  6. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  7. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  8. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. How to ensure that the selection of eligible persons is fair and doesn’t favour the influential persons?
  2. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  3. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts?
  4. How to ensure quality of works executed?
  5. What would be the best mode of payment to the persons employed? Through cheque, adjustment in accounts or cash?

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. Are all elected members of the panchayats aware about the provisions of the Act?
  2. What should be done to make people aware about their rights under the Act?
  3. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  4. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  5. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  6. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  7. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  9. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. What aspects should be monitored by the gram panchayats, intermediate panchayats and by the district panchayats?
  2. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  3. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  4. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  5. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  6. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
3. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the CEO Zila Panchayats)

PLANNING

  1. Should the unit of selection for the implementation of NREGA be a district or a Block?
  2. Please furnish information about your district in the following format:

Name of District:                       Total rural population:

S.No.

Name of Block

No. of gram panchayats

No. of gram panchayats havings banks

No. of gram panchayats having a post office

No. of  gram panchayats having internet connectivity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which are the schemes being implemented by the gram panchayats? {Implementation means full implementation i.e. identification of works, preparation of estimates, maintenance of muster rolls and measurement book, and payment to the workers}.
  2. How to integrate the Planning process for NREGA with the District Planning process as envisaged under the Article 243 7D of the Constitution.
  3. Do the gram panchayats have qualified accountants and engineers? If not how are the accounts kept by the panchayats, and how are estimates prepared and works executed by the gram panchayats?
  4. Is the problem of rural unemployment uniformly spread throughout the district or is it more pronounced in some blocks? Is this problem seasonal or throughout the year?
  5. NREGA is a demand driven scheme. What would you suggest to generate awareness about the ‘Right to work’?
  6. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  7. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  8. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  9. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. Should there be a household identity card or individual identity card for the eligible workers?
  2. The implementation agencies are used to execute the works as per the PWD Schedule of rates. This would not be suitable for works under NREGA, as the main object here is to provide employment? How would you evolve norms for preparation of estimates of works and for measurements?
  3. What would you suggest for ensuring that the workers are not underpaid on the one hand and there is no corruption on the other?
  4.  What mechanism would you suggest to ensure smooth fund flow from National Employment Guarantee Fund to the gram panchayats?
  5.  Would it be possible to have an IT enabled system for release of funds and for monitoring the implementation? What should be the salient features of such a system?
  6. What would be the best mode of payment to the persons employed? Through cheque, adjustment in accounts or cash?
  7. Piece rate vs Time rate. Which should be the preferred mode? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of adopting each one of them?
  8. What methodology should be used to identify works? How to decide inter-se priority within the works? Should there be a separate list of works for women?
  9. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts?

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

 

  1. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  2. How would you impart training to the staff employed at all levels in panchayats?
  3. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  4. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  5. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  6. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  7. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  2. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  3. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  4. How to ensure quality of works executed?
  5. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  6. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  7. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
4. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the President of Intermediate level Panchayat)

PLANNING

  1. So far most of the schemes were being implemented by the District Panchayat or the intermediate panchayat.  Under NREGA most of the works have to be implemented by the gram panchayats. What problems do you foresee in this? What are your suggestions to overcome these problems?
  2. What is the nature of works that should be taken up under NREGA?
  3. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  4. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  5. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. What would be the best mode of payment to the persons employed? Through cheque, adjustment in accounts or cash?
  2. Should there be a household identity card or individual identity card?
  3. What methodology should be used to identify works? How to decide inter-se priority within the works? Should there be a separate list of works for women?
  4. How to ensure that the selection of eligible persons is fair and doesn’t favour the influential persons?
  5. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level  also be given a role in implementation of the Act?

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. Are all elected members of the panchayats aware about the provisions of the Act?
  2. What should be done to make people aware about their rights under the Act?
  3. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  4. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  5. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  6. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  7. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  9. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  2. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  3. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  4. How to ensure quality of the works executed?
  5. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  6. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  7. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

 

(note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the President of Gram Panchayat)

PLANNING

  1. How many villages are included in the Gram Panchayat? What is the total population in the Gram Panchayat?
  2. Does the panchayat have Bank (Nationalised Bank, Cooperative Bank or Private Bank)?
  3. What is the annual budget of the panchayat for the year 2005-06?
  4. Where does the panchayat keep its money?
  5. Does the panchayat have a post office?
  6. What is the staff strength of the panchayat? How many of these are permanent and how many are temporary?
  7. What are the employment generation schemes which are being implemented by the panchayat? {Implementation means full implementation i.e. identification of works, preparation of estimates, maintenance of muster rolls and measurement book, and payment to the workers}.
  8.  What additional support in terms of staff would the Panchayat require in order to implement the NREGA?
  9. Is the problem of unemployment in your village seasonal or throughout the year?
  10. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level  also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  11. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  12. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  13. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. NREGA envisages taking up of durable assets. These may require procurement of materials like cement, bricks etc. What procedure does the panchayat follow to procure these materials?
  2.  Which is better, payment of wages in terms of foodgrains or cash?
  3.   What problems are faced by the gram panchayat in implementing employment generation or assets creation schemes? What are your suggestions?
  4.  It is stipulated that the works have to be identified by the Gram sabhas and implemented by the village panchayats how would you prioritize the works?
  5.  How should the panchayat monitor the implementation of works and payment of correct wages to the workers?
  6.  Is it possible that funds under NREGA are used for taking up normal works without fulfilling actual demand for employment. How would you prevent such diversion of funds?
  7. What is the nature of works that should be taken up under NREGA?
  8. What would be the best mode of payment to the persons employed? Through cheque, adjustment in accounts or cash?
  9. Should there be a household identity card or individual identity card for the eligible workers?
  10. Piece rate vs Time rate. Which should be the preferred mode? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of adopting each one of them?
  11. What methodology should be used to identify works? How to decide inter-se priority within the works? Should there be a separate list of works for women?
  12. How to ensure that the selection of eligible persons is fair and doesn’t favour the influential persons?
  13. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  14. How to ensure quality of works executed?

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. Are all members of the panchayat aware about the provisions of the NREGA?
  2.  How do you plan to increase the awareness amongst the villagers about the NREGA?
  3. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  4. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  5. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  6. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  7. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  8. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  9. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  2. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  3. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  4. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  5. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

 

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
6. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the NGOs working in the field of Rural Development)

PLANNING

  1. Should the unit of selection for the implementation of NREGA be a district or a Block?
  2. What are the areas in which NGOs can help in implementation of the scheme?
  3. What would you suggest to bring in total transparency in the implementation of the Act?
  4. What norm should be followed for distribution of works between gram panchayat, the intermediate panchayat and the district panchayat?
  5. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  6. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  7. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. How to ensure that fair wages are paid to the workers? What would be the best mode of payment to the persons employed? Through cheque, adjustment in accounts or cash?
  2. What should be the role of the intermediate level in the implementation of the scheme? Should the gram panchayat be made responsible for implementation of all works or should the intermediate level also be given a role in implementation of the Act?
  3. Should there be a household identity card or individual identity card?
  4. What is the nature of works that should be taken up under NREGA?
  5. Piece rate vs Time rate. Which should be the preferred mode? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of adopting each one of them?
  6. What methodology should be used to identify works? How to decide inter-se priority within the works? Should there be a separate list of works for women?
  7. What should be the mechanism for payment of Unemployment allowance?
  8. How to ensure that the selection of eligible persons is fair and doesn’t favour the influential persons?
  9. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  10. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts?
  11. How to ensure quality of works executed?

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  2. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  3. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  4. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  5. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  6. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  7. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  2. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  3. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  4. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  5. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire)
7. Questionnaire for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(For the Collector, where Panchayats have not been constituted)

PLANNING

  1. Should the unit of selection for the implementation of NREGA be a district or a Block?
  2. Please furnish information about your district in the following format:

Name of District:                       Total rural population:

S.No.

Name of Block

No. of  local councils

No. of local councils  havings banks

No. of local councils having a post office

No. of local councils having internet connectivity

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is the implementation mechanism proposed for the implementation of the Act? {including release of funds and monitoring}.
  2. Do all the village councils have a bank account? If not, how are funds released to them?
  3. Were these village councils implementing employment generation schemes earlier?
  4. What is the supervisory mechanism for the village councils?
  5. What mechanism is suggested to bring about convergence between the activities under other schemes like Bharat Nirman etc. and NREGA?
  6. The Gram Panchayat has been given the key role in implementation of NREGA.  The size and population of panchayats very widely from State to State (or UTs) and also within a State (or UT).  Would it be desirable to group the smaller panchayats into viable and administrative units for the purpose of this Act? 
  7. How to ensure that the works included in the shelf of projects or the once really needed for development of any particular village?  How to work out the priority between works?

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1.  What methodology should be used to identify works? How to decide inter-se priority within the works? Should there be a separate list of works for women?
  2. How to ensure that the selection of eligible persons is fair and doesn’t favour the influential persons?
  3. What checks and balances are required if works are executed through the NGOs and SHGs.
  4. How to ensure quality of works executed?
  5. How to ensure that the District Schedule of rates is rationally prepared? Should these be compared across districts?

CAPACITY BUILDING

  1. What should be the priority areas for capacity building? How to prioritize persons in the community for training purposes?
  2. Who should conduct capacity building exercise? Could NGOs be involved in this? Could this be totally outsourced instead of being carried out by the Government departments?
  3. Should capacity building be a one time intervention or a continuous process? In the long run how to make capacity building a part of community effort?
  4. How should the awareness generation campaigns be designed? Could this be entrusted to professional agencies?
  5. How should the success of the capacity building effort be measured?
  6. What should be the ingredients of the training programme for the community?
  7. What should be the ingredients of the capacity building programme for the Government functionaries?

 

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  1. Which agency/agencies should be responsible for monitoring?
  2. Should there be a uniform reporting system for the entire country? If so the yardsticks and the broad framework may be suggested?
  3. How to evaluate the outcome of the implementation? What parameters/indicators should be used?
  4. How to involve citizens in monitoring and evaluation?
  5. Any other suggestion for effective implementation of the scheme?
  6. What mechanism is suggested at the Central level to ensure proper utilization of funds by the State / UT Governments?  What mechanism is suggested at the State / UT level to ensure proper utilization of funds at the district level?

 

( Note- the respondents may  furnish any other pertinent information/suggestion not included in the questionnaire