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In its letter to Shri Hardeep Puri, civil society activists and eminent citizens press for 100 days of guaranteed employment for each individual worker in urban areas

-Press release by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee, dated 29th July, 2020 The present Covid -19 crisis has brought to the fore the importance of MGNREGA in providing employment to rural workers as well as to those urban workers who due to lack of employment opportunities in urban areas were forced to migrate back to their villages. The Central Government is planning to launch an urban employment guarantee (UEG) programme at...

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (Frontline.in)

-Frontline.in Interview with Aruna Roy. ARUNA ROY is a well-known social and political activist. A former Indian Administrative Service officer, she resigned from the IAS in 1975 and has since worked with the most oppressed in society. Aruna Roy’s observation on government service is indicative of her future concerns: “Everyone calls it an elite service; I always felt the discourse should be a bit better than what it was. I was shocked...

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Making every citizen an auditor -C Dheeraja and Karuna M

-The Hindu Various steps need to be taken to strengthen Social Audits “A good auditor is a good listener” said President Ram Nath Kovind during his recent speech at the 29th Accountants General Conference. “You will not only see the accounts in their books, but also listen to their accounts,” he said. It is only when this conception is accepted that audits will return to their democratic roots, and Social Audits in...

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After Muzaffarpur, Deoria, Centre calls for audit of 9,000 shelters nationwide -Shalini Nair

-The Indian Express Union Minister for Woman and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi Tuesday said: “I have asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to ensure that the social audit is completed for all child care institutions within the next sixty days." New Delhi: In the wake of allegations that minors were sexually abused in shelter homes at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has...

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DCW to conduct social audit of all shelter homes for girls, women in Delhi

-PTI NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women has set up an expert committee to conduct a detailed social audit of all shelter homes in the capital after sexual abuse cases at such homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh came to light. DCW said the committee, comprising academicians, lawyers, mental health experts and social workers, would be required to submit its report in three months. It will be mandated to inspect and assess...

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