National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005
The Government of India through National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 aims to provide for enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult member volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
NREGAsoft is a local language enabled workflow-based e-Governance system and is available in offline as well as online mode to capture all the activities under NREGA at Center/State/District/Block and Panchayat level. NREGAsoft has been prepared and deployed at http://www.nrega.nic.in by NIC in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development. Each stakeholder can access relevant information through the portal.
Highly customized interface is provided to each stakeholders of NREGA e.g. an illiterate worker is provided with sound based, icon based, touch screen kiosk model to enter/access information on the portal to enforce the right based framework of law, the State ,Districts and Gram panchayats have local language interface while the Ministry works in English language
Vision and Objective of the Project
NREGAsoft envisions facilitating e-Governance by enabling IT based implantation of NREG Scheme across State, District and three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions
It envisages empowering the common man using the information technology as a facilitator.
NREGAsoft provides information to citizen in compliance with the right to information Act (RTI Act). It makes available all the documents like Muster Rolls, registration application register, job card/employment register/muster roll issue register, muster roll receipt register which are inaccessible to public otherwise.
Facilitate faster information exchange between the various stakeholders through the network.
NREGASoft was first of its kind eGovernance solution attempt which took data management practices below block level in online mode across the country in absence of eGovernance infrastructure availability at Gram Panchayat level where actually majority of events related to NREGS implementation takes place. The data management of NREGS, in majority of states is being done at block level. Most of the states started managing data using offline and a few with online. As connectivity scenario is improving further, some of the states are switching over to use online system. The states have adopted various kinds of models (in house using its own staff, using contract data entry operator, outsourcing data entry, arranging entire ICT infrastructure at block level through private parties etc.) to address the need of content management.
For more information, please visit: https://nrega.nic.in/