National Seminar on Social Audit

Published on November 14, 2019
Current context: The Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti inaugurated the ‘National Seminar on Social Audit of Rural Development Programmes’ on 13th November 2019.
National Seminar on Social Audit
  • She also released the Social Audit Guidelines for National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana –Grameen (PMAY-G).
  • A report titled ‘Status of Social Audits in India’ was also released at the seminar.
  • The seminar was jointly organised by the Department of Rural Development and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • The objective of the seminar was to understand the current status of social audits and develop plans to roll out a social audit in other programmes.
  • Social Audit is a public assembly where all the details of a project are scrutinized that includes the resources, both financial and non-financial, used by public agencies for development initiatives.
  • It involves an in-depth analysis of the working of an entity in which the public is involved.

Question: 

Q.1 The term “Social Audit” refers to?
  1. Getting only the financial details of public agencies working for development initiatives
  2. In-depth analysis of entities in which the public is involved
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of them

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