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.


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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