Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has inherent provisions for proactive disclosure of information to its citizens in reference to implementation of the MGNREGS. Citizen awareness is a key to efficient, effective and transparent execution of the scheme, while the programme rests on participation principles. Paradigm shift from an employment-oriented to a sustainable and productive livelihood support programme warrants greater public engagement. Mobile phone acts as a mode of communication with people at farther places, with greater ease and lesser time.
Janmanrega is an instrument for information flow to and from ground-level, which will connect citizens with the system. An initiative towards good governance, Janmanrega is an interface to improve quality of public services.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched ‘Janmanrega’ – a Citizen-centric Mobile Application (CCMA). This was launched by Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development on 19th of June 2017.
Janmanrega has been developed with collaboration between the MoRD, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC, Hyderabad). Beta Version of this Android Application is now available at Ministry’s MGNREGA Website that will allow locating already geotagged more than 1.78 crore Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme’s (MGNREGS) Assets within Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Bhuvan Map Interface along with their attributes and two photographs using an Android mobile phone. Citizens will also be able to provide feedback about assets that have been created under the programme.