NMMS App & Area Officer Monitoring App Launched

National Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) app and Area officer monitoring App was launched by Rural Development Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar on May 22, 2021. These apps are a big step towards bringing the transparency and proper monitoring of the schemes.

About NMMA App

NMMS App has been launched to take real time attendance of workers at Mahatma Gandhi NREGA worksites. It will also take their geotagged photograph. Thus, the app will help in increasing citizen oversight of the programme and potentially enable processing of payments in a faster manner.

About Area Officer Monitoring App

This app was launched in a bid to facilitate the authorities to record their findings online. It will also help in recording time stamped and go-coordinate tagged photograph for all the schemes launched by Department of Rural Development. Thus, the app will enable a better record keeping of inspections by field and supervisory officials and it will also facilitate analysis of findings which in turn help in implementation of programme in a better manner.

Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act 2005

This act was renamed as “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. It is an Indian labour law and social security measure. It was enacted with the aim of ensuring the ‘right to work’. It was passed in September 2005 by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The act provides at least 100 days of wage employment to every household. This, it enhances the livelihood security in rural areas.  World bank calls the act a ‘stellar example of rural development’.

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