• Yogesh Kumar Executive Director
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  • 36, Green Avenue Chuna Bhatti, Kolar Road
    Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Area of Expertise

Model building on issues of governance, research and policy level advocacy, capacity building, participatory governance, decentralized governance and planning, access to information and transparency issues.

Major Current Activities

SAMARTHAN's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative. Samarthan has initiated a project titled Promoting Accountability and Transperancy Tools for Monitoring Implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS) Project as a part of enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI), an important vehicle for rural development. Currently Samarthan is working to:

  • Sensitize workers on their right to guaranteed employment and create a demand for work under MGNREGS
  • Track MGNREGS budget and expenditure at the village, block and district levels
  • Strengthen gram sabhas to undertake social audits
  • Develop tool-kits that allow for transparent measurement of the public works undertaken by laborers
  • Build youth cadres, social watch groups and revive the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee
  • Evidence-based advocacy with the district and janpad administration to iron out bureaucratic irregularities
  • Channeling the local media for advocacy efforts
  • Strengthen workers by creating labor unions at the Panchayat and Janpad levels
  • Encourage participation of gram sabha in the preparation of the labour budget and work plan