PMAY : Social Audit Guidelines 2017

Pradhan Mantri  Awas Yojana (PMAY) Housing For All - Urban : Social Audit Guidelines

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Housing for All (HFA) - Urban mission is being systematically monitored by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) at various levels. Constitution of Third Party Quality Monitoring Agencies(TPQMA) is one of the monitoring mechanisms used by the Ministry. Besides the data generated through systematic assessments of quality of construction work, the Ministry tracks ‘social impact’ of the HFA Mission - especially the relevance of the Mission, from the point of view of the beneficiaries and other stakeholders. “Mission, at its discretion, will also assist State/UT Governments in undertaking social audit of the projects being implemented under the mission. Such social audit would be carried out by State/UT Government and ULBs through credible institutions including technical institutions (IITs, NITs etc.) and architectural and design institutes and through students of such institutions. Mission will provide 100% financial assistance for social audit with the approval of CSMC1.” Social Audit provides the beneficiaries and other stakeholders an opportunity to scrutinize the procedures and benefits of the Mission. It effects better implementation, ensures accountability, transparency and participation.

What is Social Audit?
Social audit has origin in the democratic values and principles of transparency and accountability. It helps to measure, understand, report and improve the Mission’s social and ethical performance. Social Audit is a participatory monitoring exercise used to systematically assess the progress of the PMAY mission. It is not just an information gathering exercise, but a tool for social mobilization and sensitization of the Mission objectives to a wide range of stakeholders. Social Audit should be conducted in a non-threatening environment by making everyone involved in the process fully aware of the Mission objective. It values the voice of all stakeholders, especially the marginalized and poor beneficiaries.

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