1. Raising awareness about people’s rights (MNREGA) – JSK Unnao ( copied from the story published on “The Tribune”)
The Block Development Officer of Fatehpur Chaurasi in Unnao refused to pay heed to wage laborers’ demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA).
It was then that they heard of the Janta Suchna Kendra (JSK) and demanded work online by getting a print out of their application number as proof. Within 15 days they became eligible for compensation in lieu of not getting work without the BDO even getting to know about this.
When the higher ups pulled up the BDO he discovered the role of JSK in helping the marginalized claim their entitlement. More than 200 job card holders have since registered themselves online and five of them even managed to get work while the others are struggling for compensation.
Here is a link to the complete story published in the newspaper “The Tribune” : click here