Saturday, 25 July 2020

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25 July 2020 Current Affairs:Ministry of Rural Development held a video conference on Strengthening of the Risk-Based Internal Audit of Rural Development Programmes on 24th July. Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the conference. The programme sought to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth of India’s rural population. 

Also Narendra Singh Tomar released a Financial Management Index for Rural Development Programmes. The new initiative is to rank the performance of the States on few parameters namely:

  • Annual plan preparation projecting the requirement of funds for the financial year, the expeditious release of State’s share, timely utilization of the funds and submission of the Utilization Certificates, etc.
  • Optimum implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS) & Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)
  • Internal Audit
  • Social Audit

The Minister of State (MoS) for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Secretary, Rural Development N.N. Sinha and senior officers from the Ministry of Rural Development participated in the conference. The Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary, Rural Development, and senior officers from 10 States namely Assam Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal participated in the event.

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