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Thematic approach

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme focuses on two key themes in our work to help socially excluded groups in India: non-discriminatory access to livelihood opportunities and the right to basic services. Sustainable livelihoods In the seven PACS-targeted...

Conducting an NREGS audit

Conducting an NREGS audit

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a people’s act in several senses. It empowers ordinary people to play an active role in the implementation of employment guarantee schemes through gram sabhas, social audits, participatory planning and other...

innovation

Administrative innovation

2006 A few district administrations in the country have introduced innovative methods of implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS). A summary of some initiatives is given below. Payment through coupons The district administration in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh,...

PACS work on education

PACS NREGA districts

The following districts were covered in the first phase of the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in the six PACS Programme (2001-08) states: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. NREGA districts in...

Access to resources

Status of implementation

2007 To monitor the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), launched in February 2006 and operational in 200 of India’s poorest districts, the Wada Na Todo Abhiyan comprising several civil society organisations, together with PACS Programme...

Health and nutrition

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme seeks to increase non-discriminatory access to healthcare systems and services for socially excluded groups, through programmes including National Rural Health Mission, Janani Suraksha Yojana, RSBY and ICDS. Our work on health and...

forest rights

PACS work on education

PACS seeks to increase non-discriminatory access to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) – the Government of India’s programmes promoting universal elementary and secondary education. SSA aims to achieve the mandate of the 86th amendment...

RSBY Campaign Highlights2

General Donation

PACS seeks to increase non-discriminatory access to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) – the Government of India’s programmes promoting universal elementary and secondary education. SSA aims to achieve the mandate of the 86th amendment...