With the aim of bringing transparency in work, Jan Mitra Nyas, a trust constituted by the NGO People’s Vigilance Committee for Human Rights (PVCHR), organised its social audit at a hotel in Jagatganj area in Varanasi on Wednesday.
The trust presented all its balance sheets, account bill vouchers and progress reports, before the people from areas where the trust’s projects are being run, including both representatives of these programmes and the locals of the target areas.
Some of the programmes being run by Nyas in the city are construction of model village in Shivrampur, Belwan and Baghwanala slum areas, awareness regarding MNREGA, NHRM, RTI, RTE, SC/ST Act, Juvenile Justice Act among the community people, financial help for education of 20 economically weak girls from the minority community in Bajardiha area and free meal scheme for children between six months to 18 years in Ayer Musahar Basti in Harhua block among others.
Account officer Ajay Singh presented investment bill vouchers and account details for the year before the people, while managing trustee Shruti Nagvanshi threw light on the annual progress report.
Speaking on the occasion, director of Jan Mitra Nyas, Dr Lenin said there were many NGOs working in the society but the people it was meant to benefit did not know how much was being spent on their welfare.
He said the audit would help establish a good rapport between the target group and the working social organisation.
Activists involved in various programmes run by the trust, representatives of self-help groups, Bunkar Dastkar Adhikar Manch, Savitri Bai Phule Mahila Panchayat, Bal Panchayat and Musahar Nut Adhikar Manch among others were present on the occasion.
Jan Mitra Nyas is financially supported by donor organisations Child Relief and You (CRY), Sar Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) in India and Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) in Denmark.