You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zila. You have been given responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 gram panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these panchayats you noticed that your predecessor had wrongly measured many works, and in many cases he had approved works that never existed. One day few elected members of that panchayat with bundle of job cards come to you to seek ‘sanction’ for the works done by them. When enquired, they reveal that they were contractors who had completed works under MGNREGA. When you reject their demand, they threaten you and tell you that the previous EO was made to quit his job because he didn’t listen to them. This is your first job and is very important to sustain your family. There have been precedents in the past that some officials were beaten to death in some parts of the Zila. What will you do in this situation? Explain in detail citing rules from MGNREGA Act. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- In the introduction briefly state the facts of the case. In the body explain the provision of social audit for MGNREGA. Discuss the possible events of actions you would take as an EO; Throw light on the virtues of courage and uprightness and need for showing virtues. Conclude with suitable solution to address … Continue reading You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zila. You have been given responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 gram panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these panchayats you noticed that your predecessor had wrongly measured many works, and in many cases he had approved works that never existed. One day few elected members of that panchayat with bundle of job cards come to you to seek ‘sanction’ for the works done by them. When enquired, they reveal that they were contractors who had completed works under MGNREGA. When you reject their demand, they threaten you and tell you that the previous EO was made to quit his job because he didn’t listen to them. This is your first job and is very important to sustain your family. There have been precedents in the past that some officials were beaten to death in some parts of the Zila. What will you do in this situation? Explain in detail citing rules from MGNREGA Act. 10 marks