End to End Biometric Enabled ICT based transactions for MGNREGA

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 1 month ago)

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End to End Biometric Enabled

ICT based transactions for
MGNREGA

Experiences from Bhilwara

Naimur Rahman

Managing Director

OneWorld Foundation India


naimur.rahman@oneworld.net

www.oneworld.net.in


Objective


ICT innovation to improve access
of knowledge and information at
the grassroots for enhanced
accountability


enabling the poor to demand rights
based entitlement within MG
NREGA


Uses a mix of technologies and
social media to


improve communication of workers’
rights;


minimize human intermediation and
enhance transparency in
transactional processes



Piloted framework

Pilot locations


Bhilwara: 10 villages, located
within 12 kilometres of
Suwana block office



Udaipur: 10 villages, located
within 12 kilometres of
Koraber Gram Panchayat

Soochna Seva Kendra(info kiosks)


Successfully piloted in 10 villages of
Bhilwara district in
Rajasthan


Info
-
kiosk



touch screen on voice
-
text mode with bio
-
metric
authentication


Bio
-
metric registration
of thumb
impression of registered job
-
card holder
along with digital image


Job card details


number of days
worked, number of days left to work,
wages earned


Platform
to job demand


Access
pay slips and history of past
work


Information about the act, worker
entitlements


Platform
to register grievances


7000 biometric
registrations

Demand for Job



A
single job application process
and desire for replacement of
manual processing of
dated receipt
-

Eliminates dependency of
workers


Technology
to provide services for
registering demands for work


Dated receipt acknowledging their
demand is also issued
.


Option to select preferred
worksite


Work demand through info kiosk
and Hand Held Device at worksite



1500 work demands in
5 months

Work allocation


Work allocation integrated through centralised
MIS


Generation of automated e
-
muster roll


Simplifies process


timely allotment of work


Job allocation reflected in the Info Kiosk

Location specific attendance
using
Biometric and GPS
:


Attendance
is taken through
a
Hand Held
D
evice at worksite:


Biometric authentication of
workers through integrated bio
metric


eliminates scope for
ghost workers


GPS enabled device provides
latitude


longitude of the
location


Attendance report available online
with geographical tag and worksite
images along with list of worker
names and corresponding job IDs


Enhances transparency


Monitoring and Payment


Updation of worksite progress with
pre
-
post work images


Updation of work measurement
Measurement through Hand Held
Device


Payment advice on the basis of e
-
muster roll and digitally captured
work
-
measurement data


Online access of data


reduces
process time


E
-
payment advice to bank ensures
timely payment to workers


Extending out
-
reach with Mobile


SMS based
delivery of workers
information



Workers have the option of sending a
SMS to receive job status information


number of days worked and number of
workdays left


on their mobiles.

SMS

Extending out
-
reach


Hand Held
Device


Portable computer
with integrated
peripheral devices


Biometric


Camera


Touch screen


Integrated GPS


GPRS and wireless
connectivity


Smart card reader


Thermal Printer


Naimur Rahman

Managing Director

OneWorld Foundation India


naimur.rahman@oneworld.net

www.oneworld.net.in


Thank You