National Mobile Monitoring System (NMMS)


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    • The Union government has made digitally capturing MGNREGA attendance universal from January 1, 2023 through (NMMS).
      • From May 16, 2022, capturing attendance via the app was made compulsory for all worksites with 20 or more workers. This required uploading two time-stamped and geotagged photographs of the workers. 

    National Mobile Monitoring System (NMMS)

    • About:
      • The National Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) App was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in 2021.
      • It aimed at bringing more transparency and ensuring proper monitoring of the schemes.
    • Significance:
      • The NMMS App permits taking real time attendance of workers at Mahatma Gandhi NREGA worksites along with geo-tagged photographs. 
      • The app helps in increasing citizen oversight of the programme.
    • Issues:
      • Poor internet connectivity, little access to smartphones and glitches in the app have created a problem in the daily activities of the workers.
      • The workers are forced to buy a smartphone which is pushing them to leave the job. 
      • Many workers have complained that the process is very difficult, and they are illiterate. 

    Source: TH