The pilot project of MMS undertaken in 35,000 Gram Panchayats will eliminate the bogus musters and will allow real-time updation of database for complete transparency, Minister of State for Rural Development Sudarshan Bhagat said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
    
"MMS would also help in finding location of assets by geo-tagging them for easy verification," he added.    The total amount allocated for 35,000 mobile/tablets is Rs 35 crore.
    
"Government has sanctioned a Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) for better implementation and monitoring of MGREGS works starting with 35,000 Gram Panchayats. The MMS will empower Gram Panchayats and implementation agencies with live data from the worksites and allow an online and real-time updation of data base for complete transparency," he said.
    
Sources said that the system is aimed at allowing real time monitoring of all projects, workers attendance and work site measurement and provide a real time data visibility.
    
Government has decided to equip all the GPs and technical/supervisory personnel involved in MGNREGS in the Country with the new system in phases.
    
Mobile monitoring system uses the existing GSM/GPRS connectivity and links it with the NREGA Soft central server, thereby providing access to data at the village level.
    
All Gram/Block Panchayats implementing MGNREGA are eligible under the scheme to get a Mobile/Tablet PC along with GSM/GPRS connectivity.

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