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Social Audit Council eyes to involve people in governce

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Nov 1: Social Audit Council Chairman Toki Blah said on Wednesday that the body will try to mobilise people and the civil society to be part of governce.

“They are there to carry out concurrent audit of public developmental works and public services initiated by the State and by this process we hope to achieve a fair amount of transparency and accountability in the developmental initiatives and also to bring in the concept of public ownership over government developmental schemes,” Blah said after his appointment as the first Chairman of the Social Audit Council. Blah also said that with the institution of the Social Audit Council, the people will become owner of what is happening to them. It may be mentioned that the tenure of the Chairman is five years, while heads and secretaries of all government departments will be part of the Council.

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