On the completion of five years of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in 2010, Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare awarded three states for best implementation of NRHM, Rajasthan was one of them. But the public health system of state faces several issues that deter the quality service delivery. Although the scheme is well designed to achieve the improved status of health in rural areas and also includes the component of community monitoring to engage the relevant stakeholders in the process of scheme to hold public servants accountable. But the given space is not being utilised properly. In 2009-10, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) in partnership with The Results for Development (R4D) Institute, supported by the Human Development Network (HDN) of The World Bank introduced a social accountability intervention in 30 primary health centres (PHCs) in Tonk district of Rajasthan to mobilise the community to monitor and provide feedback on delivery of various health services as well as on absenteeism of health service providers. This social accountability intervention triggered several changes at various levels of service delivery and generated pro-poor outcomes.  (Read more) ...

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    Do you feel stringent laws to prevent corruption and rights (such as access to information) given to common people can lead towards policy paralyses?

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    Do you feel most of the people in India have no taste of good governance and hence it remains a marginal issue for elections in India?

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    Governments in South Asian countries are gradually becoming more afraid of the activities of Civil Society Organizations and thus taking steps to restrain CSOs. Do you feel there would be serious impact on the role played by CSOs in the overall governance and development?

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    Companies in India are evidently absent from a four-year-old United Nations-led global initiative against corruption. Do you agree that private companies are in tune with corruption?

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    In the current scenario, where information is attached with lot of strings, do you feel dissemination of information is crucial for enhancing accountability ?

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    Social networking sites are effective tool for lobbying and bringing pro-poor changes ?

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    Do you feel social accountability tools are cost effective way of enhancing effectivness of development efforts ?

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    Even though the common man suffers corruption at the very low levels of bureaucracy, it is the big players who indulge in high level corruption ?