Dear Swathi Ma'am,
I think the Module 1 quiz opens on 16th May. As Module 2 has just started.
I had asked a question in module 1, you might have missed it. However, can you please give me some more information that how social audit evolved from CSR.
Second, a quorum s required for what reason in gram shabha.
Third, why a better infrastructure is required in social audit.
I have replied to your query in the previous post where you had asked but that answer is only conceptual difference .
But in continuation to the first question about "How social audit evolved from CSR"
I have attached a pdf file on Working Report on Social Responsibility : It shall give you complete detail of your question. To be specific Paragraph 17 on Page 8 gives the answer on the term social audit being derived from CSR.
Further I am attaching another brief ppt on the very brief history of Social Audit.
Q2. Quorum : Quorum is the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.
Gram Sabha is a collective body of all the voters of the village. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha. A quorum in Gram Sabha is required to legitimise a decision for the village. A gram sabha can have as many number of meetings from weekly, monthly etc. which can include either 10 villagers or even 1000 villagers - the number of people attending meeting is unpredictable. As there can be any number of villagers attending the gram sabha, and to take a decision about the villagers not based on majority and minority but on defined condition (quorum). Quorum is a condition which is different in every state.
Can check the link below :
Q3. I am not clear on the third question. Better infrastructure in what context. If could elaborate more.
Thanks for reply. For the third question: There was a question in moduke 2 quiz that what is required to have a successful social audit. Three option provided out of which one option was good infrastucture and that was the correct answer. Do wanted to know how or what is meant by good infrastructure while conducting a social audit.
Q3. Infrastructure in terms of social audit can be defined in this manner. It is important to provide basic amenities such as seating toilets, drinking water, etc for any public meetings. However, in the context of community meetings in small towns and villages it also determines the inclusion and participation of marginalised groups including women. Existent patriarchal and casteist constructs of the Indian society might inhibit women and other marginalised from attending these meetings. Providing unbiased and adequate seating seating and ensuring toilet facilities will be positive factor that encourage many individuals and communities to come forward and be a part of social audit. So that they may be encouraged to share their views and suggestions and put forth their demands.