OVERVIEW of Nav Jagriti

Brief Introduction
Nav Jagriti, a grass root level non-government organization, was institutionalized in the year 1993 under Indian Societies registration Act’1860. The organization federally operates in addressing the different issues of flood prone and water logging areas of Bihar.

Operational Areas
Operational Areas Currently Nav Jagriti is working with 4,92,635 (nearly half million) people scattered over 38 blocks & 1406 villages in eight districts in north Bihar. This covers a large area under the northern Gangetic Delta. The districts are namely Patna, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Samastipur, Khagaria, Sitamarhi, Gopalganj as well as Saharsa .

Target Groups
As target groups, NJ has been working with and for Ultra poor beggars, downtrodden, deprived and most marginalized people, poorest of the poor, women, girls and children, poor and marginalized farmers, adolescent boys and girls, migrant communities , commercial sex workers, needy and helpless, neglected & trafficked children , flood and disasters affected people as the priority groups.

Principles , Ethics and Work Culture
NJ believes in principles of transparency , accountability and participatory practices in planning and implementation of all programs. Members and Associates, of NJ believe in collaborative, accountable and innovative work culture that facilitates development not as a product but as a process and meant for creating an enabling environmental for uplifting the downtrodden.

Managerial Pillars (General Body & Working /Executive Committee)
The general body frames the policy of the organization governs Nav Jagriti (NJ). It comprises of 26 members. The day to day activities of NJ are managed by a team of committed professionals drawn from various disciplines (viz Engineers, Agricultural experts, Advocates, RD Professionals, Teachers etc) who reports to the secretary, who in turn apprises the same to the executive committee to seek their suggestions and guidance for better implementation of various programs Working Committee or Executive committee members (consisting of 11 members) meet once in every quarter. Decisions are taken in consensus. However, in absence of a consensus , the secretary may take the final decision. The position of Secretary holds a key place and he is considered as representative of Working Committee/Executive Committee.

Project Monitoring Mechanism:
Qualitative planning , monitoring ,evaluation and reporting is applied to all phases of the projects. A quality assurance, reporting and management system is installed. The system acts on the institutional and project level, providing the policy of completing work and tasks in full compliance with the logical framework. The logical framework and its Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs) is used to gauge the project’s progress and outputs.

Quality Control:
Quality control is an integral part of the project management. Specifically, there are procedures in place to ensure that reports and other services are completed timely, efficiently , and in compliance with the project management recognizing high standard methods of evaluation.

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Content Of Website Updated On 21 March 2014