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SSAAT is an independent society set up by the Department of Rural Development, Government of Telangana to conduct social audits of its flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). In recent years, SSAAT has been entrusted with the mandate to conduct social audits of welfare schemes of other departments within the Government of Telangana. This includes the Social Security Pension (SSP), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) and the AamAdmiBimaYojana (AABY).

In FY 2012-13, SSAAT audited public funds to the tune of INR 50 billion and has trained 35000 members from the beneficiarie's families. It has also conducted 1100 public hearings wherein beneficiaries could present issues faced by them such as delay in payments or regular frauds to the implementing officials directly.

SSAAT lends its technical skills and expertising helping programmes and governments both nationally and internationally. On the national level, the programmes include Government of India's centrally coordinated Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)which is the world's largest hunger intervention programme for children and Government of Jharkhand's Special Swarnajayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY) scheme for promoting community managed rural livelihoods. On the international platform, SSAAT has provided technical guidance to many programmes includingConstituency Development Fund (CDF) in Kenya and Refuse Collection and Sanitation(RCS) in South Africa.