District Planning Profile
NAME OF HOD :- SHRI VIJOY SONAM
DESIGNATION :- DISTRICT PLANNING OFFICER(DPO)
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ABOUT DEPARTMENT & ESTABLISHMENT :- Date of Establishment: - 24th July 1995.
Function of the Department:-
- Preparation of district profiles indicating level of development resources endowment and future growth potential.
- Formulation of main strategy and thrust of district planning.
- To undertake analysis of existing programme and projects with reference to the strategy adopted and to see if there is any redundancy/overlapping of schemes for appropriate action.
- Formulation of district plans.
- Horizontal and vertical co-ordination
- Monitoring of implementation of state plans, NEC, Centrally sponsored schemes and schemes under united fund and MPLADS.
- Holding of review meetings quarterly at the level of Deputy Commissioner.
- Monthly monitoring of 20(twenty) point programmes.
- Servicing of district planning body and any other works that may be assigned from time to time.
District Planning Officer
Shri Vijay Sonam
Shri Kamku Jomoh
Shri Badal Gautam
Ms. Usha Dorjee
Smt. Liagi Bune
Shri Sanjay Chakravarty
CURRENT SCHEMES & ACTIVITIES.
The District Planning Office is dealing with the following schemes:
- UNTIED FUND
BORDER AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is part of the comprehensive approach to the Border Management with focus on socioeconomic development of the border areas and to promote a sense of security amongst the people living there. The programme was started during the 7th Plan with the objective of balanced development of sensitive border areas in the western region through adequate provision of infrastructural facilities.
The programme has been subsequently extended to States bordering Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Bhutan and Nepal and it now covers 358 border blocks of 94 districts of seventeen (17) States, which share international land border with neighboring countries. BADP is a 100% centrally funded programme. The main objective of the programme is to meet the special developmental needs of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the International border.
The schemes/works like construction/maintenance of roads, water supply, education, sports, filling gaps in infrastructure, security, organization of early childhood care and education centre, education for physically handicapped and backward Sections etc. are being undertaken under the BADP. Preference is given to the villages/habitations which are closer to the border line.
Guidelines of BADP
The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is implemented under the guidelines framed by the Planning Commission. The funds are allocated by the Planning Commission annually which are re-allocated to the Border States taking into consideration (i) length of International Border (Km); (ii) Population of the border block and (iii) Area of the border block (Sq. Km). Weightage of 15% over and above the total allocation is also given to States having hilly/desert/kuchchh areas. The funds are additive to normal Central assistance and are allocated for addressing the special problems faced by the people of the border areas.
Schemes/works to be undertaken under BADP are finalized and approved by the State Level Screening Committee (SLSC) headed by the Chief Secretary of the concerned State and executed by the agencies of the State Government. Security related schemes can be taken up under BADP but the expenditure on such schemes should not exceed 10% of the total allocation in a particular year. The funds under BADP are to be used for schemes in the
identified border blocks only.
The following projects were implemented under BADP:
BAMENG CD BLOCK: 2000-2001, 2001-2002
CHAYANG TAJO CD BLOCK: 2000-2001
MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY LOCAL AREA DEVELOPMENT FUND (MLALADS)
Projects implemented in the district:-
- 8-Bameng Assembly Constituency : 1998-99
- 9-Chayang Tajo Assembly Constituency : 1996-97
- 10-Seppa East Assembly Constituency
- 11-Seppa West Assembly Constituency
- 12-Pakke Kessang Assembly Constituency
MPLAD-MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT LOCAL AREA DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
1.1 The general public approach Members of Parliament (MPs) for provision of certain basic facilities including community infrastructure in their areas. Government of India considered the need for a mechanism to respond to such requests and decided to have a scheme to meet the felt needs of the people.
1.2 On 23rd December 1993 Prime Minister announced in the Parliament the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Initially the MPLADS was under the control of the Ministry of Rural Development. The Guidelines were issued in February 1994, covering the concept, implementation
and monitoring of the Scheme. The subject relating to the MPLADS was transferred to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in October 1994. The Guidelines were periodically updated in December 1994, February 1997, September 1999 and lastly in April 2002. With the experience gained over a decade, and having considered the suggestions made by the Members of Parliament in the inter active discussions taken by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; MPLADS Committees of the Parliament; Planning Commission and Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its two Reports; it was felt necessary to carry out a comprehensive revision of the Guidelines.
1.3 The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs to be taken up in their Constituencies. Right from inception of the Scheme, durable assets of national priorities viz. drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc. are being created.
1.4 In 1993-94, when the Scheme was launched, an amount of Rs. 5 lakh per Member of Parliament was allotted which became Rupees one crore per annum from 1994-95 per MP constituency. This was stepped up to Rs. 2 crore from 1998-99.
1.5 The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been esponsible for the policy formulation, release of funds and prescribing monitoring mechanism for implementation of the Scheme. A Department in the State or the Union Territory (UT) is designated as the Nodal Department with the overall responsibility of supervision, monitoring and coordination of the MPLADS implementation with the districts and other Line Departments. The Government of India informs the State Nodal Department about the MPLADS funds release to the District Authorities. The District Authorities report the status of MPLADS implementation to the Government of India and State Nodal Department. The District Authority gets the MPLADS implemented through Local Self Governments or through Government agencies. In some cases, the District Authority engages reputed Non Government Organizations (NGOs) for execution of MPLADS works.
2.1 The MPLADS is a Plan Scheme fully funded by Government of India. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency, is Rs. 2 crore.
2.2 Lok Sabha Members can recommend works for their respective constituencies. Elected Members of Rajya Sabha can recommend works for implementation in one or more districts as they may choose in the State of their election. Nominated Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha can recommend works for implementation in one or more districts anywhere in the country.
2.3 The choice of the Nodal District shall be furnished by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Members to the Director (MPLADS) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation with copy to the State Nodal Department and the District Authority in the format at Annex-I. In case a Lok Sabha constituency covers more than one district, the Member of Lok Sabha may choose one of the districts as the Nodal District.
2.4 All works to meet the locally felt community infrastructure and development needs with emphasis on the creation of durable assets in the respective constituency are permissible under MPLADS except those prohibited in Annex-
II. MPs may choose some works for creation of durable assets of national priorities namely drinking water, education, public health, sanitation, and roads under the Scheme.
2.5 Development of Areas inhabited by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes:
There is a greater need to develop areas inhabited by Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). It is necessary that special attention is given for infrastructural development of such areas. The MPs are to recommend every year such works costing at least 15% of MPLADS fund for areas inhabited by Scheduled Caste population and 7.5% for areas inhabited by Scheduled Tribe population. In other words, permissible works costing not less than Rs. 30 lakh out of the annual allocation of Rs. 2 crore per MP shall be recommended for
areas inhabited by SC population and Rs. 15 lakh for areas inhabited by ST population. In case, a constituency does not have ST inhabited area, such fund may be utilized in SC inhabited areas and vice-versa. It shall be the responsibility of the District Authority to enforce this provision of the Guidelines.
2.6 Each MP will recommend works up to the annual entitlement during the financial year preferably within 90 days of the commencement of the financial year in the format at Annex-III to the concerned District Authority. The District Authority will get the eligible sanctioned works executed as per the established procedure laid down by the State Government for implementation of such works subject to the provision in these Guidelines.
2.7 Natural Calamities: MPLADS works can also be implemented in the areas affected by the calamities like floods, cyclone, Tsunami, earthquake, tornado and drought. Lok Sabha MPs from the non-affected areas of the State can also recommend permissible works up to a aximum of Rs.10 lakh per annum in the affected area(s) in that State. The funds would be released by the Nodal district of the MP concerned to the District Authority of the affected district. MPLADS funds may be pooled by the District Authority of the affected district for works permissible in the Guidelines. The Works Completion Report, Utilization Certificate and Audit Certificate for such works and funds will be provided by the District Authority of the affected districts to the respective District Authority from whom the funds were received.
2.8 In the event of “Calamity of severe nature” in any part of the country, an MP can recommend works up to a maximum of Rs.50 lakh for the affected district. Whether a calamity is of severe nature or not, will be decided by the Government of India. The funds in this regard will be released by the District Authority of Nodal district of the MP concerned to the District Authority of the affected district to get permissible works done. The Works Completion Report, Utilization Certificate and Audit Certificate for such works and funds will be provided by the District Authority of the affected districts to the respective District Authority from whom the funds were received.
2.9 If an elected Member of Parliament finds the need to promote education and culture of a State/UT wherefrom the MP is elected at a place outside that State/UT, the MP can select works relating to education and cultural development not prohibited under these Guidelines up to maximum of Rs10 lakh in a financial year. In such cases, the Nodal District Authority will be fully responsible for coordination and other functions bestowed on him in the Guidelines. The works Completion Report, Utilization Certificate and Audit Certificate for such works and funds will be provided by the District Authority of the districts concerned to the respective District Authority from whom the funds were received.
2.10 District Authority: District Collector/District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner will generally be the District Authority to implement MPLADS in the district. If the District Planning Committee is empowered by the State Government, the Chief Executive Officer of the District Planning Committee can function as the District Authority. In case of Municipal Corporations, the Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer may function as the District Authority. In this regard if there is any doubt, Government of India in consultation with the State/UT Government, will decide the District Authority for the purpose of MPLADS implementation.
2.11 Implementing Agency: The District Authority shall identify the agency through which a particular work recommended by the MP should be executed. The
executing agency so identified by the District Authority is the implementing agency. The Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) will preferably be the Implementing Agency in the rural areas and works implementation should be done through Chief Executive of the respective PRI. The Implementing Agencies in the urban areas should preferably be urban local bodies and works implementation should be done through Commissioners/Chief Executive Officers of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities. Further, the District Authority may choose either Government Department unit or Government agency or reputed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) as capable of implementing the works satisfactorily as Implementing Agencies. For purposes of execution of works through Government Departments, District Authority can engage units for example, Public Health Engineering, Rural Housing, Housing Boards, Electricity
Boards, and Urban Development Authorities etc, as Implementing Agencies.
For the complete guidelines, please visit www.arunachalplan.nic.in
The following projects were/are being implemented in East Kameng District under MPLADS:
Consequent upon constitution of new District Planning Committee (DPC) by the Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh vide their Notification No.PR/DPC-1063/1822 dated 5.12.2007,the District Planning Committee (DPC) constituted by the Planning Department vide Notification No. PD(DP)-42/2001(A) dated 21.5.2001 is was dissolved w.e.f. 13th October, 2008 vide Planning Department’s order No.PD(UF)-01/2008 Dated Itanagar, the 13th October, 2008.
UNTIED FUND was re-introduce from the financial year 2008-09 for execution of works of very urgent nature directly benefiting the community as a whole through the Deputy Commissioners and the Additional Deputy Commissioners (with independent charges).
The schemes to be taken up under ‘Untied Fund’ should not duplicate the schemes funded from other sources. The concerned Deputy Commissioners and Additional Deputy Commissioners will be responsible for proper utilization of fund and submission of Utilization Certificate, Expenditure Statement, Completion Report etc. to the Planning Department.
The Schemes to be taken up for implementation under ‘Untied Funds’ will have to satisfy the following criteria:-
(a) The nature of scheme should be to meet the critical gaps in the infrastructure as per the felt needs of the district/area.
(b) The schemes should not cost more than Rs.10.00 lakhs each;
(c) The schemes should be confined to the district;
(d) There should be no creation of posts;
(e) There should be no purchase of office equipment/ expenditure of recurring nature;
(f) The scheme should be initiated and completed in the same financial year.
Following projects were implemented under Untied Fund in the district:
Year name of project sanctioned amount Executing Agency
Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP)
Programme and Guidelines for Preparation of MsDP for Minority Concentration Districts
1.1 In 1987, a list of 41 minority concentration districts was prepared, based on a single criterion of minority population of 20 percent or more in a district of Census 1971 for enabling focused attention of government programmes and schemes on these districts.
1.2 In order to ensure that the benefits of schemes and programmes of government reach the relatively disadvantaged segments of society, it was decided to identify districts on the basis of minority population of Census 2001 and backwardness parameters. A fresh exercise has been carried out based on population figures and the following backwardness parameters of 2001 Census:
(a) religion-specific socio-economic indicators at the district level –
(i) literacy rate;
(ii) female literacy rate;
(iii) work participation rate; and
(iv) female work participation rate; and
(b) basic amenities indicators at the district level –
(i) percentage of households with pucca walls;
(ii) percentage of households with safe drinking water;
(iii) percentage of households with electricity; and
(iv) percentage of households with water closet latrines.
1.3 Although, female literacy and work participation are included in the overall literacy and work participation rates, these are important enough to be considered separately as they constitute independent indicators of the level of
development, especially gender equity.
1.4 The process of identification of minority concentration districts has
been carried out as follows:-
(a) Districts with a ‘substantial minority population’ of at least 25% of the
total population were identified in 29 States/UTs.
(b) Districts having a large absolute minority population exceeding 5 lakhs and the percentage of minority population exceeding 20% but less than 25% were identified in 29 States/UTs.
(c) In the six States/UTs, where a minority community is in majority, districts having 15% of minority population, other than that of the minority community in majority in that State/UT were identified.
1.5 Thereafter, the position of these districts in terms of “backwardness“ was evaluated against the two sets of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) have been identified throughout the country which are relatively backward and falling behind the national average in terms of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. Out of the 90 minority concentration districts, 53 districts have been classified in category ‘A’. The remaining 37 districts fall under category ‘B’ of which 20 districts fall behind in socio-economic parameters and 17 districts in basic amenities parameters. These have been further classified in sub-category ‘B1’ and ‘B2’ respectively. The lists of these districts are as Appendix-I.
1.6 The focus of this programme will be on rural and semi-urban areas of the identified 90 minority concentration districts. A Task Force has recommended that the towns falling in the minority concentration districts, that are part of the 338 towns, should be developed as per the suggestions of the Task Force and may be excluded from the multi-sectoral development plan being made for such districts. There are 77 such towns in the identified districts.
1.7 To enable focused attention of government programmes and schemes on these districts, the following has been advised to the Central Ministries/ Departments to prepare their plans in a manner that these districts get the required attention and resources:-
(i) The schemes and programmes for poverty alleviation, education, health and other welfare schemes of government may be focused in these districts.
(ii) Existing schemes for infrastructure development, such as rural electrification, road connectivity (PMGSY) etc. may be taken up in these districts on a priority basis.
(iii) The provision for basic amenities such as pucca housing, safe drinking water supply, water closet toilets and electricity for each household may be made.
(iv) Schemes included in the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities may be implemented in these districts vigorously targeting each minority household and village.
(v) In the districts with low socio-economic conditions under subcategory ‘B 1’, special focus should be on schemes of poverty alleviation, employment generation, literacy etc.
(vi) In the districts with low basic amenities, under sub-category ‘B 2’, the primary focus should be on schemes for infrastructure development and basic amenities.
(vii) In category ‘A’ districts, the focus has to be on both types of schemes.
(viii) In the minority concentration districts in the States of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Mizoram, where a minority community is in majority, the schemes and programmes should be focused on the other minorities.
1.8 The States/UTs have been informed to prepare their plans in a manner
that these districts get the required attention and resources.
2. Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. As per Census 2001, the percentage of minorities in the country is about 18.4% of the total population of the country, of which Muslims are 13.4%; Christians 2.3%; Sikhs 1.9%, Buddhists 0.8% and Parsis 0.007%.
3.1 The programme aims at improving the socio-economic parameters of basic amenities for improving the quality of life of the people and reducing imbalances in the MCDs during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period. Identified ‘development deficits’ would be made up through a district specific plan for provision of better infrastructure for school and secondary education, sanitation, pucca housing, drinking water and electricity supply, besides beneficiary oriented schemes for creating income generating activities.
Absolutely critical infrastructure linkages like connecting roads, basic health infrastructure, ICDS centres, skill development and marketing facilities required for improving living conditions and income generating activities and catalyzing the growth process would also be eligible for inclusion in the plan.
3.2 90 minority concentration districts have already been identified by government which are relatively backward and falling behind the national average in terms of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. These districts have a substantial minority population and are backward, with unacceptably low levels of socio-economic or basic amenities indicators, requiring focused attention and specific programme intervention.
3.3 This initiative will be a joint effort of the Centre and the States/UTs for inclusive growth, accelerate development process and improve the quality of life of the people. The scheme aims at focused development programmes for backward minority concentration districts to help reduce imbalances and speed up development.
Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for Minority
4.1 The Central Government has been implementing development programmes like Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana (RSVY)/Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) in selected backward districts and the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) in blocks bordering the international borders. These programmes target Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population including extremist affected districts and are designed to address the problems of low agriculture productivity, unemployment and to fill critical gaps in physical and social infrastructure. BADP does target the entire population living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border but then its scope is limited.
4.2 The RSVY/BRGF and BADP programmes do not specifically target minorities who are one of the marginalised sections of the society. Area development schemes like BRGF/RSVY and BADP had their own target groups and priorities while the latter is aimed at overall development of the entire population in the border blocks. Likewise, the target group of the proposed programme were the disadvantaged minorities. Comparison of the lists of districts i.e. RSVY/BRGF, MCD and BADP reveals that 46 MCDs are not included in the lists of RSVY/BRGF and 31 districts included in 90 MCDs have some BADP blocks. The list is enclosed as Appendix – II.
4.3 The thrust of the MsDP would be to address the ‘development deficits’ brought out by a baseline survey to improve the socio-economic parameters and the basic amenities parameters of the district as a whole so as to bring them at par with the national average. Critical infrastructure linkages that are required for optimizing service, economic opportunities and can act as a catalyst could also be taken up under this programme. The multi-sectoral district development plan of a district has also to be prepared in such a manner that these districts are saturated with schemes included in the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities within the Eleventh Plan period.
4.4 Priority for location of social and economic infrastructure should be given to villages/blocks/localities having a substantial population of minority communities.
4.5 There would be no change in guidelines of any existing scheme under implementation in such districts for which this programme would provide additional funds. As far as possible, the focus of the programme would be for providing appropriate social and economic infrastructure rather than targeting individual beneficiaries. In case schemes for individual benefits are taken up under the programme, there shall be no divergence from existing norms for selection of beneficiaries from the list of BPL families in the district, so that benefits from the additional funds flow to all BPL families and not selectively.
5. Financial assistance would be made available to these districts to address the ‘development deficits’ that were either not met fully by existing schemes/programmes or catered to by any scheme/programme of the State or Central Government. The ceiling of financial assistance that may be provided to such minority concentration districts, estimated on the basis of their backwardness parameters and size of minority population. For districts
which are entitled to less than Rs.15 crore on this formula, a fixed sum of Rs.15 crore has been allocated as it is doubtful if an amount lower than this could lead to any palpable improvement.
Multi-sectoral Development Plan (MsD Plan)
6.1 A Multi-sectoral development plan shall be prepared based on the baseline survey of the district carried out under the aegis of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi or any suitable professionalagency like a university.
6.2 Preparation of MsD Plan
(a) The District Planning Committee/District Level Committee for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme shall prepare a MsD plan which shall have a district profile. It shall bring out the development deficits identified by the survey, indicate the strategy for addressing the deficits, propose projects/work to fill the ‘development deficits’ either by topping up the funds of ongoing schemes/programmes of the Central Government or propose projects which are not catered to by existing schemes/programmes of the Central and State Governments and indicate the year-wise financial and physical phasing for implementation during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period.
(b) The committee shall ensure that the projects included in the MsD plan have not been sanctioned or proposed under any other scheme of the State/Central Government or any other source of funding including RSVY/BRGF and BADP in the blocks concerned. The filtering mechanism of the committee should ensure that there is no duplication with other public-funded schemes with similar objectives being implemented in the targeted districts. It should also be ensured that the MsD plan is in consonance with the annual plans and
Eleventh Five Year Plan.
(c) The MsD plan shall contain concept papers on each of the prioritized projects accompanied by a socio-economic feasibility report justifying the proposal by clearly outlining the gap, its criticality, goals, strategies, outcomes and benefits, milestones, approximate cost of project with year-wise financial and physical break-up, private investment participation (if any), project location, land availability and intended beneficiaries, implementing agency, duration of project, existing and proposed mechanism for implementation, management/operation and maintenance of the assets created.
6.3 Detailed Project Reports (DPR):
(a) DPR is to be prepared only for physical infrastructure projects with an estimated project cost exceeding Rs.10.00 crore, which has been accepted in-principle by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. This will not apply to topping up of funds for ongoing central schemes required for saturating the target/gap in the district.
(b) DPRs shall be prepared by the line department concerned of the State/UT or through the agency which will be executing the project.
(c) Each project proposal should be accompanied by a DPR. The DPR should, inter-alia, include the basic information and must establish its economic and technical viability such as its rationale, cost, funds required, similar facilities available in and around area of the project
site, detailed technical specifications etc. In addition, the DPR should clearly have the following:
• CPM and PERT chart;
• Year-wise phasing of inputs, viz. expenditure;
• Project Implementation Schedule;
• Certification that the cost estimates are as approved by the
competent authorities of the State/UT and that the costs are based
on the latest Schedules of rates in force in the State/UT concerned;
• Intended economic/social benefit and target beneficiaries; and
• Status of relevant regulatory and statutory clearances.
(d) Three copies of DPRs for each project shall be sent to the Ministry of
Minority Affairs for referring to the line Central Ministry/department for
examination and clearance.
Principles to be followed for formulation of MsD Plan
7.1 The following principles are laid down for formulation of plan:
(i) The plan for the district shall be based on the baseline survey report prepared for the district by the research institute or any suitableprofessional agency like a university assigned with this task.
(ii) The plan should contain projects, prioritized with inter-se priorities among different targeted sectors namely, primary/secondary education, drinking water supply, electricity, health, sanitation, housing, and income generating activities. This will be done similarly for critical infrastructure required for overall development of the district. It may include projects for carrying out social mobilization and sensitization campaign to send children to schools,
provide employment opportunities to women, etc. for improving the socio-economic parameters in the districts.
(iii) It should be ensured that the funds provided for the MCDs are additional resources for these districts do not substitute State Government funds already flowing to the districts. To prevent diversion of funds from MCDs, the flow of funds to the district concerned in the previous year will be taken as a benchmark.
(iv) It should be ensured that there is no duplication with other public funded schemes with similar objectives being implemented in the targeted districts.
(v) Resources and attention should be given according to the level of deprivation of the district concerned to improve the socio-economic parameters of minority communities and the basic amenities parameters subject to the ceiling of financial assistance that may be
provided to such districts.
(vi) Priority may be given to projects that focus on villages/blocks/localities, having a substantial minority population and among them that concentrate on the poorer pockets/
(vii) Projects for creation of physical assets should be for providing critical infrastructure linkages that are required for optimizing services and providing livelihood support, to bring the identified districts at par with the national average.
(viii) The total investment for infrastructure projects shall normally not exceed 50% of the district’s share of fund. However, this may be relaxed depending on the severity of lack of critical infrastructure in the district.
(ix) All projects included in the MsD plan are to be completed within the Eleventh Plan period. No cost over-run would be permitted under this programme. In case of any cost escalation, it would be borne
by the State Government.
(x) Peoples’ participation and involvement of PRIs, NGOs and Self Help Groups should be ensured at every stage including plan formulation, implementation and monitoring.
(xi) Proposed projects should be sustainable and assets created with care so that they are useful and maintained even after the project is over.
(xii) MsDP shall be implemented through the State/Central agencies only. The State may, however, decide to execute the project through any qualified, reputed, experienced agency, including renowned and widely accepted NGOs, justification for which should be mentioned in the proposal.
(xiii) A district map should be provided indicating in different legends/colours the location and coverage of social and physical projects.
(xiv) Creation of new posts under this scheme is strictly prohibited. It would be the responsibility of the State Government/UT administration to ensure that staff required for operationalisation of assets proposed to be created under this programme is already
available or will be provided by them. No recurring expenditure would be funded from Central Government resources under the scheme and it should be the responsibly of the States/UTs to ensure that assets created under this programme were maintained by them.
(xv) All plans/DPRs should be forwarded to the Ministry of Minority Affairs by the Department in the State dealing with minority welfare/affairs. This system of communication will apply to
correspondences as well.
(xvi) Following criteria would further guide the project identification exercise for employment and income generation projects:
(a) The district plan should give special attention to projects for infrastructure development of skill and vocational training.
(b) The district plan should give special attention to projects for entrepreneurship development.
(c) Projects for self-employment/income generating activities should be based on credit rather than subsidy and should be designed to leverage a larger investment as loans from the banks/financial institutions and beneficiary contribution. However, this may be relaxed for subsidy linked schemes of the Central Government which are absolutely essential to augment resources for expanding coverage of the scheme. In such case, the subsidy should be kept at the same level as provided in the Central Government schemes/programme.
(d) There would be no change in guidelines of any existing programme under implementation in such districts for which this scheme will provide additional funds. As far as possible, the focus of the programme will be on providing appropriate social and economic infrastructure rather than targeting individual beneficiaries. In case schemes for individual benefits are taken up under the programme, there will be no divergence from existing norms for selection of beneficiaries from the list of BPL families in the district, so that benefits from the additional funds flow to all BPL families and not selectively to families of minority community.
(xvii) Following criteria would further guide the project identification exercise for creation of social and economic infrastructure and community assets:
(a) Social and economic infrastructure projects exceeding Rs.10 crore for a project would not be generally funded. However, this may be relaxed if the infrastructure proposed to be created is designed to benefit a large population.
(b) Land acquisition costs cannot be covered under this programme. This shall be borne by the State/UT;
(c) Project should be recommended based on its soundness.
(d) Financial assistance from this programme cannot be utilized for construction or renovation of administrative buildings, establishment costs/staff costs etc.
(e) No staff component – either work charged or regular – shall be created by the project implementing authorities from this programme.
(f) Special focus for creation of social and physical infrastructure may be given to the following sectors:
• Infrastructure for health care and nutrition, particularly for strengthening and provision of facilities to improve services.
• Infrastructure for education and literacy, particularly for strengthening and provision of facilities to improve its quality.
• Augmentation of infrastructure for technical/skill/vocational training to upgrade economically relevant skills and other traditional/artisanal skills in tune with the emerging demands in the market.
• Land and water management including check dams, revitalization of traditional water structures, small lift irrigation projects, mini diversion weirs, introduction of high value crops suited to local conditions, etc. leading to increase in income from agriculture activities.
• Improving yields from dairying, small animals and fishery, etc. through back-up of veterinary facilities and marketing infrastructure.
• Filling in critical gaps in infrastructure such as vital connecting road links, skill development infrastructure, markets, water and electricity supply etc. which are essential for optimizing the
operation of services and facilities.
Appraisal of DPR:
8.1 The DPR of projects approved in-principle should not have a cost variation of more than 15% of the estimated cost indicated in the concept paper.
8.2 The DPR shall be referred to the Central Ministries/Department dealing with the subject, and projects not covered by any existing schemes/programmes of Central Ministries/Departments will be referred to the Planning Commission, for examination from techno-economic angle within a given time frame, i.e., six weeks.
8.3 Failing receipt of comments or recommendations from the Central Ministries/Department dealing with the subject or the Planning Commission within the given time period of six weeks, the DPR will be put up within ten days to a “Sectoral Technical Committee” constituted by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Sectoral Technical Committee would consist of:
a) Representative of line Ministry as the Chairman of the Committee (not below the rank of Director or equivalent of Chief Engineer)
b) Representative of Planning Commission (not below the rank of Director/Deputy Adviser)
c) Representative of Ministry of Minority Affairs (not below the rank of Director/Deputy Secretary)
8.4 The Sectoral Technical Committee will be convened by Ministry of Minority Affairs and will examine the DPR in consultation with the subject matter Ministry and finalise its comments within seven days of such meeting. In case there is only minor changes suggested in technical specification and does not involve upward/downward revision in cost, the case will be submitted to the Empowered Committee for consideration and after due approval, the project will be sanctioned subject to necessary changes.
8.5 The DPRs will be referred back to the State Government/UT administration for revision only if there is a major change in technical specifications, which also involve revision in the cost of the project. The revised DPR would be examined by the subject matter Ministry/Sectoral Technical Committee.
8.6 The DPRs technically appraised by the concerned line Ministry/Sectoral Technical Committee with or without modifications would be put up before the Empowered Committee for its recommendations.
District Planning Committee/District Level Committee for Prime
Minister’s New 15 Point Programme and functions
9.1 The District Level Committee for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities shall have the proposals prepared by the line departments/agencies in the district. The District Planning Committee (DPCs), wherever constituted, will consolidate the proposals made by the line departments/agencies through the District Level Committee for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities. The State Level Committee for 15 Point Programme shall consider the district plan and recommend it to the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The representative of the regional research institute affiliated to the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) or professional agency like a university which has prepared the baseline survey report may also be associated in the preparation of the plan.
9.2 The committees shall ensure that the MsD plan for the district has been prepared keeping in view, among other things contained in this programme, the following:
(a) To propose projects for improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the minorities and basic amenities parameters of the district concerned to bring it at par with the national average.
(b) To propose projects that are deficit/gap filling and not for substituting a budgeted ongoing scheme with similar objectives.
(c) To propose the multi-sectoral development plan for the district in such a way that the targets under the schemes included in the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities are saturated within the period of implementation of the plan.
(d) Ensure that the funds provided for the MCDs are additional resources for these districts do not substitute State Government funds already flowing to the districts. To prevent diversion of funds from MCDs, the flow of funds to the district concerned in the previous year will be taken as a benchmark.
(e) To propose projects for the selected sectors which are not covered by the work programmes for the Annual Plans and the Eleventh Five Year Plan of the State/UT concerned and the schemes/programmes of the Central Government but considered
critical for the development of the district.
(f) To ensure that there is no duplication of work with similar objectives implemented or proposed to be implemented under the State and Central schemes and programmes.
(g) To give priority to projects that focus mainly on the villages//localities having substantial minority population.
(h) To judiciously distribute resources for the sector concerned to bring the relevant parameters above the national average.
(i) To involve the panchayati raj institutions/local bodies in the implementation of the MsD plan wherever the mechanism is established.
(j) To ensure that the MsD plan of the district concerned is prepared keeping in view the scope and availability of resources for the district concerned.
(k) To ensure that the MsD plan is prepared in consonance with the overall planning process within the district covering Annual Plans and Eleventh Five Year Plan.
9.3 The Deputy Commissioner/Collector, as the case may be, shall make a presentation of their plan to the State Level Committee.
9.4 The Deputy Commissioner/Collector, as the case may be, shall assist in facilitating the preparation and implementation of the district plan and ensure effective monitoring.
9.5 The DPC/committee, as the case may be, shall hold quarterly meeting to review the progress of implementation of the projects under MsDP and send the reports to the State Level Committee, department dealing with minority welfare and the Ministry of Minority Affairs by the 15th day of the next quarter.
State/UT Level Committee and functions
10.1 The State Level Committee constituted for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities headed by the Chief Secretary shall also serve as the State Level Committee for oversight of the implementation of Multi-sectoral Development Programme in the State/UT concerned. In addition to the existing members, secretaries from all line department concerned, secretaries of the departments of finance,
planning, the member-secretary of the DPC/Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned and head of the lead bank in the State/UT may be included as members. The committee shall also include the head of the regional research institute affiliated to the ICSSR or the professional agency like a university which had prepared the baseline survey report, as members. Notices for the meetings may be sent to the Ministry of Minority Affairs to enable an official from the Ministry to attend the meetings. 10.2 The State Level Committee shall consider and recommend the MsD plan of the districts concerned to the Ministry of Minority Affairs through the State department dealing with minority welfare/affairs keeping in view the
scope and availability of resources and the expected outcomes. While doing this, it shall ensure that funds provided for the MCDs are additional resources for these districts do not substitute State Government funds already flowing to the districts. To prevent diversion of funds from MCDs, the flow of funds to the district concerned in the previous year will be taken as a benchmark. It should also filter out duplications of other public-funded schemes with similar objectives being implemented in the targeted districts.
10.3 The committee shall hold quarterly meeting to review the progress of implementation of the plan and ensure that reports are sent to the Ministry of Minority Affairs by the 15th day of the next quarter by the department dealing with minority affairs/welfare.
Empowered Committee in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
11.1 There shall be a ‘MsDP Empowered Committee’ to appraise, recommend and approve the projects in the plan of the minority concentration districts consisting of:-
(i) Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs - Chairman
(ii) Secretary Expenditure, or his representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary - Member
(iii) Secretary of the concerned Ministry/Department or his representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary dealing with the sector of the project proposed - Member
(iv) The Chief Engineer from the technical wing/agency/authority dealing with the sector of the project proposed or his representative of relative rank - Member
(v) Principal Adviser/ Adviser, in-charge of Social Justice sector in Planning Commission - Member
(vi) Financial Advisor, Ministry of Minority Affairs – Member (vii) Member-Secretary of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.
(viii) Joint Secretary/Joint Secretaries in-charge of MsDP – One JS being Member Convener
11.2 The Empowered Committee may invite the heads of the regional research institutes of ICSSR or the professional agency like a university which has carried out the baseline survey to its meetings, if the need arises.
Functions of the Empowered Committee
12.1 The functions of the Empowered Committee shall be as follows:
(a) To approve the MsD plans and the projects contained therein.
(b) To accord in-principle approval for projects, contained in the MsD plan of the districts, which exceeds Rs.10.00 crore requiring preparation of DPRs. This ceiling will not apply to topping up of existing central scheme/programme.
(c) To monitor the implementation of the programme.
(d) To suggest policy changes to obviate procedural and other bottlenecks in the execution of programmes/projects.
12.2 The Deputy Commissioner/Collector concerned, as the case may be,
shall be invited to make a presentation before the Empowered Committee, if
12.3 The Empowered Committee would meet as often as necessary to consider the proposals received from the States/UTs.
12.4 All recommendations of the Empowered Committee would be placed before Minister, Ministry of Minority Affairs for his approval before being communicated to the States/UTs.
Oversight Committees at the Centre and State/UT
13.1 The Empowered Committee shall also serve as the oversight committee at the Centre and shall monitor the implementation of the programme.
13.2 The State Level Committee constituted for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities headed by the Chief Secretary shall also serve as the oversight committee at the State/UT to monitor the implementation of the programme.
14. Any proposal relating to escalation in cost of the sanctioned projects, for any reason whatsoever would not be considered under MsDP. The State Government would make up the shortfall, in all such cases.
Release of Funds
15.1 Financial assistance will be sanctioned to the State Government/UT administration concerned on 100% grant basis in suitable instalments linked with the satisfactory progress made as per the sanction, approved multisectoral development plan for the district and DPR of each project. Funds under the programme would be released to the States/UTs only against the approved district plans. Once the proposal is approved for implementation by
the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the first instalment will be released. The release will be subject to a commitment from the State Government/UT administration that they will do the following:-
(i) Constitute the State Level Committee for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities, if not already done.
(ii) Constitute the District Level Committee for implementation of the 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities, if not already done.
(iii) Notify a department in the State/UT with clear responsibility to deal with schemes for minority welfare.
(iv) Set up an IT enabled cell in that department exclusively to look after the implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of this programme.
(v) Ensure that the funds provided for MCDs constitute additional resources for these districts and do not substitute State Government funds already flowing to the districts. To prevent diversion of funds from MCDs, the flow of funds to the district concerned in the previous
year would be taken as a benchmark.
(vi) Agree to provide the State share in such central schemes/programmes, which are being topped up, to saturate the requirement in the district.
(vii) Agree to operate and maintain the physical assets created under this programme.
15.2 The first instalment would not exceed 30% of the approved plan cost/DPR concerned unless there are special circumstances and the Empowered Committee is satisfied, but in no case can it exceed 50% of the total approval.
15.3 Release of funds for ongoing projects, i.e., the second and subsequent instalments will depend on the progress - both in financial and physical terms – of the implementation of the project concerned subject to 60% utilization of funds of last release and full utilisation of all prior releases, if any.
15.4 Request for release of subsequent instalments of funds submitted by the State must be accompanied with:
• Utilization Certificates (UCs)
• Quarterly Progress Reports (QPRs)
• Photographs of the works completed from earlier releases
• Work plan for the requisitioned amount with milestones and time frame
15.5 UCs shall be submitted in the prescribed proforma (Appendix - III) only when the expenditure on the project has been incurred by the implementing agency. Secretary of the Department in the State Government dealing with minority affairs should sign the UC. Release of further instalments will be recommended only after receipt of UCs and QPRs and other mandatory documents.
16.1 An administrative cost of 2.00% percent of the programme cost would be kept aside and for the first year it shall be released to the State/UT concerned in advance to enable setting up a cell and for purchase of office equipment like computers, telephone/fax/internet lines. Qualified skilled personnel possessing requisite expertise/knowledge to operate computer
programme designed for this purpose, enter data, process, analyse, monitor, retrieve and transfer data would be engaged on contract basis as per need. Proposal/data provided by the States/Union Territories will be maintained and managed by the Ministry with personnel of similar expertise/knowledge to be engaged on contract basis. A similar monitoring cell shall be set up in the department dealing with minority welfare/affairs in States which have a
number of MCDs, in the MCDs and also in the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The other permissible items of administrative expenses will include office expenses, TA/DA, quality tests, monitoring, evaluation work and impact studies.
16.2 This provision will also be used for evaluation and monitoring of the scheme, through outside reputed institutions/agencies engaged by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India or by the State Governments/Union Territory administration.
16.3 No recurring expenditure would be funded from Central Government resources under the scheme and it should clearly be the responsibility of the State/UT Governments to ensure that assets created under this programme were maintained by them.
17.1 It is proposed to implement the MsD plan for MCDs with the objective of completing them during the Eleventh Plan period.
17.2 The Department in the State/UT dealing with minority affairs/welfare shall monitor preparation of the multi-sectoral development plans for the districts and DPRs by the line departments/agencies assigned projects. It shall also forward projects and clarifications made by the line departments/agencies, ensure proper implementation of the sanctioned
projects, monitor each individual project, report the progress of implementation of projects and the district plan to the State Level Committee for implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities and the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
17.3 The programme will be implemented by the Panchayati raj institutions/line departments/agencies/Scheduled Area councils in accordance with the implementation mechanism in practice in the State/UT.
Monitoring & Evaluation
18.1 The State Government/UT administration shall report the progress in respect of each project at the end of the quarter. The project-wise progress of implementation shall be reported on quarterly basis in the proforma (QPR) prescribed for this purpose at Appendix-IV and on-line when the IT enabled systems are in place. Any additional information may be furnished along with the format. Such hard copy of the QPRs should reach the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Minority Affairs within 15 days of the end of the quarter under
18.2 To further strengthen monitoring, the Ministry of Minority Affairs shall nominate one representative from the Ministry to the quarterly review meetings at the State level.
18.3 State will carry out project inspection periodically. The quarterly review report of the State would contain a separate and distinct section on the findings of the project inspection. I.T. enabled monitoring programme shall be set up in the State/UT and districts for reporting the progress of implementation of the plan.
18.4 State shall nominate a ‘nodal officer’ for each project of the line department concerned who would be responsible for project implementation and monitoring at departmental level.
18.5 Monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the project shall also be undertaken through field inspections by officers of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, as well as through impact studies, social audits and evaluations conducted by government or through independent agencies at the request of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
18.6 An independent in-depth evaluation would be made after two years to assess the need for any mid-term correction.
Transparency and Publicity of Information
19. In order to ensure that the information about developmental schemes being implemented reaches the ultimate beneficiaries, i.e. the targeted beneficiaries, there is a need to ensure greater transparency and publicity of information. For this purpose, the following shall be ensured:
(i) All sanctioned schemes/projects shall be given wide publicity in local media and placed in the web-site concerned.
(ii) Immediately after project approval is received, the State Government shall display at project site a board indicating the date of sanction of the project, likely date of completion, estimated cost of the project, source of funding i.e. MsDP (Government of India), contractor(s) name and the physical target. After completion of projects, a permanent display shall be put up.
(iii) State Government shall disseminate information through media –print/electronic and shall place it in their existing websites.
An outlay of Rs.1870.00 lakhs was allocated for East Kameng District during the 11th plan period. A sum of Rs.4,13,82,000.00 only was received as a first installment.
Projects implemented under MsDP in East Kameng District:
8-Bameng Assembly Constituency :
9-Chayang Tajo Assembly Constituency :
10-Seppa East Assembly Constituency
11-Seppa West Assembly Constituency
12-Pakke Kessang Assembly Constituency
BADP MLALADS MPLADS UNTIED FUND MsDP