Thursday, 3 May 2012

Proposals on Infrastructural and Development Issues


The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme, each State Government of North Eastern Region submits priority list of projects every year for retention and funding. NLCPR Committee, which administers NLCPR Scheme, considers these priority lists and retains some of the projects for detailed examination.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha today he said, Detailed Projects Reports (DPRs) of retained projects submitted by State Governments are examined in consultation with concerned line Departments/Ministries of Government of India and after vetting of DPRs by line Department/Ministries, projects are recommended for sanction by NLCPR Committee. Details of projects retained from priority lists of 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, number of projects out of them sanctioned, dropped/withdrawn by the State Governments, under examination in line Departments/Ministries and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and projects pending with the State Governments for submission of original and revised DPR is given in the table below:

Year of Priority List
Projects retained
Projects sanctioned
Projects dropped/withdrawn
Projects under examination in Ministries & DoNER
Projects pending with State Govts. (Original & revised)

No
Cost
No
Cost
No
Cost
No
Cost
No
Cost
2009-10
163
1623.74
73
773.09
4
29.93
27
321.84
59
523.90
2010-11
108
1652.28
43
646.67
2
9.27
30
371.40
35
533.47
2011-12
116
1993.08
8
219.22
0
0
41
755.43
60
952.59
Total
387
5269.10
124
1638.98
6
39.20
98
1448.67
154
2009.96

Shri Ghatowar said, for sanction of projects, State Governments in North Eastern Region are advised to submit DPRs of retained projects within two months of their retention. To reduce the time taken in vetting of DPRs, Ministry of Development of North eastern Region has established a small Technical Wing for preliminary examination of DPRs, before sending DPRs to line Departments/Ministries for final vetting.

He said, likewise, North Eastern Council (NEC) has been making efforts to approve developmental projects posed to it by State Governments of North Eastern Region at the earliest, subject to constraints of availability of funds and receipt of comments from line Ministries. NEC has a system of firming up Shelves of Projects to be taken up after due consideration of inter se priorities accorded to project proposed by State Governments, PMO Guidelines, availability of concept paper/DPRs, overall Sectoral and General guidelines and fund availability (subject to condition that on-going projects are fully funded). Proposals that are included in Shelves of Projects (with in-principle approval of the Competent Authority) are either sanctioned or rejected, without any delay, once deficient information is furnished by concerned Implementing Agencies.

The Minister said, for early dispersal of funds to State Governments, release of funds under NLCPR Scheme in approved projects have been restricted to 3 installments of 40%, 40% and 20% and State Governments have been advised to transmit funds to implementing agencies within 15 days of release by this Ministry.

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