Schemes being Implemented by Department of Planning Punjab


Border Area Development Programme
  • Introduction
    Border Area Development Programme has been started by the Government of India with the twin objectives of balanced development of sensitive border areas through adequate provision of infrastructure facilities and promotion of sense of security amongst the local population.

  • Problems
  • The Border districts have suffered a lot and lagged behind due to their proximity to the border, 3 wars with Pakistan and long spell  of cross border terrorism.
  • Farmers living in Border areas face acute hardships as they can not cultivate tall crops.The problems are compounded by inadequate accessing facilities to the farmers after the erection of fencing alongwith International border.
  • Rivers Ravi and Satluj and number of choes and distributories are passing through the border Districts of Gurdaspur  and Ferozepur respectively causing damage to the crops particularly during the rainy  season.
  • Border areas lack basic amenities of Education, Health, Sanitation, Transportation, Roads etc.The lack of environment for development of Industries and Marketing infrastructure have further accentuated the problems of the local population.
Coverage-Border Area Development Programme

Punjab has 553 KM long International border with Pakistan with 6 districts of Amritsar, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, fazilka & Taran Taran abutting the International border.  The following 19 blocks with  area of 6369.82 Sq.Km are being covered under Border Area Development Programme:-

Gurdaspur: Kalanaur, Dera Baba Nanak, Dina Nagar, Dorangla, Gurdaspur.
Amritsar :  Ajnala, Chogawan and Attari
Tarn Taran:  Gandiwind, Bhikhiwind and Valtoha
Ferozepur:   Ferozepur, Guru Harsahai, Mamdot
Fazilka:  Fazilka, Jalalabad, Khuian Sarvar
Pathankot:  Narot Jaimal Singh, Bamial


Funding - Border Area Development Programme

The Border Area Development Programme is a 100% centrally funded Area Programme. Funds are provided to  the States  as  Special  Central Assistance  for  execution of approved schemes on a 100% grant basis and allocated amongst the seventeen beneficiary States on the basis of (i) length of international border (ii) population of border blocks and (iii) area of border blocks. Each of these criteria is given equal weightage. The border block is the spatial unit for the programme and all schemes are implemented within the border blocks only. The funds received from Govt. of India are allocated among the four border districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, TarnTaran and Ferozepur on the basis of criteria adopted by Govt. of India for distribution of funds amongst border states .

Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojna ( Now replaced with BRGF )

  • Introduction
    It is a 100% funded scheme by Govt. of India which was to be implemented in Hoshiarpur district during 2004-07 with a total cost of Rs. 45.00 crore.  Planning Commission have already approved the schemes worth Rs. 45.00 crore.
  • Objective
    The main objectives of the scheme are to redress the problems of low agricultural productivity, unemployment and to fill critical gaps in physical and social infrastructure.
  • Coverage
    District Hoshiarpur

Member Parliament Local Area Development

  • Introduction
    The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme is a 100% centrally sponsered scheme which is governed by a set of guidelines which were first issued in February, 1994 and have been updated and revised from time to time.  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.  The annual MPLADS  fund entitlement per MP is Rs. 2 crore, out of which Rs. 30 lakh shall be recommended for areas inhabited by SC population and Rs.15 lakh for areas inhabited by ST population.

Twenty Point Programme

At present the Department of Programme Implementation is the Administrative Department for 20-Point Programme. Originally, the department of Economic Coordination and 20-Point Programme was created in March, 1982 vide notification No.1/2/82/GC (2) /8365 dated 25 March, 1982 to perform the following functions by amending the Allocation of Business Rules, 1978:

  • To coordinate & monitor all economic programmes including the 20-Point Socio-Economic Programme.
  • To identify problem areas in the implementation of new projects and in the functioning of existing projects and to suggest remedial measures to optimise production and efficiency.
  • All matters relating to liaison with Economic Departments of Govt. of India and other State Governments.
  • Subsequently in 1986 the Department of Economic Coordination and 20-Point Programme was renamed as Department of Programme Implementation. The Allocation of Business Rules 1994 specified the function of this department as given above (1 to 3).

What is 20-Point Programme ( TPP)

The 20-Point Programme, aimed at improving the quality of life of the poor and bringing them above the poverty line was originally announced by late Prime Minister of India Smt.  Indira Gandhi in 1975. The programme was restructured on 14/1/1982 and then on 1/4/1986. It was again restructured w.e.f. 1/4/2007.

The Twenty Point Programme -2006 consists of 20-Points for the benefit of the rural and urban people. Its thrust is towards programmes for eradicating poverty and improving the quality of life of the poor and the under- privileged people all over the country. The programme covers various socio-economic aspects like poverty, employment, education, housing, health, agriculture, land reforms, irrigation, drinking water, protection and empowerment of weaker sections, consumer protection, environment, e-governance, etc.

Under this programme, 66 items/schemes (as per Annexure 'A' ) will be covered out of which 25 items/schemes
(as per Annexure ‘B’) will be monitored on monthly basis. As per instructions of GOI, out of monthly monitored schemes the information for the schemes at Sl.No.6, 7, 12 and 25 will be supplied by the concerned Ministry of GOI to the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation directly .The remaining items/schemes will be monitored on annual basis. For the purpose of ranking the performance of States on monthly basis, 18 items/schemes have been identified (as per Annexure ‘C’).

  • Monitoring set up for TPP-2006
  • An effective monitoring system is a critical pre-condition for effective implementation. In fact, it provides the impetus and motivation for efficient and effective implementation. Keeping in view, the guidelines of the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation Govt. of India, the State Govt. has introduced 3-tier monitoring system i.e. State level, District level & Block level. These monitoring committees will review the implementation of the items under TPP-2006 holistically and suggest measures to remove constraints for speedy implementation of this programme.

    The composition of State level, Distt.level and Block level Monitoring committees are as under:-

    Monitoring Committee at State Level

    1 Chief Secretary, Punjab Chairman
    2 Principal Secretary, Finance      Member
    3 Secretary Planning Member
    4 Secretary Coordination Member
    5 Administrative Secretary of the Member
      Department under review  
    6 The Committee may co-opt any Other Member
      Administrative Secretary/Officer If required  
    7 Principal Secretary Programme Implementation Member Secretary

    Monitoring Committee at District Level

    The pattern as suggested by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (GOI) for the formation of Monitoring Committee at District Level the District Planning & Development Boards already constituted by the State Govt. are similar.Therfore, the State Govt. has decided to entrust the monitoring of TPP-06 to the District Planning & Development Boards in the State for the effective implementation of this programme at district level.

    Monitoring Committee at Block Level

     1.  District Development & Panchayat Officer       :  Chairman
          of the Concerned District
     2.   All the Sarpanches of the Village Panchayats  :  Member
          fall under the concerned Block
     3.  Block Development & Panchayat Officer         :  Member Secretary

          of the concerned Block

    The detail of schemes covered under TPP-06 is as under:-

    National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (90:10)

              The main objective of the ‘National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme’ is to enhance the livelihood security of the households in rural areas by providing at least hundred days of guaranted wage employment to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Under this scheme a rural household can demand at least 100 days guaranteed employment in a financial year.  The Household has to get itself registered with the Gram Panchayat.   Names of all the adult members can be registered. Gram Panchayat will issue a job card to the household.  The funding pattern of this scheme is as under:-

    Central Government Share
              100% unskilled wage component of the cost of the scheme. Seventy five percent of the material component including the wages of skilled and semi skilled workers. Administrative expenses such as salary and allowance of programme officer and their supporting staff and capacity building of Gram Panchayats etc.

    State Government Liability
              Twenty five percent of the material component including the wages of skilled and semi-skilled workers of the scheme. Unemployment allowance payable under the provisions of the Act.Administrative expenses of the State Council.

              The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was passed by Parliament in September 2005. The scheme was launched in Punjab on 2nd February 2006 and initially only district Hoshiarpur was selected. Vide notification dated 26-3-2007 Government of India has decided to cover three more districts namely Amritsar, Nawanshaher and Jalandhar under NREGA during 2007-08. Since it is a demand driven scheme, the targets under this scheme are not specified. All the districts of the State are to be covered within five years as per national policy. State Share of Rs. 500.00 lac was approved for this scheme for the Annual Plan 2006-07 against which an expenditure of Rs. 323.39 lac has been incurred.  An outlay of Rs. 60000.00 lac has been provided for the 11th Five Year Plan and Rs. 3000.00 lac for the Annual Plan 2007-08 as State share under this scheme.

    Swaran Jayanti Gram Swa-Rozgar Yojana (75:25)

                ‘Swaran Jayanti Gram Swa-Rozgar Yojana’ scheme is being shared between the Centre and the State on 75:25 basis. The objective of SGSY is to bring the assisted poor families (Swa-Rozgaris) above the poverty line in three years by providing them income-generating assets through a mix of bank credit and subsidy. It is a holistic programme covering all aspects of self-employment such as organization of the rural poor into self help groups, training, planning of activity clusters, infrastructure build up, technology, credit and marketing.  In establishing the micro enterprises, the emphasis under SGSY is on the cluster approach. For this 4-5 key activities will be identified for each block based on resources, occupational skills of the people and availability of markets.  The major key activities are bee keeping, handloom, dairy, poultry, sewing, knitting and embroidery etc.
                SGSY is a credit-cum-subsidy programme, subsidy under the programme will be uniform at 30% of the project cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 7500/-.  In respect of SCs, however this will be 50% and Rs. 10,000/- respectively.  For a group of Swa-rozgaris (SHGs), the subsidy would be 50% of the cost of the scheme subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1.25 lac.  Loans will be arranged by the DRDAs from the banks.  Under this scheme, 50% assistance is required to be provided to the SCs, 40% to women and 3% to the handicapped. This scheme was admitted in the year 1999-2000. An outlay of Rs. 5250.00 lac as State share was provided for the 10th Five Year Plan against which an expenditure of Rs. 930.74 lac has been incurred.  34963 Swa-rozgaries were covered under this scheme during 10th plan period. An outlay of Rs. 2800.00 lac for the 11th Five Year Plan and Rs. 400.00 lac for Annual Plan 2007-08 has been provided as State share.  About 38,500 Swa-rozgaries will be covered under this scheme during 11th Five Year Plan and 7684 during Annual Plan 2007-08.

    Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (75:25)
                The two schemes namely ''Employment Assurance Scheme'' and ''Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana'' have been merged into one scheme namely ''Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana''. The objectives of the SGRY are to provide  additional wage employment in the rural areas and also food security, along-side the creation of durable community, social and economic assets and infrastructure developments in these areas such as soil and moisture conservation works, watershed development, promoting of traditional water resources, afforestation and construction of village infrastructure and link roads, primary school buildings, civil dispensaries, veterinary hospitals, marketing infrastructure and Panchayat Ghars etc. 
                From the year 2004-05, this programme is being implemented as one integrated scheme by all the three Panchayati Raj Institutions. The resources are distributed in 20:30:40 ratio among the Zila Parishads, Panchayat Samities and Gram Panchayats. The programme is self-targeting in nature and is available for all the rural poor (BPL/APL) who are in need of wage employment and are willing to take up manual/unskilled work. Under the scheme, 5 Kg of food-grains (in kind) will be distributed as part of wages per manday. The remaining part of the wages will be paid in cash to ensure notified minimum wage.
                An outlay of Rs. 15625.00 lac was provided as State share in the 10th Five Year Plan against which an expenditure of Rs. 6814.89 lac has been incurred. 196.09 lac mandays of employment was generated under this scheme during 10th Five Year Plan period. The State share for this scheme was earmarked under district plan during 2006-07. An outlay of Rs. 10000.00 lac has been provided for the 11th Five Year Plan and Rs. 3300.00 lac for Annual Plan 2007-08 under this scheme to meet State share. The districts covered under National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (NREGA) are automatically taken out of the purview of this scheme. There is a target to generate 1300 lac mandays of employment during 11th Five Year Plan and 86 lac mandays during Annual Plan 2007-08 under SGRY and NREGA collectively.

    Rural Housing - Indira Awaas Yojana (75:25)

                This is a 75:25 sharing basis centrally sponsored scheme being executed between Centre and State. Previously it was a sub-scheme of JRY but from 1996-97 onwards, it has been made an independent scheme which aims at providing houses to the members of SCs and Non-SCs free of cost in the rural areas. The houses under this scheme should normally be built on individual plots in the main habitation of the village, but can also be built on micro-habitat approach or in cluster within a habitation, so as to facilitate the development of infrastructure such as internal roads, drains, drinking water supply and other common facilities.   A grant of Rs. 25000/- per unit is provided in the plain areas and Rs. 27,000/- in the hilly/difficult areas for construction of houses. For conversion of unserviceable kutcha houses into pucca/ semi pucca houses, the maximum assistance will be limited to Rs. 12,500/- per unit. All the dwelling units will be provided with smokeless chullas and sanitary latrines.
                An outlay of Rs. 1800.00 lac was provided as State share during the 10th Five Year Plan against which an expenditure of Rs. 1446.05 lac has been incurred. 32279 houses were built/upgraded under this scheme during 10th five year plan (2002-07). An outlay of Rs. 7000.00 lac has been provided as State share during the 11th Five Year Plan and Rs. 1300.00 lac for Annual Plan 2007-08 under this district level Plan scheme to meet State share. The State share for 2006-07 has been earmarked under district plan. There is a target to construct 82,000 houses during 11th Five Year Plan and 16,362 houses during the Annual Plan 2007-08.

     E W S Houses in Urban Areas
                The State Government has not done much in regard to construction of houses for economically weaker sections. A sum of Rs. 1 crore has been earmarked for the current year. The Improvement Trusts and the Punjab Urban Development Authority construct houses in various schemes and some houses are earmarked for EWS category. The houses are sold to them at subsidized rates.

     LIG Houses in Urban Areas

                     The State Government has not done much in regard to construction of houses for Low Income Group. A sum of Rs. 1 crore has been earmarked for the current year. The Improvement Trusts and the Punjab Urban Development Authority construct houses in various schemes and some houses are earmarked for LIG category. The houses are sold to them at subsidized rates.

    Rural Areas

    Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (100%CSS)
                To expedite the coverage of problem villages and partially covered villages, Govt. of India provides funds on 100% basis under this programme.  During 10th plan period, an expenditure of Rs.10670.13 lac was incurred and 600 NC, 355 PC and 119 other habitations were provided with water supply.  During 11th plan, there is a target of 564 NC and 539 PC habitations to be provided with water supply. The target for Annual Plan 2007-08 is 150 NC and 125 PC.

    Immunization of Children (100% CSS)
       
                Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) launched in the year 2005, Immunization programme is a separate component ‘C’. BCG, DPT and Polio are part of this component. These three components of immunization programme are covered under 20-Point Programme.

    SC Families Assisted

                  Below poverty line families are being assisted to cross the poverty line under various on going schemes of the State Govt. Besides Special Component Plan, Special Central Assistance is also made available by the Govt. of India for Economic upliftment of below poverty line Scheduled caste families. The amount if utilised in conjunction with special Component Plan to enable the below poverty line scheduled castes to cross the poverty line. Commercially/economically viable ventures and training programmes with employment/self-employment potential are being funded to ensure that income generation is sufficient for crossing the poverty line by beneficiary and retaining this status on sustained basis.

    Universalization of ICDS Scheme  

                  Integrated Child Development Services is a 100% Centrally Sponsored scheme under which six services i.e. supplementary nutrition, pre-school education, immunization, Health check up , Health and Nutrition Education and referral services are provided to the Children in the age group of 0-6 years , pregnant women & lactating mothers.

    Functional Anganwadis – (50:50)
               
                  Supplementary nutrition is proposed to the children below 6 years of age and to nursing and expectant mothers from low income group families and special attention is paid to the delivery of supplementary nutrition to the children below 3 years of age who are identified as severely malnourished. Under this scheme, approximately 70% scheduled castes beneficiaries are covered. An expenditure of Rs.8860.00 lac has been incurred during 10th Five Year Plan against an approved outlay of Rs.1000.00 lac.  The norm is Rs.2.25 per child and Rs.2.50 per mother per day for 300 days in a year.  For severely malnourished children, the norm is Rs3/- per child. An expenditure of Rs.4767.48 lac has been incurred during 2006-07 with which 1118886 beneficiaries have been covered. The number of beneficiaries has increased on account of revision in instructions where in the condition of BPL families for mothers has been removed, and all children are to be covered where as earlier only about 50% children were covered. Government of India has decided to reimburse the 50% share of the actual expenditure incurred on Supplementary Nutrition by the State from the financial year 2005-06. Cabinet has approved opening up of 2691 new anganwadi centers and new 6 ICDS blocks in the State.  4 Rural (Bhagta Chak, Raikot, Sujjanpur, and Dorangala) and 2 urban Projects (Ludhiana and Amritsar) have been operationalized. There is a target to cover 1, 73,460 new beneficiaries in 2691 new anganwadi centers under this scheme. An amount of Rs.30000.00 lac has been provided for 11th Five Year Plan and Rs.5566.00 lac for 2007-08 for this purpose.

    No. of Urban poor families assisted under seven point charter viz.land tenure,housing at affordable cost, water, sanitation, health, education, and social security:-

            Under Seven Point Charter urban poor families are assisted by providing them facilities for land ‘tenure, housing at affordable cost, water, sanitation, health, education, and social security through the following schemes:-

    a)Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) (GOI: GOP: MC’s: 50:20:30)
                Two towns of the State viz. Amritsar and Ludhiana have been selected for funding under Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP)

    b) Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) (GOI: GOP: ULBs: 80:10:10

    All MC’s/Corporations are covered under this scheme except Ludhiana and Amritsar.

    Afforestation

    (a) Area covered under Plantation on – Public and Forest Lands
    (b) Number of Seedlings Planted on – Public and Forest Lands

    Rural Roads (PMGSY)-100% CSS

                   Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana, a 100% centrally sponsored scheme, was launched in the country by the Government of India in December 2000,  50% of the cess on High Speed Diesel (HSD) is earmarked for the programme.  Under this scheme, first link (connectivity) is to be provided to all connected habitations having population 500 or more in the rural areas by the year 2007.  Approximately 42000 Kilometers of rural linked roads connecting the villages and marketing yards are being looked after by Government of Punjab from its own resources and under PMGSY.  As per the guidelines of PMGSY, the identified Core Network of 7487 Kilometers needs to be upgraded, which requiring Rs.120000.00 lac approximately.  The expenditure incurred during 10th Plan was Rs. 20591.00 lac.  In the Annual Plan 2006-07 the expenditure incurred was Rs. 7113.90 lac.

    Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana

                This scheme has a provision for release of 4, 04,923 connections to Rural house-holds including 1, 48,858 nos to Below Poverty Line (BPL) house-holds.  The detailed Project Reports of all the then 17 nos districts of amounting to Rs. 16485.00 lac stand submitted to REC during the year 2005-06.  But, only one scheme for Firozpur District stand sanctioned and in principle, approval to the remaining 16 nos schemes also stands accorded.  Now, a letter has been received from the REC that no funds have been allocated against RGGVY scheme to the State of Punjab and as such, works may not be taken in hand.There are certain pre-requisites attached with the scheme.  Out of these, all pre-requisites except, the following stands fulfilled:-

    Deployment of franchise for revenue collection.
    GIS mapping of the area covered under the scheme.

                Sincere efforts were made by the PSEB regarding these 2 pre-requisites but these have not been fulfilled so far.  Therefore, in order to expeditiously release connections to the rural house-holds including BPL families, these pre-requisites need to be relaxed.  The scheme is yet to be started.

    Energizing Pumpsets

                Punjab is contributing about 60% of food grains to the Central pool. This has only been possible by making water facility available to the farmers of the State by providing   them electricity to run to their tube wells / pumpsets for Irrigation purposes. The major component of Irrigation is being met by electricity driven pumpsets.

    Status & Monitoring
    Decentralised Planning
    Introduction
                    The State Government has accorded the highest priority to Decentralised Planning. In order to meet the local needs effectively at the grass root level, Planning and implementation of certain schemes has already been decentralized. To ensure people’s participation in the development process, the District Planning and Development Boards headed by the Cabinet/State Ministers are presently looking after the implementation/supervision/monitoring of the district level schemes in each district of the State having financial and administrative powers.
                    An expenditure of Rs 270303.69 lac (89.58%) has been incurred as against the 10th Plan outlay of Rs 301757.00 lac under various district level schemes. An expenditure of Rs. 66813.79 lacs and Rs. 19372.35 lacs has been incurred during 2007-08 and 2008-09 respectively. An anticipated expenditure of Rs. 24744.65 lacs has been incurred against outlya of Rs. 33203.64 lacs during 2009-10. An outlay of Rs. 38024.37 lacs has been provided in the Annual Plan 2010-11 for implementation of various schemes at the district level including Border Area Development Programme, Rashtriya  Sam Vikas Yojana, District Hoshiarpur (now replaced with BRGF), Untied Funds, Untied Funds & DPC's and Punjab Nirman Programme.
                    In compliance with the Clause-243ZD of the 74th constitutional Amendment, 1992, District Planning Committees are mandatory to be constituted in each State of the Country for the purpose of preparing a Draft Development Plan at the grass root level.  The Punjab District Planning Committees Bill, 2005 has been enacted in 2005. Punjab District Planning Committees Procedure of Transaction of Business Rules, 2006 have also been notified. The detailed guidelines for holding elections for electing 4/5th members of the District Planning Committees from amongst the members of Zila Parishads and Urban Local Bodies have been circulated to all the districts. DPCs will be constitued after the nomination of chairpersons and 1/5th members of DPCs by the State Government. Funds under the District Plan Schemes presently being released through the District Planning & Development Boards would be released through the District Planning Committees after their consitution.
    Composition of the District Planning Committees

    1. The total number of members of the District Planning Committee may be 15, 24 and 40 on  the basis of the population of the district as below:
      1. Districts having population not exceeding 10 lakhs; = 15  Members
      2. Districts havin population exceeding ten lakhs but  = 24 Members
                       not exceeding 20 lakhs; and
      3. Districts having population exceeding 20 lakhs      = 40 Members

    2. Not less than 4/5th of the total number of the members of the Committee shall  be elected by and from amongst the elected members of the Panchayat at the district level and of the Municipalities in the district in proportion to the ratio between the population of the rural areas and of the urban areas in the district.
    3. 1/5th of the total number of the members of the Committee, which may include the Members of Legislative Assembly and other persons also, shall be nominated by the State Government.
    4. All DPC's in the state have been constituted and nominated the Chairpersons.
    Non Government Organisation
    • Introduction

    The social, economic and cultural requirements keep on changing in a developing society with the changing development processes. It is generally accepted that Voluntary Organizations(VOs)could effectively contribute in mobilizing community participation and in ascertaining the needs of the people so that our programmes are driven by demand of the community.  With the purpose of encouraging participation of Voluntary Organizations in various developmental and social activities, the State Government is providing monetary assistance to Non Governmental Organizations(NGO’s).  The aim of the State Government is to reach the most needy in the society through innovation and experimentation by covering all aspects of Human Resource Development.

                        
    In order to support and systemize the efforts of the voluntary organizations in the State,  Punjab Government has issued guidelines vide this department’s letter No.PSPB/ARO(W)-99-2000/8622, dated 15.10.1999 duly approved by the Council of Ministers.  Subsequently, the Council of Ministers in its meeting held on 22.2.2001 and 30.12.2002 had approved the following amendments respectively:-

    Amendment-I

    1. The foundation grant for Mother Unit has been enhanced from Rs.1.00 lac to Rs.2.00 lac.
    2. The project supervisory grant for Mother Unit has been increased from 5% to 7.5%.
    3. In para VIII of the guidelines, condition VI should be read as:

    “The grant-in-aid released would be utilized/spent in accordance with the by-laws of the society”.

    Amendment-II

    In continuation of this department’s letter No.PSPB/ARO(W)-99-2000/8622, dated 15.10.1999, the figure of Rs.5.00 lacs and Rs.10.00 lacs appearing in Item No.(ii)of Para VIII of the guidelines issued vide letter referred to above be read as Rs.10.00 lacs and Rs.15.00 lacs respectively”.

    Amendment-III

               “In continuation of this department letter No.PSPB-RO(W)-2000-2001/2011, Dated: 27th March, 2001, the Project Supervisory Grant for Mother NGO has been increased from 7.5% to 10%”.
                         These amendments were circulated vide letter Nos.PSPB-RO(W)-2000-01/2011-15, dated 27.3.2001, No.PSPB-RO(W)-2000-01/1317-26, dated 25.2.2003 and PSPB-RO(SES)-06/16410-11, dated 6.11.2006.

    Constitution of Committees

    • For promoting the role of Non-Government Organisations(NGO’s) for the development of State, Apex Committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of CS, Punjab vide this Department letter No.PSPB-RO(SW)-NGO’s/2654, dated 21st April, 1998. The same has been reconstituted vide this Department letter No.25/26/PSPB/RO/NGO/2009/ 8488-98, dated 17th Sept., 2009.The Commette has been re-constituted vide this Disst in letter No. 25/26/PSPB/RO/NGO/2012/2776, dated 20th Sept., 2012.
    • A Steering Committee had been constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary Planning vide this department letter No.PSPB-RO(W)/NGO-2000/2625-33, dated 27/3/2000 and was reconstituted vide this department letter No.1/6/PSPB-RO(NGO)-20047/7806, dated 31/7/2007,
    • District Level Coordination Committees had been constituted for promoting the role of NGO’s in the districts with Deputy Commissioners as Chairmen vide this department letter No.25/26-PSPB-RO(NGO)/2005/9518, dated 26th July 2005 and was reconstituted vide letters No.25/26-PSPB-RO(NGO)/2007/7827-38, dated Ist August 2007 and No.25/26-PSPB-RO(NGO)/2010/4380-98, dated 16/4/2010.

    Objectives:
               
    The objective is to associate voluntary organizations working for various developmental and social welfare activities, by providing monetary assistance to these organizations to achieve the objective of economic and social upliftment of targetted sections of society.

    • Coverage

      The following sectors would be covered under this programme:-

      • Elementary and Adult Education
      • Vocational Training of Adolescent
        Girls and Women from poor and Needy Families.
      • Reproductive and Child Health Programme
      • National Health Programmes
        • Malaria Control
        • AIDS
        • Immunisation Programme
        • Drug De-addiction Awareness
        • T.B.control etc.
        • Health  Education
      • Provision of  potable drinking water to all.
      • Environmental Improvement of urban slums, programmes relating to the welfare of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, programmes for welfare of women, backward and needy families  and projects for rehabilitation of school drop out, street children,  children and physically handicapped.
      • Nutrition programme for children and expectant mothers belonging to below-poverty line families.
      • Counseling for needy women, destitute and orphans to enable them to claim their legal right and to provide necessary wherewithal for the same.
      • Counseling for needy women, destitute and orphans to enable them to claim their legal right and to provide necessary wherewithal for the same.
      • Development of women and children in rural areas.
    • Funding

    The State Govt. provides funds under the plan scheme PM 1.10 “Assistance to NGOs” to assist various Non Government Organizations working for development of the State through various Administrative Departments viz Health and Family Welfare, Social Security and welfare, Welfare of SCs/BCs, Education, Rural Development, Animal Husbandry, Art and Culture and Planning etc.

    • Funding Criteria
    • The delivery cost(seminars, transportation) should not be more than 10% of the project cost, half of which should be borne by the NGO itself
    • The maximum government support in the shape of grant-in-aid ordinarily would not exceed Rs.10.00 lakhs per annum.  The remaining amount, if required, would be raised by the concerned NGO's themselves from their own resources and other local agencies.  In no case, the grant  to an NGO with more than one project  shall exceed Rs.15.00 lakhs in a single financial year. However, this condition shall not be applied to projects under Service Sectors, the  nature of which is to create awareness among masses.
    • Status and Monitoring
    • Notifications
    • Guidelines
    • Formats

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    Assistance to Research Institutions

    The Department of Planning provides grant-in-aid to Research Institutions like Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) and Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) to promote research activities in the State. A sum of Rs. 5 crore ( 1 Cr as ACA during 2003-04 and Rs. 4 Cr during 2006-07 and 2007-08) given to Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) for creation of Corpus Fund. A sum of Rs. 5.00 Cr. stands released to CRRID for creation of Corpus Fund during 2006-07 and 2007-08. During 2012-13, the Planning Department had provided grant of Rs. 1.00 Cr to CRRID on the non-plan side, against the grant received from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

    Punjab Nirman Programme

    The State Govt. decided to launch a special project namely ‘Punjab Nirman Programme’ for improving the living conditions of people of Punjab living in rural and urban areas and to address their felt developmental needs more effectively at the grass root level in consultation with the local area representatives during 2005-06. The process of re-allocation of funds between the Departments and from one scheme to another being complicated and time consuming, it has been decided to provide the funds at the District level for expeditious identification, and execution of essential works relating to different Departments. This will not only expedite the fulfillment of the felt needs of the people but will also ensure the participation of the elected representatives of the people at grass-root level and encourage decentralization and delegation, in the Planning process. This programme does not intend to replace ongoing schemes of various Departments which will go on unabated. Works under this programme will complement and supplement the regular schemes of the Departments and will help expediting their implementation.

    • Coverage

      The indicative list of infrastructure works which can be undertaken in Rural/Urban Areas under the Programme is given below:-

      (a) Sanitation projects.
      (b) Houses to the houseless
      (c) Provision of drinking water facilities, toilets and additional rooms etc. in Govt. schools.
      (d) Provision of drinking water and shelter in cremation grounds.            
      (e) Street Lighting and urban connectivity.
      (f) Provision of drinking water supply, toilets, waiting rooms and other improvements in Govt. Hospitals, Dispensaries,PHCs, CHCs and Veterinary Hospitals and Dispensaries.
      (g) Provision of compost pits.
      (h) Repair/reconstruction of Dharmshalas, Community Centers and Panchayat Ghars in rural areas.
      (i) Augmenting or operationalising existing drinking water supply schemes.
      (j) Provision of drainage and disposal system in rural and urban areas          
      (k) Any other infrastructure connected with above facilities.

    • Funding
      Punjab Nirman Programme is funded by the State Govt. under both the district and the state level schemes.
     

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