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Government of IndiaPlanning Commission

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Chapter No. Particulars Page No.


Chapter 1 Role, Composition and Functions 1-5

Chapter 2 Economy and the Plan: An Overview 6-21

Chapter 3 The Plan 22-32

Chapter 4 Major Activities in Various Division of Planning Commission 33-196

4.1 Agriculture Division 33-34

4.2 Social Justice and Social Welfare Division 34-43

4.3 Bharat Nirman 43-47

4.4 Communication & Information Technology and 47-54Information (CIT & I) Division

4.5 Development Policy Division 54-56

4.6 Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) 56-60

4.7 Education Division 60-63

4.8 Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister 63-65

4.9 Environment & Forests Division 65-71

4.10 Financial Resources Division 71-74

4.11 Health and Family Welfare Division 74-81

4.12 Housing and Urban Affairs Division 81-85

4.13 Industry Division 85

4.14 Economics Division 86-89

4.15 Labour, Employment and Manpower Division 89-92

4.16 Multi - Level Planning (MLP) Division 92-95

4.17 Minorities Division 96-97

4.18 Plan Coordination & Management Division (PCMD) 97-98

4.19 Power and Energy Division 98-101

4.20 Project Appraisal and Management Division 101-106


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4.21 Perspective Planning Division 107-109

4.22 Rural Development Division 109-111

4.23 Science & Technology Division 111-112

4.24 Promotion of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) & 112-118Infrastructure Division

4.25 State Plans Division 118-119

4.26 Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) 119-121

4.27 Research Division 121-126

4.28 Transport Division 126-130

4.29 Tourism Cell 130

4.30 Unique Identification Authority of India 130-141

4.31 Village and Small Enterprises Division 141

4.32 Voluntary Action Cell 141-144

4.33 Water Resources Division 144-150

4.34 Women & Child Development Division 150-158

4.35 Administration and Other Services 158-196

Chapter 5 Performance Evaluation in PEO 197-203

Chapter 6 Vigilance Activities 204

Annexure-I C&AG's Audit Observations 205

Annexure-II Organisation Chart of the Planning Commission 206


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1. GDP Gross Domestic Product

2. CAD Current Account Deficit

3. FII Foreign Institutional Investment

4. CSO Central Statistics Office

5. MoSPI Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

6. NAS National Accounts Statistics

7. IIP Index of Industrial Production

8. WPI Wholesale Price Index

9. MTA Mid Term Apprisal

10. GDPfc

Gross Domestic Product at Factor Cost

11. GDPmp

Gross Domestic Product at Market Prices

12. PE Provisional Estimates

13. QE Quick Estimates

14. AE Advance Estimates

15. GDS Gross Domestic Savings

16. GCF Gross Capital Formation

17. FRBM Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management

18. DAC Department of Agriculture and Cooperation

19. RE Revised Estimates

20. BE Budget Estimates

21. RBI Reserve Bank of India

22. FDI Foreign Direct Investment

23. PFI Portfolio Investment

24. NSSO National Sample Survey Office

25. MRP Mixed Recall Period

26. PLB Poverty Line Basket


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1.1 The Planning Commission wasconstituted in March, 1950 by a Resolution ofthe Government of India. It works under theoverall guidance of the National DevelopmentCouncil. The Planning Commission consults theCentral Ministries and the State Governmentson formulation of Five Year Plans and AnnualPlans and also oversees their implementation.The Commission also functions as an advisoryPlanning body at the apex level.


1.2 The following functions have beenallocated to the Planning Commission as per theGovernment of India (Allocation of Business)Rules, 1961:

(a) Assessment of the material, capital andhuman resources of the country,including technical personnel, andformulation of proposals for augmentingsuch of these resources as are found tobe deficient.

(b) Formulation of Plan for the mosteffective and balanced utilization of thecountry's resources.

(c) Definition of stages in which the Planshould be carried out on a determinationof priorities and allocation of resourcesfor completion of each stage.

(d) Determination of the nature of machinerynecessary for the implementation of thePlan in all its aspects.

(e) Identifying the factors which, are tending

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to retard economic development and

determine the conditions which in view

of current social and political situation,

should be established for the successful

execution of the Plan.

(f) Appraise from time to time the progress

achieved in the execution of each stage

of the Plan and recommend adjustment

of policies and measures that such

appraisal may show to be necessary.

(g) Public Co-operation in National


(h) Specific programmes for area

development notified from time to time.

(i) Perspective Planning

(j) Institute of Applied Manpower


(k) Unique Identification Authority of India

(i) Policy, planning and implementation

of Unique Identification No. (UID)

for residents in India and all matters

related to it (UID)

(ii) Unique Identification Authority of

India (UIDAI) and connected


(l) All matters relating to National Rainfed

Area Authority(NRAA).

(m) All matters relating to Independent

Evaluation Office(IEO)


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1.3 Prime Minister of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission and thepresent composition of the Planning Commission (As on 27th July 2013) is:

1. Dr. Manmohan Singh : Chairman Prime Minister

2. Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia : Deputy Chairman

3. Shri P. Chidambaram : Member, Minister of Finance

4. Shri Sharad Pawar : Member, Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

5. Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde : Member, Minister of Home Affairs

6. Shri Mallikarjun Kharge : Member, Minister of Railways

7. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad : Member, Minister of Health & Family Welfare

8. Shri Kamal Nath : Member, Minister of Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs

9. Shri Kapil Sibal : Member, Minister of Communication & IT & Minister of Law & Justice

10. Shri M.M. Pallam Raju : Member, Minister of Human Resources Development

11. Shri Jairam Ramesh : Member, Minister of Rural Development

12. Shri Rajeev Shukla : Member, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Planning

13. Shri B.K. Chaturvedi : Member

14. Prof. Abhijit Sen : Member

15. Dr. (Ms.) Syeda Hameed : Member

16. Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri : Member

17. Dr. Mihir Shah : Member

18. Dr. Narendra Jadhav : Member

19. Dr. K. Kasturirangan : Member

20. Shri Arun Maira : Member

1.4 Deputy Chairman, PlanningCommission is in the rank of Union CabinetMinister, whereas all full-time Members (fromS.No. 13 to 20) of the above composition arein the rank of Union Minister of State.

1.5 The Prime Minister in his capacity as

Chairman of the Planning Commission

participates and gives direction to the

Commission on all major issues of policy.


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1.6 The Deputy Chairman along with the fulltime Members of the Planning Commissionfunction as a composite body in the matter ofdetailed Plan formulation. They direct, guide andadvise various Subject Divisions of theCommission in the exercises for preparingApproach Papers / Documents leading to FiveYear Plans and Annual Plans formulations/ Mid-Term Appraisals etc. Their expert guidance isalso available to the Subject Division formonitoring and evaluating the Plan Programmes,Projects and Schemes.

1.7 The Planning Commission functionsthrough several Subject Matter Divisions and afew Specialist Divisions. Each Division isheaded by a Senior Level Officer of the level ofJoint Secretary designated as Adviser orAdditional Secretary designated as SeniorAdviser or by a Secretary level officerdesignated as a Principal Adviser.

1.8 These Divisions fall under two broadcategories:

(i) Specialist Divisions which are

concerned with aspects of the entire

economy e.g. Financial Resources,

Development Policy and

Perspective Planning Division etc.


(ii) Subject Divisions e.g. Agriculture,

Human Resources, Health,

Housing etc. which are concerned

with specified fields of development

in the related areas.

The Specialist Divisions functioning in thePlanning Commission are:

I. Development Policy and PerspectivePlanning Division

II. Financial Resources Division,

III. Economic Division,

IV. Labour, Employment and ManpowerDivision,

V. Plan Coordination and ManagementDivision

VI. Project Appraisal and ManagementDivision

VII. Research Division

VIII. State Plan Division (including IslandDevelopment Authority Cell),

IX. Decentralized Planning Division,Panchayati Raj and Special AreaProgrammes (Including Western GhatSectt..)

X. Infrastructure Finance and PublicPrivate Partnership Appraisal Unit

XI. Direct Benefit Transfer Division

The Subject Divisions/cells as under:

a. Agriculture Division,

b. Social Justice and Social Welfare,

c. Communication, IT & InformationTechnology,

d. Human Resources DevelopmentDivision

e. Environment and ForestsDivision(including climate changes)

f. Health, Family Welfare & NutritionDivision,

g. Housing & Urban Affairs Division,

h. Industry Division,

i. Minerals Division


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j. Minorities Division,

k. Ministry of Home Affairs Cell

l. Power & Energy Division,

m. Rural Development Division,

n. Science & Technology Division,

o. Transport & Tourism Division,

p. Village & Small Enterprises Division,

q. Voluntary Action Cell

r. Water Resources Division

s. Women & Child Development

Besides, the Planning Commission is alsorequired to service various Committees and/oraddress such specific issues as may be assignedto it from time to time.

1.9 The Programme Evaluation Organisation(PEO) is an integral part of Planning Commissionwith a responsibility to undertake evaluationstudies to assess the impact of selected PlanProgrammes/ Schemes in order to provide usefulfeedback to the Planners and implementingagencies. Apart from its Headquarters at Delhi,the PEO has seven Regional Evaluation Officesin a few State Capitals and eight field officesattached with them.

1.10 The Unique Identification Authority ofIndia (UIDAI) has been constituted in January,2009 as an attached office under aegis ofPlanning Commission. UIDAI shall have theresponsibility to lay down plan and policies toimplement UID Scheme, shall own and operateUID database and be responsible for its updationand maintenance on an ongoing basis.Headquarter of UIDAI is in Delhi and it has itsRegional Offices in eight places.

1.11 With the transfer of National RainfedArea Authority (NRAA) from Ministry ofAgriculture to the Planning Commission, allmatters relating to the NRAA will henceforthbe looked after by Planning Commission

1.12 Independent Evaluation Office(IEO) isan attached office under aegis of PlanningCommission, to carry out independentevaluation of various flagship programmes,schemes, etc. as may be entrusted to it by theDevelopment Evaluation AdvisoryCommittee(DEAC) or the Govt.of India, as thecase may be from time to time.

1.13 Institute of Applied Manpower Research(IAMR) is an autonomous Institution under thePlanning Commission, Government of India andis the only think-tank of the Planning Commission.

The primary objectives of the Institute includeresearch, data collection, and education andtraining in all aspects of human capital planningand human resource development.


1.14 The Planning Commission has the statusof a Department of the Government of India and,therefore, all the instructions issued by theGovernment of India through the nodalDepartment of Personnel and Training and alsothe provisions under various Services Rules forCentral Govt. employees are applicable to theemployees working in the Planning Commissionalso. The Administration in general functionsin accordance with these guidelines and variousService rules. The Planning CommissionAdministration has also been sensitive to thecareer aspirations of the officers and the staffworking in the Planning Commission and hasbeen taking adequate steps from time to time inthis regard. Simultaneously, the Administration

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is also focussing on the requirement ofrightsizing its staff strength and is scrupulouslyfollowing the instructions issued by the DoPTon optimization of direct recruitment in civilian

posts. Planning Commission has also initiatedan Internship Scheme for Post Graduate/Research Students for aquanting them with thePlanning Process.

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2.1 The Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-08to 2011-12) had aimed at achieving faster andmore inclusive growth with an average annualgrowth target of 9.0 per cent, significantlyhigher than the 7.6 per cent growth rateachieved in the Tenth Plan. The Eleventh Planstarted well with the first year achieving agrowth rate of 9.3 per cent, however thegrowth decelerated to 6.7 per cent rate in2008-09 following the global financial crisis.The economy recovered substantially toregister growth rates of 8.6 per cent and 9.3per cent in 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively.However, the second bout of global slowdownin 2011 due to the sovereign debt crisis inEurope coupled with domestic factors such astight monetary policy and supply sidebottlenecks, resulted in deceleration of growthto 6.2 per cent in 2011-12. Consequently, theaverage annual growth rate of Gross DomesticProduct (GDP) achieved during the EleventhPlan was 8 per cent, which was lower thanthe target but better than the Tenth Planachievement. Since the period saw two globalcrises - one in 2008 and another in 2011 - the8 per cent growth may be termed assatisfactory. Table 2.1 gives year wise GDPgrowth rates at Factor Cost (GDPfc) and atMarket Prices (GDPmp) during the EleventhPlan. GDPmp includes net indirect taxes(indirect taxes net of subsidies) over andabove the GDPfc.

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Table 2.1

Growth Rates of GDP at Factor Cost &Market Prices at 2004-05 Prices

Year GDPfc GDPmp

2007-08 9.3 9.8

2008-09 6.7 3.9

2009-10 ^ 8.6 8.5

2010-11 @ 9.3 10.5

2011-12 * 6.2 6.3

*1st Revised Estimates (RE); @ 2nd RE; ^ 3rd RESource: Central Statistics Office (CSO)


2.2 The realised GDP growth rate for theagriculture, industry and services sector duringthe 11th Plan period is estimated at 3.7 per cent,7.2 per cent and 9.7 per cent against the growthtarget of 4 per cent, 10-11 per cent and 9-11 percent respectively. The agriculture sector whichregistered a growth rate of 5.8 per cent during2007-08 declined substantially in 2008-09 to 0.1per cent. Although the growth in the agriculturalsector increased impressively from 0.8 per centin 2009-10 to 7.9 per cent in 2010-11 on theback of normal monsoon, it declined to 3.6 percent in 2011-12. This decline may be explainedin terms of fall in the growth of production offoodgrains which grew by 6.1 per cent in 2011-12 as compared to 12.1 per cent growth in theprevious year according to the 'Second AdvanceEstimates of Production of Foodgrains for 2012-


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13' by the Department of Agriculture andCooperation (DAC).

2.3 The sluggishness in the industrial as wellas the service sector was also seen during theperiod 2009-10 and 2011-12. The growth rateof the industrial sector declined from 9.2 per centin 2009-10 and 2010-11 to 3.5 per cent in 2011-12. The slowdown in the industrial sector wasmainly on account of decline in growthperformance of 'mining and quarrying', andmanufacturing sector as revealed by a declinein index of industrial production (IIP). The IIPrecorded a decline from 8.2 per cent in 2010-11to 2.9 per cent in 2011-12 with IIP for the miningand manufacturing sectors declining from 5.2per cent and 8.9 per cent in 2010-11 to (-) 1.9per cent and 3 per cent in 2011-12 respectively.While the growth in the GDP of 'mining andquarrying' sector declined from 4.9 per cent in2010-11 to a negative growth of 0.6 per cent in2011-12, GDP of manufacturing sector declinedfrom 9.7 per cent in 2010-11 to 2.7 per cent in2011-12. This downturn reflects the continued

effect of the global slowdown along withdeterioration in domestic macro-economicparameters.

2.4 The services sector experienced highergrowth in a more uniform and consistent mannerin the range of 10-10.5 per cent during the firstthree years of the Eleventh Plan and thus helpedto sustain the momentum of growth. However,the services sector could not remain immunefrom the slowdown in the world economy andthe growth moderated to 9.8 per cent in 2010-11 and 8.2 per cent in 2011-12. This moderationof services sector is mainly attributed to a fallin the growth rate of trade, hotels & restaurantsand transport, storage & communication from11.5 per cent in 2010-11 to 6.2 per cent in 2011-12 and 13.8 per cent in 2010-11 to 8.4 per centin 2011-12 respectively even though other subsectors improved during the said period. Theservice sector continues to be the largestcontributor to the growth of GDP. The Sectoralgrowth performance of the economy during theEleventh Plan is given below in Table 2.2.

Table 2.2

Sectoral Growth Rates (in %) (At Factor Cost, 2004-05 prices)

Year Agriculture Industry Services GDP

Eleventh Plan Target 4.0 10-11 9-11 9.0

2007-08 5.8 9.7 10.3 9.3

2008-09 0.1 4.4 10.0 6.7

2009-10^ 0.8 9.2 10.5 8.6

2010-11@ 7.9 9.2 9.8 9.3

2011-12* 3.6 3.5 8.2 6.2

Eleventh Plan Realisation 3.7 7.2 9.7 8.0

*1st Revised Estimates (RE); @ 2nd RE; ^ 3rd RE

Source: Central Statistics Office (CSO)

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2.5 Acknowledging the strengths of theIndian economy as well the internal/externalconstraints, the Twelfth Five Year Plan aims toachieve faster, sustainable and more inclusivegrowth. In this regard, the Twelfth Plan statesthat inclusive growth should result in lowerincidence of poverty, broad-based andsignificant improvement in health outcomes,universal access for children to school, increasedaccess to higher education and improvedstandards of education, including skilldevelopment. It should also be reflected in betteropportunities for both wage employment andlivelihood, and in improvement in provision ofbasic amenities like water, electricity, roads,sanitation and housing.

2.6 The Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17)is launched in a more uncertain macroeconomicenvironment than the Eleventh Plan. TheApproach Paper to the Twelfth Five Year Planas approved by the National DevelopmentCouncil (NDC) had projected that the economycould target an average annual growth rate of 9per cent during the 12th Plan period, providedsupportive policies are put in place. However,the increased economic uncertainty around theglobe and its impact on the domestic economyas reflected in the growth rate of 5.5 per centand 5.3 per cent during the first two quarters of2012-13 i.e. the first year of the Twelfth Plan,the growth target for the Twelfth Five Year Planhas been revised to 8 per cent in the finallyapproved Twelfth Plan.

2.7 As per the Advance Estimates (AE)released by the CSO on 7th February 2013, thegrowth rate of GDP at factor cost (at constant2004-05 prices) during 2012-13 is estimated at

5 per cent as compared to the growth rate of 6.2per cent in 2011-12 showing a significant declineover the previous year. The sectors which areprojected to grow above 5 per cent are'Construction', 'trade, hotels, transport andcommunication', 'financing, insurance, realestate and business services', and 'community,social and personal services'. There may be slowgrowth in the sectors of 'agriculture, forestry andfishing' (1.8 per cent), manufacturing (1.9 percent) and electricity, gas & water supply (4.9per cent). The growth in the mining andquarrying sector is estimated to be (0.4 per cent).The estimated growth in industrial sector andservices sector are placed at 3.1 per cent and6.6 per cent for 2012-13 as against growth of3.5 per cent and 8.2 per cent during 2011-12respectively. Thus the deceleration in all thethree sectors accounts for a downturn in theestimated GDP growth rate for 2012-13.

2.8 While it is true that due to the presentglobal economic scenario, it may not be feasibleto achieve 8 per cent growth during the currentyear. There is a need to plan for a gradual buildup to high growth in the next two years,accelerating further thereafter to take theeconomy back towards 9 per cent growth in thelast two years of the Plan. The growth rate ofGDP depends primarily on the two basicfundamentals i.e. savings and investment rate.On these counts, the economy has progressedwell as the savings and investment rates continueto be robust although not as high as achievedduring 2008-09 and 2009-10. It is expected thatthe economy will bounce back to the highergrowth trajectory and on the whole, the targetof 8 per cent annual average growth rate duringthe 12th Plan period may be difficult but notimpossible to achieve.

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2.9 In order to achieve the growth target of8 per cent during the 12th Plan period, averageinvestment rate of around 38-40 per cent of GDPwould be required. Similarly, in order to financethe high level of investment, domestic savingsrate of about 34-35 per cent of GDP would berequired. The level of domestic savings isestimated to be around 30.8 per cent of the GDPin 2011-12 indicating requirement of asubstantial improvement in the same during the12th Plan period. While the household savingscontinue to be robust, there is some decline inthe savings by the private corporate sector andsubstantial decline in the public savings. Thestrategy to improve the public savings duringthe 12th Plan period would be through increasedtax mobilization and reducing the level ofrevenue deficit. Moreover, it is expected that asthe investment opportunities open up, savingsof the private corporate sector will go up intandem. Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) anddebt inflows are expected to continue playingthe important role of bridging the savinginvestment gap. However, Foreign DirectInvestment (FDI) inflows are also expected toplay major role in not only boosting theinvestment but also in minimising the savinginvestment mismatch.

2.10 An important facet of the 12th Plan'sStrategy for growth is that there is an endeavorto increase the productivity as one of the keydrivers of the growth. As the traditional sourcesof growth are not likely to be enough in thecoming years, therefore, the focus has to beshifted to raising the overall productivity of theeconomy. Higher productivity leads to moreefficient use of labour and capital and thereforeis desirable for putting the economy on a highergrowth trajectory.

2.11 Keeping in view the strong fundamentalsin the form of robust Savings and Investmentrates and the policy initiatives taken / being takenby the Government, it is likely that the economycould go back to higher growth trajectory ofaround 8-9 per cent in the last two years of the12th Plan. Moreover, in case the gloom presentlyengulfing the world economy lessens, there is ahigh probability and scope for significantimprovement in the growth of the economy.Given the past record of resilience of theeconomy, a growth target of 8 per cent duringthe 12th Plan Period is feasible provided theworst case assumptions about the globaleconomy do not materialize. The process offormulation of the 12th Five Year Plan took intoaccount the different scenarios and targeted 8per cent GDP growth rate to work towardspositive economic environment.


2.12 Higher investment rate is often identifiedas one of the necessary conditions for highereconomic growth and for that it should besupported primarily by domestic savings. TheEleventh Plan set a target of 34.8 per cent fordomestic savings and 36.7 per cent forinvestment after experiencing a rising level ofdomestic savings as well as investment andespecially after emergence of structural breakduring the Tenth Plan period. In the terminal yearof the Tenth Plan, the savings and investmentrate were estimated at 34.6 per cent and 35.7per cent of GDP, which increased further duringthe Eleventh Plan (see Table 2.3). During thefirst year of the Eleventh Plan, both the savingsand investment rates were remarkably above thetarget and were estimated at 36.8 per cent and38.1 per cent respectively. However, on account

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of global factors there was a sharp decline inboth savings and investment rates in 2008-09estimated at 32.0 per cent and 34.3 per cent

respectively, even though it remained higherthan the Tenth Plan average.

2.13 As the economy started recovering, the

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Table 2.3

Savings and Investment Rate at Current Prices (As % of GDP)

Year Savings Rate Investment Rate

Ninth Plan (Average) 24.3 25.0

2006-07 34.6 35.7

Tenth Plan(Average) 31.1 31.0

Eleventh Plan-Target 34.8 36.7

2007-08 36.8 38.1

2008-09 32.0 34.3

2009-10^ 33.7 36.5

2010-11@ 34.0 36.8

2011-12* 30.8 35.0

Eleventh Plan(Average) 33.5 36.1

*1st Revised Estimates (RE); @ 2nd RE; ^ 3rd RE

Source: Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Note: Ratios for Eleventh Plan Target are at constant 2006-07 price; ratios for earlier years' Plans and for 2007-08-2011-12 are at current prices.

Savings and Investment rates for 2009-10 and2010-11 showed some improvement as could beseen from the table above. However, the sovereigndebt crisis of 2011 adversely affected the savingsand investment rate estimated at 30.8 per cent and35 per cent respectively for 2011-12. As a result,the domestic savings and investment averaged 33.5per cent and 36.1 per cent of GDP at market pricesrespectively in the Eleventh Plan which is belowthe target but not very far.


2.14 Investment is measured by Gross CapitalFormation (GCF) which comprises of GrossFixed Capital Formation (GFCF) and Changesin Stock (CIS). GFCF refers to creation ofphysical assets and hence captures the productive

capacity of economy, whereas Changes in stockprimarily measures the inventories i.e. theworking capital. It is the GFCF which isimportant for measuring the potential growth ofthe economy as it accounts for more than 90%of the Gross Domestic Investment.

2.15 The high growth trajectory of above 9per cent during the years 2005-06 to 2007-08could be maintained because of the rising levelsof investment. The average investment rate(measured by Gross Capital Formation at currentprices) was 25 per cent during the Ninth FiveYear Plan and increased to 31 per cent duringthe Tenth Five Year Plan. During the first yearof the Eleventh Plan i.e. 2007-08, it was as highas 38.1 per cent which declined to 34.3 per centin 2008-09, again rose to 36.6 percent in 2009-


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10 and further fell to 35 per cent in 2011-12.The average investment rate realised during theEleventh Plan is estimated at 36.1 per cent asagainst the target of 36.7 per cent.

2.16 The rate of fixed investment at current priceshas come down from 32.9 per cent in 2007-08 to30.6 per cent in 2011-12, the significant reductionbeing in private corporate sector from 14.3 per centto 9.7 per cent during the said period. The fixedinvestment averaged 31.9 per cent during Eleventhplan with public fixed investment and privatecorporate investment averaging at 8 per cent and11.1 per cent respectively. On the other hand, thehousehold fixed investment which increased from10.6 per cent in 2007-08 to 13.6 per cent in 2011-12averaged 12.8 per cent during the Eleventh Plan.

2.17 The share of public investment in totalinvestment was 23.2 per cent in 2007-08 whichincreased to 27.5 per cent in 2008-09 during thecrisis period and declined to 22.4 per cent in 2011-

12. Share of public investment as a percentage oftotal investment during the 11th plan periodaveraged at 24.2 per cent as against the target of21.9 per cent. Similarly, during the Eleventh Plan,public sector investment as a percentage of GDPaveraged 8.7 per cent which is higher than thetarget of 8 per cent fixed in the Plan.

2.18 On the other hand private investment asper cent of GDP declined substantially from 28.1percent in 2007-08 to 24.9 percent in 2011-12.This decline was mainly on account of fall ininvestment of private corporate sector whichreduced by 6.7 percentage points from 17.3 percent to 10.6 per cent between 2007-08 and 2011-12, even though the household sector investmentimproved from 10.8 per cent to 14.3 per centduring this period. Overall, the privateinvestment as percent of GDP averaged 25.9 percent in the Eleventh Plan much below the targetof 28.7 per cent (Table 2.4).

Table 2.4

Composition of Investments

Years Total Private Public PublicInvestment Investment Investment Investment

(as % of Total Investment)

(As % of GDP)

Ninth Plan (Average) 25.0 17.2 7.3 29.3

Tenth Plan (Average) 31.0 22.4 7.3 23.9

Eleventh Plan(Target)

(2007-12) 36.7 28.7 8.0 21.9

2007-08 38.1 28.1 8.9 23.2

2008-09 34.3 24.8 9.4 27.5

2009-10^ 36.5 25.4 9.2 25.1

2010-11@ 36.8 26.5 8.4 22.8

2011-12* 35.0 24.9 7.9 22.4

Eleventh Plan (Average) 36.1 25.9 8.7 24.2*1st Revised Estimates (RE); @ 2nd RE; ^ 3rd RESource: Central Statistics Office (CSO); Planning CommissionNote: Ratios for Eleventh Plan Target are at constant 2006-07 price; ratios for earlier years' Plans and for 2007-08-2011-12 are at current prices.


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2.19 Gross Domestic Savings (GDS) aredivided into public and private savings. Publicsector savings consist of the savings of theGovernment departments (Centre and States)and public sector undertakings whereas privatesavings consist of household savings, includingdirect investment by households, and privatecorporate sector savings.

2.20 The average savings rate was 24.3 percent of GDP during Ninth Five Year Plan whichincreased to 31.1 per cent during the Tenth Fiveyear Plan, reflecting a rise of 6.8 percentagepoints. During the first year of the Eleventh Plan,i.e., 2007-08 the GDS reached a peak value of36.8 per cent after which it dropped to 34 percent in 2010-11 and further to 30.8 per cent in

2011-12 (Table 2.5). Thus, the aggregate savingsrate declined by 6 percentage points between2007-08 and 2011-12. Of this 6 percentage pointsdecline, 2.6 percentage points is on account ofdecline in government savings due to the fiscalexpansion to counter the effects of global crisis,1.1 percentage points due to fall in the savings ofdepartmental and non-departmental enterprisesand 2.2 percentage on account of fall in thesavings of private corporate sector. Overall, publicsector as a whole accounted for as much as 3.7percentage points of GDP decline in domesticsavings between the period 2007-08 and 2011-12. On the contrary, improvement in the savingsof the Government and retained earnings of theprivate corporate sector were the primary factorsbehind the rising levels of domestic saving in theperiod up to 2007-08.

Table 2.5

Composition of Savings (As % of GDP)

Year Household Private Public Government GrossSector Corporate Sector Administration Domestic

Sector Saving

Ninth Plan (Average) 20.8 3.9 -0.3 -4.3 24.3

Tenth Plan(Average) 23.1 6.1 1.9 -2.7 31.1

Eleventh Plan- Target 23.0 7.3 4.5 0.5 34.8

2007-08 22.4 9.4 5.0 0.5 36.8

2008-09 23.6 7.4 1.0 -2.8 32.0

2009-10^ 25.2 8.4 0.2 -3.1 33.7

2010-11@ 23.5 7.9 2.6 -0.6 34.0

2011-12* 22.3 7.2 1.3 -2.0 30.8

Eleventh Plan (Average) 23.4 8.1 2.0 -1.6 33.5

*1st Revised Estimates (RE); @ 2nd RE; ^ 3rd RESource: Central Statistics Office (CSO); Planning CommissionNote: Ratios for Eleventh Plan Target are at constant 2006-07 price; ratios for earlier years' Plans and for 2007-08-2011-12 are at current prices.

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2.21 In the household sector, overall savingshas remained in the range of 22-25 per cent ofGDP during the period 2007-08 to 2011-12 andaveraged to 23.4 per cent in the Eleventh Planas against the target of 23 per cent. However,there has been a shift in the savings pattern byhouseholds away from financial saving tosaving in physical assets. The rate of financialsaving as percentage of GDP reduced from 11.6per cent in 2007-08 to 8 per cent in 2011-12,while saving in physical assets improved from10.8 per cent in 2007-08 to 14.3 per cent in2011-12.


2.22 The aggregate growth rate of theeconomy is characterized by substantial inter-regional variations. While the economicallyweaker states are catching up in growth rates,there is growing concern about thebackwardness of individual districts, several ofwhich are located in States that are otherwisedoing well. However one important feature ofthe growth experienced in the Eleventh Plan,which is relevant for inclusiveness, is that highrates of economic growth have been morebroadly shared than ever before across the States.While most States have shown sustained highrates of growth, several of the economicallyweaker States have demonstrated animprovement in their growth rates and havestarted catching up with high income States interms of their growth performance. Amongstthem are Bihar, Orissa, Assam, Rajasthan,Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand andto some extent Uttar Pradesh. According toavailable data, most of the States have averagedGSDP growth of 6 percent or more during theEleventh Plan period. Annexure - A providesstates-wise growth performance during theEleventh Plan along with state wise growthtarget for the Plan period.


2.23 In conformity with the fiscalrestructuring mandated by FRBM legislation,the combined fiscal deficit of the Centre andStates reached 4 percent of GDP in 2007-08.However, the combined fiscal deficit of theCentre and the States increased to 8.3 percentof GDP in 2008-09 and touched the level of9.4 percent in 2009-10. In the following year(2010-11), the combined fiscal deficitmoderated to 6.9 percent of GDP. As per theRevised Estimates (RE) of 2011-12, it againrose to 8.2 percent of GDP and is expected tobe at 7.1 percent of GDP as depicted in theBudget Estimates (BE) of 2012-13. The initialincrease in the Center's fiscal deficit in 2007-08 was on the grounds that all countries wereembarking on a fiscal expansion path as acountercyclical move to the crisis but India'sfiscal deficit expansion continued even afterthe crisis. As a consequence, the fiscal deficitof Centre increased from a moderate 2.5percent of GDP in 2007-08 to 6.0 percent ofGDP in 2008-09 and 6.5 percent of GDP in2009-10. Due to better expendituremanagement, fiscal deficit came down to 4.8percent of GDP in 2010-11. However, as perthe Revised Estimates, the realized level offiscal deficit in 2011-12 is likely to besignificantly higher than the budgeted level of5.1 percent of GDP and it is expected to be 5.8percent of GDP. As per the Budget Estimates(BE) of 2012-13, the Gross Fiscal Deficit ofthe Centre is estimated to be 5.1 percent ofGDP. The Gross Fiscal Deficit of all Statestaken together increased from 1.5 percent ofGDP in 2007-08 to 2.4 percent in 2008-09 andfurther to 2.9 percent in 2009-10. However, itstarted improving from the year 2010-11 andwas recorded at 2.1 percent of GDP in 2010-11, 2.3 percent of GDP in 2011-12 (RE) andfurther at 2.1 percent in 2012-13 (BE).

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2.24 The Revenue Deficit of the Centredeteriorated much above the FRBM limit andincreased from 1.1 percent of GDP in 2007-08 to4.5 percent of GDP in 2008-09 and further to 5.2percent of GDP in 2009-10. Fiscal consolidationefforts improved the revenue deficit to 3.2 of GDPin 2010-11. However, it again worsened to reach4.4 percent of GDP as indicated by the RevisedEstimates (RE) of 2011-12 and is expected toremain at the level of 3.4 percent of GDP in 2012-13 (BE). Revenue Deficit of States has beeneliminated completely by 2006-07 and all Stateswere experiencing only a marginal deficit orsurplus in revenue account since then. This wasprimarily on account of the higher tax collectionsand reduction in the non-plan revenueexpenditure. However, the combined RevenueDeficit of all the states re-surfaced, althoughmarginally, in 2009-10 at the level of 0.5 percentof GDP, though it again improved and came downto almost nil in 2010-11. As per 2011-12 (RE)and 2012-13(BE),the Combined Revenue Deficitof all states is expected to be (-) 0.1 percent and(-) 0.4 percent of GDP respectively. TheCombined Revenue Deficit of the center andstates deteriorated sharply from 0.2 percent ofGDP in 2007-08 to 4.3 percent of GDP in 2008-09 and further to 5.7 percent of GDP in 2009-10.However, as the economy started recovering, therevenue deficit showed signs of improvement andit came down to 3.2 percent of GDP in 2010-11.

It again decelerated to reach 4.4 percent of GDPin 2011-12 (RE) but as per the Budget Estimates(BE) of 2012-13, it is expected to recover to 3percent of GDP. Table 2.6 indicates the fiscalperformance of States, Centre and the combinedfiscal performance of center and states for thelast few years.

2.25 The total expenditure of Central Governmentincreased from 14.3 percent of GDP in 2007-08to 15.7 percent of GDP in 2008-09 on account ofeconomic slowdown coupled withimplementation of Sixth Central Pay Commissionrecommendations and expansionary fiscal policydue to global crisis. The expenditure stood at 15.8percent of GDP in 2009-10 and with a fastrecovery of the economy in the year 2010-11,expenditure reduced to 15.4 percent of GDP. Asper the Revised Estimates of 2011-12, totalexpenditure as a percentage of GDP was 14.7percent. It is expected to stay at the same levelduring 2012-13, according to the BudgetEstimates. The Centre Plan expenditure aspercentage of GDP stayed in the range of 4.1 to4.9 percent between 2007-08 and 2011-12 (RE),the latest (2011-12) being 4.8 percent. The CentreNon-Plan expenditure as a percentage of GDPincreased from 10.2 percent in 2007-08 to 10.8percent in 2008-09 and to 11.1 percent in 2009-10. It declined to10.5 percent in 2010-11 andfurther to 9.9 percent in 2011-12(RE).

Table 2.6Trends in Centre and State Government's Deficit (As % of GDP)

Centre States Combined

Year Gross Revenue Gross Revenue Gross RevenueFiscal deficit deficit Fiscal deficit deficit Fiscal deficit deficit

2007-08 2.5 1.1 1.5 -0.9 4.0 0.22008-09 6.0 4.5 2.4 -0.2 8.3 4.32009-10 6.5 5.2 2.9 0.5 9.4 5.72010-11 4.8 3.2 2.1 0.0 6.9 3.22011-12 (RE) 5.8 4.4 2.3 -0.1 8.2 4.42012-13 (BE) 5.1 3.4 2.1 -0.4 7.1 3.0Source: Budget documents of the Central and State governments. Budget numbers are Budget Estimates for 2012-13and Revised Estimates for 2011-12.Note: RE: Revised Estimates; BE: Budget Estimates.Negative sign (-) indicates surplus in deficit indicators.

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2.26 The total expenditure of all Statesincreased from 15.1 percent of GDP in 2007-08to 15.7 percent of GDP in 2008-09 and remainedat the same level in 2009-10. During 2010-11, itdeclined to reach a level of 14.9 percent of GDP;however, it is expected to increase to 16 percentin 2011-12 (RE). The total expenditure of statesis expected to be 16.1 percent of GDP in 2012-13 (BE). The State plan expenditure dropped from5.0 percent of GDP in 2008-09 to 4.8 percent in2009-10 and further to 4.6 percent in 2010-11.However, as per the Revised Estimates in 2011-12, it increased to 5.3 percent of GDP. The StateNon-Plan expenditure increased from 10.4percent of GDP in 2007-08 to 10.6 percent in2008-09 and to 10.9 percent in 2009-10. Itdeclined to 10.2 percent in 2010-11 before againrising back to 10.6 percent in 2011-12 (RE).

2.27 On the receipt side, the gross tax revenueof Central government improved significantly from8.8 percent of GDP in 2002-03 to 11.9 percent ofGDP in 2007-08. However, it came down to 10.8percent in 2008-09 and 9.6 percent in 2009-10.The Gross tax Revenue as a percentage of GDPagain moved upward to 10.2 percent in 2010-11and 10 percent in 2011-12 (RE). It is estimated tobe 10.6 percent of GDP in 2012-13 (BE). The

State's own tax revenue declined marginally from5.7 percent in 2008-09 to 5.6 percent 2009-10. Itagain picked up an increasing trend and scaled upto 5.9 percent of GDP in 2010-11 and 6.1 percentin 2011-12 (RE). It is expected to be 6.3 percent ofGDP in 2012-13 (BE).

2.28 The Non-Tax Revenue of the Centerdeclined from 2.1 percent of GDP in 2007-08 to1.7 percent of GDP in 2008-09. The decline innon-tax revenue has been largely due to a steepdecline in interest receipts owing to debtconsolidation and resetting of interest rates, anddisintermediation in borrowings arising from theaward of the 12th Finance Commission (FC).In 2009-10 it increased slightly and was recordedat 1.8 percent of GDP. It jumped up to 2.8percent of GDP in 2010-11 before declining to1.4 percent of GDP in 2011-12 (RE). It isestimated to increase to 1.6 percent of GDP in2012-13 (BE). As may be seen from the tablebelow, the non tax revenue of the states hasincreased slightly from 3.7 percent of GDP in2007-08 to 3.8 percent in 2008-09 and againdipped marginally to 3.7 percent in 2009-10. In2010-11, it further declined to reach 3.3 percentof GDP. However, it rose back to 3.7 percent asper the Revised Estimates of 2011-12.

Table 2.7Trends in Revenue of Centre and State Government (As % of GDP)

Year Tax Revenue Non-Tax Revenue

Gross Tax Own Tax Centre Non-TaxRevenue of Centre Revenue of States Revenue of States

2007-08 11.9 5.7 2.1 3.7

2008-09 10.8 5.7 1.7 3.8

2009-10 9.6 5.6 1.8 3.7

2010-11 10.2 5.9 2.8 3.3

2011-12(RE) 10.0 6.1 1.4 3.7

2012-13 (BE) 10.6 6.3 1.6 NASource: Budget documents of the Central and State governments. Budget numbers are Budget Estimates for 2012-13and Revised Estimates for 2011-12.Note: RE: Revised Estimates; BE: Budget Estimates.Negative sign (-) indicates surplus in deficit indicators.

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2.29 The total outstanding liability of CentralGovernment declined from 56.9 percent of GDPin 2007-08 to 54.5 percent in 2009-10 andfurther to 50.5 percent in 2010-11. Thisreduction is despite the three successive stimuluspackages provided to counter the effect of globalslow down on Indian economy. During 2011-12 (RE), the central government's outstandingliability was 49.8 percent of GDP and is expectedto be 49.5 percent of GDP in 2012-13 (BE).


2.30 Exports increased at around an averageof 20.2 percent per year in US $ terms duringthe Eleventh Plan. As per the informationavailable from Reserve Bank of India (RBI)Bulletin (December, 2012), the value of exportwas US $ 185.3 billion during 2008-09 ascompared to US $ 162.9 billion in 2007-08,recording a growth of 13.7 percent. The valueof exports for the year 2009-10 stood at US $178.8 billion recording a decline of 3.5 percentover 2008-09 indicating the negative impact ofslowdown in world economic activity on Indianexports. However, the economy performedbetter in the year 2010-11 on the back of marketand product diversification measures by thegovernment which helped raise the elasticity ofIndia's exports to world GDP and the exports in2010-11 jumped to a value of US $ 251.1 billionrecording a growth rate of 40.5 percent over theprevious year. In the year 2011-12, the exportsgrew at an annual rate of 21.3 percent and thevalue of exports was recorded at US $ 304.6billion.

2.31 The import increased at an average rateof 22 percent over the Eleventh Plan period. Thevalue of imports during 2008-09 was US $ 303.7billion as compared to US $ 251.4 billion in 2007-08, thus recording an annual growth of 20.8percent in 2008-09 as compared to 35.4 percentin 2007-08. The value of imports was US $ 288.4billion for the year 2009-10 and US$ 369.8 billion

in 2010-11 recording annual growth rate of -5percent and 28.2 percent respectively. In the year2011-12, the imports grew at an annual rate of32.4 percent and the value of imports wasrecorded at US $ 489.4 billion.

2.32 The trade deficit has been increasingsince 2007-08 from US $ 88.5 billion in 2007-08 to US $ 118.4 billion in 2008-09. It showed adecline in 2009-10 reaching a value of US $109.6 billion but again increased to US $ 118.6billion in 2010-11 and to US $ 184.8 billion in2011-12. In terms of GDP at current marketprices, the trade deficit registered a sharpincrease from 7.1 percent in 2007-08 to 9.5percent in 2008-09 but dipped to 8 percent in2009-10. Trade deficit as percentage of GDPshowed a decline in 2010-11 and stood at 6.9percent but again rose to reach 9.9 percent ofGDP in 2011-12. India's current account deficit(CAD) has also experienced gradualdeterioration and reached 2.8 percent of GDPin 2009-10 from 2.3 percent in 2008-09. Thisincrease in CAD is attributed to combined effectof world recession and deceleration in worldtrade. The CAD also widened both in absoluteterms as well as a proportion of GDP in 2011-12, reflecting widening trade deficit on accountof subdued external demand, relatively inelasticimports of petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL)and higher imports of gold & silver. The CADin 2011-12 at US $ 78.2 billion was 4.2 per centof GDP as compared with US $ 45.9 billion,amounting to 2.7 per cent of GDP in 2010-11.

2.33 The net inflows of Foreign DirectInvestment (FDI) to India during 2008-09 and2009-10 were US $ 22.3 billion and US $ 17.9billion respectively as compared to US $15.9billion in 2007-08. But in the year 2010-11 FDIinflows to India declined sharply to a level ofUS $ 11.3 billion. However, in 2011-12, it againincreased swiftly to reach an amount of US $22 billion. The Net Portfolio Investments (PFI)registered a net outflow of US $14 billion in2008-09 as compared to net inflow of US $27.4

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billion in 2007-08. In 2009-10 and 2010-11, PFIregistered a net inflow of US $ 32.4 billion andUS $ 30.3 billion respectively. However, in2011-12, the net inflow of PFI declined to US $17.2 billion.

2.34 India's external debt increased to US $306 billion by end March 2011 from US $ 261billion by end March 2010 and US$ 224.5 billionby end March 2009, registering a rise of 17.2percent and 16.2 percent respectively over theprevious years. By end March, long term debtstood at US$ 240.9 billion and short term debtat US$ 65 billion. The value for India's debt forthe year ending March 2012 was recorded at US$ 345.8 billion. The rise in external debt islargely attributed to the increase in ExternalCommercial Borrowings (ECBs), export creditsand short-term debt. With increasing recourseto debt creating flows for financing the CAD,India's external debt is likely to rise further butwill remain manageable. The long-term debt atUS$ 267.6 billion and short-term debt at US$78.2 billion accounted for 77.4 per cent and 22.6per cent, respectively, of the total external debtas at end-March 2012. The total debt to GDPratio increased from 18 percent in 2007-08 to20.3 percent in 2008-09. The ratio declined to18.3 percent in 2009-10 and further to 17.8percent in 2010-11. However, during the year2011-12, the total debt again increased and stoodat 20 percent of the GDP.

2.35 The Foreign Exchange Reserves(including gold, SDRs and Reserve TranchePosition with IMF) have been increasingcontinuously overtime and reached a peak levelof US $ 309.7 billion by end of March 2008.However, it declined to US $ 251.9 billion byend of March 2009. The decline in reserves wasmainly caused by global crisis. By end March2010, the level of Foreign Exchange Reservesincreased to US $ 279.1 billion and further toUS $ 304.8 billion by end March 2011. The valueof Foreign Exchange Reserves stood at US $294.4 billion by the end of March 2012.


2.36 The Wholesale Price Index (WPI 2004-05 series) based inflation measured 8.1 percentin 2008-09 as compared to 4.7 percent in 2007-08. Again, the WPI has been very volatilethroughout the financial year 2009-10 and 2010-11. The annual inflation rate was measured at3.8 percent in 2009-10 which increased to 9.6percent in 2010-11. The year 2010-11 witnessedthe worst phase of inflation with the rate peakingto a 10.9 percent level in April 2010. The year2011-12 started with headline inflation of 1.74per cent in April 2011 and entered negative zoneduring December 2011 measured at about -0.06per cent. The annual inflation rate for the year2011-12 was measured at 8.9 percent. Thereasons for this persistently high inflation canbe found in both supply and demand side factors.However, inflation rate during the first 9 monthsof the year 2012-13 over the correspondingperiod of 2011-12 has been 7.6 percent.


2.37 The Planning Commission is the nodalagency for estimating the number and percentageof people living below the poverty line at theNational Level and at State levels for rural andurban areas separately. The Planning Commissionestimates poverty from the large sample surveyson Household Consumer Expenditure carried outby the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)after an interval of five years approximately. Themethodology for estimation of poverty has beenreviewed from time to time.

2.38 The Planning Commission constitutedan Expert Group under the Chairmanship ofProf. Suresh D. Tendulkar in December, 2005which submitted its report in December, 2009.As per Tendulkar Committee Report, thenational Poverty line at 2004-05 prices ismonthly per capita consumption expenditure ofRs.446.68 in the rural areas and Rs.578.8 inurban areas. These poverty lines vary from stateto state because of price differentials.

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2.39 Planning Commission has updated thepoverty lines and poverty ratios for the year2009-10 as per the recommendations of theTendulkar Committee using NSS 66th round(2009-10) data of Household ConsumerExpenditure Survey and released povertyestimates for 2009-10 on 19th March 2012.According to this, poverty line at all India levelis estimated as Monthly Per-capita ConsumptionExpenditure of Rs. 672.8 for rural areas and Rs859.6 for urban areas in 2009-10.

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2.40 Based on the latest estimates of povertyreleased by the Planning Commission, povertyin the country has declined by 1.5 percentagepoints per year between 2004-05 and 2009-10.The rate of decline during the period 2004-05to 2009-10 is twice the rate of decline witnessedduring the period 1993-94 to 2004-05. Thepoverty ratio for the years 1993-94, 2004-05 and2009-10 based on Tendulkar methodology areas follows:

Table 2.8

Percentage and Number of Poor Estimated by Tendulkar Method

Poverty Ratio (%) Number of Poor (million)

Rural Urban Total Rural Urban Total

1. 1993-94 50.1 31.8 45.3 328.6 74.5 403.7

2. 2004-05 41.8 25.7 37.2 326.3 80.8 407.1

3. 2009-10 33.8 20.9 29.8 278.2 76.5 354.7

4. Annual Average Decline : 1993-94 to 0.75 0.55 0.742004-05 (%age points p.a)

5. Annual Average Decline : 2004-05 to 1.60 0.96 1.482009-10 (%age points p.a)

Source: Planning Commission.

2.41 A table indicating the number andpercentage of population below poverty line byStates for the year 2004-05 and 2009-10 basedon Tendulkar Methodology is also enclosed(Annexure B and C).

2.42 Planning Commission, in June 2012,has constituted an Expert Group under theChairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan to'Review the Methodology for Measurementof Poverty'.


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Sl. No. State\UT Agr & Allied Industry Services GSDP Growth

Target Realisation Target Realisation Target Realisation Target Realisation

1. Andhra Pr. 4.0 5.3 12.0 7.3 10.4 9.8 9.5 8.2

2. Arunachal Pr. 2.8 4.2 8.0 11.1 7.2 11.5 6.4 8.5

3. Assam 2.0 4.1 8.0 4.2 8.0 9.1 6.5 6.8

4. Bihar 7.0 4.7 8.0 15.1 8.0 11.2 7.6 9.9

5. Jharkhand 6.3 5.6 12.0 7.4 8.0 13.3 9.8 9.3

6. Goa 7.7 3.5 15.7 6.8 9.0 12.0 12.1 9.1

7. Gujarat 5.5 5.6 14.0 10.1 10.5 10.5 11.2 9.5

8. Haryana 5.3 3.9 14.0 6.6 12.0 12.6 11.0 9.0

9. Himachal Pr. 3.0 2.3 14.5 8.8 7.5 10.6 9.5 8.0

10. J & K 4.3 2.2 9.8 3.3 6.4 9.2 6.4 5.9

11. Karnataka 5.4 5.5 12.5 5.0 12.0 9.0 11.2 7.2

12. Kerala 0.3 -1.3 9.0 6.2 11.0 10.6 9.5 8.2

13. Madhya Pr. 4.4 6.9 8.0 9.7 7.0 10.3 6.7 9.2

14. Chhattisgarh 1.7 6.9 12.0 5.6 8.0 11.1 8.6 7.7

15. Maharashtra 4.4 1.9 8.0 8.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.6

16. Manipur 1.2 8.6 8.0 4.2 7.0 6.7 5.9 6.2

17. Meghalaya 4.7 1.7 8.0 9.8 7.9 8.9 7.3 7.8

18. Mizoram 1.6 8.8 8.0 11.9 8.0 11.2 7.1 10.8

19. Nagaland 8.4 4.3 8.0 9.2 10.0 6.5 9.3 6.2

20. Odisha 3.0 2.3 12.0 6.8 9.6 9.5 8.8 7.1

21. Punjab 2.4 1.9 8.0 7.8 7.4 9.0 5.9 6.7

22. Rajasthan 3.5 7.4 8.0 7.3 8.9 10.1 7.4 8.5

23. Sikkim 3.3 3.9 8.0 46.4 7.2 12.5 6.7 22.8

24. Tamil Nadu 4.7 2.2 8.0 7.6 9.4 8.8 8.5 7.7

25. Tripura 1.4 8.4 8.0 8.7 8.0 9.4 6.9 8.9

26. Uttar Pradesh 3.0 3.2 8.0 5.7 7.1 9.8 6.1 7.1

27. Uttarakhand 3.0 3.4 12.0 14.1 11.0 14.7 9.9 12.8

28. West Bengal 4.0 2.4 11.0 5.1 11.0 9.7 9.7 7.3

All India 4.0 3.7 10-11 7.2 9-11 9.7 9.0 8.0

Source: Plan-wise targets from Planning Commission and realisation are based on the data released by CentralStatistics Office (CSO) on 27.02.2013.

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S. No. States/UTs Rural Urban Combined

% of No. of % of No. of % of No. ofpersons persons persons persons persons persons

(in lakhs) (in lakhs) (in lakhs)

1 Andhra Pradesh 22.8 127.9 17.7 48.7 21.1 176.62 Arunachal Pradesh 26.2 2.7 24.9 0.8 25.9 3.53 Assam 39.9 105.3 26.1 11.2 37.9 116.44 Bihar 55.3 498.7 39.4 44.8 53.5 543.55 Chhattisgarh 56.1 108.3 23.8 13.6 48.7 121.96 Delhi 7.7 0.3 14.4 22.9 14.2 23.37 Goa 11.5 0.6 6.9 0.6 8.7 1.38 Gujarat 26.7 91.6 17.9 44.6 23.0 136.29 Haryana 18.6 30.4 23.0 19.6 20.1 5010 Himachal Pradesh 9.1 5.6 12.6 0.9 9.5 6.411 Jammu & Kashmir 8.1 7.3 12.8 4.2 9.4 11.512 Jharkhand 41.6 102.2 31.1 24.0 39.1 126.213 Karnataka 26.1 97.4 19.6 44.9 23.6 142.314 Kerala 12.0 21.6 12.1 18.0 12.0 39.615 Madhya Pradesh 42.0 216.9 22.9 44.9 36.7 261.816 Maharashtra 29.5 179.8 18.3 90.9 24.5 270.817 Manipur 47.4 8.8 46.4 3.7 47.1 12.518 Meghalaya 15.3 3.5 24.1 1.4 17.1 4.919 Mizoram 31.1 1.6 11.5 0.6 21.1 2.320 Nagaland 19.3 2.8 25.0 1.4 20.9 4.121 Orissa 39.2 135.5 25.9 17.7 37.0 153.222 Pondicherry 0.2 0.0 1.6 0.1 1.2 0.123 Punjab 14.6 25.1 18.1 18.4 15.9 43.524 Rajasthan 26.4 133.8 19.9 33.2 24.8 16725 Sikkim 15.5 0.7 5.0 0.1 13.1 0.826 Tamil Nadu 21.2 78.3 12.8 43.5 17.1 121.827 Tripura 19.8 5.4 10.0 0.9 17.4 6.328 Uttar Pradesh 39.4 600.6 31.7 137.3 37.7 737.929 Uttrakhand 14.9 10.3 25.2 7.5 18.0 17.930 West Bengal 28.8 177.8 22.0 62.5 26.7 240.331 Andaman & Nicobar Is. 0.4 0.01 0.3 0.004 0.4 0.0132 Chandigarh 10.3 0.03 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9533 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 55.9 1.0 17.7 0.3 39.1 1.2734 Daman & Diu 34.2 0.2 33.0 0.5 33.3 0.7535 Lakshadweep 22.2 0.03 1.7 0.01 6.8 0.04

All India 33.8 2782.1 20.9 764.7 29.8 3546.8

Source: Planning CommissionNotes: 1. Population as on 1st March 2010 has been used for estimating number of persons below poverty line.

(Interpolated between 2001 and 2011 population census)2. Poverty line of Tamil Nadu is used for Andaman and Nicobar Island.3. Urban Poverty Line of Punjab is used for both rural and urban areas of Chandigarh.4. Poverty Line of Maharashtra is used for Dadra & Nagar Haveli.5. Poverty line of Goa is used for Daman & Diu and6. Poverty Line of Kerala is used for Lakshadweep.

Annexure - BNumber and Percentage of Population below poverty line by states - 2009-10

(Tendulkar Methodology)

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Poverty Line (Rs) 2004-05 Poverty Headcount Ratio(HCR) (%) 2004-05

State Rural Urban Rural Urban Total

Andhra Pradesh 433.43 563.16 32.3 23.4 29.9

Arunachal Pradesh 547.14 618.45 33.6 23.5 31.1

Assam 478.00 600.03 36.4 21.8 34.4

Bihar 433.43 526.18 55.7 43.7 54.4

Chhatisgarh 398.92 513.70 55.1 28.4 49.4

Delhi 541.39 642.47 15.6 12.9 13.1

Goa 608.76 671.15 28.1 22.2 25.0

Gujarat 501.58 659.18 39.1 20.1 31.8

Haryana 529.42 626.41 24.8 22.4 24.1

Himachal Pradesh 520.40 605.74 25.0 4.6 22.9

Jammu & Kashmir 522.30 602.89 14.1 10.4 13.2

Jharkhand 404.79 531.35 51.6 23.8 45.3

Karnataka 417.84 588.06 37.5 25.9 33.4

Kerala 537.31 584.70 20.2 18.4 19.7

Madhya Pradesh 408.41 532.26 53.6 35.1 48.6

Maharashtra 484.89 631.85 47.9 25.6 38.1

Manipur 578.11 641.13 39.3 34.5 38.0

Meghalaya 503.32 745.73 14.0 24.7 16.1

Mizoram 639.27 699.75 23.0 7.9 15.3

Nagaland 687.30 782.93 10.0 4.3 9.0

Orissa 407.78 497.31 60.8 37.6 57.2

Pondicherry 385.45 506.17 22.9 9.9 14.1

Punjab 543.51 642.51 22.1 18.7 20.9

Rajasthan 478.00 568.15 35.8 29.7 34.4

Sikkim 531.50 741.68 31.8 25.9 31.1

Tamilnadu 441.69 559.77 37.5 19.7 28.9

Tripura 450.49 555.79 44.5 22.5 40.6

Uttar Pradesh 435.14 532.12 42.7 34.1 40.9

Uttaranchal 486.24 602.39 35.1 26.2 32.7

West Bengal 445.38 572.51 38.2 24.4 34.3

All India 446.68 578.8 41.8 25.7 37.2

Annexure - C

Poverty Lines and Poverty Head Count Ratios (HCR) for 2004-05(Tendulkar Methodology)


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3.1 The Annual Plan (AP) 2012-13allocation for the first year of the Twelfth FiveYear Plan (2012-17) was made keeping in viewthe objectives and strategies outlined in theApproach Paper to the Twelfth Five Year Plan.The Approach Paper proposes a three prongedstrategy for faster, sustainable and moreinclusive growth. To realize the objective offaster, sustainable and more inclusive growth,the AP 2012-13 laid focus on Agriculture,Education, Health, Rural Development, Women& Child Development, SC/ST/Minorities, UrbanDevelopment, Infrastructure (Irrigation, Roadand Power) and Science & Technology.

3.2 While determining the Plan allocations,Planning Commission assessed the needs andrequirements of Ministries/Departments in termsof their ongoing Major programmes includingFlagship and Bharat Nirman programmes.Emphasis has been laid on ensuring physicalinfrastructure, quality higher education and avibrant Science & Technology environment toexpand the production base of the economy,enhance economic growth by pooling resourcesand provisioning adequate and timelyemployment. The Plan focus on primaryeducation, health and other basic essential publicservices will not only ensure that the benefit ofgrowth are evenly spread but also help tomitigate the perception of the masses of beingexcluded from the growth process.


3.3 The Central Ministries/ Departments areadvised by the Planning Commission to prepare

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the Annual Plan proposals for 2012-13 keepingin view the following principles:

(i) To relook at the schemes/projects for theTwelfth Five Year Plan/ Annual Plan(2012-13) keeping in view the prioritiesand objectives laid in the ApproachPaper so as to utilize the availableresources in the most judicious andefficient manner to maintain fiscalbalance.

(ii) To restructure the existing CSS Schemesin tune with the Twelfth Five Year PlanPriorities.

(iii) To encourage public-private partnershipin promoting infrastructure to leveragepublic funds to ensure better value ofmoney and to improve the quality ofservice delivery, particularly, delivery ofsocial services like health care, primaryeducation, provision of qualitytransportation facilities in the form ofroads, railroads, ports and airports andsafe drinking water & sanitation.

(iv) To focus on Zero Base Budgeting (ZBB)exercise for all schemes for preventinga mismatch between the requirement offunds and the Plan allocations. Thisenables greater focus on achievement ofdesired physical targets rather thanfinancial allocation.

(v) To improve the quality ofimplementation of developmentprogrammes, emphasis has to be laid onconverting financial outlays into


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outcomes. The target of intermediateoutput/ outcome of the Planprogrammes/schemes implemented byMinistry/ Department need to be workedout and the achievement of the targetswith respect to quantifiable deliverablesbe assessed in the lines of the OutcomeBudget documents.

(vi) To include the proposed Externally AidedProjects (EAPs) in their respective AnnualPlan proposals in order to enhance theeffectiveness of the Planning process andthe allocation of budgetary resourcesacross the activity lines.

(vii) To earmark at least 10 per cent of thebudget for the North-East (except thosespecifically exempted). Specialemphasis need to be given for genderbudgeting and Schedule Caste Sub-Plan(SCSP) and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).Besides adhering to the PlanningCommission's revised guidelines onearmarking of funds under SCSP andTSP, the Central Ministries/Departmentsare required to submit Scheme/Programme-wise earmarking ofallocation under SCSP and TSPseparately each year.


3.4 The allocations for the Annual Plan2012-13 had considered the following as priorityareas while determining the respective size ofthe Central Plan:

� Rural Development including DrinkingWater Supply

� Education

� Health & Family Welfare

� Railways and Road Transport

� Women & Child Development

� Agriculture

� Power

� Social Justice & Empowerment

3.5 The budget 2012-13 pegs the totalexpenditure of the Central Government atRs.14,90,925.29 crore which is roughly 14.67per cent of GDP. Plan Expenditure includes bothrevenue and capital expenditure of thegovernment on the Central Plan, Centralassistance to State and Union Territory plans.The Plan expenditure constitutes around 35 percent of the total expenditure or 5.13 per cent ofGDP. Plan expenditure for 2012-13 atRs.5,21,025 crore is estimated to record anincrease of 18 per cent over the BE 2011-12 and22 per cent over the RE 2011-12, terminal yearof the Eleventh Five Year Plan. CentralAssistance for States and UTs at Rs.1,29,998crore in 2012-13 constitutes 25 per cent of thePlan Expenditure and or about 1.28 per cent ofGDP.


3.6 Budget Support for Central Plan alongwith the Internal and Extra budgetary Resources(IEBR) of Public Enterprises constitutes theCentral Plan outlay. The Gross BudgetarySupport constitutes about 60 per cent of theCentral Plan Outlay. During 2012-13, the totalPlan Outlay has been kept at Rs.6,51,509.25crore inclusive of GBS of Rs.3,91,027.00 croreand an IEBR component of Rs.2,60,482.25crore. The Plan Outlay 2012-13 is 9.97 per centmore than Plan Outlay in 2011-12. The GBS andIEBR have registered an increase of 16.54 percent and 1.38 per cent respectively in the AnnualPlan 2012-13 as compared with the allocations


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in Annual Plan 2011-12. The total Central PlanOutlay recorded a significant upsurge in theAnnual Plan 2012-13 recording an increase ofRs.59,052.26 crore from Rs.5,92,457 crore inAnnual Plan 2011-12 to Rs.6,51,509 crore inAnnual Plan 2012-13. However, the Central PlanOutlay as per cent to Gross Domestic Product(GDP) declined marginally during the year.


3.7 Central Plan Outlay by Heads ofDevelopment indicates the Plan priorities remainconsistent over the years. Social Services, Energyand Transport together constitute roughly 72 percent of the total central plan outlay in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. During the terminal year ofEleventh Five Year Plan i.e. 2011-12, 26.25 percent of total central Plan Outlay has been allocatedfor Energy Sector, 25.96 percent for SocialServices and 19.72 per cent for Transport. During2012-13, these were 23.77 per cent 28.99 per centand 19.24 per cent respectively. While the shareof Social Services, Industry and Minerals,General Economic Services, Agriculture andAllied Ativities, Irrigation and Flood Controlrecorded a marginal increase, there is a slightdecline in the share of Rural Development,Energy, Science Technology & Environment andCommunications. In terms of growth the highestincrease is estimated in the case of Irrigation andFlood Control followed by General EconomicServices and Industry and Minerals. Theexpenditure under the heads Rural developmentand Communications is expected to decline inFY 2012-13.


3.7.1 The Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17)has envisaged 4 percent per annum growth inGDP from Agriculture and Allied Sectors. This

target is an important element of 'inclusiveness'since the global experience of growth and povertyreduction shows that GDP growth originating inagriculture is at least twice as effective in reducingpoverty as GDP growth originating outsideagriculture. About half of our population is eitherwholly or significantly dependent for theirlivelihoods on some form of farm activity - be itcrop agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandryor fisheries. Thus, the objective of inclusivegrowth can only be realized with the revitalizationof this sector and by transforming the presentagricultural scenario. Accordingly, during 2012-13 Agriculture and Allied Activities has beenallocated an Outlay of Rs.17,692.37 crore whichis 2.72 per cent of the total Central Plan Outlayand an increase of Rs.2,948.23 crore (20 per cent)over 2011-12 BE. The increase was mainly onaccount of increased allocation to CropHusbandry, Other Agricultural Programmes andAgricultural Research and Education. All subsectors except Co-operation has been providedwith higher allocation in 2012-13 than during2011-12.


3.7.2 The Outlay for Rural Development Sectorhas declined by 12 per cent between 2011-12 and2012-13. The central Plan Outlay for this sectorwas Rs.46,292.08 crore during 2011-12 which hasreduced to Rs. 40,763.45 crore during 2012-13.This is mainly due to reduction in the Plan Outlayof MGNREGA from Rs 40,000 crore in 2011-12to Rs.33,000 crore in 2012-13. Other sub sectorsunder Rural Development witnessed an increasein their Plan Outlay.


3.7.3 In Annual Plan 2012-13 a significantincrease in Plan Outlay of around 125 per centhas been made in Irrigation and Flood Control


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Sector over the allocation for this sector in 2011-12 (from Rs.565.29 crore in 2011-12 toRs.1,275.00 crore in 2012-13). The Outlay formajor and medium irrigation has increased fromRs.273.89 crore in 2011-12 to Rs.745.20 croreduring 2012-13 (an increase of 172.08 per cent).Similarly, in Minor irrigation sector, Outlay hasbeen increased from Rs.130.40 crore toRs.336.80 crore and in Flood and drainagecontrol sector, the Outlay has been increasedfrom Rs.161.00 crore to Rs.193.00 crore.


3.7.4 The total Central Plan Outlay for EnergySector has registered a 4 per cent decline fromRs.1,55,495.16 crores during 2011-12 toRs.15,481.94 crore in 2012-13. Reduction in thetotal Plan Outlay is mainly due to reduction inthe Outlay of two of its sub sectors viz. Powerand Petroleum. Annual Plan Outlay for Powerwas Rs.72,753.50 crore in 2011-12, which hasreduced to Rs 69,507.53 crore in 2012-13 despiteincrease in GBS. This is mainly due to declinein the IEBR of NTPC Ltd and National HydroElectric Power Corporation Ltd. Similarly, PlanOutlay for Petroleum has declined fromRs.72,753.50 crore to Rs.69,507.53 crore duringthe period. During 2012-13, the allocations forCoal & Lignite and New and Renewable Energyare pegged at Rs.8,021.03 crore and Rs.4,716.03crore respectively. New and Renewable energyhas witnessed a remarkable hike of 132 per centin its Plan Outlay in 2012-13 over 2011-12.


3.7.5 There are thirteen sectors which aregrouped together to constitute the Industry &Minerals sector. The total Plan outlay for thesesectors during the year 2012-13 is Rs.57,226.76crore as against Rs.39,520.14 crore during 2011-12 implying an increase of roughly 27 per cent.

This increased outlay for Industry & Mineralsis mainly due to increase in the Plan outlay ofPetro-Chemical Industries whose shareincreased from 5 per cent of overall allocationto Industry & Minerals in 2011-12 to 15 per centin 2012-13. All sub sectors excluding Cementand non-Metallic Mineral Industries, Fertilizerand Consumer Industries and other outlays onIndustries and Minerals showed an increasedPlan outlay.


3.7.6 Improvement in the quality of transportinfrastructure is an essential prerequisite for higheconomic growth. High transaction costs arisingfrom an inadequate and inefficient transportsector can prevent the economy from realizingits full growth potential regardless of progresson other fronts. Hence, the Outlay for TransportSector has been enhanced from Rs.1,16,860.91crore in 2011-12 to Rs.1,25,357.06 crore in2012-13 indicating an increase of 7.3 per cent.This increase is mainly due to the increasedallocation for Roads and Bridges. The outlay forrailways also showed an increase. These togetheraccounts for almost 90 per cent of the plan outlayfor the Transport Sector. The Outlay for shippingand Civil Aviation has been reduced by 40.57per cent and 19.66 per cent respectively duringthe period.


3.7.7 Central Plan Outlay for CommunicationSector has been reduced by 23.92 per cent from2011-12 to 2012-13. Major reduction ofRs.6,031 crore has been observed inTelecommunication Services; in 2011-12 theOutlay was Rs.16,423.09 crore which has beenreduced to Rs.10,391.39 crore in 2012-13. Thisin turn was due to decline in IEBR from BSNLand MTNL. The Outlay for Postal services has


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increased marginally by Rs 3.75 crore duringthe period (from Rs.716.25 crore in 2011-12 toRs.720.00 crore in 2012-13).


3.7.8 Research and development in thescientific field acts as a multiplier fordevelopmental activities and is crucial formaking India a knowledge economy. Fivesectors related to Science, Technology &Environment have been provided withRs.16,591.65 crore in the AP 2012-13 which isRs.405 crore more than the AP 2011-12allocations. Out of the five sectors dealing withScience and Technology and Research andDevelopment issues, three sectors viz. Spaceresearch, Oceanic research and Ecology &Environment witnessed negative growth in theirallocation between 2011-12 and 2012-13. ThePlan allocation for Atomic Energy and otherscientific research experienced growth of 7.75per cent and 8.19 per cent in their annualallocation during the given period.


3.7.9 Central Plan Outlay for GeneralEconomic Services has increased by 56 per centfrom Rs.15802.05 crore in 2011-12 toRs.24777.28 crore in 2012-13. Within the sector,maximum growth is seen in the segment of OtherGeneral Economic Services (129.08 per cent)and Technical and Economic Cooperation withother countries (87.50 per cent). The only subsector which witnessed a reduction in total PlanOutlay is Census, Survey and statistic. Tourismand Foreign Trade and Export Promotion sectorhave been provided with an Outlay ofRs.1089.00 crore and Rs.1419.75 crorerespectively.


3.7.10 Social sector comprising Health,Education and Water & Sanitation continue tobe the focused areas for the Plan. Governmentspending in these services is important forhuman capital formation and sustainabledevelopment of the country. Present section willprovide detailed information on the Planallocation of some of the major social servicesduring Annual Plan 2012-13. Education istreated as the greatest equalizer as it enables themasses to participate in the growth process.Therefore, General and Technical Educationhave been allocated Rs.55367.95 crore during2012-13 which is about 8.5 per cent of the totalPlan outlay. The 2012-13 allocation wasRs.8288.64 crore more than the allocation madeduring the AP 2011-12. Overall, there has been17.61 per cent jump in the budgetary allocationfor education during 2012-13 over 2011-12. Inthe Annual Plan 2012-13 the Sports & YouthAffairs and Art & Culture have witnessed 4.70per cent and 10.02 per cent hike in their Planallocation. The Twelfth Plan re-strategies toachieve faster progress towards the goals of theEleventh Five Year Plan, which focuses on acomprehensive strategy for better health &ensures substantial improvement in healthindicators such as maternal mortality, infantmortality, total fertility rate and anemiaparticularly among pregnant women.Accordingly, the overall Plan allocation toHealth and Family Welfare Sector has increasedfrom Rs.24,067.38 crore in 2011-12 toRs.27,404.72 crore in 2012-13. Safe drinkingwater is essential to reduce the incidence ofdisease and for checking malnutrition. Sanitationis also an essential component of any healthintervention and strategy. Hence, the totalAnnual Plan 2012-13 Outlay for the Water

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Supply & Sanitation has been raised toRs.12,625.00 crore from Rs.9,971.00 crore in2011-12. Similarly, the allocation for HousingSector which was Rs.16,278.28 crore during2011-12, has increased to Rs.22,575.08 crore in2012-13. To meet the needs and requirementsof the SCs, STs and Minorities and otherexcluded groups and to bring them at par withthe rest of the society, the Outlay for the Welfareof SCs, STs, OBCs & Minorities and for SocialSecurity and Welfare has been raised toRs.9,132.47 crore and Rs.18,191.30 crore in2012-13 from Rs. 8,355.10 crore and Rs.12,449.80 crore respectively in 2011-12. To meetthe challenges of unemployment in the country,the Plan allocation for Labour & Employmenthas been raised from Rs. 1,164.60 crore in 2011-12 to Rs.2,216.73 crore in 2012-13. The AnnualPlan 2012-13 Outlay for Urban Development isRs.9,837.95 crore and Outlay for developmentof North Eastern Areas is Rs.27,987.96 crore.


3.7.11 The Outlay for General services hasbeen kept at Rs.8,700.67 crore in 2012-13, whichincludes Rs.945.00 crore for Administration ofJustice, Rs.50.15 crore for General SecretarialServices, Rs.7,292.07 crore for Police, Rs.20.00crore for Supplies and Disposal, Rs.128.50 crorefor Public Works and Rs.264.95 crore for otherAdministrative Services. The sector haswitnessed an overall growth of 20 per cent inCentral Plan Outlay and maximum growth of400 per cent is observed in Supplies andDisposal Sector.


3.7.12 This year's budget allocation to the majorFlagship Programmes indicates that out of 12major development programmes, seven

programmes witnessed more than or equal to15 per cent hike, three programmes experiencedless than 15 per cent hike and two programmeshave witnessed reduction over their previousyear's budget allocations. ICDS has witnesseda maximum hike of 58.5 per cent between 2011-12 and 2012-13. The budget allocation forMahatma Gandhi National Rural EmploymentScheme and Jawaharlal Nehru National UrbanRenewal Mission (JNNURM) experienced adecrease in allocation in 2012-13. There wasonly 10.75 per cent hike in the allocation forIndira Awaas Yojana during 2012-13 over 2011-12. Budget Allocation (Plan) for Major FlagshipProgrammes for 2012-13 is given in the tablebelow.


3.8 The State's Annual Plans as well as FiveYear Plans are supported by the CentralAssistance. The important plan grants that aretransferred from Centre to the States are NormalCentral Assistance (NCA) and Scheme basedCentral Assistance known as ACA (AdditionalCentral Assistance). The NCA is formula basedwhile ACA is assistance given in addition tonormal central assistance for implementingcertain schemes. e.g. AIBP, JNNURM, etc. Inthe Annual Plan 2012-13, Rs.129998 crores havebeen earmarked for Central Assistance for Stateand Union Territory Plans, which is roughly 25per cent of the Plan Expenditure (GBS). This isroughly 23 per cent higher than Rs.106025.75crore earmarked in 2011-12. Lion share (about96 per cent) of this assistance is going to StatePlans and the rest for Union Territory Plans.Normal Central Assistance accounts for almost21 per cent of the central assistance for StatePlans in 2012-13 against 23 per cent a year ago.

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Budget Allocation (Plan) for Major Flagship Programmes

(Rs. Crore)

Sl. No. Programme 2011-12 2012-13 %increase


1 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural EmploymentScheme (MGNREGS) 40,000 33,000 -17.5

2 Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) 10,000 11,075 10.75

3 National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) 6,158 8,446.96 37.17

4 Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 20,000 24,000 20

5 National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) 17,840 20,542 15.15

6 Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) 10,000 15,850 58.5

7 Mid-Day Meals Scheme (MDM) 10,380 11,937 15.00

8 Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan (SSA) 21,000 25,555 21.69

9 Jawaharlal Nehru National UrbanRenewal Mission (JNNURM) 13,700 13,359 -2.49

10 Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) 7,810 9,217 18.02

11 Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) 12,650 14,242 12.58

12 National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) 9,350 10,500 12.30

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Sl No. Major Heads of Development 2011-12 2012-13

BE % to Total BE % to TotalOutlay Outlay

1 Agriculture and Allied Activities 14744.14 2.49 17692.37 2.71

2 Rural Development 46292.08 7.81 40763.45 6.26

3 Irrigation and Flood Control 565.29 0.10 1275.00 0.20

4 Energy 155495.16 26.25 154841.94 23.77

5 Industry and Minerals 45213.76 7.63 57226.76 8.78

6 Transport 116860.91 19.72 125357.06 19.24

7 Communications 20255.53 3.42 15411.38 2.37

8 Science Technology & Environment 16186.27 2.73 16591.65 2.55

9 General Economic Services 15802.05 2.67 24777.28 3.80

10 Social Services 153812.15 25.96 188871.69 28.99

11 General Services 7229.65 1.22 8700.67 1.33

GRAND TOTAL 592456.99 100 651509.25 100

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1 Department of Agricultureand Cooperation 9262.00 0.00 9262.00 10991.00 0.00 10991.00 18.67

2 Department of AgricultureResearch & Education 2800.00 0.00 2800.00 3220.00 0.00 3220.00 15.00

3 Department Animal Husbandry,Dairying & Fishries 1600 00 0.00 1600.00 191000 0.00 1910.00 19.38

4 Department of Atomic Enegy 5600,00 4412.00 10012.00 5600.00 6073.41 11673.41 16.59

5 Department of Chemicals andPetrochemicals 800 00 0.00 800.00 1757.00 0.00 1757.00 119.63

6 Department of Fertilizers 225.00 3325.22 3550.22 256.00 3075.29 3331.29 -6.17

7 Department of Pharmaceuticals 175.00 0.00 175.00 188 00 0.00 188.00 7.43

8 Minstry of Civil Aviation 1700.00 7371 56 9071.56 4500.00 2793.37 7293.37 -19.60

9 Ministry of Coal 420.00 8882.85 9302.85 450.00 9182.78 9632.78 3.55

10 Department of Commerce 2000.00 0.00 2000.00 2100.00 0.00 2100.00 5.00

11 Department of IndustrialPolicy & Promotion 1300.00 0.00 1300.00 1365.00 000 1365.00 5.00

12 Department of Posts 800 00 000 800.00 800.00 000 800.00 0.00

13 Department ofTelecommunications 3418.00 16463.09 19881.09 4800 00 10431.39 15231.39 -23.39

14 Department of Information& Technology 3000.00 619.07 3619.07 3000.00 2362 80 5362.80 48.18

15 Department of Consumer Affairs 225.00 0.00 225.00 241.00 0,00 241.25 7.22

16 Department of Food &Public Distribution 120.00 77,70 197.70 126.00 177.86 303.86 53.70

17 Department of Corporate Affairs 28.00 000 28.00 32 00 0.00 32.00 14.29

18 Ministry of Culture 785.00 0.00 785.00 864.00 0.00 864.00 10.06

19 Ministry of Development of NER 191.00 000 191.00 205 00 0.00 205.00 7.33

20 Ministry of Earth Sciences 1220.00 0.00 1220.00 128100 0 00 1281.00 5.00

21 Ministry of Enivronment & Forest 2300.00 0.00 2300.00 2430.00 0.00 2430.00 5.65

22 Ministry of External Affairs 800.00 0.00 800.00 1500.00 0.00 1500.00 87.50

23 Department of Economic Affairs 2040.00 0.00 2040.00 4040.00 0.00 4040.00 98.04

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S. Ministry / Department Annual Plan (2011-12) Annual Plan (2012- 13) %GrowthNo. Approved Outlay Approved Outlay' over




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S. Ministry / Department Annual Plan (2011-12) Annual Plan (2012- 13) %GrowthNo. Approved Outlay Approved Outlay' over



24 Department of FinancialServices 7850.00 0.00 7850.00 16088 00 0 00 16088.00 104.94

25 Department of Expenditure 5.00 000 5.00 4.00 0.00 4.00 -20.00

26 Ministry of Food ProcessingIndustries 600,00 0.00 600.00 660.00 0.00 660.00 10.00

27 Department of Health &Family Welfare 23560.00 0.00 23560.00 27127.00 0.00 27127.00 15.14

28 Department of AYUSH 900.00 0,00 900.00 990.00 0,00 990.00 10.00

29 Department of Health Research 600.00 000 600.00 660.00 0.00 660.00 10,00

30 Department of AIDS -New Ministry 1700.00 000 1700.00 1700.00 o.oo 1700.00 0.00

31 Department of Heavy industry 399.00 1725 79 2124.79 553.00 2081.78 2634.78 24.00

32 Department of Public Enterprises 11.00 000 11.00 13.00 0.00 13.00 18.18

33 Ministry of Home Affairs 10000.00 0.00 10000.00 10500.00 o.oo 10500.00 5.00

34 Ministry of Housing andUrban Poverty Alleviation 1100,00 6854.78 7954.78 1 155.00 12176.33 13331.33 67.59

35 Department of SchoolEducation & Literacy 38957.00 oo.oo 38957.00 45969.00 0 00 45969.00 18.00

36 Department of Higher Education 13103.00 0.00 13103.00 15458.00 0.00 15458.00 17,97

37 Ministry of Information& Brodcasting 861.00 0.00 861.00 905.00 400 00 1305.00 51.57

38 Ministry of Labour& Employment 1300.00 0.00 1300.00 2470 00 000 2470.00 90.00

39 Ministry of Law and Justice 1000.00 0.00 1000.00 1050.00 0 00 1050.00 5.00

40 Ministry of MSME 2700.00 55000 3250.00 2835.00 341.00 3176.00 -2.28

41 Ministry of Mines 22000 1369.42 1589.42 243 00 2699.64 2942.64 85.14

42 Ministry of Minority Affairs 2850.00 0.00 2850.00 3135.00 0 00 3135.00 10.00

43 Ministry of New andRenewable Energy 1200.00 950.00 2150.00 1385.00 1970.00 3355.00 56.05

44 Ministry of Panchayati Raj 200.00 0.00 200.00 300.00 0.00 300.00 50.00

45 Ministry of Personnel, PublicGrievance & Pension 260.00 0.00 260.00 279 00 000 279.00 7.31

46 Ministry of Petroleum &Natural Gas 40 00 74811.82 74851.82 43.00 79684 88 79727.88 6.51

47 Ministry of Planning 1600.00 0.00 1600.00 2100.00 0.00 2100.00 31.25


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48 Ministry of Power 9642.0056740,73 66382.73 9642.00 52782.50 62424.50 -5.96

49 Department of RuralDevelopment 74100.00 0.00 74100.00 73175.00 0,00 73175.00 -1.25

50 Department of Land Resources 2700.00 000 2700.00 3201.00 0 00 3201.00 18.56

51 Department of DrinkingWater Supply 11000.00 0 00 11000.00 14000.00 000 14000.00 27.27

52 Department of Science &Technology 2349.00 000 2349.00 2477.00 0.00 2477.20 5.46

53 DS1R 1930.00 0.00 1930.00 2013.00 000 2013.00 4.30

54 Department of Biotechnology 1400.00 0.00 1400.00 1485 00 000 1485.00 6.07

55 Department of Shipping 750.00 5774,92 6524.92 817 00 4858.47 5675.77 -13.01

56 Department of Road Transport& Highways 20000.00 7500.00 27500.00 23000.00 10000 00 33000.00 20.00

57 Ministry of Social Justice& Empowerment 5375.00 0.00 5375.00 5915.00 0 00 5914.70 10.04

58 Ministry of Space 5700.00 0.00 5700.00 5615.00 000 5615.00 -1.49

59 Ministry of Stastistics &Programme Implementation 600.00 0,00 600.00 631 00 000 631.00 5.17

60 Ministry of Steel 40.00 2106271 21102.71 46.00 21756 21802.00 3.31

61 Ministry of Textiles 5000 00 000 5000.00 7000.00 0.00 7000.00 40.00

62 Ministry of Tourism 1 100.00 10.96 1110.96 1210 00 0 00 1210.00 8.91

63 Ministry of Tribal Affairs 1430.00 0,00 1430.00 1573 00 0.00 1573.00 10.00

64 Ministry of Urban Development 6210.00 1844.00 8054.00 690800 2637.20 9544.93 18.51

65 Ministry of Water Resources 72000 0.00 720,00 1500.00 0 00 1500.00 108.33

66 Ministry of Women &Child Development 12650 00 0.00 12650.00 18500.00 0.00 18500.00 46.25

67 Ministry of Youth Affairsand Sports 1000 00 0.00 1000.00 1041.00 000 1041.00 4.10

68 Railways 20000.00 36589.37 56589.37 24000 00 34997.55 58997.55 4.26

Central Plan-Total : 335521.00 256935.99 592456.99 391027.00 260482.25 651509.25 9.97

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4.1.1 The Agriculture Division in the PlanningCommission is mandated for working out policyframe work for the development of agriculture& allied sectors in the country. The divisionscrutinizes programmes/schemes andrecommends the allocation of funds required forimplementing such programmes. To improve thequality of implementation, the division alsomonitors and reviews the implementation ofprogrammes and recommends mid-termcorrections, if needed.

4.1.2 The Agriculture Division reviewed theState Plans as they referred to agriculture andallied sectors and monitored the performance ofthe plan scheme by working group meetings andannual plan discussions with the departments,concerned.


4.1.3 The 11 working group's reports has beensubmitted and uploaded on the PlanningCommission website. These reports are related to:

i) Crop Husbandry, Agricultural Inputs,Demand and Supply Projections andAgricultural Statistics

ii) Horticulture & Plantation Crops

iii) Animal Husbandry & Dairying

iv) Development and Management ofFisheries and Aquaculture

v) Outreach of Institutional Finance,Cooperatives and Risk Management

Chapter-4Major Activities in Various Divisions of Planning Commission

vi) Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure,Secondary Agriculture and Policyrequired for Internal and External Trade

vii) Agriculture Research & Education

viii) Management of Natural Resources &Rainfed Farming

ix) Agricultural Extension in Agriculture &Allied Sectors

x) Decentralized Planningin Agriculture

xi) Disadvantaged Farmers includingWomen

4.1.4 The reports of the Steering Committee hasbeen submitted and to be uploaded in due course.


4.1.5 The Twelfth Plan chapter on agriculturewas drafted by the division and has beenapproved by the National Development Councilin its 57th Meeting held on 27th December,2012. The Plan expenditure on Agriculture andAllied sectors of the States increased over twofolds from Rs. 1,11,824 crore during XI Plan toRs. 2,26,500 crore during the XII Plan. TheNational Plan is also more than double over itsXI Plan expenditure. The XII Plan GrossBudgetary Support (GBS) for all schemes of theMinistry of Agriculture is Rs. 1,11,232 crorewhich comprises of Department of Agriculture& Cooperation (DAC) - Rs. 71,500 crore,Department of Agricultural Research &Education(DARE)- Rs. 25,553 crore andDepartment of Animal Husbandry, Dairying andFisheries - Rs.14,179 crore. The allocation forRashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) is also


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projected to increase from Rs. 22,426 croreactual expenditure during XI Plan to Rs. 63,246crore for XII Plan.

Restructuring of Centrally sponsored schemes

4.1.6 To make plan schemes of crops,horticulture, agricultural extension and criticalinputs, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheriesmore inclusive with a cafeteria of interventions,the ongoing centrally sponsored schemes of XIPlan has been restructured as per therecommendation of B.K. ChaturvediCommittee. Accordingly, 13 centrally sponsoredschemes (CSS) and 1 additional centralassistance (ACA) schemes of Department ofAgriculture Cooperation (DAC) has beenrestructured into 5 CSS and 1 ACA. Similarly,the 15 existing CSS schemes of Department ofAnimal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries(DAHD&F) has been restructured into 5 CSSschemes including Special Live Stock andFisheries Sector's Package for Idukki andKuttanand Districts of Kerala to be terminatedby November, 2013. The 9 CSS and 1 ACAscheme to be implemented by Ministry ofAgriculture during XII Plan are National FoodSecurity Mission, National HorticultureMissison, National Mission on SustainableAgriculture, National Mission on AgriculturalExtension & Technology Management, NationalMission on Oil seeds and Oil Palm, NationalLivestock Mission, National Programme forBovine Breeding and Dairy, Livestock Healthand Disease Control, National Scheme forWelfare of Fishermen and Rashtriya KrishiVikas Yojana.

4.1.7 A change in the allocation criteria ofRKVY has been discussed for adopting 40:40:20ratio i.e., 40% for infrastructure, 40%

strengthening of existing state's schemes/projects and 20% per cent for specialprogrammes of national importance. It is 'inprinciple' agreed that at least 40 per cent ofRKVY spending should be on infrastructuredevelopment. During the 12th Five Year Planthe RKVY will be reoriented to facilitate marketand cooperative reforms, infrastructureexpenditure in State Agriculture University andeffective formulation and implementation ofdistrict agriculture plan.

4.1.8 Research & Development in Agricultureand Allied Sectors has been made more targetedwith introduction of consortia research platformsinvolving inter-departmental arrangement forfocused and tangible achievement and upstreamresearch institutions.


4.2.1 India is a welfare state, with legitimateobligation to the well-being and empowermentof its people in general and of vulnerablesections in particular. Considering the socio-economic and educational backwardness ofcertain deprived and vulnerable groups in Indiansociety, framers of Indian Constitution havemade certain provisions in the Constitution ofIndia to protect and promote the interest ofsocially, educationally and economicallydeprived sections of the society. Preamble,Directive Principles of State Policy,Fundamental Rights and certain specific Articlesof our Constitution namely Article 38, 39, 275(1), 340, 341, 342, 366 and 5th, 6th, 11th &12thSchedules besides certain social legislations,stand testimony to its citizens. The successiveGovernments of Independent India havecommitted to planned development for reducing


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inequality in income, status and opportunitiesand to eradicate social inequalities /discrimination.

4.2.2 The Social Justice and Social WelfareDivision of the Planning Commission isprincipally accountable to provide overallguidance for formulation of policies, plans andprogrammes / schemes with an objective ofadvancing the quality of life of deprived andvulnerable section of society. The division isactively working for more inclusive socio-economic and educational empowerment of thesocially, educationally and economicallydisadvantaged groups such as Scheduled Castes(SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other BackwardClasses (OBCs), Nomadic, Semi Nomadic &De-notified Tribes and other Vulnerable Groupssuch as Persons with Disabilities, SeniorCitizens, Victims of Substance Abuse / DrugAddicts and Beggars. The Division also rendersadvice for formulation and implementation ofthe Scheduled Caste Sub- Plan (SCSP) andTribal Sub-Plan (TSP).

4.2.3 Achievements: Details of variousactivities undertaken by the Division during thefinancial year 2012-13 are given below.


4.2.4 Article 366 (24) denoted that "ScheduledCastes" means such castes, races or tribes orparts of or groups within such castes, races ortribes as are deemed under article 341 to beScheduled Castes for the purpose of theConstitution. Scheduled Castes areconstitutionally declared as group of castes andsub castes, which suffered from the practice ofuntouchability. They comprise within them morethan 1208 Castes and Sub Castes, generallyconsisting of former "untouchables".

4.2.5 As per 2001 census, 16.67 crorespopulation of India belongs to SCs, whichconstitute 16.2% of the total population.Estimated SCs population in 2011 is 19.47crores. The decadal literacy rate of SCs hasgradually increased from 1961 (10.3%) to 2001(54.7%). In respect of health and nutrition, theInfant Mortality Rate (IMR), Child MortalityRate (CMR), Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR)are comparatively higher than that of generalpopulation. The nutritional deficiency for SCchildren under age of 5 years is higher than thegeneral population.

4.2.6 In respect of economic developmentindicators, 61.2% of the SC population isreported to be agricultural labourers. Accordingto NSSO 2004-05 survey, the percentage oflandlessness amongst SCs living in rural areaswas 78% as against 57% for non SCs/STs.Though, the percentage of persons belowpoverty line for SCs is gradually decreasing, ascompared to general population, however it isstill higher.

4.2.7 National Development Council hasapproved the 12th Plan which provides way formore inclusive and rapid empowerment ofScheduled Castes. The principle goals for the12th Plan towards empowerment of theScheduled Castes, are:

i. To ensure the security and dignity of allpersons belonging to the scheduled castes,especially women and put a complete endto all forms of 'untouchability' anddiscrimination against them.

ii. To bring members of the SCs-both menand women-at par, to the maximumpossible extent, with their non-SC/STcounterparts, in terms of alldevelopmental indices viz.-education,


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health, nutrition, housing, incomegeneration and employability.

iii. To empower SCs to participate in societyand in nation-building, on an equal basiswith others.

iv. To effectively implement SCSP as theessential instrument for accomplishinginclusive growth.

4.2.8 In the 12th Plan too education isconsidered as the most important instrument toempower the status of Scheduled Castes. It isproposed to promote educational developmentby providing needed support in the form ofScholarships for different levels of education,increasing the hostel facilities for boys and girlsstudents; upgradation of anganvadis byincluding high quality pre-school institutionswith qualified teachers, setting up of a networkof residential schools of high quality throughoutthe country. A new Pre-Matric ScholarshipScheme has been introduced, for SCs studentsstudying in Class IX and X.

4.2.9 The economic empowerment is animportant mechanism for achieving equal socialstatus for SCs through employment and incomegeneration activities. Various financial institutionsviz., National Scheduled Caste Finance andDevelopment Corporation (NSFDC), NationalSafai Karamcharis Finance and DevelopmentCorporation (NSKFDC) are functioning forpromoting economic development among theSCs and Safai Karmacharies. It is proposed tocreate a strong institutional mechanism during12th Plan to facilitate the Scheduled Casteentrepreneurs / artisans in marketing theirproducts in an institutionalised manner. Otherflagship programmes benefiting SCs are BharatNirman, ICDS, SSA, Mid-day meal, NRHM andMGNREGS.

4.2.10 The National Scheme for Liberation andRehabilitation of Manual Scavengers has beenin operation since 1992. Self-EmploymentScheme for Rehabilitation of ManualScavengers (SRMS) was introduced in January,2007 to completely eradicate the practice ofmanual scavenging. "The Prohibition ofEmployment as Manual Scavengers and theirrehabilitation bill, 2012" has been introduced inthe Parliament during 2012. To protect theScheduled Castes, from all forms exploitationand practice of untouchability two importantprotective legislations in operation are theProtection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 andScheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

4.2.11 Based on the progress made throughimplementation of various welfare anddevelopment programmes during 2011-12 anincreased outlay of Rs. 4298 crores have beenprovided for empowerment of Scheduled Castesduring 2012-13. While special focus has beenaccorded to their social empowerment especiallythrough educational development, priority hasalso been given to economic empowermentthrough mitigating and reducing poverty gapbetween SCs and general population.


4.2.12 Article 366 (25) of the Constitutiondenoted that Scheduled Tribes means "thosetribal communities or parts of or groups with insuch tribes or tribal communities or parts orgroups within such tribes or tribal communities".The Scheduled Tribes generally consistinhabitants of forest and hill areas and othertribal groups. STs have historically beenphysically or geographically excluded. Nearly700 such tribes / communities have been notified


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as Scheduled Tribes under Article 342 of theConstitution of India. The most backward amongSTs have been recognised as ParticularlyVulnerable Groups consisting 75 such tribes /communities.

4.2.13 As per 2001 census, tribal population ofthe country is 8.43 crores, constituting 8.2% ofthe total population. 91.7% of them live in ruralareas and 8.3% in urban areas. About 15% ofthe country's area is inhabited by the tribalcommunities, who live in various ecological andgeo-climatic conditions ranging from plains toforests and hills to inaccessible areas. Thehighest proportion of ST population havereported from Madhya Pradesh(14.51%)followed by Maharashtra (10.7%) and Odisha(9.66%) and other distinct areas are the NorthEastern states.

4.2.14 The decadal literacy rate of STs hasgradually increased from 1961 (8.53%) to 2001(47.1%). In respect of health and nutrition, theInfant Mortality Rate (IMR), Child MortalityRate (CMR), Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR)are comparatively higher than that of generalpopulation. NHFW survey revealed that barely18 % of STs had deliveries in a health facility,compared to 51 per cent among othercommunities. 81.56% of the tribal workers areengaged in primary sectors. The level of ruralpoverty amongst the STs on all-India basis is47.4 (2009-10) which is significantly higher thanthe average across different social groups. Thevarious development indices indicate that theSTs continue to lag significantly behind the othercommunities.

4.2.15 In the 12th Plan education is consideredas the most important instrument to mainstreamthe STs at par with the rest of the society, todeal with low level of literacy among STs and

bridge the gap between dropout rates betweentribals and non tribals. Many new initiatives areproposed during the 12th Plan.

4.2.16 Economic Development of the STs isbeing promoted through implementation ofvarious income and employment generatingprogrammes through the National ScheduledTribes Finance and Development Corporation(NSTFDC) which is promoting marketdevelopment of tribal products throughTRIFED, grant-in-aids to State TribalDevelopment Cooperative Corporations,Vocational Training Centres in tribal areas andParticularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).Economic Development of STs largely dependsupon agriculture and its allied activities. Besides,forest resources and minor forest producecontributes substantially to the tribal economy.

4.2.17 The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955(PCR Act) and SC & ST (Prevention ofAtrocities) Act, 1989 are two important sociallegislations to prevent all types of exploitationand atrocities on STs. Panchayat Extension toScheduled Areas Act, (PESA) 1996, is in forcein 9 States such Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, MadhyaPradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Rajasthan toprovide special powers to Panchayats inScheduled Areas to formulate and implementneed based schemes and programmes. There arevarious other flagship programmes not targetedexclusively for the STs but which also benefitthe STs. Some of these programmes form partof Bharat Nirman, ICDS, SSA, Mid-day meal,NRHM and MGNREGS, Indira GandhiSwasthya Bheema Yojana, Dhana LakshmiYojana etc.

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development programmes during 2011-12, anincreased outlay of Rs. 1573 crores have beenprovided for empowerment of Scheduled Tribesduring 2012-13. While special focus has beenaccorded to their social empowerment especiallythrough educational development, priority hasalso been given to economic empowermentthrough mitigating and reducing poverty gapbetween STs and general population.


4.2.19 Despite Constitutional directives anda number of legislative and executivemeasures taken by the Government sinceindependence, there are large gaps betweenthe living conditions of the general populationand those of SCs and STs. Successive FiveYear Plans have attempted to reduce thesegaps and while there is some evidence ofconvergence, the gaps still remain at a levelthat is unacceptably high.

4.2.20 The persistence of socio-economicbackwardness of the SCs and the STs in spite ofthe development efforts had warranted a specialand focused strategy, inter alia, to enable themto share the benefits of overall economic growthin a more equitable manner. This has been soughtto be achieved through the Special ComponentPlan (SCP) for Scheduled Castes, now knownas Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and theTribal Sub-Plan for Scheduled Tribes. Based onthe SCSP &TSP Guidelines of the PlanningCommission separate budget sub heads havebeen created for SCSP (789) and for TSP (796)and actual allocation for SCSP and TSP was alsoincreased from 2011-12 onwards. SCA to SCSPand TSP is provided to states and UTs as anadditive.


4.2.21 The Other Backward Classes (OBCs)comprise the castes and communities which arefound common in the lists of the MandalCommission Report. The Mandal Commissioncovered more than 3000 communities / castesand sub castes under Other Backward Classes(OBCs). OBCs form around 52% of thecountry's population. The National SampleSurvey conducted during 2004-05 (61st Round),puts the figure at 41%. Generally, OtherBackward Classes consists castes / communitiesof small and small & marginal farmers,agricultural labourer's, Artisans, PastoralCommunities and other such similar groups whohave been considered as educationally andeconomically backward.

4.2.22 The socio-economic and educationalstatus of Other Backward Classes is not far betterthan SCs and STs. 70% of OBC populationresides in rural areas as a result many seatsreserved for OBCs in elite institutions were notfilled due to non-availability of candidates,number of vacancies in public service reservedfor OBCs were not filled due to non-availabilityof candidates with adequate educationalqualifications. The health status of OBCs is notfar better than that of other sections of society.

4.2.23 Education plays key role in socio-economic empowerment of a community, as theeducational status of OBCs is not far better thanmainstream communities. Ministry of SocialJustice and Empowerment is implementingcertain schemes namely Pre- Matric Scholarship,Post- Matric Scholarship, Hostel for OBC boysand girls, National Overseas Scholarship, RajivGandhi National Fellowship scheme and FreeCoaching improve educational status


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and reduce the dropout rate among OBCsstudents.

4.2.24 Economic advancement play a key rolein social empowerment of OBCs. Since theeconomic status of OBCs is not much better thangeneral population, Ministry of Social Justiceand Empowerment is implementing certainschemes for improving socio-economicconditions of OBCs, such as Assistance toVoluntary Organisations working for welfare ofOBCs, Skill Development and subsidised loansthrough National Backward Classes Finance andDevelopment Corporation.

4.2.25 Based on the progress made throughimplementation of various welfare anddevelopment programmes during 2012-13 anoutlay of Rs. 900 crores have been provided forempowerment of Other Backward Classes.


4.2.26 The Nomadic, Semi Nomadic and De-notified Tribes cover more than 200communities that were identified by the colonialGovernment as 'Criminal Tribes' under anotorious legislation called 'Criminal Tribes Act(CTA) 1871', have been referred to thereafter asthe De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-NomadicTribes (DNTs, SNTs and NTs). DNTs are foundin almost all the States and belonging mostly tothe SCs, STs & OBC and some communitiesare not covered by any of the three SC, ST andOBC categories. Even those covered under thethree categories are often not able to avail thebenefits because of either not having castecertificates, or because the quotas are exhaustedby the non-nomadic/ non-denotifiedcommunities in the reserved categories.

4.2.27 The Nomadic, Semi Nomadic and De-notified Tribes face special problems of theirown as at present there are no CentralGovernment Schemes / Programmes for DNTs,as such though schemes meant for SCs, STs andOBCs can be availed by DNTs falling in therespective categories. The DNTs due to theirsocial background as erstwhile criminal tribesface social stigma and are deprived of manyfacilities which are given to SCs/ STs and OBCs.

4.2.28 Empowerment and development ofDNTs is one of the prime concerns in the 12thFive Year Plan. Access to Scholarship Schemes,Hostel facilities, capacity building programmesfor skill development and loans for economicempowerment, housing and settlement andIntegrated Infrastructure DevelopmentProgramme etc., have been proposed in the12th Plan.


4.2.29 Differently Abled Persons usuallyknown as Persons with Disabilities is definedin the Section 2 (i) & (t) of the Persons withDisabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection ofRights and Full Participation) Act, 1995."Disability" means a person suffering from notless than 40% of the following disabilitiescertified by a medical authority i.e., Blindness;Low vision; Leprosy- cured; Hearingimpairment; Loco motor Disability; Mentalretardation; Mental Illness. According to Census2011, there were 2.19 Crore persons withdisabilities in India constituting 2.13% of thetotal population. Data collected in 2002 byNSSO indicated that the Number of Persons withDisabilities was 1.85 crore.

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transport and in terms of access to sports,recreation, and so on. The interests of PwDs areprotected under certain constitutional andstatutory provisions such as FundamentalRights, Directive Principles of State Policy, 11thand 12th Schedule, besides that there are certainstatutory Acts such as the Persons withDisabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection ofRights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, TheNational Trust for Welfare of Persons withAutism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation andMultiple Disabilities Act, 1999, RehabilitationCouncil Act, 1992 and Mental Health Act 1987,The National Policy for Persons withDisabilities, 2006.

4.2.31 The Twelfth Plan has proposed severalsocial, educational and employment provisionsfor the self-reliance of PwDs. Education playsa pivotal role in socio-economic empowermentof Persons with Disabilities. In the 12th Plannew schemes are proposed for PwDs such asPre-Matric Scholarships; Post-MatricScholarships; free coaching; Special/Residentialschool for students with severe and multipledisabilities, in districts not having Governmentspecial schools; Hostels for existingGovernment special schools not having hostelsand augmentation of seats in existing hostels ofGovernment special schools; Support fores tabl ishment /modernisa t ion/capaci tyaugmentation of Braille Presses; Scholarshipsfor 'Top Class' education, Rajiv Gandhi NationalFellowship; National Overseas Scholarship;Establishment of a college for deaf in each ofthe five regions of the country and establishmentof National Accessible Library.

4.2.32 Based on the progress made throughimplementation of various welfare anddevelopment programmes, during 2012-13 an

outlay of Rs. 500 crores have been provided forempowerment of Persons with Disabilities.


4.2.33 The Maintenance and Welfare of Parentsand Senior Citizens Act, 2007, defines "seniorcitizens" means any person being a citizen ofIndia, who has attained the age of sixty years orabove. India has the second largest populationof senior citizens (60+) in the world. As per 2001Census, total population of senior citizens (60+)was 7.7 crore which constitutes 7.5% of totalpopulation.

4.2.34 The major problems of senior citizens aresecurity, health care, need for care andmaintenance. The major focus in the TwelfthPlan will be consolidation, expansion andstrengthening of the various programmes intocomprehensive coordinated systems to fulfill theaspirations of these vulnerable sections of thesociety through launching of proposed schemessuch as, (i) setting up a National Commissionfor Senior Citizens (ii) establishment of Old AgeHomes for Indigent Senior Citizens withintegrated multi-facility centre of varyingcapacity (25, 60 and 120) in 640 districts of thecountry, through State Government; (iii) settingup of a Helpline and District level help lines forolder persons; (iv) setting up of Bureau forSocio-Economic Empowerment of SeniorCitizens at district level; (v) creation of NationalTrust for the Aged; (vi) issue of 'Smart' IdentityCards for senior citizens; and (vii) healthinsurance for senior citizens.

4.2.35 During the Annual Plan 2012-13 forprotection and welfare of Senior Citizen outlayof Rs. 135 crore has been allocated based on theprogress of previous year.


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4.2.36 Section 2 of the Narcotics Drug &Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985 defines "anaddict as a person who has dependence on anynarcotic drug or Psychotropic Substance".

4.2.37 Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsingdisorder, characterized by compulsive drugseeking and use, and by neuro-chemical andmolecular changes in the brain. Drug abusersgradually spend more and more time and energyobtaining and using the drug.

4.2.38 Besides physical and health problemsdrug addiction is a major social problem withincrease incidence of crime among drug / alcoholaddicts. Drug addiction causes immensefinancial and psychological problems for theaddict and his / her family. The National HouseHold survey 2000-01, projected that currentlyin India there were approximately 6.25 crorealcohol users, 87 lakh cannabis users and 20 lakhopiate users are found.

4.2.39 Article 47 of Constitution provides forimprovement of public health and the State shallendeavour to bring about prohibition of theconsumption except for medicinal purposes ofintoxicating drinks and of drugs which areinjuries to health. Narcotic Drugs &Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 enacted,inter alia, to curb drug abuse. India is signatoryto three United Nations Convention on NarcoticDrugs, Psychotropic Substances and againstillicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and PsychotropicSubstances. The issues relating to drugs aretackled by the Government of India through atwo-pronged strategy viz supply reduction anddemand reduction.

4.2.40 The Narcotic Drugs and PsychotropicSubstances Act, 1985, was enacted, inter alia,to curb drug abuse. Section 71 of the Actempowers Government to establish centres foridentification, treatment, and so on of addictsand for supply of narcotic drugs andpsychotropic substances. Ministry of SJ&E hasbeen supporting Integrated RehabilitationCentre for Addicts (IRCAs) under the Schemeof Assistance for the Prevention of Alcoholismand Substance (Drugs) Abuse and for SocialDefence Services run by VoluntaryOrganisations.

4.2.41 For rehabilitation of victims ofSubstance abuse/drug addicts/alcoholism anoutlay of Rs. 40 crore has been provided in theAnnual Plan 2012-13 based on the progress ofprevious year.


4.2.42 Beggary is one of the major socialproblem and against the human dignity whichhinders the national growth, hence it has to beaddressed effectively and efficiently in a timebound manner. The alms seeking religiousmendicants and religious Bhikshus are prevalentin all religions of the world for the good causeof the society with an intention to serve thedeprived and weaker sections.

4.2.43 According to the un-published data ofCensus 2001, there were 7.03 lakh beggars andvagrants out of which 6.31 lakh were in non-worker category. For prevention of beggary thereare two general legislations having provisionsare (i) Indian Penal Code (IPC), the JuvenileJustice (Care and Protection of Children) Act2000 and (ii) Indian Railway Act 1989.

4.2.44 At present, there are no central schemesdirectly related to beggary. However, there are


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programmes for welfare and development of older

persons, physically challenged and drug abuse

covering the issues/problems of beggary.

Therefore, to address the problem in a holistic

manner at the national level new schemes have

been proposed in 12th Five Year Plan by Integrating

Programme for Rehabilitation of Beggars with

Night Shelter cum- Work Production Centre;

Multiple Skill Training; Mobile Health Care;

Counselling; Awareness Generation; and

Sensitisation programmes, convergence of existing

programmes for the Vulnerable Groups

implemented by the Ministries of Social Justice

and Empowerment, Rural Development, Urban

Development and Poverty Alleviation, Women and

Child Development etc.,.

Allocated Outlay for 2012-13

4.2.45 Based on the progress made throughimplementation of various welfare anddevelopment programmes during 2011-12 anincreased outlay of Rs. 5415.00 crore wasallocated to Ministry of Social Justice &Empowerment out of which Rs.4298.00 crorefor SCs, Rs. 900.00 crore for OBCsDevelopment, Rs.500.00 crore for Disabilityand Rs. 175.00 crore for Social Defence Sectorand other vulnerable groups. An out lay of Rs.1573 crore was allocated to Ministry of TribalAffairs during 2012-13. While special focus hasbeen accorded to their social empowermentespecially through educational development,priority has also been given to economicempowerment through mitigating and reducingpoverty gap between general population andSCs, STs, OBCs, DNTs and Other VulnerableSections to make these socially disadvantagedgroups self-reliant and economicallyindependent.


4.2.46 To finalise the Annual Plan 2012-13Proposals of States/UT governments, WorkingGroup meetings/discussions were held underthe Chairmanship of Adviser (SJE), whichwere attended by the State representatives.Representatives of Ministry of Social Justiceand Empowerment, Tribal Affairs, NationalCommission for Scheduled Castes andNational Commission for Scheduled Tribesalso participated in few of these meetings.Besides, reviewing the progress of variousprogrammes and policies, Working Groupsalso made an assessment of the financialrequirements for each State and recommendedallocation of the resources for the sector andthe brief notes were prepared, which providedinputs for the meetings between the StateChief Ministers and the Deputy Chairman,Planning Commission for finalization ofAnnual Plans of States and UTs.


4.2.47 The Division had interacted with theMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment andMinistry of Tribal Affairs on various issuespertaining to Working Groups meetings, SFCMeeting, etc. Besides, this division attendedvarious meetings in connection withformulation, implementation and monitoring ofvarious schemes and policies, etc.


4.2.48 For educational empowerment of SC andST children, two new schemes namely "Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students of class IXand X and "Pre- Matric Scholarship Scheme forST Students of Class IX and X were approvedfor implementation.


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4.2.49 The Division also critically examined andoffered comments on proposals for research andworkshop concerning welfare and developmentof disadvantaged groups/other special groupssubmitted by academic institutions and NGOsseeking grant under SER and PEO of thePlanning Commission.


4.2.50 Division has examined a number ofStanding Finance Committee (SFC)/ ExpenditureFinance Committee (EFC) notes submitted by theMinistries of Social Justice & Empowerment andTribal Affairs for the schemes in closeconsultation with Project Appraisal andManagement Division (PAMD). Division alsooffered comments on various proposals submittedby these Ministries for Cabinet Committee onEconomic Affairs (CCEA)/Cabinet Committeeon Political Affairs (CCPA).


4.2.51 Division also attended work relating tothe Parliament Questions, VIP references andprovided inputs for the Speeches by the Prime

Minister, Finance Minister and DeputyChairman, Planning Commission delivered atvarious occasions. Many field visits were carriedout by the officers of the Division to have first-hand information on the progress and the impactof the various on-going programmes/schemesin different parts of the country. Besides thedivision has furnished information under Rightto Information Act 2005 to individual applicantson various matters pertaining to issues and fundallocation under various schemes related to SC,STs, OBC, SNTs, DNTs, Persons withDisabilities and Senior Citizens etc.



4.3.1 Development of Rural India is animperative for inclusive and equitable growthand to unlock the huge potential of thepopulation that is presently trapped in povertywith its associated deprivations. The analysis ofincidence of poverty across Indian Statesindicates that poverty is very closely linked tothe absence of social infrastructure. Theprovision of infrastructure is therefore, a sine-qua-non for the development of rural India. TheGovernment of India, in recognition of the roleplayed by infrastructure in poverty removal, hastaken up massive programmes for constructionof rural infrastructure under differentprogrammes in the past. In February, 2005, whileaddressing the Parliament, the Hon'ble Presidentperceived an over-arching vision for buildingrural infrastructure in the areas of irrigation,roads, housing, water supply, electrification andtelecommunication under the title 'BharatNirman'. A Committee on Rural Infrastructurehas been setup under the Chairmanship of PrimeMinister. The committee has endorsed certainmodified physical targets in each of the six areas.


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4.3.2 To unlock huge development potential ofrural India, the Government of India has launcheda time bound programme titled 'Bharat Nirman'in 2005 initially for a period of four years i.e.2005-2009. The programme was initiated byGovernment of India in partnership with StateGovernments and Panchayati Raj Institutionswith the objective to build rural infrastructure andprovide basic amenities in rural areas. Under thescheme, projects are taken up in the areas ofirrigation, road, rural housing, rural water supply,rural electrification and rural telecommunicationconnectivity. Specific goals and targets were setin each of these areas. Under Bharat Nirman, the

effort is to impart a sense of urgency to these goalsby up-scaling the physical targets under variouscomponents and making the programme time-bound, transparent as well as accountable. PhaseI of the programme was implemented in theperiod 2005-06 to 2008-09 and on the basis ofthe outcome, Phase II was implemented from2009-10 to 2011-12. The effort under BharatNirman is to impart a sense of urgency to thesegoals and making the programme time-bound,transparent and accountable.

4.3.3 Phase-wise physical targets under theeach of the components have been identified asunder.


Phase I Phase II


To provide drinking water to 55,067 uncoveredhabitations by 2009. All habitations with failedsources and water quality problems will becovered

Cover approximately 55 thousand uncoveredhabitations and provide safe drinking water toapproximately 2.16 lakh villages affected by poorwater quality.

Irrigation To create 10 million hectare of additionalirrigation capacity.

Remaining 3.5 million hectares to be broughtunder assured irrigation by 2012.

Roads To provide all weather roads to every habitationover a 1000 population and above (500 in hillyand tribal areas): remaining 66,802 habitations tobe covered.

Provide road connections to remaining 23,000villages approximately with population of 1000or 500 in case of hilly or tribal areas.

Electricity To provide electricity to remaining 1,25,000villages and to 23 million households.

Provide electricity to remaining 40,000 villagesapproximately and connections to about 1.75 crorepoor households.

Housing To construct 0.6 crore houses Provide additional 1.2 crore houses at the rate of24 lakh houses each year to be built by fundsallocated to the homeless through Panchayats.


To connect remaining 66,822 villages withtelephone by 2007.

Increase rural tele-density to 40% and providebroadband connectivity and Bharat Nirman SevaKendras to all 2.5 lakh Panchayats.


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Drinking Water Supply

4.3.4 Bharat Nirman envisages providing

safe drinking water to all uncovered

habitations by 2012. Supply of safe drinking

water in uncovered, slipped back and quality-

affected habitations is one of the components

of Bharat Nirman. Thus Bharat Nirman

envisaged covering 55,067 uncovered

habitations, 2.8 lakh slipped back habitations

and about 2.17 lakh quality affected

habitations. The Ministry of Rural

Development, Department of Drinking Water

Supply is responsible for meeting this goal in

partnership with State Governments. Against

55,067 un-covered habitations to be covered

during the Bharat Nirman period, 54,440

habitations have been covered during Phase-

I. The implementation status of the NRDWP

under Bharat Nirman Phase-II shows that all

the uncovered habitations envisaged under

Bharat Nirman have been covered and against

an overall physical target of 1,05,479 quality

affected habitations to be covered up to 2011-

12, a total of 87,028 habitations have been

covered upto 30th October, 2012.


4.3.5 Irrigation is one of the six components

of Bharat Nirman. There is huge gap between

irrigation potential created and the potential

utilized. Under Bharat Nirman it is planned to

restore and utilize irrigation potential of 10 lakh

hectare through implementation of extension,

renovation and modernization of schemes

alongwith command area development and

water management practices. There are

considerable areas in the country with

unutilized ground water resources. Irrigation

potential of 28 lakh hectare is planned to be

created through ground water development.

The remaining target for creation of irrigation

potential of 10 lakh hectare is planned to be

created by way of minor irrigation schemes

using surface flow. 10 lakh hectare of irrigation

potential is also planned by way of repair,

renovation and restoration of water bodies and

extension, renovation and modernization of

minor irrigation schemes.

4.3.6 The irrigation potential created was

7.3155 m.ha against a target of 10 m.ha during

phase-I and during phase-II 4.460 m.ha

irrigation potential was created upto October,



4.3.7 Road connectivity is a majorcomponent of Bharat Nirman. The aim is toconnect all villages that have a population of1000 (or 500 in hilly/tribal area) with an all-weather road by 2012. This is expected togenerate multiplier effects in the ruraleconomy of linking production to markets andservices. This work, which is beingundertaken under the Pradhan Mantri GramSadak Yojana since 2000, has been modifiedto address the above goals within thestipulated time-frame. The funding for theprogramme is made under the CSS 'PradhanMantri Gram Sadak' Yojana by Ministry ofRural Development which is 100% fundingby the Centre to the states.


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4.3.8 New connectivity is proposed to beprovided to a total of 54,648 habitations underBharat Nirman. This will involve constructionof 1,46,185.34 km of rural roads. In addition tonew connectivity, the scheme also envisagesupgradation /renewal of 1,94,130.69 km ofexisting rural roads. Under the rural roadscomponent of Bharat Nirman, 44,089habitations have been provided all-weather roadconnectivity, 2,35,903 km road had upgradedand 1,89,897 km length road has been providedunder new connectivity up to March 2012.


4.3.9 Ministry of Power launched RajivGandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana(RGGVY) as one of its flagship programme inMarch 2005 with the objective of electrifyingover one lakh un-electrified villages and toprovide free electricity connections to 2.34 Crorerural BPL households. This programme has beenbrought under the ambit of Bharat Nirman.Under RGGVY, electricity distributioninfrastructure is envisaged to establish RuralElectricity Distribution Backbone (REDB) withat least a33/11KV sub-station in a block, VillageElectrification Infrastructure (VEI) with at leasta Distribution Transformer in a village or hamlet,and standalone grids with generation where gridsupply is not feasible.

4.3.10 Subsidy towards capital expenditure tothe tune of 90% is being provided, through RuralElectrification Corporation Limited (REC),which is a nodal agency for implementation ofthe scheme. Electrification of un-electrifiedBelow Poverty Line (BPL) households is beingfinanced with 100% capital subsidy @ Rs.2200/- per connection in all rural habitations.

4.3.11 Rural Electrification Corporation is thenodal agency for implementation of the scheme.

The services of Central Public SectorUndertakings (CPSU) are available to the Statesfor assisting them in the execution of RuralElectrification projects. The Management ofRural Distribution is mandated throughfranchisees.

4.3.12 The target is to take electricity to allvillages and offer electricity connection to 1.75crore poor households by 2012. By November2011 1.75 lakh BPL households were electrified.1.0 lakh unelectrified villages were electrifiedagainst a target of electrification of 1.0 lakhunelectrified villages.


4.3.13 Rural Housing is one of the sixcomponents of the Bharat Nirman package. Therural housing programme is implemented by theMinistry of Rural Development through theIndira Awaas Yojana scheme, which is acentrally sponsored scheme where the cost isshared between the Centre and the States on a75:25 basis. The criteria adopted for allocationof financial resources between the States/UTsgives greater emphasis to the states with higherincidence of shelterlessness. 75% weightage isgiven to housing shortage and 25% weightageto the poverty ratios prescribed by the PlanningCommission for State-level allocations. Fordistrict-level allocations, 75 % weightage isgiven again to housing shortage and 25 % toSC/ST component of the population. Grantassistance is provided to the extent of Rs. 25,000per house for normal areas and Rs. 27,500 forhilly areas. Funds are released to the DRDAs intwo installments.

4.3.14 Against a target of construction of 60lakh houses,71.76 lakh houses were constructedduring the Phase-I of Bharat Nirman under thecomponent of Housing and against a target of


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construction of 120 lakh houses, 95.1 lakhhouses were constructed upto September, 2012.

Rural Telephone Connectivity

4.3.15 The Department of Telecom in theMinistry of Communications and InformationTechnology has the responsibility of providingtelephone connectivity to the 66,822 villages thatremain to be covered. The resources forimplementation of universal services obligationare raised through a Universal Service Levywhich has presently been fixed at 5% of theadjusted gross revenue of all telecom serviceproviders except the pure value added serviceproviders like internet, voice mail, e-mail serviceproviders. The rules also make a provision forthe Central Government to give grants and loansto the Fund. The balance to the credit of the Funddoes not lapse at the end of the financial year.

4.3.16 Under Rural Telephony component ofBharat Nirman programme Phase II theobjective is to achieve 40 per cent ruraltelephony by the year 2014, ensure broadbandcoverage to all 2.5 lakh Panchayats and set upBharat Nirman Seva Kendras at Panchayat levelby 2012. As on August 2011, rural teledensityof 36.23 per cent was achieved and broadbandcoverage was extended to 1,38,434 villagePanchayats till September, 2011. 62,101 villagetelephones were provided against a target of62,302 of VPTs.


4.4.1 ICT sector is predominantly a servicesector and CIT&I Division is primarilyconcerned with the plans, programmes &policies relating to Telecommunications,

Information Technology, Postal and Information& Broadcasting Sectors. The major activities ofthis Division during the year (April 2012-December 2012) include examination of variouspolicy issues, performance review of the sectorsand work relating to formulation of Twelfth FiveYear Plan and preparatory work relating toAnnual Plan 2013-14. In addition, the divisionalso constituted an Expert Group on Privacy foridentifying various issues relating to privacy.Besides the above, the Division also looks aftermaintenance of Planning Commission's web siteas well as management of Soochna Dwar. Also,this Division monitored Planning Commission'stwo GIS based projects viz. (i) Computer AidedDigital Utility Mapping (CADM) project for sixmajor cities (ii) Spatial Data Infrastructure forMulti-layered Geographical Information System(GIS). Both the projects have since beencompleted. Some of the important developmentsthat took place in Communications, InformationTechnology and Information sector during theperiod are given below:


4.4.2 Telecom has emerged as a key driver ofeconomic and social development in anincreasingly knowledge intensive globalscenario, in which India will play a leadershiprole. With 906.62 million mobile connectionsas on 30th September, 2012, mobile phones areno more a device in the hands of rich or uppermiddle class alone but are significantly emergingas a common man's device not only for voicetelephony but also for accessing variety ofservices both for rural and urban people such asmarket information, agro-based information,health and education, financial services,entertainment and much more. The teledensityas on 30th September, 2012 has reached 40.36


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percent in the rural and 161.13 percent in theurban areas with overall teledensity being 77.04percent. (Source TRAI)

4.4.3 Recognizing that India is one of thefastest growing telecom markets in the world,the Government of India has approved theNational Telecom Policy (NTP) -2012 on 31stMay, 2012. The vision of NTP-2012 is to providesecure, reliable, affordable and high qualityconverged telecommunication services anytime,anywhere for an accelerated inclusive socio-economic development.

4.4.4 In order to connect every panchayat,provisions of Broadband services and telephoneunder Bharat Nirman Phase-I & II Programmesare playing very important role in connectingthe remotely uncovered villages and providingVillage Public Telephones (VPTs) with thesupport of Universal Service Obligation Fund(USOF). Under Bharat Nirman ProgrammePhase -1 (since Nov. 2004), 62,101 VPTs out ofthe total targeted villages of 62,302 have beenprovided as on November, 2012, which covers99.67 percent of the target. Under Bharat NirmanPhase -II, as on October- 2012, broadbandcoverage has been provided to 1,57,371 villagepanchayats out of 2,50,000 Village Panchayats.

4.4.5 Broadband connectivity has beenrecognized as a proven instrument contributingto the GDP growth. In addressing the issues ofaccessibility, affordability and attractiveness ofBroadband services, a policy decision has beentaken to connect all Panchayats with optical fiberin order to provide every Panchayat with thebroadband. The key thrust area is to connect allvillages with population more than 500 onNational Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) torealize the vision of 'Broadband on Demand'.As far as achievement in this area is concerned,

the Internet Subscribers base has increased from19.67 million (as on March 2011) to 24.01million at the end of Sept. 2012, where as, thebroadband subscribers has increased from 11.89million to 14.68 million during the same period.

4.4.6 As per the NTP 2012 the aim is to provideaffordable and reliable broadband-on-demand bythe year 2015 and to achieve 175 millionbroadband connections by the year 2017 and 600million by the year 2020 at minimum 2 Mbpsdownload speed and making available higherspeeds of at least 100 Mbps on demand. The NTP2012 also aims to promote innovation, indigenousR&D and manufacturing to serve domestic andglobal markets, by increasing skills andcompetencies. Creation of a corpus to promoteindigenous R&D, IPR creation, entrepreneurship,manufacturing, commercialisation and deploymentof state-of-the-art telecom products and servicesis also envisioned in the policy document.

4.4.7 Due to increased demand of spectrum,the Government has started exploring thevacation of spectrum in different frequencybands used in various government organizationsnamely defence, broadcasting, and spaceorganizations by providing alternate system ofcommunication infrastructure such as OFCnetwork for their carriage medium. BSNL andMTNL were entrusted the work to prepare aDPR for an alternate communication Networkfor defence tri-services without compromisingsecurity and other requirements of the defence.The CIT&I Division was actively associatedwith the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG)constituted by the Government to look at thespecifications and cost estimates for theproposed Defence network and optimize thesame with reference to the scope of the workand the requirements of the Defence services.


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After extensive meetings, the IMG submittedthe optimization certificate and fine tuned thecost estimates. Based on that CCEA approvedthe project on 3rd July, 2012 at an estimated costof Rs13, 334 crore.

4.4.8 Important gains have been made in theR&D sector and India has emerged as a keydestination for high end work in the sector;generation of IPs and products has, however, beenlimited, even though there are numerous instancesof IPs and products being registered outside Indiawherein the bulk of R&D has been carried out inIndia. Keeping in view the future exponentialgrowth, in terms of creation of huge e-infrastructure, manufacturing of indigenousequipment have been given priority. Research andDevelopment is another area where investmentis necessary to boost indigenous manufacturing.

4.4.9 Pursuant to the decision of Hon'bleSupreme Court on 2nd February, 2012, quashing122 licenses issued after Jan 10, 2008,Department of Telecom constituted an InterMinisterial Committee (IMC), comprising ofrepresentatives from DOT, MoF, DeitY, DIPPand CIT&I Division of the PlanningCommission to supervise spectrum auction in1800 MHz and 800 MHz bands released by the122 quashed licensees. The officers of the CIT&IDivision were actively engaged in this exerciseand auction of 1800 MHz band spectrum wassuccessfully completed in 18 service areas. Asregards the auction of 1800 MHz band spectrumin remaining 4 service areas i.e. Delhi, Mumbai,Karnataka and Rajasthan there were no bidders.Similarly, the spectrum in 800 MHz band, thesame could not be auctioned as there was noresponse from the bidders.

4.4.10 The IMC for auction of spectrum wasagain reconstituted by Department of Telecom

in December, 2012 with the Officers of theCIT&I Division among the members of theCommittee to supervise the auction of spectrumin 1800 MHz, in four service areas and 800 MHzband in all the 21 service areas except Rajasthan,where the auction could not be held inNovember, 2012. In addition, the IMC has beenentrusted the task of auctioning the spectrum in900 MHz band in three services areas viz. Delhi,Mumbai and Kolkata. The spectrum in 900 MHzband in these three service areas will be releasedin 2014 when the license of existing serviceproviders in this band will be due for renewal.The Committee has already initiated the exerciseand has issued the Notice Inviting Applicationsfrom the prospective bidders.

4.4.11 During the year 2012-13 the followingimportant projects/ schemes/ policy issuespertaining to Telecommunications sector wereexamined in the Division:

(i) Annual Plan proposals of the D/OTelecommunications for the year 2013-14.

(ii) National Telecom Policy - 2012

(iii) Dedicated and fully securedCommunication Network for DefenceServices.

(iv) De-merger or Hiving off of Surplus landof VSNL (now M/s TCL) into a resultingCompany.

(v) Creation of National Optical FiberNetwork (NOFN) for broadbandconnectivity to Panchayats.

(vi) Revival plan of Indian TelephoneIndustries (ITI)

(vii) All Matters relating to spectrummanagement and allocation of spectrumin 2G/CDMA band brought before the


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consideration of Telecom Commission,Empowered Group of Ministers and theUnion Cabinet.


4.4.12 Department of Posts has been thebackbone of India's communication and core ofthe country's social-economic development forthe last 150 years. A network of 1.55 lakh(approx.) post offices in the country with morethan 1.39 lakh (89.81%) post offices in ruralareas is indicative of the commitment of thedepartment towards its customers. The coreactivity of the Department is processing,transmission and delivery of mails. In order tofulfill Universal Service Obligation, subsidy isprovided to all Branch Post Offices in rural areas,which ranges from 66.66% in normal rural areasto 85% on hilly, tribal, desert and inaccessibleareas.

4.4.13 The department is implementing amajor project for IT Induction andModernization of Post Offices. Majorcomponents of the project include: Supply ofMail Office hardware, Development &deployment of Rural ICT solution,Development & deployment of Banking & PLIsolutions, Data Centre and Disaster recoverysystem, Network Integration and deploymentof Integrated scalable software & changemanagement activities. Phase II for ITInduction programme was approved by theCCEA on 22/11/2012. During the last fewyears, the Department has computerized 24969post offices and networked 22177 post officesin urban and rural areas as on June 2012.

4.4.14 During the year 2012-13 the followingimportant projects/ schemes/ policy issuespertaining to Department of Posts (DoP) wereexamined in the Division:

i) Annual Plan 2013-14 proposals of theDepartment of Posts.

ii) IT Modernization Project Phase-II

iii) Introduction of a new legislation, thePost Office Bill, 2011 in the Parliamentto replace the Indian Post Office Act,1898

iv) Transfer of lands in Tamil Nadubelonging to Department of Posts toChennai Metro Rail Project, Phase-I

v) Transfer of land and Buildings at SaharPosts & Telegraphs (P&T) colony toMumbai Metropolitan RegionDevelopment Authority (MMRDA) forconstruction of Sahar Elevated Road

vi) EFC memo on Rural business and accessto postal network


4.4.15 The Department of Electronics andInformation Technology looks after the e-Development of India through multi prongedstrategy of e-Infrastructure creation to facilitateand promote e-governance, promotion ofElectronics & Information Technology-Information Technology Enabled Services (IT-ITeS) Industry, providing support for creationof Innovation/Research & Development (R&D),building Knowledge network and securingIndia's cyber space.

4.4.16 The National Policy on InformationTechnology 2012 was approved by theGovernment of India on 14th September 2012.The Policy aims to leverage Information &Communication Technology (ICT) to addressthe country's economic and developmentalchallenges. The Policy inter alia envisages the


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growth of the IT market to USD 300 Billion andcreation of additional 10 million employmentsby 2020. The policy objectives have laid specialemphasis on HR development and aims atcreation of a pool of 10 million additional skilledmanpower in ICT and 3000 PhDs annually inspecialized areas by 2020.

4.4.17 Development of domestic capabilities inElectronics System Design and Manufacturing(ESDM) is very crucial and therefore creation ofa globally competitive ESDM sector to meet thecountry's need and serve the international marketis essential for both economic and strategicreasons. The Department of Electronics andInformation Technology (DeitY) has formulatedthe draft National Policy on Electronics (NPE)-2012, which provides for a comprehensive set ofpolicy initiatives to revive the Electronics SystemDesign and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in thecountry. National Policy on Electronics, 2012,lays the road map for the ESDM sector in thenext decade.

4.4.18 Major policy issues/notes/schemes/projects examined in the IT Sector during theyear 2012-13 are briefly as follows:

(i) Annual Plan 2013-14 proposals of theDepartment of Electronics andInformation Technology (DeitY)

(ii) Annual Plan 2012-13 proposals of allStates & UTs in respect of IT sector andSpecial Plan Assistance (SPA) proposalsrelating to IT sector received fromvarious States.

(iii) Two projects of Planning Commissionon (I) Multiplayer GIS mapping of 600districts and (ii) Computer Aided Digitalmapping project relating to six cities(Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata,

Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad) beingexecuted by NIC.

(iv) Preferential Market Access (PMA) fordomestically manufactured electronicgoods for all Government procurement(except Defence procurement)

(v) Scheme for National Rollout of e-District Mission Mode Project

(vi) Bharat Nirman Common ServicesCenters Scheme

(vii) The Delhi Geo-Spatial DataInfrastructure (Management, Control,Administration, Security and Safety)Bill, 2011

(viii) DIT's initiatives for Skill Developmentin IECT sector

(ix) Setting up of Information TechnologyInvestment Region (ITIR) in Karnataka,Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh andOdisha.

(x) Electronics Manufacturing Clusters(EMC) Scheme to provide world classinfrastructure for attracting investmentsin the Electronics System Design andManufacturing (ESDM) sector

(xi) Modified Special Incentive PackageScheme (M-SIPS) to promote large-scale domestic manufacturing in theESDM sector.

(xii) Centres of Excellence in Nano-electronics-Phase II" - a joint projectbetween Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore and Indian Institute ofBombay, Mumbai.

(xiii) Establishment of National Data Centreat NIC State Centre, Bhubaneswar


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(xiv) Development of North-Eastern Regionby enhancing the Training/Educationcapacity in the Information, Electronics& Communications Technology (IECT)area

(xv) Setting up of "Electronics DevelopmentFund"

(xvi) Electronic Service Delivery Bill 2012

(xvii) HR policy for e-governance/expertcommittee report.

(xviii) Draft Cabinet note National policy oninformation Technology.

(xix) Up-scaling of Multi-Layered GIS ofNational Informatics Centre.


4.4.19 Information and broadcasting sectorcomprise of three wings, viz. Film, Information,and Broadcasting. The Indian Media andEntertainment Industry has evolved as one ofthe fastest growing sectors of the economy overthe last few years and it is expected to grow atan annual average rate on 13.2 percent in thecoming years to reach Rs. 1.19 trillion in 2015.Digitalization, enhanced number of channels,increased number of private stakeholder,momentum in crossover movies and crossoveraudience, increasing share in the global market,domestic demand for animation and specialeffect are some of the salient features of thissector.

4.4.20 Directorate of Advertisement and VisualPublicity (DAVP) is the nodal multi-mediaadvertising agency of the Government whichcarries information on policies, programmes andachievements of various Ministries andDepartments to masses through various media.Public Information Campaigns (PICs) is one of

the important components of the MediaOutreach strategy to raise awareness on flagshipprogrammes of the Government. Theintroduction of IT/ electronics effects in theproduction of Radio /Video spots/ jingles haveraised the penetration level of the messagesamong the targeted audiences.

4.4.21 During the year the Information Sectorhas focused on up-gradation of Indian Instituteof Mass Communication (IIMC). Setting up offour regional Institutes of Mass Communication(IIMC) is a part of this initiative that will becarried out in the twelfth plan period. Initiativeslike People's Empowerment throughDevelopment Communication Media, OutreachProgramme and Publicity for Special Events,and Direct Contact Programme by Directorateof Field Publicity were undertaken.

4.4.22 The entertainment and media industry isincreasingly growing in all spheres, like filmproduction, marketing and exhibition. Over theyear's investment have been made to produceshort documentary/feature films andstrengthening of two premier institutions viz, FTIIPune and Satyajit Roy Film Institute, Kolkata forcapacity building. Policy interventions were madeto reduce piracy in the film industry. NationalFilm Development Corporation initiated ascheme for production of regional films topromote young first hand entrepreneurs.

4.4.23 The twin branches of broadcasting wing,All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan areengaged in providing programmes, unbiasedinformation, and wholesome entertainment foreducating, and empowering the people of India.One of the important steps taken in thebroadcasting sector is the expansion ofCommunity Radio network in the country. AIRhas already started its first digital broadcasting

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under Digital Radio Mondale (DRM).Government has also approved a scheme forDigitalization of Doordarshan's network, 630digital transmitters will be installed to reachpresent level of coverage. All the 67 studiocenters including earth stations will be convertedto digital. Further investments are required tobe made in the 12th Plan to fulfill the target ofcomplete digitisation by 2017.

4.4.24 Major policy issues/notes/schemes/projects examined in the I&B sector during theyear 2012-13 are briefly as follows:

i. Annual Plan 2013-14 proposals of theMinistry of Information andBroadcasting.

ii. Development Communication andDissemination of filmic content.

iii. Setting up a Center of excellence forAnimation, Gaming and VFX.

iv. Supporting Community RadioMovement in India.

v. Setting up of Permanent TV Studio InDehradun.

vi. Organizational Financial restructuring ofPrasar Bharti.

vii. Strengthening of Electronic MediaMonitoring Center.

viii. Broadcasting Infrastructure and networkdevelopment for AIR and DD.

ix. Human Resource Development.

x. Media Infrastructure developmentProgram.


Adviser to PM on Public InformationInfrastructure and Innovations

4.4.25 The CIT & I division is the nodaldivision for the Office of the Adviser to thePrime Minister on Public InformationInfrastructure & Innovations. The Office of theAdviser to the Prime Minister is engaged inoverseeing the operationalization/implementation of the following importantinfrastructural initiatives:

1. National Knowledge Network tointerconnect all educational and researchinstitution.

2. Broadband connectivity to Panchayatsand enabling citizen interface to improvedelivery of public services and citizenempowerment through National OpticalFiber Network.

3. Greater use of InformationCommunications Technology in PublicTransport and Justice Systems.

4. Developing an Action Plan for a Decadeof Innovation.

4.4.26 Apart from the above mentioned Termsof Reference, the Office of Adviser would alsoundertake other activities that impact thecreation of a knowledge society. As part of theprogramme for developing an action plan for adecade of innovation, National InnovationCouncil (NInC) has been set up which seeks tocreate a Roadmap for Innovations for the nextdecade by focusing on five key parameters:Platform; Inclusion; Eco-system; Drivers andDiscourse. To drive the innovation agenda NInChas undertaken several initiatives at the nationallevel which include - State Innovation Councils,Sectoral Innovation Councils, IndustryInnovation Clusters, University InnovationClusters, India Inclusive Innovation Fund, IndiaInnovation Portal and Innovation Eco-system.

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Expert Group on Privacy:

4.4.27 An Expert Group on Privacy was

constituted by the Planning Commission under

the Chairmanship of Justice A.P. Shah, Former

Chief Justice, Delhi High Court, to identify the

privacy issues and make recommendations for

the proposed Privacy Bill. The CIT&I Division

not only serviced the Expert Group but also

participated actively in the finalization of its

Report which was submitted on 16th October,

2012. The Group reviewed privacy regimes

around the world with a view to understand

prevalent best practices relating to privacy

regulation and also reviewed existing legislation

and bills to identify prevalent privacy concerns

in India. On the basis of the deliberations and in

depth analysis, the group has identified and

prepared a set of recommendations for the

consideration of the government while

formulating the proposed framework for a

privacy act. The report covers international

privacy principles, national privacy principles,

rationale and emerging issues along with an

analysis of relevant legislations/Bills from a

privacy perspective. The report, proposes a

detailed framework that serves as the conceptual

foundation for the Privacy Act for India. The

Act will be an overarching law and will regulate

the interception and surveillance by the

competent Authority in government and also by

the Private Agencies.

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) ofDepartment of Space

4.4.28 Department of Space has constituted aTechnical Advisory Group under the INSATCoordination Committee (ICC) to consider andadvise ICC on all technical matters relating to

allocation of transponders and utilization ofINSAT capacity and any other matters that maybe referred to it by the ICC. Sr. Adviser (CIT&I),Planning Commission is one of the members ofthe TAG. The group held several meetings duringthe year and discussed several issues relating toavailability and allocation of transpondercapacity, bandwidth requirement of varioususers and general framework for allotment oftransponders.

Soochna Dwar

4.4.29 The management of 'Soochna Dwar' isanother responsibility of the CIT&I Division.The facility enables visiting media persons tobrowse the Internet for information. It alsoprovides information and publications to publicat large. The Division also maintains and updatesthree web sites - website of PlanningCommission, Economic Advisory Council toPM and RTI online/offline.

Internal Information Service

4.4.30 CIT&I Division also prepares acomputerized “Daily Digest” of selected newsitems which are uploaded on the Internal websiteof Planning Commission at TheNewspaper clippings of important items are sentto the office of the Deputy Chairman on daily basis.


4.5.1 The Development Policy Division isprimarily entrusted with the responsibility ofpreparing briefs, reviews, notes on variousaspects of economic policy matters anddealing with subjects of food security,consumer affairs, pricing issues in agricultureand import/ export of essential commodities.The Division examines the recommendationson Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of various

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crops emanating from the Commission forAgricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) on thebasis of references received from the Ministryof Agriculture. As the nodal Division for theMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food andPublic Distribution, the Division examines theschemes of the Department of Food & PublicDistribution and the Department of ConsumerAffairs. Besides, this Division attendsmeetings of Monitoring Committees in respectof proposals and activities of Bureau of IndianStandards (BIS), Committee on SugarDevelopment Fund (SDF), Buffer Stockingnorms for central foodgrain stocks and issuesrelating to food & Targeted PublicDistribution System. The Division alsorepresents the Planning Commission in themeetings of the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG)to review inflation situation and IMG on coldchain infrastructure for agriculture and alliedsectors.

4.5.2 During the year 2012-13, the followingactivities were performed by the Division:

i. The Division examined and providedcomments on the recommendations onMinimum Support Prices in respect offoodgrains (kharif and rabi), oil seeds,sugarcane, copra, jute, etc. made by theCommission for Agricultural Costs andPrices on the basis of referencesreceived from the Ministry ofAgriculture.

ii. The Division examined and conveyedthe views of the PlanningCommission from time to time on theproposed National Food Security Billand Buffer Stocking Policy for centralpool stocks.

iii. The Division examined therecommendations and formalised theviews of Planning Commission on therelevant agenda items received fromvarious Ministries for the meetings of theCabinet/ Cabinet Committee onEconomic Affairs/ Cabinet Committeeon Prices/ Empowered Group ofMinisters covering areas such asTargeted Public Distribution System,MSP of agricultural crops, policy withregard to sugar & pulses, import/ exportof essential commodities, fixation ofstock limits/ restrictions under EssentialCommodities Act, inflation, consumerprotection, National Food Security Bill,Forward Contract Regulation Act, etc.Besides, the briefs of the respectiveAgenda Notes were prepared from timeto time.

iv. At the behest of the CabinetSecretariat, the Division had set up aCommittee under the Chairmanship ofDr. Saumitra Chaudhuri, Member,Planning Commission forencouraging investments in supplychains including provision for coldstorages for more efficientdistribution of farm produce. Duringthe year under review, the report ofthe Committee was finalized andsubmitted to the Government. Tofacilitate implementation of therecommendations of the Committee,an Inter-Ministerial Group on coldchain infrastructure for agricultureand allied sectors has been set upunder the chairmanship of Secretary,Department of Agriculture andCooperation.

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v. In the context of formulation of theTwelfth Five Year Plan, the Divisionprovided inputs for the Plan Documentcovering the areas of Public DistributionSystem and Consumer Welfare &Protection.

vi. The Division had set up a Committeeunder the Chairmanship of Dr. SaumitraChaudhuri, Member, PlanningCommission, to examine the issuespertaining to direct transfer of subsidiesin respect of kerosene, LPG, food andfertilisers. A number of meetings of theCommittee were held during the year.

vii. Various Starred/ Unstarred ParliamentQuestions and VIP references pertainingto the Division were answered/responded during the year. Besides, thereferences received from various Stateson the subject of Public DistributionSystem, storage of foodgrains and directtransfer of subsidy under PDS wereexamined and suitably responded.

viii. The Division examined the scheme-wiseproposals for the Twelfth Five Year Planand Gross Budgetary Support for AnnualPlan 2013-14 in respect of theDepartment of Food & PublicDistribution and the Department ofConsumer Affairs.

ix. The Division has been providing inputson various developments with regard torising prices and measures to containinflation. The Division has also beenparticipating in the deliberations of theIMG to review inflation situation andIMG on cold chain infrastructure foragriculture and allied sectors.



4.6.1 To realise the PM's Vision for bringingabout a paradigm shift in the delivery of servicesto the citizens, particularly common man and theunder-privileged section of society of the country,the Government took a decision to start the DirectBenefit Transfer (DBT) Programme. ThisProgramme envisages a switch from the presentelectronic transfer of benefits to bank accounts ofthe beneficiary to transfer of benefits directly toAadhar seeded bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Implementation Strategy:

4.6.2 The Government constituted theNational Committee on Direct Cash Transferswhich with assistance from the ExecutiveCommittee on Direct Cash Transfer is requiredto coordinate action on the implementation ofthe DBT Programme. To ensure orderly andtimely implementation, Mission ModeCommittees namely, Financial InclusionCommittee, Technology Committee andImplementation Committee on ElectronicTransfer of Benefits were also constituted.

4.6.3 A lot of preparatory work was requiredto be done for the implementation of thisprogramme. The beneficiary databases neededto be digitised, bank accounts needed to beopened, Aadhar numbers needed to be issuedand seeded into both the beneficiary databasesand beneficiary bank account databases to allowrapid transfer of direct benefits through theAadhar Payments Bridge (APB). The concernedMinistries, Banks, District Administration andUIDAI are required to work in closecoordination to ensure successfulimplementation of the DBT Programme.

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Roll Out Plan1 :

4.6.4 A decision was taken in the meeting ofthe National Committee on Direct Cash Transfersheld by the Prime Ministers that Direct BenefitTransfers will be rolled out from 1st January, 2013in 43 districts for 26 selected Central Sector andCentrally Sponsored Schemes in a phase wisemanner beginning with 20 districts on 1.1.2013,11 districts from 1.2.2013 and the remaining 12districts from 1.3.2013. Subsequently, the DBTrollout would be further scaled up in a phase-wisemanner in other districts.

Role of DBT Division, Planning Commission

4.6.5 The newly created Direct BenefitTransfer Division in Planning Commission hasbeen assigned the role of a nodal agency betweenPMO and the concerned Ministries/Departments/States/Districts in DBTimplementation. It is required to providesecretarial service to PMO in this regard.

4.6.6 The DBT Division, since its inception,engaged in the following activities:

a) Disseminated information andcoordinated action on the decisions taken at thevarious meetings of Executive Committee onDirect Cash (Benefits) Transfers and otherMission mode committees. Any inter-sectoraldependencies that came up were flagged andresolved at the earliest.

The DBT Division issued consolidatedinstructions to the concerned Ministries withapproval of the Executive Committee. In thiscontext, the Division prepared and shared adocument on 'Information and Guidance onDirect Benefit transfer' laying out a roadmap forDBT roll out. Office Memorandum, dated

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26.12.2012, was issued with regard to'Guidelines on Standardized Formats forCollection of Basic Data to facilitate DirectBenefits Transfer (DBT) in Pilot Districts'. TwoOMs on 'Procedure for seeding AadharNumbers' and 'Procedure for sending PaymentAdvice to Banks' were issued on 8.01.13.

b) Reviewed the preparedness of theDistricts and analysed the operational problemsbeing faced in DBT implementation. In thisregard, a Conference of the District Collectorsof the 43 identified Districts was organised on13.12.12 on issues pertaining to Aadharenrolment, seeding of Aadhar and a camp basedapproach to achieve the same. Thereafter,Secretaries and the Nodal Officers of theconcerned Ministries/ Departments visited the43 identified districts in December, 2012, toassess their preparedness with reference toDirect Benefits Transfer roll out. Two videoconferences were organized on 10.01.2013 and23.01.2013 with District Collectors in thePlanning Commission to monitor the progressand preparedness with regard to scheme-wiseDBT rollout in the selected districts. These werealso attended by the Nodal Officers of theconcerned Ministries.

c) Monitored the DBT portal, that waslaunched for providing and sharing informationregarding Direct Benefits Transfer, and DBTMIS, that was created for compiling informationfrom Collectors pertaining to DBT roll out statusin the districts. However, the 8 concernedMinistries are required to collect, verify andupload the data onto the DBT MIS System, asper the format prescribed by PMO. The DBTDivision ensured that data compilation happensin a time bound manner.

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Sr. No. Name of the State Name of the District1 Karnataka Tumkur2 Karnataka Mysore3 Karnataka Dharwar4 Puducherry Puducherry5 Chandigarh Chandigarh6 Punjab SBS Nagar/Nawanshahar7 Delhi North-East Delhi8 Delhi North-West Delhi9 Madhya Pradesh Hoshangabad10 Madhya Pradesh East Nimar (Khandwa)11 Madhya Pradesh Harda12 Rajasthan Ajmer13 Rajasthan Udaipur14 Rajasthan Alwar15 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad16 Andhra Pradesh Anantpur17 Andhra Pradesh Chittoor18 Andhra Pradesh East Godavari19 Daman & Diu Diu20 Daman & Diu DamanList of 11 districts for roll-out of Direct Benefits Transfer from 1.2.20131 Kerala Pathanamthitta2 Haryana Ambala3 Punjab Gurdaspur4 Sikkim Sikkim West5 Sikkim Sikkim East6 Andhra Pradesh Rangareddy7 Goa North Goa8 Maharashtra Wardha9 maharashtra Amravati10 Jharkhand Saraikela - Kharsawan11 Jharkhand RanchiList of 12 districts for roll-out of Direct Benefits Transfer from 1.3.20131 Kerala Wayanad2 Haryana Sonepat3 Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib4 Tripura Khowai5 Tripura Tripura West6 Tripura Dhalai7 Tripura Tripura North8 Maharashtra Mumbai + Suburban9 Maharashtra Pune10 Maharashtra Nandurbar11 Jharkhand Ramgarh12 Jharkhand Hazaribag

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Sl. No. Ministry/ No. of CS/CSS Name of the SchemeDepartment Schemes

1 M/o Social Justice & 1 CSS Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students.Empowerment

2 CSS Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students.

3 CSS Pre-Matric Scholarship for Children ofthose engaged in unclean occupations.

4 CS Upgradation of merit of SC Students.

5 CS National Overseas Scholarship Schemesfor SC Students.

6 CSS Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs.

7 CS Top Class Education Scheme.

2 M/o Human Resources 1 CS Scholarship to Universities/CollegeDevelopment, Students.D/o Higher Education

2 CS Fellowship Schemes of UGC.

3 CS Fellowship Schemes of AICTE.

3 M/o Human Resources 1 CS National Means cum Merit Scholarship.Development,D/o School Education 2 CS National Scheme for Incentive for the girl& Literacy child for secondary education.

4 M/o Tribal Affairs 1 CSS Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for STStudents.

2 CS Top Class Education System.

3 CS Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship.

5 M/o Minority Affairs 1 CSS Post Matric Scholarship Scheme.

2 CS Maulana Azad National Fellowship.

3 CSS Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme.

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6 M/o Women and Child 1 CSS Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog YojanaDevelopment (IGMSY).

2 CS Dhanalakshmi Scheme.

7 M/o Health & Family 1 CSS Janani Suraksha Yojana.Welfare

8 M/o Labour and 1 CS Scholarship to the Children of beediEmployment workers.

2 CS Housing subsidy to beedi workers.

3 CSS Stipend to children in the special schoolsunder the Child Labour Project.

4 CS Stipend to trainees under the Scheme ofWelfare of SC/ST job seekers throughCoaching, Guidance and VocationalTraining.

5 CSS Payment of stipend to trainees under theScheme of Skill Development in 34Districts affected by Left WingExtremism (LWE).

Total 26

Sl. No. Ministry/ No. of CS/CSS Name of the SchemeDepartment Schemes


4.7.1 The Education Division with a newnomenclature of Human ResourcesDevelopment (HRD) Division is concerned withall aspects of development planning in the fieldof education, sports, games and youth affairs. Itdoes not, however, deal with education relatedto agriculture and allied sectors, public health,and medical education.

4.7.2 The scope of work of the HRD Divisioncovers (i) various stages of education such aspre-primary, primary, middle, formal and non-formal education, secondary, higher andtechnical education and (ii) special areas suchas education for girls, children of ScheduledCastes, Scheduled Tribes and children withdisabilities. The major developmentprogrammes relate to: Universalisation of


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Elementary Education, Universal Access to andImprovement of Quality Education at SecondaryStage; adult education; vocationalization ofeducation; teacher education; science education;physical education; games and sports;scholarships; languages development; bookpromotion; libraries; youth service schemes;cultural institutions and activities, etc.

4.7.3 During the year 2012-13, the Divisionhas been actively participating in the preparationand finalization of the XII Five Year Plandocument. In addition, activities related to thecontinuation of Plan schemes, viz, granting of'in-principle' approvals and examining the SFC/EFC/CCEA proposals in respect of the schemesof the Department of School Education andLiteracy, the Department of Higher Education(under the MHRD), the Department of Sportsand the Department of Youth Affairs (under theM/o YAS) continued in the period under review.The Annual Performance Review Meetings wereheld under the Chairmanship of Member (HRD)to review the pace of expenditure of theseDepartments during the current year, 2012-13.These reviews critically examined the progress,identified the problems in implementingschemes and suggested suitable solutions forbetter targeting/utilization of funds.

4.7.4 During the year, the officers of theDivision participated in the review ofprogrammes and polices organized by Instituteslike the National University of EducationalPlanning the Administration (NUEPA), theNational Council of Educational Research andTraining (NCERT), the National Council forTeacher Education (NCTE), Project ApprovalBoards (PABs) of SSA, MDM, RMSA , PABmeetings of the National Mission on Educationthrough ICT and its sub-committees such as

Technical Committee and Due DiligenceCommittee, Governing Body and ExecutiveCouncil of NCRI and TEQIP, TeacherEducation Project Approval board meetings ofMHRD, the 59th and 60th CABE meetings,CABE sub-committee meetings of the NationalMission on Teachers and Teaching andExtension of the Right of Children to Free andCompulsory Education Act, 2009 to Pre-Schooleducation and secondary education and JointReview Missions (JRMs) of SSA and RMSA.

4.7.5 Allocations under the sectors ofEducation, Youth Affairs and Sports were alsomade in respect of the Plans of States and UnionTerritories. In this context, the officersparticipated in a number of Working Groupmeetings for the finalization of States' AnnualPlan 2012-13 proposals. Also, proposals foradditional/ special central assistance of Stateswere examined.

4.7.6 The Education Division took variousinitiatives on policy issues during the year,including the following:

� The Division participated in thepresentation on the progress of themajor flagship programmes viz. SSAand MDM. In view of the RTE Act,several mechanisms for RTEharmonization with SSA werediscussed with the Ministry andfinalized. The Division participated inthe meetings of Joint Review Missions(JRMs) on SSA and RMSA and theNational Steering- cum- MonitoringCommittee on Mid-Day Meal inSchools. Officers undertook field visitsto States to have a first-hand experienceabout implementation of schemes at thestate and district levels.


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� The Division examined the majorschemes under Secondary Education -RMSA, Information & CommunicationTechnology in Secondary Schools, Girls'Hostels, Model Schools, KendriyaVidyalayas etc.

� The Division examined the CabinetNotes for approval of the NationalVocational Education QualificationsFramework (NVEQF), additionalfinancing from external fundingagencies for Rashtriya MadhyamikShiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), externalfunding from the World Bank for the 3rdPhase of SSA, transfer of schoolsadministered by Central Tibetan SchoolsAdministration to Central TibetanAdministration. The Division alsoexamined EFC memoranda seekingrevision of the CSS of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme, RMSAand Model Schools.

� The Division has been actively preparingwell-informed briefs and critiques forprogress of elementary education,particularly, SSA, MDMS and RMSA inleft-wing extremism affected districts.

� Education Division examined proposalssent by NGOs and autonomous bodiesfor funding research studies/evaluationstudies and provided appraisal notes tothe grant-in-aid committees. Some of theofficers have been included in theevaluation committees for studies set upby the PEO in the Planning Commission.

� Education Division also handledParliament Questions and assurances,comments for Parliamentary StandingCommittees on issues relating toeducation sector and educational

development of SCs and STs, VIPreferences, RTI related matters,preparation of outcome budget andprovided material for inclusion in thePresident's Budget Speech, EconomicSurvey and Economic EditorsConference.

� HRD Division undertook ZBBexercise in line with B.K. ChaturvediCommittee recommendations andrestructured Centrally SponsoredSchemes (CSS) and attemptedreduction of Ministry's Central SectorSchemes also. The total number ofCSS in school education is reduced to6 from 14 and CS to 5 from 10.

� The Higher Education unit organized aseries of Lectures, Presentations, Seminars,Video Conferencing, Round TableConferences, Workshops, etc on varioustopics/issues including Innovation,Community Participation in HigherEducation, Leadership DevelopmentStrategy, Internationalization of HigherEducation, Assessment of HigherEducation Learning Outcomes, HigherEducation in BRIC Countries, LearningOutcome and Teachers' Training, FacultyDevelopment, Institutional Transformation,Role of Affiliating Universities inImproving the Quality of EngineeringEducation, Fostering SocialResponsibility in Higher Education, etcby experts of international repute for thebenefit of participants and to understandpolicy implications. To enhancecorporate sector and private participationin higher education, a committee and atask force was set up. Many meetings


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were conducted to resolve long pendingissues in the higher education sector.

� Besides, various recommendations ofthe National Knowledge Commission inareas pertaining to education sector inthe field of Libraries, Translation,Teaching in English Language inSchools, Integrated National KnowledgeNetwork Portals, Right to Education,Higher Education, Vocational Education& Training, E-Governance, LegalEducation, Open & Distance Education,Open Educational Resources,Management Education, IntellectualProperty Rights, Traditional HealthSystems, School Education, AttractingTalented Students to Maths & Science,Innovations, Attracting More QualityPhDs, Engineering Education, etc wereexamined, which are at different stagesof implementation.

Youth Affairs and Sports

4.7.7 India is the nation of young people andblessed with the population of about 70 percentof persons below the age of 35 years. This"Demographic Dividend" is seen as offering awindow of opportunity to accelerate thecountry's rate of growth. To harness the YuvaShakti in nation-building, various programmes/schemes are being implemented by the Ministryof Youth Affairs & Sports. Therefore, the 12thPlan focuses on the problems related toadolescent and youth.

4.7.8 During the period under review, officialsof the Division attended the meetings of ProjectAppraisal Committee (PAC) for considering theproposals under NPYAD related to youth andadolescent development and grant for sportscoaching and purchase of consumables and non-

consumables and sports equipments under thescheme for promotion of sports among personwith disabilities. The meetings of ExecutiveCommittee and Governing Council of PYKKAwere also attended for considering theirproposals for financial assistance to create sportsinfrastructure at grass-root level. Severalproposals for SFC/EFC/Cabinet Note relatingto Disposal of Assets of the OrganizingCommittee, Commonwealth Games, 2010,National Institute of Sports Science & SportsMedicine, National Institute of Sports Coaching,Patiala, and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute ofYouth Development were examined andcommented upon so as to ensure successful andtimely completion of projects related to sportsinfrastructure and youth-related activities.

4.7.9 Proposals for Annual Plan for 2012-13of the Department of Sports and Department ofYouth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs &Sports along with half-yearly performancereview of the year 2012-13 were discussed andexamined. Annual Plan 2012-13 proposals andproposals seeking ACA & SPA were receivedfrom NE States for sports infrastructure.


4.8.1 The composition of the EconomicAdvisory Council to the Prime Minister as on01.01.2012 is as under:

Dr. C. Rangarajan

Full-time Chairman in the rank of CabinetMinisterEx-Governor, A.P

Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri

Member, Planning CommissionPart-time Member in the rank of MOS


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Dr. M. Govinda RaoDirector NIPFPPart-time Member in the rank of MOS

Dr. V.S.VyasProfessor emeritus Institute of DevelopmentStudies, JaipurPart-time Member in the rank of MOS

4.8.2 The terms of Reference of the EAC areas under:

� Analyzing any issue, economic orotherwise, referred to it by the PrimeMinister and advising him thereon:

� Addressing issues of macroeconomicimportance and presenting views thereonto the Prime Minister. This could eitherbe suo-moto or on a reference from thePrime Minister or anyone else;

� Submitting periodic reports to the PrimeMinister on macroeconomicdevelopments and issues withimplication for economic policy.

� Attending to any other task as may bedesired by the Prime Minister from timeto time.

4.8.3 Administrative Arrangements and Budget

� The Planning Commission is the nodalagency for the EAC for administrative,logistic, planning and budgetarypurposes.

� The EAC has been allocated a separatebudget for the year 2012-13 under theMinistry of Planning.

� The EAC has established its office inHall-'E' of Vigyan Bhawan. At the officerlevel, it has a full time Secretary (in therank of AS/ JS to the Government), oneofficer in the rank of Advisor (JS level),

two officers in the rank of Director(including PS to Chairman), one in therank of Dy. Secretary and one in the rankof Senior Research Officer.

4.8.4 Tasks Undertaken

In accordance with its terms of reference, EAChas brought out its six-monthly EconomicReview (2011-12) & Outlook (2012-13) inJanuary & July, 2012 respectively. These reports

provide a periodical independent assessment ofthe economy. Besides this, the EAC has advisedthe Prime Minister on a number of issuesreferred to it by the PM/PMO. Among theimportant issues addressed by the EAC are:

1. Tariff regulation in major ports & privateterminals.

2. Imposing a mineral resource tax on ironore.

3. Price Policy for Kharif Crops of 2012-13 season.

4. Improving the existing procurementprocedure of food-grains.

5. Direct transfer of subsidies on petroleumproducts and BPL parameters.

6. Inflation and decontrol of diesel prices.

7. Management of Food Stocks and otherissues relating to Agriculture.

8. Review of Foreign Investment Policy onAsset Reconstruction Companies andPolicy on Investment by ForeignInstitutional Investors in SecurityReceipts.

9. In addition to formal advice throughnotes, the Chairman of the Council alsoinformally advised the PM as and whencalled upon, on important economicissues from time to time.


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10. The Chairman of the EAC also chairedthe Committee to look into issue ofDeregulation of Sugar Sector in India;Committee on the Production SharingContract Mechanism in PetroleumIndustry; and Expert Committee onPoverty Estimation. Reports have sincebeen submitted on the first twoCommittees. These Committees wereserviced by the EAC Secretariat. TheChairman EAC is also a member ofCommittee on Trade and Industry,Committee on Trade and EconomicRelation, Apex Council of G 20, Councilon Climate Change, High LevelCommittee on Manufacturing.

11. The full EAC met as required from timeto time to deliberate on issues ofeconomic policy and to concretize itsviews on advice to be given to the PM


4.9.1 The E & F Division is concerned withPlans, Programmes and Policies relating toEnvironment, Forest, Wildlife, Animal Welfareand Climate Change. It coordinates activitieswith the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

4.9.2 During the year 2012-13, the followingactivities were undertaken:

• Finalisation of the XII Five Year PlanChapter on Sustainable Development(Chapter 5) and Environment, Forestryand Wildlife (Chapter 7).

• The Steering Committee Report onEnvironment, Forestry Wildlife andClimate Change was submitted. Thereport attempted to reflect challenges

posed by the sector and strategies to meetthe achievable targets and aspirationalgoals conforming to domesticimperatives as well as internationalcommitments. The Vision, MonitorableTargets and Goals of the XII Five YearPlan are provided in Box 1, 2 and 3respectively.

4.9.3 Rationalisation of Plan Schemes for theXII Five Year Plan

Pursuant to the recommendations of the B.K.Chaturvedi Report (September 2011) on CSS,Ministry of Environment & Forests rationalisedthe eight schemes existing in the Eleventh FiveYear Plan to five in the Twelfth Five Year Plan.The Final 18 schemes of the Ministry (5Centrally Sponsored Schemes, CSS and 13Central Schemes, CS) are as shown in Table 1.

4.9.4 Cabinet Notes

The following Cabinet Notes were approvedduring the year 2012-13

� Proposal for merger of National LakeConservation Plan and National WetlandsConservation Programme into a newscheme 'National Plan for Conservationfor Aquatic Eco-systems' by the Ministryof Environment and Forests.

� Proposal (i) Operationalisation of regularCompensatory Afforestation FunManagement and Planning Authority(CAMPA) replacing the Ad-hocCAMPA; (ii) not re-introducing theCompensatory Afforestation Bill, 2008which was introduced in the parliamentand landscaped with the dissolution ofthe Lok Sabha in May 2009.


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BOX-1: VISIONManaging Environment, Forests, Wildlife and challenges due to Climate Change for fasterand equitable growth, where ecological security for sustainability and inclusiveness is restored,equity in access to all environmental goods and ecosystem services is assured throughinstitutionalisation of people's participation;

ANDA future in which the nation takes pride in the quality of its environment, forests, richness of itsbiodiversity, and efforts by the State and its people to protect, expand and enrich it, for intraand inter-generational equity and welfare of the local and global community.


The following Monitorable Targets and Goals have been identified in the Twelfth Five Year Plan:

A. ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE1. Assess and remediate 12 identified contaminated sites (hazardous chemicals and wastes)

with potential for ground water contamination by 2017.2. Clean 80 per cent of critically polluted stretches in rivers by 2017 and 100 per cent by 2020.3. States to meet NAAQS in urban areas by 2017.4. To reduce emission intensity of our GDP in line with the target of 20 to 25 percent reduction

over 2005 levels by 2020.B. FORESTS AND LIVELIHOOD

5. Greening 5 million ha under Green India Mission including 1.5 million ha of degradedlands, afforestation and eco-restoration of 0.9 million ha of ecologically sensitive areas.

6. Technology-based monitoring of forest cover, biodiversity and growing stock includingchange-monitoring on periodical basis through dedicated satellite by 2017 andestablishment of open web-based National Forestry and Environmental Information systemfor research and public accessibility by 2015.

7. Engagement of Village Green Guards/Community Foresters for every Joint ForestManagement (JFM) village by 2016.

8. Establish forestry seed bank in forest circles and Model Nursery in every district withinformation on public portal by 2014.

C. WILDLIFE, ECOTOURISM AND ANIMAL WELFARE9. Twenty per cent of veterinary professionals in the country will be trained in treating wildlife.10. Integrated Ecotourism District Plans covering 10 per cent of all potential Protected Areas

(PAs) by 2017.11. Promoting participation of private sector, civil societies, NGOs and philanthropists in


12. Restore 0.1 million ha of wetlands/inland lakes/water bodies by 2017.13. Mapping and preparation of biodiversity management plans for deserts (both cold and

arid), coastal areas, important coral zones, wetlands, mangroves and so on to be completedby 2017.


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1. Epidemiological studies to assess improvement in health status due to better managementof environment and ecology.

2. Promotion and adoption of cleaner technology, strengthening and initiation of reforms inregulations, policy making and enforcement institutions for environmental governance.

3. Move towards cumulative and strategic EIA.

4. Ensure ecological flows in all rivers by regulating abstractions so as to allow conservationof riverine ecosystems through developing a legal framework and management strategyfor conservation of river basins.

5. Promotion of recycling and reuse of treated sewage in urban projects such as sanitation,landscaping, central air conditioning and so on.


6. Improve forest productivity, production and sustainable management of biodiversity (equityin access to benefit sharing with local people).

7. Restoration and intensification of forest-rangelands/grazing-land management and establishcommunity grazing land around forest fringe villages.

8. Build capacity of Village Forest Committees/Joint Forestry Management Committees formanagement of forest resources including ecotourism.

9. Revive seed orchards and silviculture plots for various forest types of the country, as wellas, for enlisted species under Minor Forest Produce/Non Timber Forest Produce (MFP/NTFP) including genetic improvement of and establishment of clonal orchards.


10. Reducing and managing human-wildlife conflict.

11. Commercialisation of permissible marine products rich in poly unsaturated fatty acids(PUFAs), vitamins and so on.

12. Promotion of ecotourism and participatory eco-development support livelihood of localpopulation.


13. Develop national targets and indicators related to biodiversity and support actions tostrengthen implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and ensure bio-safety foreconomic and social development of local communities.

14. Assess coastal biodiversity resources, ensure sustainable management, restoration ofmangroves, coral reefs and wetlands and support livelihood.


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� Proposal of negotiating strategy and theapproach to be taken to the forthcomingclimate change negotiations at the 18thConference of Parties.

� Proposal for amendment to Sections2,18, 22,33,35,36D and 38 of the WildLife (Protection), Act, 1972 through aBill, namely Wildlife (Protection),

Amendment Bill 2012 by the Ministryof Environment and Forests and itsintroduction in Parliament.

� To give the mandate to the negotiatingteam as per the negotiating strategy tobe taken to the forthcoming Rio+20conference to be held on 20-22 June2012 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Environment Nature of the scheme

1 Environmental monitoring and Governance CS

2 Pollution Abatement CS

3 Research & Development for Conservation and Development CS

4 Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems CSS

5 Environment Information, Education & Awareness CS

6 Climate Change Action Programme CS

7 International Co-operation (IC) Activities CS

8 National Coastal Management Programme CS

9 National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) CSS

Forestry and Wildlife

10 Grants-in-aid to Forests & Wildlife institutions CS

11 Capacity building in forestry sector CS

12 Afforestation and Forest Management CSS

13 Strengthening Forestry Divisions CS

14 Strengthening of Wildlife Division CS

15 Wild Life Management CSS

16 Project Tiger CSS

17 National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board (NAEB) CS

18 Animal Welfare CS


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4.9.5 During the year, E & F Division of thePlanning Commission initiated and worked onthe following:

� Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategiesfor Inclusive Growth

The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies

appointed by the Planning Commission has

submitted its interim report, which outlines

the low carbon strategy for major potential

carbon mitigation sectors namely, Power,

Transport, Industry, Buildings and Forestry.

It has also computed the emission reduction

numbers bottoms-up using the inventory

building approach in a way similar to the

official greenhouse gas inventory building

system. It projects emission intensity

reduction over the 2005 levels (measured in

grams CO2 equivalents per rupee of GDP) by

23 to 25 percent by 2020 in the 'determined

effort' scenario, which could increase to 33 to

35 percent by 2020 in the 'aggressive effort'

scenario. The 'determined effort' scenario

assumes effective implementation of

mitigation policies that require continuous up-

gradation of technology as well as finance

from both public and private sources. The

'aggressive effort' scenario requires, in

addition to determined effort, design and

implementation of new policies that need to

be supported through technology and finance

from international sources.

The Expert Group has identified Twelve FocusAreas for the Twelfth Plan as mentionedbelow:

1. Advanced Coal Technologies

2. National Wind Energy Mission

3. National Solar Mission

4. Technology Improvement in Iron andSteel Industry

5. Technology Improvement in CementIndustry

6. Energy Efficiency Programs in theIndustry

7. Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Program

8. Improving the Efficiency of FreightTransport

9. Better Urban Public and Non-motorizedTransport

10. Lighting, Labelling and Super-efficientEquipment Program

11. Faster Adoption of Green BuildingCodes

12. Improving the Stock of Forest and TreeCover

� Expenditure Finance CommitteeProposals

Proposals of various Central Sector Schemes ofMinistry of Environment and Forests wereprocessed through EFC Memorandums. Theappraisal notes for the following were issued forthe period of January 2012 to March 2013(During XII Five Year Plan):

1. EFC Memo for sewage works at Panipat

2. EFC Memo for "Pollution Abatement ofriver Mindhola at Surat, (Gujarat)"

3. EFC Memo for National ForestryInformation System.

4. EFC Memo for Climate Change ActionProgramme.


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5. Merger of National Lake ConservationPlan and National Wetlands ConservationProgramme

� Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

The Planning Commission is in the processof developing an EPI to incentivise states forenvironmental performance throughbudgetary allocations. The PlanningCommission's EPI may be a positive incentivefor efforts by the States and UT's towardspollution abatement, conservation andsustainable management of natural resourcesand tackling climate change. The proposedEPI criteria and indicators are presented in theTable 2.

� Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD) and AICHI Targets

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

is an international legally-binding treaty with

three main goals: conservation of biodiversity;

sustainable use of biodiversity; and the fair and

equitable sharing of the benefits arising from

the use of genetic resources. Its overall objective

is to encourage actions which will lead to a

sustainable future. The CBD is also promoting

the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target and its five


Strategic Goals:

Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying

S.No. Criteria Indicators No. of variables

1 Air Pollution SOx, SPM/RSPM, NOx 3

2 Forests TFC as % of state GA and Contribution to 4national average, Increase/ Decrease in ForestCover, Afforestation Effort

3 Water % waste water, (DOM) % Ground Water extraction 3Quality (BOD,DO,TFC), surface water quality

4 Waste Municipal Solid Waste, Bio-medical waste, 3Management Industrial Waste - Hazardous

5 Climate Existence of SDMAs, Percentage of 3Change Non-conventional Energy including Hydro in

Total Energy Consumption, CH4

emission from enteric sources

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causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming

biodiversity across government and society

Strategic Goal B: Reduce the direct pressures

on biodiversity and promote sustainable use

Strategic Goal C: To improve the status of

biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems,

species and genetic diversity

Strategic Goal D: Enhance the benefits to all

from biodiversity and ecosystem services

Strategic Goal E: Enhance implementation

through participatory planning, knowledge

management and capacity building

In the year 2012, Planning Commission held

Inter-ministerial discussions to facilitate the

achievement and realisation of scope of these

targets, as a prelude to the COP11

(Conference of Parties) on CBD held in

October 2012, at Hyderabad.

� Appraising the Waste to EnergyTechnologies

A meeting on Waste to Energy ResourceTechnologies chaired by Deputy Chairpersonwas held in November, 2012. The meetingaimed at creating a platform to discuss policyrecommendations which could help upscaletechnologies focusing on converting waste toenergy resources. These included thefollowing:

a) Municipal Sewage Sludge to BioFertilizers (BARC Technology)

Sludge Hygienization ResearchIrradiator (SHRI) Facility, Vadodara

b) Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) toEnergy

Timarpur Okhla MSW TreatmentFacility, New Delhi

c) Organic Waste to Bio-Gas(NISARGRUNA - BARC Technology)Biogas Plant Delhi Secretariat

These recommendations will now be put forwardand further reviewed for policy support to fasttrack for adoption and scaling up of Waste toEnergy Resource Technologies.

� B.K.Chaturvedi Committee Report onGreen Bonus

Environment and Forest Division has beenconstantly engaged in exploring and developingfinancial instrument and matrices, balancinggreen growth and rationalising regionalafforestation accountability.


i. Assessment of Financial Resources ofthe States and the Centre is an integralpart of the Planning process. Whileformulating the Plan, the availabilityof resources is thoroughly appraised,institutional structures studied and pasttrend in resources mobilization isconsidered. All attempts are made tostudy the absorptive capacity ofdifferent sectors while deciding on theAnnual Plan and Five Year Plan sizeof both the Centre as well as the States.

ii. The aggregate revenue receipts and non-debt capital receipt of the Centre net ofnon-plan expenditure and the budgetedborrowings decide the size of GrossBudgetary Support (GBS). A part of theGBS is provided to States and UTs asCentral Assistance (CA). The Central


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plan outlay includes the GBS less CAand Internal and Extra BudgetaryResources (IEBR) of Public SectorEnterprises. Aggregate Resources ofStates' and UTs' Plan consist of StatesOwn Resources (which includesborrowings) and Central Assistance. TheFinancial Resources Division isresponsible for an assessment offinancial resources for both the CentralPlan as well as for the State and UnionTerritory Plans.

iii. During the period under review, theFinancial Resources Division hasassessed the financial resources of allStates and UTs for the Annual Plan

2012-13 and worked out GBS and itsallocation to Central Ministries andDepartments for the Annual Pan 2013-14. While formulating the Annual Planfor 2012-13, performance of AnnualPlans of previous years has beenevaluated.

Annual Plan 2012-13: Centre

4.10.1 The Annual Plan Outlay of the Centre

for 2012-13 was finalized at Rs.651509 crore

which includes budgetary support for Central

Plan of Rs.391027 crore and IEBR of Central

Public Enterprises of Rs.260482 crore. The

financing pattern of the Central Plan is given in

the Table - 4.10.1:

Table - 4.10.1Scheme of financing GBS for Annual Plan of the Centre

(Rs. Crore)

S. N. Resources 2011-12 BE 2011-12 RE 2012-13 BE

1 Balance from Current Revenues (BCR) -12865 -114895 -9490

including External Grants

1a External Grants 2173 3477 2887

2 Balance from Non-debt Capital receipts 41595 19519 16925

3 Fiscal Deficit 412817 521980 513590

4 Gross Budgetary Support to Plan (1+2+3) 441547 426604 521025

5 Assistance to States & UTs Plan 106026 105199 129998

(% share in Total GBS) (24.01) (24.66) (24.95)

6 Budgetary Support for Central Plan (4-5) 335521 321406 391027

(% share in Total GBS) (75.99) (75.34) (75.05)

7 IEBR to CPSEs 256936 236766 260482

8 Central Plan Outlay (6+7) 592457 558172 651509


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Annual Plan 2012-13 (All States and UTs)

4.10.2 Aggregate Resources for the Annual Plan2012-13 of all the States and UTs with legislature

work out to be Rs.5,98,662 crore. The patternof financing of the Plan is given in the Table -4.10.2:

Table - 4.10.2Aggregate Plan Resources of States' and UTs (with Legislature)

(Rs. Crore)

Sources of funding 2011-12 2012-13


States' Own Resources* 3,81,887.82 3,66,100.81 4,72,038.25

(% share) (78.6%) (78.4%) (78.8%)

Central Assistance 1,03,829.63 1,01,276.65 1,26,623.75

(% Share) (21.4%) (21.7%) (21.2%)

Aggregate Resources 4,85,717.45 4,67,377.46 5,98,662.00

* Including Budgetary Borrowings, IEBR of PSE and Local Bodies.

4.10.3 The Official Level discussions withStates and UTs on Financial Resources (FR)estimates for Annual Plan 2013-14 has begunin January, 2013 and have been completedexcept the states having Assembly elections.The finalization of the Annual Plan of all theStates/UTs is expected before thecommencement of the next fiscal year.


� Finalization of Gross Budgetary Support(GBS) in consultation with the Ministryof Finance for the Annual Plan 2013-14of the Centre.

� Preparation of notes on financial positionof the States and Plan financing for aseries of meetings between the PlanningCommission and the State Governmentsfor finalizing the Annual Plan 2012-13and Twelfth Five Year Plan.

� Contribution to Economic Survey onfinancing of States/UTs plan and Centreplan and their annual plan achievementsby heads of development.

� Preparation of chapter 3 on "financingthe Plan" for 12th Five year Plandocument.

� Co-ordination for review ofimplementation of the budgetannouncements of the Union Budget2012-13.

� Issues relating to TORs of 14th Financecommission.

Central Sector Scheme

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Information System (MIS) and Decision SupportSystem (DSS). The Scheme is beingimplemented by the Office of the ControllerGeneral of Accounts (CGA) as plan scheme ofthe Planning Commission. Some of thesignificant achievements of the project, so far,are as follow:

� All releases/sanctions of CentralMinistries/Departments are madethrough the web-based application ofCPSMS portal which is integrated withCOMPACT and e-Lekha, the coreaccounting application.

� CPSMS has established interface withthe Core Banking Solutions (CBS) of 90banks.

� CPSMS has been successfully rolled outon a pilot basis for four flagship Schemesin four States.

� E-payments have been facilitatedthrough direct credit to beneficiaries(scheme and bank independent) and e-transfer to vendors, employees and otherinstitutions.

� Treasury integration has been piloted inMaharashtra.

� The Government is now working on thenational roll out of CPSMS during the12th Plan period to establish acomprehensive and real-time financialmanagement information and decisionsupport system covering all schemesacross the country.


4.11.1 Introduction: It is an accepted axiom that health sectorreforms are fundamental to the sustained

economic and social advancement of a nation.To raise the level of health of the country andpromote the physical and mental well-being ofthe people, a minimal level of health care needsto be assured to the population, irrespective ofthe socio-economic diversity spanning thecountry. Better access to and utilization of health,family welfare and nutrition services have beenthe core elements of the development strategyas orchestrated through various Plans. Government initiatives made over thelast six decades in the public health sector havebrought forth considerable achievements in thehealth standards of the country in terms oferadication of smallpox and guinea worm fromthe country and no reported cases ofpoliomyelitis since last two years. Healthindicators, while recording improvements overtime, point to alarmingly high rates ofmalnutrition and mortality, especially amongwomen and children. Infant and maternalmortality are good indicators to show how wellnations are doing in protecting their mostvulnerable members. Both infant and childmortality have continued their declining trend,yet remain at high levels in India. Anunacceptably high proportion of the populationcontinues to suffer and die from new diseases,which are emerging, apart from continuing andnew threats posed by the existing ones. The country is at the crossroads ofrising costs of health care and growingexpectations of the people. The challenge ofquality healthcare services in remote and ruralregions has to be urgently met. Given themagnitude of the problem, Eleventh Five YearPlan had stressed upon transforming publichealth care into an accountable, accessible andaffordable system of quality services.


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Chapter 4: Major Activities in various Divisions of Planning Commission To review the commitments and makea balanced assessment of the progress in theEleventh Plan, and to build evidence for theHealth Chapter of the Twelfth Five Year Plan,an analysis of sectoral data, review of officialdocuments and other reports, consultations withthe experts in the field, nodal departments ofthe implementing Ministries as well as the Statedepartments dealing with the subject wasundertaken. Accordingly, areas of shortfall inplan performance have been identified alongwith reasons thereof for corrections that arerequired by modifications in policy measures/plan strategies and also to identify the priorityin the health sector.


� Evolving policy and strategy guidelinespertaining to Health & Family Welfare,AYUSH and Nutrition, with a specialreference to the flagship programme, theNational Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

� Monitoring trends in the health sectorviz., epidemiological, demographic,social and managerial challenges.

� Examining current policies, strategiesand programmes in health & familywelfare and nutrition, both in the Stateand in the Central sector and suggestingappropriate modifications /mid-coursecorrections.

� Suggesting methods for improvingefficiency and quality of services.

� Evolving priorities for basic, clinical andoperational research essential forimproving health status of population/and achieving rapid populationstabilization.

� Looking into inter-sectoral issues andevolving appropriate policies andstrategies for convergence of services sothat the population benefits optimallyfrom on-going programmes.

� Drawing up short, medium and long termperspectives and goals for each of thesesectors.

� The Division represents the PlanningCommission in :

i. Various committees of Department ofHealth & Family Welfare, AYUSHand Ministry of Women & ChildDevelopment.

ii. EFC/SFC pertaining to Departmentof Health & Family Welfare,AYUSH and Ministry of Women &Child Development.

iii. Scientific Advisory Groups of IndianCouncil of Medical Research,National Institute of Health &Family Welfare, Public HealthFoundation of India, etc.

Expert Panels are set up from time to time toadvise the Planning Commission on thepriorities and targets in the Plans andProgrammes related to Health, FW andNutrition, the resources including manpower andmaterial required, the training programmes tobe initiated, standards of construction andequipment for health facilities and thedevelopment of health research etc.

4.11.3 THE TWELFTH PLANFORMULATION PROCESS Steering Committee Health & AYUSH:With a view to formulate the Twelfth Five YearPlan (2012-2017) for the Health Sector, two


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Steering Committees one on 'Health' and theother on 'AYUSH' were constituted under theChairpersonship of Dr. (Ms) Syeda Hameed,Member, Planning Commission, Government ofIndia. It was for the first time that a separateSteering Committee on AYUSH was constitutedwith a view to mainstream the AYUSH systemand its role in the health sector.

Presentations were made before the SteeringCommittee on emerging cross cutting issuesnamely,

� Making Universal Essential Health Careoperational;

� Ensuring Essential medicines for all;

� Building Health Information System(based on full registration of births anddeaths) and disease surveillance (forCommunicable and NCD);

� Regulation of Food and Drugs, PublicHealth and Practice in medicine;

� Research for National Health goals;frame and ensure practice of clinicalguideline;

� Developing Human Resource in health:NCHRH;

� Strengthening tertiary care, includingthrough PPP and self-financing models;

� Convergence with other social sectorprograms, particularly ICDS;

� MoU with States as a financing andperformance tool: addressing PublicHealth (including Behavior ChangeCommunication) and HealthManagement challenges;

� Integrating AYUSH in health research,teaching and practice.

The Health Division achieved a milestone bypublishing both the Steering Committees reportson Health and AYUSH, for the 12th Planformulation. These documents are a compilationof the challenges and opportunities on key healthrelated issues for the 12th Five Year Plan. High Level Expert Group (HLEG): ThePlanning Commission on the directions of Hon'ble Prime Minster constituted a HLEG onUniversal Health Coverage to define acomprehensive Strategy on health for theTwelfth Plan. Final copies of HLEG report weresubmitted on 25th January 2012. The HLEGreport submitted to the Planning Commissionhas been accepted as one of the inputs for theformulation of the 12th Plan Health Chapter. Inthis regards presentations on key issues relatingto Universal health coverage were made at thePlanning Commission. The report has beenscrutinized through extensive consultations withexperts, both from the Government and Non-Government sector. Extensive Consultation process for thedraft versions of the Health Chapter: The processof preparation of the Health Chapter was basedon extensive consultations with experts in thefield and accorded high priority by the Hon' bleDeputy Chairman, Planning Commission.Following are the consultations held withvarious stakeholders: Ministry and other GovernmentOrganizations: Extensive consultations with theMinistry of Health & Family Welfare and allits four Departments along with the views andcomments of other government organizationshave been given high priority and due diligencein the Health Chapter formulation. The DraftHealth Chapter was circulated three times toMinistry of Health & Family Welfare for


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incorporating portions on achievements,observations/comments for the 12th Plan.Comments and observations on the healthchapter were received twice from Departmentof NACO, Department of Health Research,Department of AYUSH and Department ofH&FW respectively. Comments andobservations on the health chapter were alsoreceived twice from Hon'ble Union Ministerof Health. A meeting of Hon' ble DCH,Planning Commission with Hon' ble Ministerof Health and Family Welfare was held on 6thApril 2012 on Universal Health Coverage anddirection for the Health Sector. Also, a meetingof Secretary, Planning Commission withSecretary, Health and Family Welfare was heldon 17th May 2012 on identified Priority Areasfor Health in 12th Five Year Plan. After the FullPlanning Commission meeting on the 12th FiveYear Plan a meeting was also held betweenHon' ble DCH, Planning Commission, Hon'bleMember, Health, Planning Commission andSecretary, Planning Commission with Hon' bleMinister of Health, Health and Family Welfareon 17th September 2012 to discuss the issuesrelated to health sector for the 12th Five YearPlan. Civil Society: There was activeparticipation on part of the representatives ofcivil society through their comments andobservations. These included Public Healthactivists, representatives of PopulationFoundation of India and representatives ofCouncil for Social Development etc. Experts: A large number of expertswere also consulted for finalization of the 12thPlan Health Chapter. These include Dr. WilliamHsiao, Professor, Harvard University; Shri MihirShah, Member, Planning Commission; Mrs.Sujata Rao, former Secretary, Ministry of Health

and Family Welfare; Prof. Ranjit RoyChaudhury, former Chairman INCLEN; Mr.George Mathew, Chairman, Institute of SocialSciences; Ms. Kaveri Gill, independentresearcher; Dr. Abhay Shukla, public healthresearcher; Mr. Anirban Dasgupta, Faculty inEconomics, South Asia University; Mr. AparjitMahajan, Faculty, Department of EconomicsUCLA, Stanford; Mr. Rajesh Bhattacharya,Faculty in Economics, South Asia University;Mr. Rakhal Gaitonde, public health researcher;Mr Zachary Jones, CEO Portea Medical, etc. National Advisory Council: Commentswere also received from National AdvisoryCouncil Members, Shri A.K. Shiva Kumar andMrs. Mirai Chatterjee. A meeting was also heldat the National Advisor Council on 24th August2012 to identified Priority Areas for Health in12th Five Year Plan.

4.11.4 PRIORITIES FOR HEALTH INTHE TWELFTH PLAN The Health Chapter for the 12th Plan isbased on the Working Group Reports, the SteeringCommittee reports, the HLEG report, inputs givenby the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,experts and the civil society representatives. TheHealth Division with its limited available humanresource worked conscientiously for thepreparation of the Health Chapter. The novel features and priority areasof the 12th Plan Chapter are as follows: Financing:

� Funding as an instrument of incentiveand reform. The 12th Plan wouldleverage enhanced funding withflexibility in central funding toincentivize States to expand their healthbudgets appropriately.


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� Paradigm shift towards building aholistic health-systems-approach.

� National Rural Health Mission expandedit into a comprehensive National HealthMission ensuring the principal ofuniversal coverage, achieving qualitystandards, continuum of care, effectivegovernance structures and decentralizedPlanning.

� Convergence and coordinated deliveryof services within and across sectors.

� Promotion of essential, genericmedicines, and make these universallyavailable free of cost to all patients inpublic facilities. A National List ofEssential Medicines would be madeoperational with the introduction ofStandard Treatment Guidelines,including for AYUSH.

4.11. 4.2.3 Regulation:

� Focus on Public Health through adedicated Public Health cadre backed byappropriate regulation at the state level. Enactand enforce Public Health Act. EffectiveRegulation of Health, Medical Practice, Drugsand Food. Extend and enforce Central ClinicalEstablishment Act.

4.11. 4.2.4 Human Resource:

� Develop Human Resource for Health byimproving the current availability ofhealth personnel in the country which isbelow the minimum requirement of 250per lakh of population to 500 healthworkers per lakh population by the endof Thirteenth Plan and the improving theratio of doctors to nurses from 1:1.6 in

2012 to 1:2.8 in 2017 and reach 1:3 in2022.

� Expand medical education in Stateswhich are at present under-served byconverting district hospitals to teachinginstitutions. Health Information Systems:

� Build a Health Information System bynetworking of all health serviceproviders for evidence based decisionmaking, disease profile to be based onestablished state level diseasesurveillance systems, universalregistration of births and deaths to giveaccurate picture of health of thepopulation. Universal Health Coverage:

� The long term objective will be toestablish a system of Universal HealthCoverage. UHC pilots in minimum 1 tomaximum 3 districts in each State.


The Health & Family Welfare Division haddetailed (Working Group) discussions with allStates/UTs as well as the Central Ministry ofHealth & Family Welfare for the Annual Plan2012-13. The States were encouraged to enhanceoutlays in respect of Health Sector for the year2012-13 for providing health care services tothe common man. The Annual Plan outlay ofMinistry of Health and Family Welfare for 2012-13 was substantially increased by 31.67%(comparing AE of 2011-12 with BE for 2012-13, source CCA, M/o H&FW).


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One activity running throughout the year underreview, related to ongoing Plan schemes, viz,granting of 'in principle' approval and examiningthe Standing Finance Committee (SFC)/Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)/ CabinetCommittee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)proposals in respect of the schemes of theDepartment of Health and Family Welfare,Department of AYUSH, Department of HealthResearch and Department of NACO.

The following proposals were scrutinized by theHealth Division, Planning Commission: Department of Health & FamilyWelfare Standing Finance Committee (SFC):

➢ Strengthening of Raj Kumari Amrit KaurCollege of Nursing

➢ SFC memorandum regarding Constructionof New Laboratory Building - Lab. I &Lab. II (Floor 2, 3 & 4) and Renovation/expansion of Existing main building,library building and guest house buildingat National Institute of OccupationalHealth (NIOH), Ahmadabad at anestimated cost of Rs.41.10 crore. Expenditure Finance Committee(EFC):

➢ Proposal for project of Increasing ofUnder graduate seats from 100 to 500seats per annum at an estimated cost ofRs. 229.43 Crore at Regional Instituteof Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.

➢ Appraisal Note for NUHM of M/oFinance.

➢ Proposal for National Urban HealthMission- as a Sub Mission of anoverarching National Health Mission

➢ Proposal for development of secondcomplex of CNCI at Kolkata

➢ Proposal for Establishment of a networkof laboratories for managing epidemicsand natural calamities during 12th Planperiod at an estimated cost of Rs.1083.63crores

➢ Proposal for Up-gradation of All IndiaInstitute of Speech and Hearing, Mysoreas centre of excellence

➢ Proposal for Revitalization plan phaseIV of Dr. V. Boroah Cancer Institute,Guwahati, Assam to be funded underTripartite Agreement between NECDeptt of Atomic Energy and Govt. ofAssam for the period 1.04.2012 to31.03.2017 for Rs. 19.75 crore.

➢ Proposal for Re-development ofSafdurjung Hospital, New Delhi

➢ Proposal for Strengthening of RajkumariAmrit Kaur college of nursing as centreof excellence

➢ Proposal for Re-development of Dr. RamManohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi Cabinet Notes Commented upon:

➢ Amendment of Indian Medical CouncilAct,1956

➢ Continuation of National Rural HealthMission (NRHM) for 5 years (i.e. co-terminus with the 12th Five Year Plan)

➢ Establishment of Integrated VaccineComplex (IVC) at Chengalpattu,


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Kanchipuram Dist. by M/s HLL Lifecare Ltd.

➢ National Institute of Mental Health andNeuro Sciences (NIMHANS) BangaloreBill 2010- Further amendments on therecommendation of Govt. of Karnataka.

➢ Proposal for Promulgation of Ordinanceto the All India Institute of MedicalSciences.

➢ Cabinet proposal for implementation ofIntervention/Activities for preventionand control of Japanese Encephalitis/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome asrecommended by Group of Minister.

➢ Approval for signing of a memorandumof understanding for cooperation in thefield of Health & Medical Sciencesbetween the Govt. of the republic ofIndia and the Govt. of the People'sRepublic of Bangladesh.

➢ Proposal for Revised Administrative

Approval to the Project Construction of

a New Multi Storied Command Hospital

Complex including accommodation for

essential category staff of Command

Medical Dental Centre, Pune Committee of Secretaries (COS)Proposals:

➢ The Mental Health Care Bill, 2012. Meetings Organized by the HealthDivision within Planning Commission:

➢ One day Workshop on promotioninnovation in Social Sector and theirScale up on 16.04.2012 under thechairpersonship of Dr. Syeda Hameed,Member, Planning Commission.

➢ Meeting of Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member,Planning Commission with therepresentatives of Special Envoy forMalaria Chair MDG Health Alliance,United Nations on the achievement ofthe health related MDGs held on27.04.2012. Department of AYUSH Standing Finance Committee(SFC):

➢ Traditional Knowledge Digital Library(TKDL) for Extension of the project upto the end of the 12th Plan period. Cabinet Notes Commented upon:

➢ Cooperation in Traditional Systems ofMedicine between the Deptt of AYUSH,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare ofthe Govt. of the Republic of India andthe Ministry of Health & Population ofthe Govt. of the Federal DemocraticRepublic of Nepal. Department of Health Research Standing Finance Committee(SFC):

➢ Proposal for construction of newlaboratory building and renovation ofexisting main building of NationalInstitute of Occupation Health (NIOH)Ahmedabad.

➢ Proposal for renovation of Laboratorybuilding, Hostel Residence quarters,canteen & recreational club and clinicbuilding at National AIDS ResearchInstitute, NARI, Pune.

➢ SFC memorandum regarding revisedcost estimates regarding strengthening


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and scaling-up of Rajendra MemorialResearch Institute of Medical Science,Patna to function as tropical diseasesresearch centre at an estimated cost ofRs.99.64 crores. Expenditure Finance Committee(EFC):

➢ Proposal for Establishment of multi-disciplinary research unit in statemedical colleges and researchinstitutions of development ofinfrastructure for health and research

➢ Proposal for Establishment of modelrural health research unit in states during12th Plan under the initiative ofdevelopment of infrastructure for healthresearch Cabinet Notes Commented upon:

➢ Creation of an additional post of JointSecretary in the Dept. of Health researchin Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Department of NACO Expenditure Finance Committee(EFC):

➢ Proposal for four metro blood banks asCentre of Excellence in TransmissionMedicine.

➢ Proposal of Ministry of Health andFamily Welfare setting-up of MetroBlood Banks as centre of excellence intransmission medicine.

➢ Proposal for World Bank National HIV/AIDS central support project forRs.2,275 crores

➢ Proposal for National AIDS controlproject phase IV Cabinet Notes Commented upon:Draft HIV and AIDS Prevention and ControlBill



4.12.1 The demographic and economicimportance of cities has grown in India, andtherefore, they need far greater attention thanthey have so far been given. As per censusestimates, India's urban population has grownfrom 290 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011;accounting for over 31% of the country'spopulation. The number of towns increased from5161 in 2001 to 7935 in 2011. This rapidurbanisation has shown significant positivelinkages with economic growth. As per anestimate, Urban India accounted for 62-63% ofthe country's GDP in 2009-10. This growth inurban areas also creates opportunities for therural economy and helps improve itsproductivity, especially in rural areas adjacentto urban centres.

4.12.2 While the true scale of urbanisation isyet to unfold, Indian cities are struggling at thecurrent levels. Quality of life in our cities is pooras the majority of citizens find it difficult to availof sustainable livelihood opportunities and basicservices. A large number of urban populationlives in slums and many slum dwellers do nothave access to basic sanitation facilities andpotable water. Urban poverty is one of the keyfocus areas to be tackled in India. Urban Povertyis not uni-dimensional, but it is multi-dimensional. The urban poor suffers frommultiple deprivations and vulnerabilities thatinclude lack of access to basic amenitiesincluding water supply, sanitation, health care,education, social security and decent housing


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and absence to opportunities to participate in thegovernance process. In India, there is a highcongruence between the informal sector andurban poverty as a predominantly large sectionof urban poor are engaged in informal sectorwhich has low productivity, low wages and ismarked by vulnerability as many of them arerun in violation of numerous rules andregulations. Manufacturing sector so far hasplayed a minor role which partially explainsIndia's low elasticity of poverty reduction togrowth in urban areas.

Division Allocation

4.12.3 Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA)Division has the responsibility of planning,coordination, formulation, processing,examination, analysis, monitoring etc. ofSchemes / Programmes implemented byMinistries of Urban Development (MoUD) andHousing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA).The broad sector comprises Social Housing,Urban Development, Urban Transport, UrbanPoverty Alleviation, Up gradation of Slums, etc.

4.12.4 To overcome these issues, the Governmenthas stepped up its focus and launched multipleschemes to facilitate urban renewal anddevelopment. This includes the flagship schemeof Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban RenewalMission (JNNURM) and schemes like Rajiv AwasYojana (RAY), Swarna Jayanti Shahari RozgarYojana (SJSRY) among many others.

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban RenewalMission (JNNURM)

4.12.5 Jawaharlal Nehru Urban RenewalMission (JNNURM) is a reform linked flagshipprogram which was launched on Dec. 3, 2005for 7 years. For maintaining focus, 65 MissionCities comprising of mega cities, million plus

cities and other cities of historical/culturalimportance or State capitals have been selected.The Mission seeks to achieve the objective ofintegrated development of 65 mission cities, forwhich each city is required to formulate its CityDevelopment Plan (CDP), bringing out long termvision for the city and support its efforts byinfrastructure project. An essential requirementof the Mission is implementation of urbanreforms. It also aims to leverage and incorporateprivate sector efficiencies in development,management, implementation and financing ofprojects, through Public Private Partnership (PPP)arrangements, wherever feasible.

Status of Implementation

4.12.6 Jawaharlal Nehru Urban RenewalMission (JNNURM) has led to a significant stepup in investment in urban sector. Under thisprogramme, 2973 projects with a centralassistance of Rs. 62,932 crore have beensanctioned during the Mission period. In turn,this central assistance has been matched by Rs.56,054 crore in complementary commitmentfrom the states and the ULBs, translating to atotal of Rs. 1,18,986 crore of new committedinvestment into urban projects. However, thesector continues to suffer from low level ofservice delivery, structural problems, grosslyinadequate availability of resources and lack ofcapacity at different levels of the Government.

4.12.7 Public transport has been major trust area.Under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance(UIG) and UIDSSMT component of JNNURM,21 projects with an approved cost of Rs.5,204crore were sanctioned for improvement in publictransport. Another 117 projects like roads,flyovers, Roads Over Bridges (ROBs) andparking projects with an approved cost of Rs.9,788 crore were sanctioned for traffic


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improvement and parking. Significant financialassistance was provided for purchase of morethan 15,000 buses for 65 mission cities underthe programme and also for the creation of BRTcorridor in large cities.

Metro Rail Projects:

4.12.8 Delhi metro phase-II which includedextension of metro line to NOIDA, Gurgaon andGhaziabad has been successfully completedunder the 11th Plan. Metro rail projects inBangalore, Chennai and Kolkata involving aninvestment of Rs. 31,084 crore are underimplementation as project under Govt. sectorand projects in Hyderabad and Mumbaiinvolving investment of more than Rs. 22,000crore are being developed on a Public PrivatePartnership basis. To improve mobility in NCRregion, phase-III of Delhi metro, involving anexpenditure of Rs. 35,242 crore and extensionof Delhi metro network to Faridabad at cost ofRs. 2949 crore have also been sanctioned andare under implementation.

Urban Reforms

4.12.9 Jawaharlal Nehru Urban RenewalMission (JNNRUM) has helped initiate acomprehensive process of urban reforms withinStates and ULBs. However, the pace and depthof reforms needs to pick up. The seven years ofthe programme have seen some reform progressat the state and ULB level, though; many criticalreforms such as transfer of all the functions asper 74th Constitution Amendment Act to UrbanLocal Bodies, recovery of reasonable usercharges to cover O&M Costs in water collectionefficiency & coverage of property tax are yet tobe implemented by many States/UTs & ULBs.

Addressing Urban Poverty

(a) Slum rehabilation under JNNURM

4.12.10 The major initiatives for rehabilitationof slums were under the Basic Services to theUrban Poor (BSUP) and Integrated HousingSlum Development Programme (IHSDP) whichwere implemented in 65 Mission cities and theIntegrated Housing and Slum DevelopmentProgramme (IHSDP) components of JNNURM,implemented in non-Mission cities. Under this1517 projects for 927 cities/towns wereapproved and 16,06,917 dwelling units weresanctioned with an committed AdditionalCentral Assistance of Rs. 21,770 crore.

(b) Rajiv Awas Yojana

4.12.11 To supplement the efforts underJNNURM for rehabilitation of slums, a pilot phaseof Rajiv Awas Yojana has been launched in June2011 with a 2-year budgetary outlay of Rs. 5000crore. A major innovation in the scheme is therequirement for the states to provide property rightsto slum dwellers. RAY also requires states tolegislate 'pro-poor reforms' viz. reservation of 10-15% of developed land or 20-25% of dwelling unitsfor economically weaker section/low incomegroup and a non-lapsable earmark of 25% of thebudget of all municipalities for projects benefittingthe urban poor. Yet another innovation in thescheme is creation of a Credit Mortgage Fund thatwould partly cover the losses of banks in the eventof non-repayment of loans. This is indicative ofthe challenges being faced in slum rehabilitationschemes. Lack of capacity, poor planning and sub-optimal land use pattern are largely responsiblefor lukewarm response to this scheme.

4.12.12 In addition, two schemes, namely, theScheme of Affordable Housing in Partnership(AHP) that aims to promote various kinds ofpublic-private partnerships to stimulateeconomic activities for affordable housing andthe Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the


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Urban Poor (ISSHUP) were launched toaugment flow of institutional credit to the urbanpoor. These schemes evoked poor response,underlying, the need to adopt a holistic approachto address the housing needs of the urban poor.

(c) Swarna Jayanti Sahari RozgaarYojana (SJSRY)

4.12.13 This Centrally Sponsored Scheme,launched in 1997, was designed to providegainful employment to the urban unemployed /under-employed. The scheme was re-structuredin 2009 and presently has 5 key elements:

(i) Urban Self Employment Programme;

(ii) Urban Women Self-help Programme

(iii) Provision of Skills Training forEmployment Promotion amongst UrbanPoor,

(iv) Urban Wage Employment Programme and

(v) Urban Community DevelopmentNetwork.

4.12.14 The activities involved include assistanceto the urban poor to set up micro-enterprises,formation of women self -help groups, impartingof skills training to the urban poor and theformation of thrift and credit societies. Under thisscheme, 3941 towns have been covered and a totalof Rs. 3360 crore has been released. In view ofthe importance of skilling the urban poor to enablethem to participate in the job market on favourableterms and the continued need to promote self-employment, the actual budgetary provision wasmuch higher than the Plan outlay of Rs. 1750 cr.

(d) Integrated Low Cost SanitationScheme (ILCS)

4.12.15 The objective of the scheme is to fosterthe prohibition of manual scavenging byconverting dry and unsanitary latrines into low

cost sanitation units such as sanitary two-pit,pour flush latrines with super structures andother appropriate variations to suit localconditions. The funding pattern is 75:15:10between the Centre, state, and beneficiaries. Thescheme has helped construct/convert 28 lakhlatrines to liberate over 60,000 scavengers. AllStates have declared themselves free of themenace of dry latrines.

Other Activities

4.12.16 The HUA Division intensivelyexamined various new proposals, to beimplemented in the 12th Five Year Planincluding Rajiv Awas Yojana Phase-II, RajivRinn Yojana and the National Urban LivelihoodMission. Comments were offered on CabinetNotes, CCEA Notes, EFC/SFC proposals. TheDivision undertook extensive exercise forfinalization of 12th Plan Chapter. The Divisionassociated with the finalization of State/UTsAnnual Plan 2012-13. The division attendedto miscellaneous activities including replies tothe Parliament Questions and PMO/CabinetSecretariat/VIP references, preparation ofmaterial / information for President's Address,Economic Survey, Budget Speech, issuespertaining to allocation for Flagshipprogramme JNNURM/Metro Projects. TheDivision has also finalised Annual Plan 2013-14 in respect of the Ministries of UrbanDevelopment and Ministry of Housing andUrban Poverty Alleviation.

4.12.17 Under the Twelfth Plan period,JNNURM-II would be launched as a State sectorACA scheme. The scheme will have a focusedapproach on urban reforms, capacity buildingand help achieve fiscal prudence across ULBswith the focus on alleviating urban poverty,improving service delivery standards in urban,


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areas including basic services for urban poor,empowering urban local bodies, facilitatingparticipatory governance, effectively managingland resources, fostering sustainable, inclusiveand faster growth.


4.13.1 Industry Division is the nodal divisionfor the following Ministries/Departments:

� Department of Industrial Policy andPromotion

� Ministry of Textiles

� Department of Fertilizers

� Department of Chemicals andPetrochemicals

� Department of Heavy Industries

� Department of Public Enterprises

� Ministry of Corporate Affairs

� Ministry of Steel

� Department of Pharmaceuticals

4.13.2 In addition, the Division deals with theindustry components of the Plan Schemes inrespect of the following Ministries/Department.

� Deptt. of Biotechnology

� Deptt. of Atom Energy

� Deptt. of Scientific and IndustrialResearch

� Ministry of Shipping

� Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

4.13.3. This Division finalised the schematicAnnual Plan outlay for the year 2012-13 after adetailed discussion with the officials of abovementioned Ministries/Departments. Officers

attended various meetings of the Ministries/departments for implementation of theirschemes. The Industry Division examinedvarious investment proposals and offeredcomments/approval for implementation by theMinistry. Investment proposals for EFC/PIB/SFC were scrutinized/examined from technoeconomic angle and comments were given forincorporation in the respective Notes. Views ofPlanning Commission were communicated ondisinvestment options, policy related matters anddisinvestment proposals. Revival andrestructuring proposals of CPSUs werescrutinized/examined and comments were givenfor consideration of CCEA. Notes for Cabinet/CCEA/COS on various other issues wereexamined in the Division. The division alsoparticipated in meetings pertaining to variousStates for their Annual Plans.

4.13.4. Important Schemes/Programmes underthe purview of Industry Division are:

� NATRIP-Testing facility forautomobiles.

� Assam Gas Cracker Project

� Restructuring/Disinvestment of CPSEs

� Industrial Infrastructure UpgradationScheme

� Indian Leather DevelopmentProgramme

� Scheme for Integrated Textiles Park

� Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme(Textiles)

� Integrated Skill Development Scheme

� Technical Textiles

� Delhi-Mumbai Industrial CorridorProject


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4.14.1 The Economics Division is responsiblefor the study of issues relating to India's foreigntrade, balance of payments, foreign investmentsand international cooperation in the context ofthe planning process. The Division coordinateswith various Ministries and Organizations onvarious aspects relating to bilateral andmultilateral economic cooperation. The Divisionalso handles works pertaining to bilateral andmultilateral technical cooperation involvingvarious international organizations such asWorld Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund(IMF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), UnitedNations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) and World Trade Organization(WTO) as well as regional arrangements suchas Economic and Social Commission for Asiaand the Pacific and South Asian Association forRegional Cooperation. In this context, theDivision is engaged in analyzing the trends andissues in the international economy. TheDivision also handles among others, Planallocation for Projects under the Plan Schemesof Ministry of External Affairs and OverseasIndian Affairs.

4.14.2. In addition to the above-cited activities,the work relating to various Plan schemes ofthe Department of Commerce is also beinghandled by the Economics Division. The workpertaining to the Department of Commercerelates to various Plan schemes such asAssistance to State for InfrastructureDevelopment of Exports (ASIDE), Agriculturaland Processed Food Products ExportDevelopment Authority (APEDA), MarineProducts Export Development Authority(MPEDA), Export Credit GuaranteeCorporation (ECGC), Market Access Initiative(MAI), National Export Insurance Agency

(NEIA), Tea Board, Rubber Board, CoffeeBoard, Spices Board and other schemes. TheDivision also deals with the Annual Planproposals of DOC, Half Yearly PerformanceReview of various Plan Schemes and thefinalization of the outlays on the basis of theperformance/outcomes of each scheme.

During the year the Division has been renamedas Economic Division.

During 2012-13 the Division dealt with thefollowing:

I. The Division finalized Annual Planoutlays for MEA & DoC for 2012-13 inconsultation with the Ministry ofExternal Affairs and the Department ofCommerce.

II. All parliament questions and RTI queriesconcerning this Division were addressed.

III. Papers relating to meetings of high levelCommittees such as, EGoM, Cabinetmeetings and Committee of Secretariesmeetings.

� Review of the recommendations ofkey suggestions emerging from thePM's Global Advisory Council ofOverseas Indian (PMGAC).

� Proposal to set up a Committee tooversee issues arising out of BilateralInvestment Promotion andProtection Agreements/ BilateralInvestment Treaties.

� Proposal for creation of anEmpowered Group of Secretaries(EGoS) for GoI projects abroad.

� Agenda Papers of Trade &Economic Relations CommitteeMeetings.


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IV. Draft Cabinet notes examined:

� Draft Note for CCEA on Creation ofan Empowered Group of Secretaries(EGoS) for GOI assisted projectsabroad.

� Draft Agreement for the Avoidance ofDouble Taxation and Prevention ofFiscal Evasion with respect to Taxeson Income (DTAA) between theGovernment of the Republic of Indiaand different countries ( Republic ofKazakhstan, Kingdom of Morocco,Republic of Sri Lanka).

� Draft Protocol amending theAgreement (DTAA) between theRepublic of India and countrieswhere the Agreement already exists.

V. Following subjects were examined:

� Proposal for the establishment ofNalanda University.

� Non-paper from PlanningCommission of Pakistan inconnection to the Pakistani proposalto hold a Forum on 'Pakistan and itsTrading neighbours: TransformingEconomic Cooperation in 21stCentury.'

� Post 2015 Development Agenda.

� Matters of Urgent Public Importanceon declining investment growth.

� Annual Supplement 2012-13 to theForeign Trade Policy (2009-14)

� Proposal from Chief Minister, Keralafor establishment of CardamomPrice Stabilization Fund.

� UNSG's initiative for sustainableenergy for all.

� Implementation of the Modified PriceStabilization Fund (MPSF) Schemeand creation of Modified PriceStabilization (MPS) Corpus Fund.

VI. Following proposals received fromDepartment of Commerce and Ministryof External Affairs were examined :-

� Establishment of a Footwear Designand Development Institute (FDDI)Campus at Guna, Madhya Pradesh.

� Expenditure Finance Committee(EFC) proposal with the generalbasket of ASIDE projects for 12thFYP (2012-17)

� Draft Memorandum for ExpenditureFinance Committee (EFC) for theCentral sector Scheme "SwarnapravasYojana".

� SFC Memorandum forconsideration. Continuation of'Modernization and Up-gradationScheme of DGFT from XI to XIIPlan -

� Proposal for construction ofAdditional Hostel facilities at IndianInstitute of Foreign Trade, NewDelhi to implement reservationpolicy of 27% by Government ofIndia for OBC in the Institutes ofHigher Learning.

� XII Plan Schemes of APEDA.

� SFC proposal for inclusion of a NewScheme 'Capacity Building for ITSOfficers'.

� Expansion and up-gradation oftraining centre of FDDI atChindwara.


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� XIIth Plan Schemes of MPEDA.

� EFC proposal on Nalanda UniversityProject.

� Schemes of Spices Board for XIIPlan.

� Schemes of Rubber Board

� XIIth Plan Scheme of ExportInspection Council (EIC) "Land andBuilding for Export InspectionCouncil/Agency at Faridabad.

VII. Visits of International delegationsorganized:-

International Economics Division organizedvisits of international delegation, at variouslevels of the Planning Commission.

VIII. Follow up action on the implementationof:

� Memorandum of Understanding onCooperation Between NationalDevelopment and InnovationCommittee (NDIC) of Mongolia andPlanning Commission, India.

� India Africa Forum Summit Projects.

� Drafting of Memorandum ofUnderstanding on Cooperationbetween Planning Commission,India and Afghan Ministry ofEconomy.

IX. Papers/VIP letters/Cabinet Notesexamined:

� Survey on the effectiveness,efficiency and relevance of thesupport of the United Nations System.

� Theme topic "Enhancing RegionalEconomic Integration in Asia andthe Pacific: towards acomprehensive frame work".

� The recommendations made by CIIwith regard to FDI Policy inconstruction-development projectscan be broadly categorized in twocategories, namely, easing all hurdlesin the path of the FDI flow to theeconomy; and clarifying the existingguidelines.

� Issues concerning development ofVidarbha Region in Maharashtra.

� VIP letter from Member ofParliament requesting for specialconsideration to Natural Rubberfarming and to increase the 12th PlanOutlay to implement variousschemes.

� Review of FDI Policy in NBFCs -Permitting Foreign Investment incommodity broking - reg.

� Department of Economic Affairs'paper- "A Collaborative Partnership: India and IDA".

� Note on Overview of GlobalEconomic Environment and itsimplications on India

� Replies to the points picked up fromthe verbatim of deliberation inMeeting of the Standing Committeeon Finance to discuss the ApproachPaper to the 12th Plan held on 19thOctober, 2012

� Energy Sustainability WorkingGroup under G20.

� Cabinet Notes of Department ofCommerce, Ministry of Finance,Ministry of External Affairs andMinistry of Overseas Indian affairs,Ministry of Home Affairs.


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� Examination of Demand for Grants(2012-13) of the Ministry of Planning.

X. Meetings:

� Meetings for SFCs, EFCs proposalsof Department of Commerce,Ministry of External affairs andMinistry of Overseas Indian Affairs.

� Meetings of Half Yearly and AnnualPerformance Review and AnnualPlan of Department of Commerceand Ministry of External affairs andMinistry of Overseas Indian Affairs.

� Meetings of the Sub Committee andEmpowered committee of MarketAccess Affairs.

� Initiative Scheme of the DoC.

� The Annual meetings of HydroPower Projects in Bhutan.

� CNE meetings for proposals ofMinistry of External affairs andMinistry of Indian Overseas Meetingat working level with the ExecutiveSecretary, UN EconomicCommission for Africa.

� Inter-Ministerial meeting regardinga Pakistani proposal to hold a Forumon 'Pakistan and its Tradingneighbours: Transforming EconomicCooperation in 21st Century.

� Preparatory meeting to be taken bythe Cabinet Secretary to discussprobable points of interest of theCabinet Secretary of Bangladeshduring his visit to India.


4.15.1 Main Functions

1. The LEM Division primarily deals withmatters relating to employment and skill

development, including framing ofstrategies and policies. The Division alsoexamines schemes and programmesdealing with social security measures,rights of workers and legislative mattersin this regard.

2. Estimates of labour force, work force,employment and unemployment in thecountry are integral part of the planningexercise. Estimates are made on the basisof NSSO surveys and on the basis of thesesurveys and other assumptions,employment projections are made. TheLEM Division is responsible forassessment of employment andunemployment in the country for the FiveYear Plans. For the 12th Five Year Plan(2012-17), seven Working Groups were setup on labour related subjects out of whichone Working Group for "Employment,Planning & Policy", the inputs of whichwere used for preparing the Chapter titled"Employment and Skill Development" forthe 12th Plan document.

4.15.2 Skill Development

3. Presently, a three tier institutionalstructure exists under the initiative of"Coordinated Action on SkillDevelopment" with the Prime Minister'sNational Council on Skill Developmentas the apex body for policy directionsupported by the National SkillDevelopment Coordination Board(NSDCB) in Planning Commission forcoordinating and synergizing the efforts ofthe various Central Ministries, and theNational Skill Development Corporation(NSDC). State Skill Development Missionshave also been set up in the States/UTs.


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4. The National Skill DevelopmentCoordination Board (NSDCB) set upunder the Chairmanship of DeputyChairman, Planning Commission isresponsible for enumerating strategies toimplement the decisions of the PrimeMinister's National Council on SkillDevelopment, developing appropriateoperational guidelines and instructionsfor meeting the larger objectives of skilldevelopment needs of the country.

4.15.3 Regional Conferences on SkillDevelopment

5. The Planning Commission organised asecond round of Regional Conferenceson Skill Development on the directionof the National Skill DevelopmentCoordination Board to scale up the skilldevelopment activities of the State/UTgovernments initiated under the StateSkill Development Missions. TheseRegional Conferences were organised atHyderabad, Ahmedabad, Daman,Pachmarhi, Dehradun and Agartala.Major initiatives of State Governmentswhich emerged from these Conferencesincluded (i) A mission mode projecttitled Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu with 8 Sub-Missions with targeted beneficiariesincluding minorities, STs, differentlyabled people and monitoring of traineesthrough biometric attendance check(Andhra Pradesh); (ii) Conversion ofDistrict Employment Exchanges intoHuman Resource Development Centresencompassing functions of careercounselling, training providers for softskills and placement agencies(Karnataka); (iii) Kaushalya VardhanKendras for dealing with women specific

soft skills training useful to localrequirements (Gujarat); (iv) Use ofMobile Vans for providing training inremote areas and development of e-learning material in local language(Rajasthan); and (v) Rating of ITIs/ITCsbased on the certain performanceparameters (Madhya Pradesh) etc.

4.15.4 National Skill Development Authority

6. In order to give skilling of labour forcea renewed thrust the government has setup the National Skill DevelopmentAgency (NSDA).

Some of the major functions of this newautonomous agency would be to (i) takeall possible steps to meet skilling targetsas envisaged in the 12th Five Year Planand beyond; (ii) coordinate and harmonizethe approach to skill development amongvarious Central Ministries/Departments,State Governments, the National SkillDevelopment Corporation (NSDC) andthe private sector; and (iii) to ensure thatthe skilling needs of the disadvantaged andthe marginalized groups like SCs, STs,OBCs, minorities, women and differentlyabled persons are taken care of. The NSDAis located in the Ministry of Finance. ThePrime Minister's National Council on SkillDevelopment (PMNCSD), the NationalSkill Development Coordination Board(NSDCB) and the Office of the Adviser toPM on Skill Development has beensubsumed under the NSDA.

4.15.5 Other Major Activities

7. With the assistance of World Bank, theLEM Division has initiated acomprehensive study to ascertain thereasons behind unemployability of


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trained youth in India. The survey wouldcover 6 States to inter alia assess thereasons behind the unemployablity ofyouth in India even after undergoingvocational/skill training in variousinstitutes. In addition, the Survey wouldalso cover a comparative analysis ofIncome / employment prospects oftrained versus non-trained workers.

8. The LEM Division also undertook thepilot projects under the Central SectorScheme - "New Initiatives in SkillDevelopment through PPP" forinnovative skill initiatives in differentareas. These included:

(i) An action research project to developa skill development system forprofessionalization of traditional artskill in Madhubani District in Bihar for300 artists of villages of Simri throughGuru-Shishya parampara, story-tellingtechniques and negotiation/marketingskills to facilitate preservation ofcultural heritage.

(ii) A project by Central FootwearTraining Institute (CFTI), a societyunder Ministry of Micro, Mediumand Small Enterprises (MSME) forskill training of youth belonging tothe marginalized section for twomonths. The initiative resulted in90% placement of the students in theshoe industry.

(iii) A project for skill development intwo LWE affected districts ofOdisha.

(iv) A project for skill training of youthof backward communities in sportsgoods clusters in Meerut through

Process-cum-Product DevelopmentCentre (PPDC), Meerut.

9. The Division also coordinated with theMinistry of Labour & Employment forobtaining information on schemescovered under the Direct BenefitsTransfer (DBT) programme rolled outw.e.f. 1st January, 2013.

4.15.6 Schemes/Proposals examined by LEMDivision

10. The following schemes/proposals of theMinistry of Labour & Employment wereexamined by the LEM Division andcomments furnished during 2012-13:

i. Amendment to the Child Labour(Prohibition and Regulation) Act,1986.

ii. Statutory provision for NationalFloor Level Minimum Wage andother proposed amendments to theMinimum Wages Act, 1948.

iii. Amendments to the Mines Act,1952.

iv. Amendments to the Contract Labour(Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970and Contract Labour (Regulationand Abolition) Central Rules, 1971.

v. National Manufacturing Policy -Amendment to Section 25 FFF (1A)of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

vi. EFC proposal on Labour &Employment Statistical SystemScheme.

vii. EFC proposal on Skill DevelopmentInitiative Scheme.

viii.EFC proposal for the scheme -Establishment of Multi-SkillDevelopment Centres at Bengaluru& Gulbarga.

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ix. EFC proposal for the scheme - SkillDevelopment in 34 districts affectedby Left Wing Extremism.

x. Proposals for in-principle approvalfor the following central sectorschemes (a) Re-engineering ofNational Council for VocationalTraining (NCVT) and Developmentof National Vocational QualificationFramework (NVQF); (b)International Cooperation; (c) E-learning/Distance learning.

xi. Plan proposal titled "SwarnapravasYojana" of Ministry of Overseas IndianAffairs for in-principle approval.


11. The LEM Division functioned as a nodaldivision in the Planning Commission forthe administrative control and guidanceof the Institute of Applied ManpowerResearch (IAMR), an autonomous bodycarrying out training and researchactivities. The Division also representedthe Planning Commission in the (a)General Council, (b) Executive Council,and (c) Standing Committee on researchprogrammes of the Institute. TheInstitute is supported by Grants-in-aidby the Planning Commission.


4.16.1 Special Area Programmes are underimplementation to address special problemsfaced by the identified regions/areas due to theirdistinct geo-physical structure and poor socio-economic development. These include thefollowing:


4.16.2 The Hill Areas DevelopmentProgramme (HADP) is being implemented indesignated hill areas of Assam, West Bengal andTamil Nadu. The Western Ghats DevelopmentProgramme (WGDP) is being implemented in175 talukas of Western Ghats area comprisingpart of Maharashtra (63 talukas), Karnataka (40talukas), Tamil Nadu (33 talukas), Kerala (36talukas) and Goa (3 talukas). Special CentralAssistance under the programme is provided as90% grant and 10% State share. The fundsavailable under HADP are divided amongst thedesignated hill areas covered under theprogramme and the talukas covered under theWestern Ghats Development Programme(WGDP) in the proportion of 60:40. The mainobjectives of the programme are eco-preservation and eco-restoration with emphasison preservation of bio-diversity and rejuvenationof the hill ecology. For the hill areas coveredunder HADP, the sub-plan approach has beenadopted. The concerned State Governmentsprepare the total plan comprising of flow offunds from the State Plan and Special CentralAssistance made available under HADP. In thecase of WGDP, the schematic approach has beenfollowed since the taluka is the unit ofdemarcation in respect of which the flow offunds from State Plan is difficult to quantify.

4.16.3 During 2012-13, out of the approvedallocation of Rs.333.32 crore (Including grantportion of Rs.300 crore) for both theprogrammes, an amount of Rs. 275.00 crore hasbeen released to the State Governments towardsGrant portion of Special Central Assistance(SCA).

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4.16.4 The Border Area DevelopmentProgramme (BADP) covers border blocks ofseventeen States namely Arunachal Pradesh,Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh,Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya,Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim,Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and WestBengal. Special Central Assistance under theprogramme is provided as 100% grant for theexecution of the approved schemes.

4.16.5 The main objective of the programme isto meet the special needs of the people living inremote and inaccessible areas situated nearborder. The Programme is being administeredby the Department of Border Management,Ministry of Home Affairs.

4.16.6 During Annual Plan 2012-13, as againstthe allocation of Rs. 990 crore, the entireallocation has been released.


4.16.7 The Backward Regions Grant Fund(BRGF) was approved in 2006-07 to address thecauses of backwardness more holistically thanthe standard Government programmes. It aimsto help convergence and add value to otherprogrammes such as Bharat Nirman andMahatma Gandhi National Rural EmploymentGuarantee Programme, which are explicitlydesigned to meet rural infrastructure needs, butmay need supplementation to address criticalgaps which can come from the BRGF. TheBRGF seeks to bring about focuseddevelopment of identified backward districts byimplementing programmes, selected through

people's participation. Panchayati RajInstitutions (PRIs) at village, intermediate anddistrict level are responsible for planning andimplementation of BRGF in keeping with theletter and spirit of Article 243 G of theConstitution

4.16.8 The BRGF has two components,namely, i) District Component covering 272districts of 27 States (including 22 districtsapproved in June, 2012), administered by theMinistry of Panchayati Raj, and ii) SpecialPlans for (a) Bihar (b) the KBK districts ofOdisha (c) West Bengal and (d) IntegratedAction Plan (IAP) for Selected Tribal andBackward Districts administered by the MLPDivision of the Planning Commission andBundelkhand Package administered by theAgriculture Division of the PlanningCommission.


4.16.9 The District Component of the BRGFcovers 272 districts (including 22 districtslargely carved out of existing BRGF districts)which includes all the 147 districts covered bythe erstwhile Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana(RSVY), 150 districts covered by the erstwhileNational Food for Work Programme (NFFWP)and the 170 districts identified as backward onthe basis of socio-economic variables by theInter-Ministry Task Group (IMTG) onRedressing Growing Regional Imbalances, setup the Planning Commission in August, 2004.An allocation of Rs. 24110 crore has been madefor this component during the Eleventh FiveYear Plan period. This component has beenextended to 2012-13 with an allocation ofRs.5050 crore pending its restructuring for theremaining four years 2013-14 to 2016-17 of theTwelfth Five Year Plan.

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4.16.10 The Special Plan for Bihar wasformulated for implementation under RashtriyaSam Vikas Yojana on 100 per cent CentralAssistance basis to bring about improvement insectors like power, road connectivity, irrigation,forestry and watershed development.

Most of the projects are being implementedthrough Central agencies and the StateGovernment is implementing only some of theprojects through their Departments and alsooverseeing the implementation of all theseprojects. An allocation of Rs.1000 crore perannum is being made for this component duringthe Eleventh Plan period. However, thisallocation has been enhanced to Rs.2000 crorefor 2010-11 and Rs.1468 crore for Annual Plan2011-12. The Special Plan has been extendedto 2012-13 with an allocation of Rs.1500 croreto meet the balance cost of the projects.


4.16.11 The KBK region of Odisha comprisesof the undivided Kalahandi, Bolangir andKoraput districts which have now beenreorganized into eight districts, namely,Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur,Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri andRayagada. The Planning Commission has beenproviding Additional Central Assistance to thisregion since 1998-99. To make the planning andimplementation process more effective, the StateGovernment were advised to prepare a SpecialPlan for KBK region using a project basedapproach and innovative delivery andmonitoring system. The State Government isaccordingly preparing the Special Plan for the

KBK districts since the year 2002-03. TheSpecial Plan focuses on tackling the problemsof drought proofing, livelihood support,connectivity, health, education etc. An allocationof Rs.250 crore per annum was being made forthis component during the Tenth Plan period.The same allocation is being protected duringthe Eleventh Plan period with annual allocationof Rs.130 crore under the Special Plan andRs.120 crore under the District Component ofthe Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF). TheSpecial Plan has been extended to 2012-13 withan allocation of Rs.250 crore.


4.16.12 The Special Plan for West Bengal hasbeen approved by the Government for which anamount of Rs.8750 crore allocated as centralassistance under the State Component of BRGFto address the developmental needs of thebackward regions of the State, through focusedprojects starting from the financial year of2011-12. The project proposals relate toHousing, Power, Water Supply & Sanitation,Health, Transport and Education.


4.16.13 The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for60 Selected Tribal and Backward Districts wasapproved by the Government on 25.11.2010.The scheme is an ACA on 100% grant basis.The IAP was implemented with a block grantof Rs.25 crore in 2010-11 and is beingimplemented with Rs.30 crore per district during2011-12 and 2012-13 for which the funds areplaced at the disposal of the Committee headedby the District Collector and consisting of theSuperintendent of Police of the District and theDistrict Forest Officer. Presently, the IAP covers82 districts of nine States.

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4.16.14 The District-level Committees havebeen given flexibility to spend the amount fordevelopment schemes according to need, asassessed by it. The Committee has to draw up aPlan consisting of concrete proposals for publicinfrastructure and services such as SchoolBuildings, Anganwadi Centers, Primary HealthCenters, Drinking Water Supply, Village Roads,Electric lights in public places such as PHCsand schools, etc. The schemes so selected willshow results in the short term. The DevelopmentCommissioner / equivalent officer in charge ofdevelopment in the State is responsible forscrutiny of expenditure and monitoring of theIAP. Macro-level monitoring of the IAP is to becarried out by the Committee headed by theSecretary, Planning Commission.

4.16.15 The implementation of the IAP isreviewed by the Planning Commission throughvideo conferences/meetings with the ChiefSecretaries/Development Commissioners of theStates concerned and the District Collectors/District Magistrates of the selected districts. Thefinancial and physical performance uploaded bythe districts on the Management InformationSystem (MIS) isalso reviewed in these video conferences/meetings to ensure that there is a visible impacton the ground in the short term.


4.16.16 The involvement of the community inplanning, execution and monitoring of thedevelopmental programmes is imperative forplanning and effective programmeimplementation. The Government has taken anumber of steps to promote people'sparticipation in decision-making processes inareas that impinge on daily lives of people.Panchayati Raj Institutions have emerged as an

important vehicle for community participationin development programmes. The 73rd and 74thConstitution Amendment Acts providedconstitutional status to the Panchayati RajInstitutions and clearly articulated their role ingovernance of the country. The StateGovernments were expected to empowerPanchayati Raj Institutions by devolvingadequate functions, functionaries and financialresources in consonance of functions assignedto each tier of the Panchayati Raj set up.

4.16.17 The Ministry of Panchayati Raj, set upto carry forward the process of empowermentof PRIs, has played an active role in sensitizingthe Central Ministries and the StateGovernments on the need to recognize thecentrality of the panchayats in their sphere ofactivity and to provide space to the PRIs in theirprogrammes. The Ministry has taken a numberof steps to devolve functions to PRIs in line withconstitutional mandate.

4.16.18 A new scheme namely the Rajiv GandhiPanchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA)has been launched to strengthen Panchayatsacross the country. Three important activitieswhich are to be funded are i) provision ofadministrative and technical support at thegram panchayat level which will fill mostcritical gaps in the functioning of Panchayats,ii) strengthening of the institutional structurefor training; and iii) capacity building of gramsabhas in PESA areas.

4.16.19 An outlay of 300 crore has beenapproved for the Annual Plan 2012-13 of theMinistry for various schemes including those forPanchayat Empowerment and Accountability,Training of Functionaries of DPCs and ZilaParishads, Panchayat Mahila and Yuva ShaktiAbhiyan, Media and Publicity etc.

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4.17.1 A new Minorities Division has beencreated in the Planning Commission w.e.f. 6thDecember, 2012. The Division is primarilyresponsible to provide overall policy andguidance in formulation of plans andprogrammes towards social, educational andeconomic empowerment of Minorities.

Minorities Empowerment

4.17.2. Outlay of the Ministry of MinorityAffairs has been substantially enhanced fromRs. 2850 crore in 2011-12 to Rs. 3135 crore in2012-13 for implementation of the variousongoing and new schemes. In pursuance of thePrime Minister's New 15 - Point Programme,Ministry of Minority Affairs implements threescholarship schemes viz., i) Pre-Matricscholarship scheme; ii) Post Matricscholarships beyond class X to promoteeducation among economically backwardsections of minority communities and iii)Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemesfor minority students for pursuing courses ingraduate and professional courses. Under thesescholarship schemes 30 percent of totalscholarships are earmarked for Minorities girls.Multi-sectoral Development programme(MsDP) is being implemented in identifiedMinority Concentrated Districts (MCDs). Thepurpose of the scheme is to improve the socio-economic conditions and quality of life ofpeople belonging to minorities in particularand, the disadvantaged segments of society ingeneral. The quality of life of people in theidentified 'development deficit' districts wouldbe improved by way of making provisionsunder district specific plans for betterinfrastructure for education, sanitation, pucca

housing, drinking water and electricity supply,

besides beneficiary oriented schemes for

creating income generating opportunities.

4.17.3 Planning Commission constituted a

Steering Committee on the 'Empowerment of

the Minorities for the formulation of Twelfth

Five Year Plan (2012-2017)' under the

Chairpersonship of Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member,

Minorities, Planning Commission. The Steering

Committee report was uploaded on the website

of Planning Commission.

4.17.4. Twelfth Plan 2012-17 Chapter on

Empowerment of Minorities has been finalized

and incorporated in the Plan Document which

was duly approved by NDC in December 2012.

4.17.5 The Planning Commission constituted

Assessment & Monitoring Authority (AMA)

on 4th May, 2011 under the Chairpersonship

of Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning

Commission. The objective of the AMA is to

evaluate the extent of development benefits

which accrue to different Socio-religious

Communities (SRCs) through various


4.17.6 Detailed discussion was held with the

Ministry of Minority Affairs with regard to the

finalisation of the Annual Plan 2012-13.

Subsequently, scheme- wise allocation of the

approved outlay for the Annual Plan was also

finalized in consultation with the Ministry.

4.17.7 To finalise the State Annual Plans 2012-13,

Working Group meetings/ discussions were held

under the Chairmanship of Adviser (SJE), which

were attended by the state representatives. Besides,

reviewing the progress of various programmes and

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policies, the Working Groups also made an

assessment of the financial requirements for each

State and recommended allocation of the resources

for the sector and the brief notes were prepared,

which provided inputs for the meetings between

the State Chief Ministers and the Deputy Chairman,

Planning Commission for finalization of Annual

Plans of States and UTs.

4.17.8 Minorities Division examined six

Standing Finance Committee (SFC) & nine

Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)

proposals in close consultation with Project

Appraisal and Management Division (PAMD).

Minorities Division also prepared comments on

3 proposals submitted by the Ministry for

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs



4.18.1 The PCMD coordinates activities of allthe Divisions of the Planning Commission. Ithas the responsibility of coordinating theformulation and preparation of Five Year Plans,Annual Plans, sectoral allocation of the CentralSector Plan, preparation of Annual Report of thePlanning Commission and coordination ofParliamentary work. The meetings of theInternal Planning Commission, the Full PlanningCommission and the National DevelopmentCouncil are also coordinated by the Plan Co-ordination Division.

4.18.2 The PCMD organized the Full PlanningCommission Meeting and NationalDevelopment Council Meetings scheduledrespectively on 15th September, 2012 and 27thDecember, 2012 under the Chairmanship ofHon'ble Prime Minister to discuss and approve

the draft Twelfth Five Year Plan Document.

4.18.3 The final plan outlay of the CentralMinistries / Departments of 2012-13 wasrecommended to the Ministry of Finance forincorporation into the Union Budget 2012-13. ThePCMD also drafted the guidelines for preparationof Annual Plan 2013-14 and accordingly theCentral Ministries/Departments were requested toformulate Annual Plan 2013-14. Annual Plan 2012-13 discussions for finalization of Outlays of thevarious Ministries / Departments were initiatedduring December, 2012.

4.18.4 The Division compiled and consolidatedthe information and material with respect todifferent sectors of the economy for thepreparation of Annual Plan Document 2012-13.

4.18.5 It is obligatory to place the Annual Reportof Planning Commission on the PublicationCounters of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha fordistribution among the Hon'ble Members ofParliament of both the Houses every year. AnnualReport for 2011-12 was prepared and placed onthe Publication Counters of both the Houses ofParliament during Budget Session 2011.Preparation of Annual Report 2012-13 is inProgress. The English and Hindi versions of thereport will be made available to Members ofParliament simultaneously before the demandsfor Grants are referred to the DepartmentalStanding Committees for consideration. Requisitenumber of copies will also be sent to bothSecretariats of the Parliament for placing themin both the Houses of Parliament.

4.18.6 The information sought by theStanding Committee on Finance on Demands-for-Grants was furnished for consideringPlanning Commission's Annual Planproposals 2012-13.

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4.18.7 The subject of CSS is being coordinatedby the Plan Coordination and ManagementDivision. Hence the B.K. Chaturvedi Committeeon Restructuring of Centrally SponsoredSchemes submitted its report to PCMD and adraft note on the report was circulated to InternalPlanning Commission and Full PlanningCommission for consideration. Thereafter, afterincorporating suggestions, a Cabinet Note on theBK Committee Report was prepared andcirculated to the Ministries/Departmentsconcerned. Consolidated comments/observations received from the Ministries/Departments were incorporated in the revisedCabinet note and PCMD is in the process offinalizing the revised cabinet note.


4.18.8 Parliament Section deals withParliament Questions, Calling Attention Notices,Half-an-Hour discussions, Resolutions, PrivateMembers' Bills, No-Day-Yet-Named Motions,Matters raised in Lok Sabha under Rule 377 andby way of Special Mention in Rajya Sabha,Parliament Assurances, Meetings ofParliamentary Committees, Standing Committeeon Finance, Laying of Reports and papers in boththe Houses of Parliament, arranging temporaryand Session-wise General and Official Gallerypasses for the Officers of Planning Commission;and other work of Planning Commission relatedto Parliament including Issues likely to be raisedin Parliament, Government Business andprocurement of Budget Document, Rail Budget,Economic Survey and President's Speech to boththe Houses of Parliament, for distributionamongst Deputy Chairman, Members andofficers of Planning Commission. ParliamentSection also do the needful regarding PrimeMinister's Briefing pertaining to Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha Starred Questions.

4.18.9 During the year this Section arranged toget approval of MOS (Planning) for 26 Starred& 397 Unstarred Questions and got prepared setsfor Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha in time. Alsouploaded the same number of questions on theweb portal of Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha.Necessary arrangements were made for themeeting of the Standing Committee on Financeon Demands for Grants 2012-13 of the Ministryof Planning. Follow up action onrecommendations of Standing Committee wastaken and Statement on Action Taken Report(53rd) was sent to Parliament. Annual Report2010-11 of IAMR (Institute of AppliedManpower Research), Annual Report 2011-12of IEG, Outcome Budget 2012-13 and Demandsfor grants 2012-13 of Ministry of Planning werelaid on both the Houses of Parliament. AnnualReport (2011-12) of Planning Commission werecirculated to MPs of both Houses of Parliamentthrough Publication Counters. Twenty-oneAssurances given in Lok Sabha and ThirteenAssurances in Rajya Sabha were fulfilled duringthe period. This Section also coordinated forsending reply to the concerned MPs regardingsix Matters raised under Rule 377 in Lok Sabhaand three Matters raised by way of SpecialMention in Rajya Sabha.


4.19.1 Power Unit

� Briefs were prepared on several agendascirculated by the Ministry of Power forthe consideration by the EmpoweredGroup of Ministers (EGoM). Some ofthe proposals were on Ultra Mega PowerProject, Sub-Committee on Financialissues, Power sector issues.

� Issue raised by the Chief Ministers in the57th NDC meeting on inadequate

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availability of coal and natural gas forthe existing operating plants anduncertainty regarding long term linkagefor upcoming power projects during the12th plan were followed up with theState Govt.

� Participated in the Expert Groupconstituted under the Chairmanship ofMember (Energy) on the ̀ Turnaround ofthe Distribution Utilities of focus States'.

� Examination of proposals of CCEA/PIB/EFC/SFC of projects and other policyissues related to Power Sector andconvey views of Planning Commissionto the concerned.

� Inputs were provided for the preparationof a Note for the Committee ofSecretaries (CoS) in consultation withthe Ministry of Power for approval onthe "Key Policy Targets of PowerSector" for the Year 2012-13.

� Prepared a background note for themonitorable quarter-wise targets takenby Member (Energy) with Secretary,Ministry of Power.

� The Officers in the unit participated in thePerformance Review, MoU Meetings of thesector, Steering Committee on Re-structured Accelerated Power Developmentand Reform Programme (R-APDRP) andRajiv Gandhi Grameen VidyutikaranYojana (RGGVY).

� The Unit examined the status ofimplementation of major ongoing projectsand conveyed views of the PlanningCommission to the respective Ministries.

� Participated in the meeting of the TaskForce on Peaking Power Plants andCreation of Adequate System Reserves.

� Participated in the Inter-MinisterialGroup under the chairmanship ofSecretary, Ministry of Water Resourcesto evolve a suitable framework to guideand accelerate the development ofhydropower in the North East.

� The officers of the unit participated inthe financial resources & working groupmeetings, seminars, workshops andconferences.

4.19.2 Coal Unit

� The coal unit was assigned to do

servicing to Group of Minister (GoM)

headed by Finance Minister to consider

environmental and developmental

issues relating to coal mining and other

developmental projects. GoM in turn

constituted a Committee under the

Chairmanship of Member (Energy) to

deliberate on the TOR of the GoM and

suggest solutions. The Committee held

detailed discussions with all the

stakeholders and submitted its report to

GoM. Most of the Recommendations of

the Committee have been accepted by


� The issue of relocation of the North

Karanpura Power Project was also

referred by the Cabinet Secretariat to the

above mentioned GoM. In turn GoM

constituted a Committee under the

Chairmanship of Member (Energy) to

deliberate on the issue and recommend

a suitable solution acceptable to all.

Detailed discussions were held with both

the Ministry of Power and Ministry of

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Coal and final report is submitted to the

GoM for its consideration.

� Examination of status of implementation

of major coal and lignite ongoing

projects and bringing out the issues for

consideration in the Quarterly

Performance Review (QPR) meetings

held in Planning Commission under the

chairmanship of Member (Energy).

� Examination of VIP references/

parliament questions / parliament

assurances and other inter-sectoral

policy issues related to the development

of coal and lignite sector.

� Examination of proposals of CCEA/PIB/

IMG of coal mining projects and other

policy issues related to Coal Sector and

convey views of Planning Commission

to the concerned.

� Participated in the meetings for

allotment of coal blocks through

competitive bidding, pool pricing for

coal Standing Linkage Committee

(Long-Term) for Thermal Power Plants;

Cement Plants & Sponge iron; Inter-

Ministerial Group; etc. to convey the

views of Planning Commission for

taking investment decisions etc.

� Compilation and analysis of data for

formulation of Annual Plan 2013-14 of

Ministry of Coal, Inter-Ministerial

discussion to arrive at the coal demand

for the year and review the performance

of coal consuming sector and coal

producing companies for the previous


� The Officers in the unit participated inthe Performance Review, MoU Meetingsof the sector and in various seminars oncoal and energy sector organized bydifferent research Institutes.

� The officers of the Unit have participatedin the meeting on Standing LinkageCommittee (Long-Term) for ThermalPower Plants, Cement Plants & Spongeiron to convey the view of PlanningCommission.

4.19.3 Petroleum & Natural Gas unit:

The unit was involved in the followingassignments during the year 2012-13:

a) Servicing and preparing the AgendaNote on implementation of IntegratedEnergy Policy for its review by theCabinet Secretary

b) Reviewing Half Yearly Performance ofAnnual Plan 2012-13 of the MOP&NG

c) Finalizing Annual Plan 2013-14 w.r.tMinistry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Sector.

d) Organizing an International Conferenceon Clean Energy at Delhi (DCEC-12).This event was organized as a pre-cursorto the scheduled Clean EnergyMinisterial in April, 2013.

e) Examining the various Cabinet notes andpolicy related papers related toPetroleum & Natural Gas Sector on thesubject listed below:

a. Pricing of Petroleum Products andNatural Gas

b. International gas pipeline project;TAPI

c. Overseas oil & gas assetsacquisitions by OVL

d. Import of gas in the form of LNGfrom other countries

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e. New Exploration Licensing Policy

f. Strategic crude oil storages in thecountry

g. Simultaneous operations ofHydrocarbons

h. Exploration & exploitation of CoalBed Methane (CBM) from areasunder coal mining lease allotted toCoal India Ltd

i. Direct Cash Benefit Transfersubsidy on LPG and kerosene

j. Pricing of Bio-ethanol

k. EGoM Note on interse priorityallocation of Krishna Godawari-D6(KG-D6) gas.

l. Prepared base paper on "shale gasin India-challenges and prospects"and circulated to other ministries fortheir comments and observations.

m. Dealing matters related to Parliamentquestions/VIP references.

n. Preparing Petroleum & Natural GasChapter for 12th Five Year PlanDocument.

o. Dealing issues related to the Indo-US, Indo-Australia and Indo-CanadaEnergy Dialogues and otherinternational cooperation's. The unitalso coordinated the work of "PolicyCoordination Working Group" underIndo-China SED framework.

4.19.4 Renewable Unit

The unit was involved in:

a) Preparing Renewable Energy Chapterfor 12th Five Year Plan Document.

b) Finalizing the Annual Plan for FY 2013-14 on Renewable Energy.

c) Examination of Proposals for creating

new institutions under the supervision

of MNRE, including National Institute

of Solar Energy and the Bio Energy

Corporation of India.

d) Reviewing the Half Yearly Performance

of Annual Plan 2012-13 of MNRE

e) Dealing with EFC notes on Solar, Wind

and Biomass projects

f) Examination of proposals under

National Clean Energy Funds (NCEF).

Majority of proposals submitted for

NCEF were on the subject matter related

to development of renewable energy.



4.20.1. Project Appraisal and Management

Division in the Planning Commission was set

up in 1972 to institutionalize the system of

project appraisal in Government of India. The

PAMD has been assigned to discharge the

following functions;

� Prescribe guidelines and developformats for the submission of proposalsfor projects and programmes for technoeconomic appraisal;

� Undertake support research studies toimprove the methodology and procedurefor appraisal of projects andprogrammes;

� Undertake techno economic appraisal ofmajor projects and programmes in thepublic sectors; and

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� Assist Central ministries in establishingproper procedures for preparation ofreports of projects and programmes.


4.20.2. As a part of techno-economic appraisal,PAMD conducts comprehensive appraisal of Planschemes and projects costing `Rs 100 crore andabove and prepares appraisal notes in consultationwith the subject divisions of the PlanningCommission. The stipulated timeframe for issueof Appraisal Note by PAMD is four weeks fromthe date of receipt of EFC/PIB memo. Theappraisal by PAMD facilitates decision-makingin respect of projects/schemes considered by thePublic Investment Board (PIB), the ExpenditureFinance Committee (EFC) and the Committee ofPublic Investment Board (CPIB), depending uponthe nature and size of proposals. The Divisionalso appraises proposals of Ministry of Railwayscosting Rs 300 crore and above to be consideredby the Expanded Board of Railways (EBR).Revised cost estimate (RCE) proposals are alsoappraised by the Division to analyze the factorsattributed to cost and time overruns and theirimpact on viability.

4.20.3. The financial limits of Appraisal Forumsand Approval Authority for different categoriesof Schemes/Projects w.e.f. 1st April 2010 aregiven below.

Appraisal Forum (limits in R crore)

< 25.0 Ministry in normal course

≥≥≥≥≥ 25.0 & < 100.0 Standing Finance Committee (SFC)

≥≥≥≥≥ 100.0 & < 300.0 Expenditure FinanceCommittee (EFC) chaired by

Secretary of Administrative Ministry/Department.

≥≥≥≥≥ 300.0 Public Investment Board (PIB)/Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) chairedby Secretary (Expenditure); projects/schemeswhere financial returns are quantifiable will beconsidered by PIB and others by EFC.

Limit of Approval Forum (R crore)

< 25.0 Secretary of Administrative Ministry/Department.

≥≥≥≥≥ 25.0 & < 150.0 Minister-in-Charge ofMinistry/Department.

≥≥≥≥≥ 150.0 & < 300.0 Minister-in-Charge ofMinistry/Department & Minister of Finance.

≥≥≥≥≥ 300.0 Cabinet/Cabinet Committee onEconomic Affairs (CCEA).

Note: The financial limits as above are withreference to the total size of the

Project/Scheme, which may include budgetarysupport, Internal Resources,

External aid, Loans and so on.

Highlights (2012-13)

✓ 143 Appraisal Notes on EFC/PIB proposals involving outlay of R605655.13 crore have beenissued during April-January 2013.

✓ PAMD examined 21 Cabinet /CCEA Notes and 6 SFC proposals and offered comments duringApril-January 2013 .

✓ PAMD processed and tendered advice on 81 proposals of in-principle approval and attended6 Standing Committee meetings on Time & Cost Overrun during April-January, 2013.

✓ 80 EFC/PIB/EBR meetings were attended by Adviser (PAMD) or nominated Officers of PAMD.

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4.20.4. With a view to streamlining the procedurefor introduction of new schemes in the Plan,Planning Commission had devised and issuedguidelines for the 11th Plan vide U.O. No. N-11016/4/2006-PC dated 29.08.2006 to allSecretaries of Central Ministries/Departments, Pr.Advisers/Sr. Consultants/Advisers in the PlanningCommission for guidance and compliance. As perthese guidelines, Scheme/project/additionalcomponent in an existing scheme, which couldnot be included in the Five year Plan withadequate provision, would require 'in principle'approval of the Planning Commission (specificapproval of Secretary) before the Ministries/Departments seek appraisal and approval of theappropriate authorities for taking up the scheme/project. The schemes/projects of Ministry ofPower and Coal are exempted from 'in principleapproval mechanism.

4.20.5. Based on these guidelines, PAMD hadissued detailed guidelines to the subjectDivisions within Planning Commission vide UOO-14015/1/2011-PAMD dated 06.06.2012 and26.07.2012 to be followed in processingproposals of 'in principle' approval.

� 'In principle' would be necessary for theCentral Sector, Centrally Sponsoredprojects/schemes that are not includedin the Twelfth Plan document.

� 'In principle' approval of PlanningCommission is not required for newschemes/projects of Ministry of Powerand Ministry of Coal.

� In principle approval of PlanningCommission is required for newschemes/ projects irrespective of theircost estimates/outlays.

� No proposal for introduction of a newCentrally Sponsored Scheme which has anoutlay of less than Rs.300 crore per annumshould be considered for 'In-principle'approval except in a case where a Ministry/Department proposes to carry out a pilotproject for a specified time period.

� The Subject Divisions should consider thepossibility of modification of existingschemes and convergence of schemes toachieve the objectives of the proposedschemes before considering 'in principle'approval. In addition, issues such asfinancial tie-ups, classification of thescheme as Centrally Sponsored/CentralSector and commitment of State Govtsfor implementation of a new CentrallySponsored Scheme, should be examinedat the 'in principle approval' stage andresolved to avoid embarrassment atappraisal/ approval stage.

� The subject division should first examinethe proposal received from the Ministryas per guidelines and consult otherrelated subject divisions and PAMDinvariably, before the 'in principle'approval of Secretary, PlanningCommission is sought.

� It is to be ensured that process of 'inprinciple' approval is completed withinthe time frame of four weeks from thedate of receipt of proposal fromMinistry/Department.

4.20.6. Further rationalization was conveyedvide UO O-14015/1/2011-PAMD dated10.10.2012.

� In order to fast track priority proposalsand weed out proposals withoutsufficient merit/funds, it was decided

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that all new schemes seeking IPA wouldbe examined in SFC/EFC Format withclear indication of funding in the 12thPlan. This has ensured fast trackprocessing of priority proposals withinavailable funds during 2012-13.


4.20.7. With a view to cut down delays inappraisal of project proposals and to ensure PIB/EFC decision within stipulated timeframe offour weeks of receipt of PIB/EFC Memorandumfrom the Departments/Ministries, PAMD hasissued revised procedure for processing EFC/PIB proposals within Planning Commission videU.O. No.O-14015/1/2006-PAMD dated 22ndNovember 2007. Highlights of revisedprocedure are as follows:

(a) PAMD would act as managementadviser to the EFC/PIB after the receiptof EFC/PIB Memo. Based on theinformation given in the EFC/PIB Memoand other information obtained,appraisal will be done and managementadvice tendered to EFC/PIB.

(b) In order to ensure that the appraisalcarried out by the PAMD iscomprehensive and meaningful projectauthorities/Administrative Ministrieshave already been requested to submitonly such proposals, which are completein all respects. However, in case whereEFC/PIB Memo does not containrelevant information, PAMD willidentify such gaps and call for suchinformation from the Ministries.

(c) The outer limit for giving managementadvice by the PAMD has been fixed at 4

weeks from the date of receipt of EFC/PIBMemo. In case management advice fromPAMD is not given within 4 weeks' time,EFC/PIB meeting could be fixed and theirviews obtained during the meeting.

4.20.8. PAMD appraised 143 EFC/PIB/EBRproposals involving outlays of R 605655.13crore were appraised during 2012-13 (April-January 2013), as compared to 94 such proposalsinvolving outlays of R 374680.95 crore in 2011-12, which includes new as well as revised costproposals.

Facts And Figures for 2012-13 (April-January,2013)

a. No. of projects appraised: 143

b. Cost involved: R 605655.13 crore

c. Number of projects appraised in

- Agriculture: 8 (1.08%)

- Energy 9 (16.67%)

- Transport 30 (15.68%)

- Industry 10 (3.94%)

- S & T 2 (0.05%)

- Social Sector 42 (51.57%)

- Communication 9 (1.35%)

- Others 33 (9.66%)

TOTAL 143(100%)

4.20.9. PAMD has embarked upon an exerciseto consolidate Central Sector Schemes byintegrating existing new initiatives for a morecomprehensive addressing of sectoral problemand desired outcomes. Ministries are requestedto rationalize schemes in line with budget lineto avoid multiplicity of schemes.

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4.20.10. PAMD has carried out a comprehensivereview of on-going schemes of PlanningCommission and recommended merger,weeding out and consolidation of schemesbefore they are considered for approval for 12thPlan. Detailed appraisal of Integrated ActionPlan Scheme of Planning Commission for LWEStates was undertaken by PAMD.

4.20.11. Although Deptt of Space and Deptt ofAtomic Energy are out of the EFC/PIB appraisalsystem, the representative of PAMD has beennominated as invitee member on the SPAC(Standing Project Appraisal Committee) of theseDepartments. To facilitate in decision makingin respect of their scheme and projects from thecurrent year.

4.20.12. Committee on Hill states: In pursuanceof direction from the Prime Minister, aCommittee has been constituted under thechairmanship of Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member,and Planning Commission to StudyDevelopment in Hill States arising fromManagement of Forest Lands with Special focuson Creation of Infrastructure, Livelihood and

S.No. Sector 2011-12 2012-13 (Upto Jan.13)

Nos. Cost (Rs cr.) % Nos. Cost (Rs. Cr.) %

1 Agriculture 5 2355.43 0.63 8 6558.00 1.08

2 Energy 5 6740.32 1.80 9 100981.74 16.67

3 Transport 23 27240.51 7.27 30 94978.01 15.68

4 Industry 13 20079.00 5.36 10 23832.91 3.94

5 S&T 4 1128.37 0.30 2 308.42 0.05

6 Social Services 22 283415.21 75.64 42 312325.75 51.57

7 Communication 2 313.00 0.08 9 8165.00 1.35

8 Others # 20 33409.11 8.92 33 58505.30 9.66

Total 94 374680.95 100.00 143 605655.13 100.00

Human Development. PAMD is the convenorof the Committee.

4.20.13. Refinement of Appraisal Mechanism:PAMD undertakes refinement of appraisalmethodology from time to time. A study wasassigned accordingly to IIM, Bangalore onEvaluation on Framework of Appraisal ofProjects. The study report is underexamination in PAMD to formulate necessaryguidelines towards improvement of appraisalmechanism.

4.20.14. Training: Officers of PAMD have beendeputed as faculty members for impartingtraining to the officers PSUs/States on projectappraisal mechanism in Workshops organizedby Ministry of Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation, NASA etc. from time to time.

4.20.15. The Sectoral distribution of projectsappraised during the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 (April-January 2013) is given in the table asAnnexed.

Information pertaining to major groups ofsectors is summarized below:

# Includes Home Affairs & D/o Personnel, Tourism, Commerce, E&F, Justice, Water Resources, NER, ConsumerAffairs, Finance, Administrative Reforms, External Affairs, Planning Commission, UIDAI and Statistics&Programme Implementation etc.

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S.No. SECTORS 2011-12 2012-13 (up to Jan.13)No. Cost (Rs cr.) No. Cost (Rs cr.)

AGRICULTURE1 Agriculture & Allied Sectors 5 2355.43 8 6558.00

ENERGY2 Power 5 6740.32 7 86105.743 Petroleum & Natural Gas4 New & Renewable Energy - - 2 14876.00

TRANSPORT5 Railways 9 10650.10 7 88796.706 Surface Transport 9 14643.13 20 5731.257 Civil Aviation 2 182.27 1 149.958 Shipping 3 1765.01 2 300.11

INDUSTRY9 Industry & SSI 3 1177.02 2 1179.0010 Steel & Mines11 Petro Chemicals & Fertilizers 1 8879.21 - -12 Textiles 4 7391.55 2 12403.0013 Food Processing 5 2631.22 6 10250.91

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY14 Bio-Technology - - 1 158.4215 Science & Technology 2 589.7016 Earth Sciences 2 538.67 1 150.00

SOCIAL SERVICES17 HRD/Culture 5 3075.00 5 33213.0018 Youth Affairs & Sports - - 3 963.9319 Health & Family Welfare 7 3185.04 9 58658.3520 Women & Child Dev. 3 257895.00 1 5000.0021 Labour - - 3 4905.1622 Social Justice 1 7750.00 4 6165.0023 Urban Development 2 6146.00 5 42983.67 24 Rural Development 2 4046.00 6 77764.6425 Minority Affairs 1 750.00 3 18230.0026 Tribal Affairs - - 1 2229.0027 Drinking Water Supply - - 1 58716.0028 Food & Public Distribution 1 568.17 1 3497.00

COMMUNICATION29 Information & Broadcasting 1 166.00 6 2207.0030 Post - - 1 4900.0031 Information Technology 1 147.00 1 280.0032 Communication - - 1 778.00

OTHERS33 Home Affairs 4 10582.64 10 16202.9934 Personnel & Training - - 1 287.0335 Commerce 3 542.3836 Environment & Forests 1 133.00 3 1095.6237 Water Resources 3 4207.55 14 33262.7538 North Eastern Region (DONER) 6 1473.19 2 618.9039 Finance/Corporate Affairs 1 100.00 - -40 Planning Commission 2 16370.35 1 5061.0041 External Affairs - - 2 1977.01

Total 94 374680.95 143 605655.13

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Major Activities in the Perspective PlanningDivision

4.21.1. The work of Perspective PlanningDivision relates to the overall integration of theplan into macro-economic framework delineatingpossibilities and constraints; and projecting along-term vision of development in terms ofpotentials, constraints and critical issues.

4.21.2. The Division assists the Commission inplanning and policy issues, which span acrossmultiple sectors of the economy. To bring aboutinter sectoral consistency in the plans, a systemof plan models and sub-models is used. Theexercise done in the Division helps in evolvingthe overall macro-economic framework, withprojection for savings, investment, imports,exports, government finances as well as socialdevelopment indicators etc.

4.21.3. The Division as a part of its regularactivities:

(i) Prepares an overall framework formedium and long term plans byanalyzing implications of long termobjectives for the appropriate strategy ofdevelopment;

(ii) Studies consistency between planobjectives and plan allocation,conformity of regional distribution ofpublic sector outlays with the regionalneeds of development, effect of pricerise on consumption level of people indifferent income groups, trends insaving, investment and growth ineconomy, trends in foreign trade and theimplications of various development inthe economy for public investment;

(iii) Estimates State-wise poverty ratios forurban and rural areas separately on thebasis of Monthly Per capitaConsumption Expenditure ( MPCE) dataobtained from large sample survey onHousehold Consumption Expenditureconducted by National Sample SurveyOffice (NSSO) and analyze the changesin the poverty indices;

(iv) Examines alternative poverty ratios andindices computed by variousCommittees, Expert Groups etc. as wellas by international bodies.

(v) Assists the Planning Commission informing its views on technical issuespertaining to planning process, shift ofa public sector programme from Non-Plan to Plan side of Governmentexpenditure and vice-versa, inter-government resource transfers and otherissues relating to fiscal federalism;

(vi) Contributes to the response by PlanningCommission on issues pertaining toPlanning Process posed by Parliament,forum of economists and States,delegation from National PlanningCommissions from other countries andtrans-national institutions through therespective nodal Ministries.

(vii) Nodal Division in the PlanningCommission for Plan proposals forMinistry of Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation and Registrar Generalof India.

(viii) Nodal Division for SAARCDevelopment Goals (SDG)

(ix) Nodal Division for MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDG).

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4.21.4 The Division represents PlanningCommission in:

(i) Governing Council of NSSO

(ii) Governing Council of Indian StatisticalInstitute

(iii) Advisory Committee on NationalAccounts of CSO

(iv) National Statistical Commission

(v) Governing Board of the Institute ofEconomic Growth ( IEG), New Delhi.

(vi) Advisory Committee of Planning andPolicy Research Unit (PPRU) of theIndian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre.

(vii) Task force for the component onidentifying the specific requirement ofstrengthening of State Statistical Bureauof the World Bank assisted 'IndiaStatistical Strengthening Project'.

(viii) Inter-Ministerial Expert Committee tofinalize framework for compilation andreporting of the MillenniumDevelopment Indicators set up by theMinistry of Statistics & P.I.

4.21.5. The Officers of the Division have beenassociated with the following activities:-

(i) Submitted the Report of the Sub Groupto look into the reasons for variation inthe growth rates of components of Indexof Industrial Production under the newseries based on 2004-05 viz-a-viz 1993-94 series, under the chairmanship of ShriRamesh Kolli, Former ADG, NAD, CSO.

(ii) Submitted the Report of Expert Group torecommend the detailed methodology forIdentification of Families Living Below

Poverty Line in the Urban Areas underthe Chairmanship of Prof. S.R. Hashim.

(iii) Submitted the Report of the Working-Group on Estimation of Investment, itsComposition and Trend for TwelfthFive-Year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17).

(iv) Submitted the Report of the Working-Group on Issues relating to Growth andDevelopment at Sub-national Level forTwelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17).

(v) Submitted the Report of the Sub-Groupon Public Sector's Draft on PrivateSavings for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan(2012-13 to 2016-17).

(vi) Prepared the SAARC Regional PovertyProfile: 2010 India Country Report:Food Security Challenges for the poorand social inclusion.

(vii) Constitution of an Expert Group to'Review the Methodology forMeasurement of Poverty' under theChairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan,preparation of background note andother related technical notes.

(viii) Development of macro-economic modeland estimation of macro-economic aswell as sectoral parameters of targetgrowth rate within a macro economicconsistency framework.

(ix) Examined and prepared PlanningCommission's comments on revision ofguidelines for implementation ofMPLADS.

(x) Represented Planning commission in theRajya Sabha Sub committee onMPLADS.

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(xi) Periodical monitoring of the progressmade under MDGs, SDGs andpreparation of brief notes for DeputyChairman and Member, PlanningCommission.

(xii) Material for Economic Survey andBudget Speech.

(xiii) Drafted Background notes for StandingCommittee on Finance on "Perspectiveson 12th Five Year Plan" and "Impact ofPlanning on Growth Vis-à-vis IncomeDisparities and Social Equity in the PostLiberalization Era."

(xiv) Preparation of Background Notes on'Implementation strategies of Plan','Efficacy of capital investment' and'Structural changes in Indian economy'for the Indo-Chinese Working Group onPolicy Co-ordination.

4.21.6 Member of Other Committees:

1. Working Group on 68th round ofNSSO

2. Working Group on 6th EconomicCensus

3. Working Group in Index of IndustrialProduction (IIP).


The Rural Development (RD) Division is thenodal division in the Planning Commission formatters relating to poverty alleviation,employment generation programmes and LandRecord Modernisation Programme (NLRMP).It also regularly interacts with the Ministry ofRural Development (Department of RuralDevelopment and Department of LandResources) on related developmental issues.

For preparation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan,Rural Development Division set up a SteeringCommittee on "Rural Livelihood and RuralGovernance". Further, four Working Groups wereconstituted under this Committee for providinginputs to Rural Development Chapter of 12th FiveYear Plan. These Working Groups were coveringmajor schemes dealt by Ministry of RuralDevelopment and they were named as WorkingGroup on (i) Mahatma Gandhi National RuralEmployment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) (ii)National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (iii)Rural Housing (iv) Provision of Urban Amenitiesin Rural Areas (PURA). This involves thepreparation of background papers, discussions oninter-se plan priorities, critical examination of planproposals in relation to plan objectives andapproaches, preparation of Working Group Reportsgiving, inter-alia, outlays and physical targets.

The reports submitted by the above groups andthe Steering Committees were used as inputwhile preparing the Rural Development Chapterof 12th Five Year Plan.

For the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) of thePlanning Commission, the Chapter on RuralDevelopment has been dealt in the RuralDevelopment Division. To review and supportrevision in the operational guidelines ofMGNREGA, Dr. Mihir Shah Committee wasconstituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. MihirShah (Member), Planning Commission. In thelight of recommendation of the Committees,operational guidelines of MGNREGA have beenrevised by the Ministry of Rural Development.

The Annual Plan proposals and Budget estimatesof the Department of Rural Development(DoRD) and Department of Land Resources(DoLR) for the Annual Plan 2012-13 wereexamined by the Division in detail. In addition,Annual Plan proposals of the States/Union

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Territories under the Rural Development sectorwere examined and discussed with the officials ofrespective State Governments/UTS for finalizationof Annual Plan outlays of the States/UTs.

Major Flagship Programmes of the Governmentsuch as MGNREGA, IAY, SGSY/NRLM andNSAP etc. implemented by the Ministry of RuralDevelopment, are dealt in the RuralDevelopment Division. Under MGNREGA,nearly 4.82 crore households have been providedemployment by generating 213.41 crorepersondays during 2012-13. Similarly, againstthe annual target of 30.10 lakh houses under IAYin 2012-13, 20.59 lakh houses have beenconstructed. Under SGSY/NRLM 11.44 lakhswarojgaris have been assisted to take upeconomic activities during 2012-13.

The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)proposals, Cabinet Papers in respect of theDepartment of Rural Development andDepartment of Land Resources were examinedby the Division and furnished comments thereof.Necessary information was also forwarded forthe Meetings of EFCs of Ministry of RuralDevelopment to the Project Appraisal andManagement Division.

While considering the proposal for increase inthe pension amount from Rs. 200/- per month toRs. 300/- per month under Indira Gandhi WidowPension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira GandhiDisability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) w.e.f01.10.2012 and grant amount from Rs. 10000/-to Rs. 20000/- w.e.f 18.10.2012 under Nationalfamily Benefit Scheme (NFBS) of NationalSocial Assistance Programme (NSAP), theCabinet in its meeting held on 04.10.2012 directedMoRD to come up with a proposal for aComprehensive National Social AssistanceProgramme. MORD has accordingly constituteda Task Force under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir

Shah, Member, Planning Commission. The TaskForce reviewed an ongoing performance analysisof 5 states (Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradeshand Andhra Pradesh) undertaken by MORD alongwith the World Bank. The Task Force has alsotaken into account and drawn information andinputs from the Report of the Committee headedby Additional Secretary, Ministry of RuralDevelopment. The Task Force in a meeting heldon 18 January 2013 finalized theRecommendations. The recommendations relatemainly to eligibility criteria, quantum ofassistance, processes relating to identification,sanction and disbursement, and strengthening theadministrative structure.

The Draft Cabinet Note for the Indira AwaasYojana and National Rural Livelihood Missionwas examined and views/comments of theDivision furnished to the Ministry. Keeping inview the steep increase in cost of materials, theUnion Cabinet, in its meeting on 10th Jan, 2013approved the enhancement of unit assistance fora new construction from Rs. 45,000/- to Rs.70,000/- in plain areas and from Rs. 48,500/- toRs. 75,000/- in hilly/difficult/IAP districts and forpurchase/acquisition of a homestead site to ruralBelow Poverty Line (BPL) households who haveneither agricultural land nor a house site fromRs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/- w.e.f 1.04.2013.. TheGroup of Ministers (GoM) considered the officialAmendments to the Land Acquisition andRehabilitation & Resettlement Bill-2011.

Several Research proposals to conduct Study/organize seminars on MGNREGA, IAY etc.received from socio Economic Research (SER)Division were examined and furnished thecomments thereof.

The Division also handled the work pertainingto Parliament questions, Parliament Assurances,Parliament matters such as Private Member's

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Resolution, VIP references, references fromPMO's and other representations received fromtime to time.

The observations made by the StandingCommittee of Finance on Demands for Grantsof the Ministry of Planning have also beenattended. The point-wise reply to the action takenby Government on the recommendationspertaining to the rural development programmescontained in the Fifty-third Report of the StandingCommittee of Finance on Demands for Grantsof the Ministry of Planning were also furnished.

Several RTI cases on different schemes beingimplemented by the Ministry of Rural Developmentwere replied during the year 2012-13.

The performance of the schemes of Ministry ofRural Development was reviewed periodically bythe Rural Development Division under thechairmanship of Member (RD), PlanningCommission. The division has also prepared Notesfor Economic Editors Conference (EEC) - 2012.

Officers of the Divisions are represented as aMember in several Committees which includeamong others (i) Central Employment GuaranteeCouncil (ii) Central Level CoordinationCommittee under Swarnjayanti GramSwarozgar Yojana (SGSY)/ National RuralLivelihood Mission (NRLM) (iii) ProjectApproval committee for SGSY/NRLM SpecialProjects; (iv) Expert Committee on DRDAAdministration Scheme and (v) ProjectScreening Committee on PURA proposals.Senior Adviser/ Advisers and Director of theDivision attended a number of meetings of theabove committees.


S&T Division deals with plan and programmesof Central Scientific Departments/Agencies

viz. Department of Atomic Energy (R&DSector), Department of Space, Department ofScience & Technology, Department ofScientific and Industrial Research includingCSIR, Department of Biotechnology andMinistry of Earth Sciences as well as S&Tprogrammes of various States/UTs.

The major activities undertaken by S&TDivision during 2012-13 are as follows:-

� 12th Plan Chapter on Science &Technology was drafted and finalized.The major focus of Twelfth Plan underS&T sector is on Enrichment ofKnowledge Base, S&T Human ResourceDevelopment and University Interaction,Aligning S&T to Developmental Needs,Implementation of National Missions,Mega Science Projects, Strategies forTransformational Changes andPerformance Measurement Systems etc.

� Annual Plan (2012-13) proposals ofCentral Scientific Departments/ Agencieswere examined and discussed in-depth atAdviser level followed by Member levelmeetings with the Secretaries ofrespective S&T departments to make afinal assessment of the Annual plan(2012-13) requirements.

� Being the first year of the 12th Five yearPlan, several SFC/EFC/Draft CabinetNote/Cabinet note proposals of S&TMinistries/ Departments pertaining toScience and Technology Sector havebeen examined and appraised duringAnnual Plan (2012-13). This includesgranting In- principle approvals to 6proposals, examining & appraisingaround 37 SFC/SPAC proposals, 15EFCs and 14 Draft Cabinet Notes/Cabinet Notes.

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� Implementation of National Data Sharing& Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) in theCommission is being coordinated by theDivision. As on 31st March, 2013, 21 Datasets were uploaded on the Data portal.

� The Annual Plan (2012-13) proposals ofStates/UTs relating to Science &Technology Sector were examined in detailand were discussed in the working groupmeetings to finalize the Annual Plan 2012-13 outlays under S&T sector. Severalvaluable suggestions were provided toStates/UTs to strengthen the S&Tinfrastructure in the States/UTs. During thediscussions, the major thrust was onidentification of states specific issues anddeployment of technologies developed byCentral S&T departments/agencies tostates to solve these issues, attractingyoung talents towards science,strengthening activities of State S&Tcouncils by constantly interacting withCentral Scientific Ministries/ departments.

� In addition, the activities such aspreparation of S&T Chapter for AnnualPlan Document, Annual Report andproviding inputs for parliament questionsand VIP references etc. have beenundertaken during the year 2012-13.

� Officers of the Divisions are activelyparticipating in the several meeting onSFC/EFC/Governing body/Council ofthe departments concerned.


Secretariat for Committee on Infrastructure

4.24.1. The Division is tasked with formulationof policies to ensure time-bound creation ofworld class infrastructure; financing ofinvestment in infrastructure; promotion ofpublic-private partnerships (PPP) as thepreferred mode for construction and O&M of

large infrastructure projects; suggestinginstitutional, regulatory and procedural reforms;standardization of PPP documents; evolvingsuitable reforms and policy initiatives forconsideration of the Government and appraisalof PPP projects.

Twelfth Plan Strategy and InvestmentProjections

4.24.2. The strategy for the development ofinfrastructure in the Twelfth Plan encouragesprivate sector participation directly as well asthrough various forms of PPPs, whereverdesirable and feasible.

4.24.3. The Plan projects an investment of Rs.55,74,663 crore in infrastructure during theTwelfth Plan period (2012-17) against Rs.24,24,277 crore anticipated in the Eleventh Plan(2007-12). In terms of investment as per cent ofGDP, the Plan projects to achieve an investmentof 8.18 per cent of GDP during the Plan periodcompared to 7.21 per cent anticipated in theEleventh Plan. Table 1 shows year and sector-wise projections for the Twelfth Plan.

4.24.4. The share of private sector in infrastructureinvestment will have to rise substantially fromabout 37 per cent anticipated in the Eleventh Planto about 48 per cent in the Twelfth Plan. It isexpected that competition and private investmentwill not only expand capacity, but also improvethe quality of service, besides minimising cost andtime overruns in implementation of infrastructureprojects. The Plan also lays emphasis on adoptionof PPP approach in the development of socialsectors like education, health care services, andskill development.

Policy Initiatives

4.24.5. With a view to creating an enablingenvironment for private participation, the

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government has taken a number of initiatives.Some of these initiatives are discussed below.

Cabinet Committee on Investment

4.24.6. In order to provide enabling policyframework and efficient monitoring of PPPprojects, Government had constituted aCommittee on Infrastructure (CoI) in August2004 under the chairmanship of the PrimeMinister, with the objectives of initiating policiesthat would ensure time-bound creation of worldclass infrastructure, delivering servicesmatching international standards, developingstructures that maximise the role of PPPs andmonitoring progress of key infrastructure

projects to ensure that established targets arerealised. In July 2009, the CoI was replacedby the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure(CCI) chaired by the Prime Minister to givefurther impetus to initiatives for developmentof infrastructure. The CCI approved andreviewed policies and projects acrossinfrastructure sectors. It considered anddecided on financial, institutional and legalmeasures required to enhance investment ininfrastructure sectors.

4.24.7. In January 2013, the Government hasconstituted the Cabinet Committee onInvestment under the chairmanship of the Prime

Table 1Projected Investment in infrastructure-Twelfth Plan

(Rs. crore at current prices)

Sectors Total Twelfth Plan Projections

Eleventh 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 TotalPlan 12th


Electricity 7,28,494 2,28,405 2,59,273 2,94,274 3,33,470 3,86,244 15,01,666

Renewable Energy 89,220 31,199 42,590 58,125 79,075 1,07,637 3,18,626

Roads & Bridges 4,53,121 1,50,466 1,64,490 1,80,415 1,98,166 2,21,000 9,14,536

Telecommunications 3,84,962 1,05,949 1,36,090 1,76,489 2,30,557 2,94,814 9,43,899

Railways 2,01,237 64,713 78,570 96,884 1,21,699 1,57,355 5,19,221

MRTS 41,669 13,555 17,148 22,298 29,836 41,322 1,24,158

Irrigation (incl. Watershed) 2,43,497 77,113 87,386 99,178 1,12,506 1,28,186 5,04,371

Water Supply & Sanitation 1,20,774 36,569 42,605 49,728 58,084 68,333 2,55,319

Ports (+ILW) 44,536 18,661 25,537 35,260 49,066 69,256 1,97,781

Airports 36,311 7,691 10,716 15,233 21,959 32,116 87,714

Oil & Gas pipelines 62,534 12,211 16,604 23,833 36,440 59,845 1,48,933

Storage 17,921 4,480 6,444 9,599 14,716 23,202 58,441

Total 24,24,277 7,51,012 8,87,454 10,61,316 12,85,573 15,89,308 55,74,663

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Minister. The key functions of the Committeeinclude to; identify key projects involvinginvestments of Rs. 1000 crore or more or anyother critical projects required to beimplemented on a time-bound basis ininfrastructure, manufacturing etc.; prescribetime limits for requisite approvals and clearancesby concerned Ministries/Departments; monitorthe progress of identified projects; reviewimplementation of projects delayed beyondstipulated timeframe; review proceduresfollowed by Ministries/Departments to grant/refuse approvals and clearances; take decisionon grant/refusal of approvals/clearance ofunduly delayed specific projects; decidemeasures for expeditiously granting/refusingapprovals/clearance in identified sectorsincluding simplification of rules/proceduresfollowed by respective Ministries/Departmentsand require statutory authorities to dischargefunctions and exercise powers for promotinginvestment and economic growth. With theconstitution of the Cabinet Committee onInvestment, the Cabinet Committee onInfrastructure has been merged with the CabinetCommittee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

Standardised Documents and Processes

4.24.8. The government has decided to formulatestandard documents for bidding and award of PPPconcessions. Adoption of a standardisedframework ensures transparency in the allocationof risks, costs and obligations while minimisingthe potential for disputes and malfeasance.

4.24.9. The Model Concession Agreements(MCAs) published by the Planning Commissionfor various sectors are listed in below. Thesedocuments have been put to use in large numberof Central and State PPP projects.

Model Concession Agreements (MCA) forPPP projects

� National Highways

� State Highways

� Operation and Maintenance ofHighways

� National Highways (six laning)

� Operation of Container Trains

� Re-development of Railway Stations

� Procuremen t -cum-Main tenanceAgreement for Locomotives

� Non-metro Airports

� Greenfield Airports

� Port Terminals

� Transmission of Electricity

� Urban Metro Rail

MCAs for PPPs in electricity distribution, powergeneration, modern storage facilities, hospitals,school education, drip irrigation and IndustrialTraining Institutes are under preparation.

4.24.10. Standardised guidelines and modeldocuments that incorporate key principlesrelating to the bid process for PPP projects havealso been developed. These are indicated below:

Model Bidding Documents for PPP Projects

� Model Request for Qualification (RFQ)Document for PPP projects

� Model Request for Proposal (RFP)Document for PPP projects

� Model RFP Document for Selection ofTechnical Consultants

� Model RFP Document for Selection ofLegal Advisers

� Model RFP Document for Selection ofFinancial Consultants and TransactionAdvisers

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� Model RFP Document for Selection ofTransmission Consultants

4.24.11. The government has identified severalareas for reform of policies and processes. Anumber of Guidelines and Manuals have beenissued in pursuance of the initiatives describedabove. These are indicated below:

Guidelines and Manuals

� Guidelines for Financial Support to PPPsin Infrastructure (VGF Scheme)

� Guidelines on Formulation, Appraisaland Approval of PPP Projects (PPPAC)

� Guidelines for Establishing JointVentures in Infrastructure

� Guidelines for Monitoring of PPPProjects

� Scheme for Financing InfrastructureProjects through the IIFCL

� Manual of Specifications and Standardsfor Two-laning of Highways

� Manual of Specifications and Standardsfor Four-laning of Highways

Engineering, Procurement, Construction(EPC) Contract

4.24.12. Considering that conventional item-ratecontracts are prone to high cost and timeoverruns, particularly in the highway sector,Planning Commission has formulated andpublished a model "Engineering, Procurementand Construction (EPC)" contract for highwaysin consultation with various stakeholders. Underthis model EPC contract, the contractor isresponsible for design and construction on aturnkey basis and for a fixed price which wouldminimise the time and cost overruns. The modelEPC contract has since been approved by the

Government and it is expected that about 20,000km of 2-lane national highways would bedeveloped under this model.

Private Participation in Power Generation

4.24.13. The Division is assisting Ministry ofPower in the formulation of new StandardBidding Documents (SBDs), including theMPPA. The framework contained in the MPPAaddresses the issues which are important forinvestors as well as for limited recoursefinancing of debt. These issues includemitigation and unbundling of risks; allocationof risks and rewards; symmetry of obligationsbetween the principal parties; precision andpredictability of costs and obligations; reductionof transaction costs; force majeure; andtermination. It also addresses other importantconcerns such as consumer protection,independent monitoring and dispute resolution.The objective is to secure value for public moneywhile providing reliable and cost-effectiveelectricity to the consumers.

Private Participation in Power Distribution

4.24.14. The viability of the power sector iscritically dependent on the health of thedistribution sector. Distribution continues to bethe weakest link in the power sector with largelosses leading to financial unviability. Given thepaucity of budgetary resources, privateinvestment is required to bring in competitionand operational efficiency in the sector. Fordeveloping a framework for enabling privateparticipation in distribution of electricity,especially by way of PPP, a Task Force wasconstituted in November, 2010 under thechairmanship of Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member,Planning Commission. The Task Force has sincesubmitted its report.

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4.24.15. The PPP Model in the distribution ofelectricity encompasses all functions andobligations relating to distribution of electricity ina licensed area. The concessionaire, selectedthrough competitive bidding, would beresponsible for maintenance, operation andupgradation of the distribution network and for thesupply of electricity to the regulated consumers.Reduction of AT&C losses, improvement inthe quality of power supply, strengthening ofthe distribution network, improved customersatisfaction and introduction of competitionthrough open access are some of the salientfeatures of the PPP model. The PPP Model wouldalso enable limited recourse financing and ViabilityGap Funding (VGF) support.

4.24.16. The Division is providing assistance tothe State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) instructuring the concessions, drafting theconcession agreement and also conducting thebid process for PPP in distribution of electricityIn addition the states of Assam, Uttar Pradeshand Bihar have shown interest in introducingPPP in distribution for loss reduction and morereliable power supply.

Financing Plan for Airports

4.24.17. A Task Force headed by Shri B.K.Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission wasconstituted to prepare and recommend aFinancing Plan for Airports for the Twelfth Planperiod. The Task Force was serviced by theDivision and has since submitted its report. Ithas projected an investment of Rs. 71,000 crorefor development of airports during the Planperiod, of which Rs. 56,500 crore is envisagedfrom the private sector.

Guidelines for determination of tariff settingin Major Ports

4.24.18. Guidelines for determination of tariffsetting in Major Ports have been prepared by

the Division to expedite the tariff setting processin Major Ports. The guidelines have been sentto Ministry of Shipping for consideration.

Scheme for PPP in drip and sprinklerirrigation

14.24.19. The Division, in consultation with theMinistry of Water Resources, has prepared ascheme for setting up drip and sprinklerirrigation systems through Public PrivatePartnership (PPP) with a view to enhancingirrigation efficiency. The Ministry of WaterResources is expected to implement the Schemeduring the 12th Plan period.

Public Private Partnership in education

4.24.20. The scheme for setting up 2,500 schoolsunder PPP mode is being rolled out in theTwelfth Plan. The purpose of the scheme is tomeet the government's objective of establishingworld-class schools for providing access toaffordable and quality education tounderprivileged children. It is expected that thescheme will help in creating capacity forproviding quality education to 40 lakh children,out of which 25 lakh will be from theunderprivileged category.

4.24.21. The respective rights and obligationsof the private entity and the Government willbe codified in an agreement with the formerundertaking to deliver the agreed service on thepayment of a unitary charge by the government.Recurring tuition support would be provided forup to 1,000 students from under privilegedcategories at par with the amount that the CentralGovernment spends on a student in KendriyaVidyalaya. There would be no capital supportand land would have to be procured by theprivate entity. The concession would be for aperiod of ten years. There will be no financial

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bidding. Pre-determined criteria relating tocapacity and track record of the respectiveapplicants will be taken into account in selectionof the private entities. To roll-out the Schemeand award the Schools at the block level, thequalification process has already been initiated.

PPP in Storage of foodgrains

4.24.22. In pursuance of the government'sconcerns to create adequate storage facilities forfoodgrains, Planning Commission has formulateda scheme for setting up modern storage facilitiesthrough PPP with the objective of providing foodsecurity, creating buffer stocks across the country,maintaining the quality of stored food grains andreducing wastage. The scheme for setting upmodern storage facilities through PPP under theVGF Scheme has been formulated to create2MMT of modern storage facilities.

4.24.23. Under this scheme, silos will beconstructed and operated under the PPP mode.Land for silos would be provided on licence tothe private entity and up to 20% of the total projectcost will be provided as VGF. The Concessionairewill be entitled to receive a recurring storagecharge which shall be payable on adherence toperformance and maintenance standards.

4.24.24 It is expected that in the first phase, a

capacity of 2 million MT of silo capacity would

be created under the PPP mode. The MCA is

being prepared by the Division in consultation

with FCI and the Department of Food & Public

Distribution and is expected to be finalised in

2012-13 for award of projects by FCI. Further,

the State Government of Madhya Pradesh has

decided to set up steel silos for storage of food

grains through PPP at ten locations in the state.

The Division is assisting the state government

in the preparation of the bidding documents

including the RFQ, RFP and the ConcessionAgreement. In addition to the above, the StateGovernment of Punjab is also keen to set up siloswith assistance from Planning Commission.

Vocational Training through PPP

4.24.25. As part of the Government's initiativeto augment programmes for skill development,the Prime Minister had announced setting up of1,500 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)through Public Private Partnership (PPP). TheDivision, in consultation with the Ministry ofLabour & Employment, has prepared a schemefor setting up of ITIs through PPP in unservedblocks. The objective is to create centres ofexcellence in vocational education especially forthe youth from low income families in order toimprove their prospects of gainful employment.The programme will be expanded to cover a totalof 3,000 blocks during the Twelfth Plan.

4.24.26. It is expected that 30 lakh youth,including 15 lakh youth from socially andeconomically disadvantaged groups would beinitiated into vocational training and will acquireskills through the ITIs set up under this scheme.The EFC note for the scheme is underconsideration of the Government.

Monitoring of PPP Projects

4.24.27. PPP has become the preferred mode fordelivering infrastructure projects. 432 PPPprojects have been completed while 585 PPPprojects are under implementation. Therefore,to ensure compliance of the concessionagreement for the purpose of safeguarding theinterests of public exchequer and the user, theGuidelines on Monitoring of PPP Projects wereprepared by an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG).The Guidelines proposed by the IMG wereconsidered and approved by the Cabinet

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4.24.30. Apart from the projects of the CentralGovernment, the Division also appraisesprojects of States/UTs for Viability of GapFunding (VGF). During 2012-13 (till 15 January,2013) the Division has appraised 35 stateprojects involving an estimated investment ofabout Rs.19,810.71 crore. The state-wise detailsare tabulated in Table 3 below:

Table 3

State-wise PPP Projects Appraised forVGF Grant in 2012-13

(as on January 15, 2013)

State No. of Investmentprojects (Rs. crore)

Andhra Pradesh 2 2,663.08

Karnataka 5 1,287.10

Madhya Pradesh 7 1,517.86

Maharashtra 7 11,911.21

Odisha 1 1,292.56

Rajasthan 12 784.25

Uttar Pradesh 1 354.65

Total 35 19,810.71


The State Plans Division in the PlanningCommission is entrusted with the responsibility ofassisting in finalizing the Annual Plans and FiveYear Plans of States/Union Territories. The Divisioncoordinates all activities relating to the formulationof plans of States/Union Territories such as issuingof guidelines, organizing meetings between DeputyChairman and Chief Ministers /Governors /Lt.Governors of States/Union Territories fordeciding the plan size as well as organizing Working

Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) in its meetingheld on July 12, 2012. The Guidelines suggestan institutional framework that would be capableof ensuring that the concessionaire carries outits obligations in accordance with the concessionagreement for the project.

4.24.28. A Monitoring Unit would be set up at theproject level while a PPP Performance Review Unitwould be constituted at the level of the Ministryor the State Government, as the case may be.Monitoring is to be carried out primarily througha reporting mechanism. The Monitoring Reportsfor each project would include compliance ofcontract terms, adherence to time lines, assessmentof performance, remedial measures and impositionof penalties. Non-compliance with the terms ofconcession agreements would be reported by therespective Ministries to the Planning Commissionand Finance Ministry once every quarter forpreparing a consolidated report to be placed beforethe CCEA.

Public-Private Partnership AppraisalCommittee (PPPAC)

4.24.29. During 2012-13 (till January 15, 2013)the Division has appraised 43 projects withestimated project cost of Rs. 31,740.51 crore astabulated below:

Table 2

Sector-wise Details of PPP ProjectsAppraised in 2012-13

(as on January 15, 2013)

Sector No. of projects Investment(Rs. crore)

Road 31 27,684.72

Shipping 12 4,055.79

Total 43 31,740.51

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Group Meetings for finalization of sectoral outlaysof States/Union Territories. The Division also dealswith matters relating to sanction of AdditionalCentral Assistance to States/Union Territories forspecific schemes /projects and also proposalsregarding externally aided projects and revisedoutlays of States/Union Territories. The Division isthe repository of detailed information relating to PlanOutlays and Expenditure of States /Union Territories.

During the year 2012-13, besides performing theabove functions, the Division dealt with VIPreferences and Parliament Questions relating tothe States/Union Territories Annual Plan outlays,Revised Outlays, Expenditures and ExternallyAided Projects etc.

Annual Plan 2012-13:

The meetings at the level of the DeputyChairman with Chief Ministers of States/UnionTerritories to discuss the Annual Plans (2012-13) of different States and Union Territories wereheld during the year 2012-13 and State/UT Planswere approved.

A total of Rs. 129998.00 crore was provided inthe Budget Estimates for 2012-13 as CentralAssistance for State and UT Plans of which Rs.25589.00 crore was on account of NormalCentral Assistance , Rs. 9571.00 crore as SpecialCentral Assistance (Untied), Rs. 6005.00 croreas Special Plan Assistance, Rs. 4577.00 asSpecial Central Assistance for Hill Areas, TribalSub Plan , Grants under Proviso to Article 275(1), Border Area & North Eastern Council, Rs.13500.00 crore as Additional Central Assistancefor Externally Aided Projects, Rs. 1261.00 croreas Additional Central Assistance for OtherProjects and the remaining Rs. 69495.00 crorefor special programmes like Backward RegionsGrant Fund (BRGF), Jawaharlal Nehru NationalUrban Renewal Mission (JNNURM),Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme(AIBP), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY),National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)etc. With a view to ensuring investment inpriority sectors as per plan objectives, the

practice of earmarking of outlays under selectedschemes/projects was continued.

Island Development Authority (IDA):

The Island Development Authority Cell was setup in 1986 to serve as the secretariat for the IslandDevelopment Authority under Prime Minister andits Standing Committee under Deputy Chairman,Planning Commission. It is an important institutionto bring to the centre of our attention the problemsof India's remote island territories and to evolveconstructive solutions. The IDA decides on policiesand programmes for integrated development of theislands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweepkeeping in view all aspects of environmentalprotection as well as the special technical andscientific requirements of the islands. It alsoreviews the progress of implementation and impactof the development programmes.

The fourteenth Standing Committee meeting ofthe IDA was held on 17th October, 2012 todiscuss the developmental issues & problemspertaining to the UTs of Andaman & NicobarIslands and Lakshadweep. And also to reviewthe progress made in the decisions taken in the13th Standing Committee meeting of IDA heldon 03.05.2011.


The primary objective of the development planshas been faster, sustainable and more inclusivegrowth for balanced development, which isprimarily the responsibility of the concerned StateGovernments. Certain States/ areas facedevelopmental problems arising out of their distinctgeo-physical structure and location and associatedsocio-economic issues. Planning Commission'sstrategy in this regard has been to supplement theefforts of the State Governments by targeting suchdisadvantaged areas like North east Region withspecial provisions which include funds for capitalinvestments in the physical infrastructure, changein the Policy guidelines/Schematic framework,

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making social infrastructure available etc. TheNorth Eastern Council (NEC) set up in 1972 asa regional planning body has aimed at balanceddevelopment of the NE region by taking upprojects of regional priorities. North Easternstates are categorized as Special Category statesfor providing Central Plan assistance on liberalterms for their Plans. Earmarking of at least 10%of the Plan Budget(s) of the Central Ministries/Departments is an important step. The NonLapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR)created in 1997-98 out of the unspent balances

of the mandatory 10% budgetary allocation hascontributed substantially in addressing the gapsin the Infrastructure like roads & bridges,schools, hospitals, water supply, powergeneration and transmission etc.

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region(DONER), set up in September 2001, has createdsynergy for development of the region throughconcerted efforts of all the Ministries. Scheme-wiseallocations and expenditure of M/o DoNER duringthe 11th Plan (2007-12) and Annual Plan 2012-13allocations are indicated below:

( crore)

S.No. Scheme Annual Plan Total 11th Plan Annual2011-12 (2007-12) Plan

2012-13Budget Expenditure Budget Expenditure Budget

1 2 3 4 5 6 8

(A) Central Sector Scheme (CS)

1 Advertising & Publicity 7.00 7.00 34.00 28.70 7.00

2 Capacity Building & Technical Assistance 20.00 19.82 77.00 74.58 20.00

3 Loan to NEDFi 60.00 60.00 300.00 300.00 60.00

4 North Eastern States Road Investment 68.00 0.00 137.51 0.09 45.00

Programme (NESRIP)-EAP

5 NER Livelihood Project-EAP 35.00 2.64 71.50 5.89 35.00

6 ADB assisted North East Road 1.00 0.06 1.50 0.00 2.00

Project Management Unit

7 NLCPR - Central 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 36.00

Sub-Total Central sector Scheme 191.00 89.52 621.51 409.26 205.00

(B) Schemes under State Plan

1 Schemes of the North Eastern 700.00 688.18 3248.00 3187.89 770.00

Council (NEC)

2 Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources 800.00 798.99 3585.00 3569.78 880.00 #

for North Eastern Region (NLCPR)

3 Karbi Anglong (Special package) ------ ------ ------ ------

4 Bodoland Territorial Council 50.00 50.00 350.00 270.00 50.00

(Special Package)

Sub-Total State Sector Scheme 1550.00 1537.17 7183.00 7027.67 1700.00

Grand Total 1741.00 1626.69 7804.51 7436.93 1905.00

# - Funds to be earmarked for Karbi Anglong package, subject to submission of proposals

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The Central Schemes of DoNER includeAdvertising and publicity, Capacity Buildingand "soft loan" to NEDFi to enable them tofinance entrepreneurs in the difficult areas. Inaddition, the NLCPR (Central) is a newlylaunched scheme by DoNER to help theconcerned Ministries for taking up importantregional infrastructure projects for which theyare facing resource constraint. ADB assistedNorth Eastern States Road InvestmentProgramme (NESRIP) and World Bank assistedNER Livelihood Project are the two EAPs.However, these two projects are yet to take off.

Programmes under NLCPR and NEC are beingsanctioned by DoNER and implemented by theState Governments. Funds under theseprogrammes are classified as Central Assistancefor State Plans. In addition, Central assistancefor BTC package is being provided through thebudget of DoNER. Funds under this specialpackage are rooted from M/o DoNER to BTCthrough Government of Assam.

As a part of its mandate, M/o DoNER isassociated in formulation of developmentalprogrammes/activities of the line Ministries. M/o DoNER is also involved in coordination withthe Central and the State Governments inidentifying the critical areas of intervention forexpeditious implementation of infrastructureprojects. The Ministry is monitoring utilizationof earmarked fund by the line Ministries. M/oDoNER has been pursuing with the lineMinistries for expeditious completion of variouson-going projects like East West Corridor (670KM in Assam), Trans Arunachal Highway alongwith identified district connectivity, BroadGauge (line conversion) connecting Guwahati-Dibrughar-Tinsukia, Rangia - MurkongselekBridge (rail cum road) across Brahmaputra at

Grants-in-aid Approved Release(2012-13) (BE) (Rs. in lakhs)

Total 210.00 151.24

Studies 73.00

Seminars 78.24

* up to 31st December, 2012

Bogibeel, BG route from New Moinaguri toJogighopa, upgradation of Guwahati, Dibrugarh,Silchar, Agartala, Shillong, Imphal, Dimapurairports and IWT development in theBrahmaputra and Barak National Waterway.


Grants-in-aid for Research

4.27.1 Research Division deals with a PlanScheme of Research for supporting Studies andInvestigations in Planning Methodology forgrants-in-aid to Universities/ResearchInstitutions for undertaking research Studies andorganising Seminars & Conferences, which arerelevant for the programmes and policies of thePlanning Commission.

4.27.2 Grants-in-aid amounting toRs.206.26lakh were released during the year2011-12 comprising Rs.124.71lakh on Studiesand Rs.81.55lakh on Seminars / Workshops. TheRE for the year 2012-13 was Rs. 210.00lakh.

4.27.3 Proposals for grant-in-aid for -31 Studiesand 16 Seminars were approved during 2011-12. Final reports in respect of 10 ongoing studieswere received during the year 2011-12. Theseare listed at Annexure- 4.24.1.

4.27.4 Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 151.24lakh were released during the year 2012-13*comprising Rs.72.99lakh on Studies andRs.64.89lakh on Seminars / Workshops.

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The following Studies have been completed during the year 2011-2012 under the Research Scheme of Planning Commission:

Sr. No. Title of the Study

1. Performance of Agriculture in River Basins of TamilNadu in the last Three Decade.

2. Health Insurance in India

3. Entrepreneurship Development throughAgricultural and Allied Programmes.

4. Impact Evaluation of the Organic Farming and itscontribution in enhancing productivity inagriculture and allied areas.

5. Socio Economic Benefit of Stream Tank WellIntegration involving farmers participation

6. Socio -Economic Analysis of slum areas in Delhiand Alternative strategies of Rehabilitation

7. Poverty Mapping using cluster analysis

8. The Non - governmental Development Sector inIndia: Structure, Linkages, and Opportunities.

9. Issue of Female foeticide in two district of MadhyaPradesh having highest & lowest girl child sex ratiowith reference to PC PNDT Act, 1994 & 2002amendment.

10. A study of Effectiveness of Social Welfareprogramme on Senior Citizen in Rural Rajasthan,Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and M.P.

Institution / Researcher

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), PHDHouse, Second Floor, 4/2 Shri InstitutionalArea,August Kranti Marg, New Delhi- 110016

Chakkla Community Association of India, Kerala

Natural Resources India Foundation,E-301, Satisar Apartments, Plot 6,Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi-75

Bharat Integrated Social Welfare Agency, Danapali,Budharaja, Sambalpur - 768 004 (Odisha)

Centre for Global Research (CG Research PrivateLimited), C-207, Nirman Vihar, Delhi - 110092

Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas,Delhi-110016

Institute of Small Enterprises and Development,ISED House, ISED Road, Vennala, Cochin - 682 028.

Society for Resource Integration and DevelopmentAction, Jabalpur

Sonali Public Shiksha Samiti, Gurudwara Road ,Punjabi Mohalla, Guna-473 001 (M.P.)

4.27.5 Proposals for Grants-in-aid for 1Study (has been approved as a "PriorityStudy" under the Scheme) and 32 Seminars


The following research studies have been approved during the year 2012-13*:

Sr. No. Title of the Study Institution / Researcher

(1) (2) (3)

1. R.P. 'Identifying Backwardness of Mewat Region S.M. Sehgal Foundation, Haryanain Haryana: A Block Level Analysis

* up to 31st December, 2012.

for the year 2012-13* were approved. Theseare listed at Annexure- 4.24.2 andAnnexure- 4.24.3.

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The following Seminars have been approved during the year 2012-13*:

Item No. Title of the Seminar

(1) (2)

1. Assessing the Governments's Support towards InclusiveGrowth of Women under Five Year Plan and ChallengesBefore Twelfth Five Year Plan

2. International Conference on Frontiers of InfrastructureFinance

3. 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of LabourEconomics

4. 3rd International Conference on Ecotoxicology andEnvironmental Sciences (ICEES 2011)"

5. Empowered Tribal Women Members of Panchayati RajRoles and Responsibilities in West Bengal

6. Invention and Technology (ICIIT)-2012)

7. Sustainable Utilization and Value addition of NaturalResources for Livelihood promotion of Tribal area ofJharkhand

8. Bharat Ram Memorial Seminar on "The Globalization Paradox:Why Global Markets, States and Democracy Can't Exist"

9. 25th National Conference on "Agricultural Marketing

10. Technology for Women Empowerment - Issues andChallenges

11. Organic Farming and its contribution in enhancingproductivity in Agriculture and Allied Areas

12. Experience Sharing of Participative Approach for MitigatingAdverse Impact of Climate Change

13. 16th International Conference on Input-Output ResearchAssiciation (IORA), India

14. Seminar on "Taxation of Supplies of Goods and Services:Issues relating to 'State' policy, Goverance and Welfare"

Name of Institution


Ilashree Seva Sansthan, Madhubani,Bihar

Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur

The Indian Society of Labour Economics,

Institute of Ecotoxicology andEnvironmental Sciences, Kolkata

Tutepara Society for Rural Development,24 Parganas (N), West Bengal

Indian Association for Productivity,Kolkata

Gramin Vikas Kendra, Bihar

Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relationsand Human Resources, New Delhi

Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing,Nagpur

Cochin University of Science andTechnology, Kerala

Sadbhavana, Assam

National Council for Climate ChangeSustainable Development and PublicLeadership (NCCSD), Ahmedabad,Gujarat

Gokhale Institute of Politics andEconomics, Pune

National Law School of India University,Bangalore

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Item No. Title of the Seminar

(1) (2)

Name of Institution


15. Eighth International Conference on "Emerging Concerns inPublic International Law" held during 23-25 February, 2012at, New Delhi

16. Seminar on "Role of Education Acts/Legislations inEducation Reforms in India" held on 25th & 26th February,2012 at Town Hall, Madhubani"

17. Seminar on Prospects and challenges faced by Micro, Small& Medium Enterprisers (MSME) in Odisha" to be held on22nd & 23rd March, 2012 at Bhubaneswar

18. National Seminar on Violence Against Women and Children:Emerging perspective, Issues and Way Forward" to be heldon 22nd & 23rd April, 2012 at Tumkur (Karnataka)

19. Seminar on "Empowerment of the Panchayati Raj Institutemembers through capacity building in West Bengal" to beheld on 22nd March, 2012 at Kolkata

20. Seminar on "Management of Primary Education and waysto improve the System in India" to be held in April, 2012 atCDS Premises

21. National Conference on "Livelihood and EnvironmentalSecurity through Resource Conservation in Eastern regionof India (LESRC-2012)" to be held during 5-7 April, 2012at Bhubaneswar

22. Global conference on Women in Agriculture

23. Seminar on "Understanding Growth Story of Gujarat" to beheld from 7-8th May, 2012 at Ahmedabad

24. Professor D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture 2012 - Twelfthin the series

25. Third Workshop & International Conference on EmergingTrends in Aviation and Space Application : Legal, Safetyand Policy Issues to be held from 25th to 29th April, 2012 atNational Law University, Delhi

26. Round Table on the Reform of Engineering Education forthe Better Employability of Engineering in May / June, 2012at New Delhi

The Indian Society of InternationalLaw,New Delhi-110001

Samadhan, Kameshwari Niwas,Vinodanand Jha Colony, Madhubani-(Bihar)

Society for Agriculture, Health,Awareness and Rural DevelopmentAction (SAHARA), Bhubaneswar-751001 (Orissa)

Sree Veerabhadra Swamy EducationSociety, Tumkur-572 102,KARNATAKA.

Dunlop Women Association For SocialAction, Kolkata- 700 108

Citizenship Development Society, Delhi-110091

Indian Association of Soil and WaterConservationists (IASWC), Central Soiland Water Conservation ResearchTraining Institute, Research Centre,Sunabeda-763002, Koraput, Odisha

Research Association on Gender inAgriculture (RAGA)

Centre for Development Alternatives,Ahmedabad

Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

National Law University, Sector-14,Dwarka, New Delhi- 110 078

Engineering Council of India

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Item No. Title of the Seminar

(1) (2)

Name of Institution


27. National workshop on "Environmental Impact Assessment:Issues, Challenges and Policy Implications in India" to beheld during 9th to 10th June, 2012 at Bhubaneswar

28. Two days' Seminar on "Promotion and Popularization ofRural Bio-technological Intervention for Developed of SocioEconomic in Agriculture " to be held on 15.07.2012 to16.07.2012

29. Regional Workshop / Seminar on "Application and Practiceof E-Governance for Improving Rural Livelihood" to beheld on 24/6/ 2012

30. National level Workshop on Micro Level Action Plan atDistrict Level for Climate Resilient Agriculture to be heldon 29-30 June, 2012

31. National Seminar on "Geographical Perspective ofDevelopment Deficit and Naxal Movement"

32. Publication grant for 94th Annual Conference of indianEconomic Association

IIT Bhubneswar

Gramin Vikas Kendra,Bihar Sharif,Nalanda-803101

Kerala Educational Development andEmployment Society (KEDES)

National Council for Climate ChangeSustainable Development and PublicLeadership (NCCSD)

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

The indian Economic Association, PatnaBihar

* up to 31st December, 2012

4.27.6 During the year 2012-13*, 7 Research

Studies have been completed. These are

listed at Annexure- 4.24.4.

4.27.7 A total number of 203 study reports havebeen placed so far on the web-site of thePlanning Commission for wider use inresearch and planning development.

Sr. No. Title of the Study Institution / Researcher

1. Sustainable Production System for Food, Nutrition &Livelihood Security in Mountains of Himachal Pradesh.

2. Successful Models of Implementation by States ofEnvironmental Policies & Programms

3. Impact Evaluation of Package of Special Category States(Uttarakhand, HP & JK)

CSK H.P Krishi Vishvavidyalaya(Department of Agriculture Economics),Extension Education and RuralSociology, Palampur- 176 062 (H.P)

Prestels, 112, Paras Chambers, NearLaxmi Narayan Cinema, ParvatiRoad,Pune-411 009

Stellar Society (Trivenee School ofExcellence), Sirmour (H.P.)

Annexure-4.24.4The following Studies have been completed during the year 2012-13*:

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Sr. No. Title of the Study Institution / Researcher

4. Weaving Clusters to Assess Handlooms Diversity AcrossIndia Leading to Area Wise Target SpecificRecommendations for Handloom Industry Policy andScheme.

5. The Emerging Scenario of Agri Business in India.

6. Tribal/ Folk Arts & Culture in West Bengal, Orissa,Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh & Bihar.

7. Policy Option for Efficient Employment Generation &Small &Micro-Enterprise Development: An Assessment ofREGP Implementation & PMEGP Introduction in EasternIndia

Craft Revival Trust, S-4, Khirki Extension,New Delhi-110017

Presidency University, 86/1, College Street,Kolkata-700 073

Gramin Vikas Sewa Sansthan, Dist. 24Pargana , West Bengal

D.J. Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.N-1/69, IRC Village, Nayapalli,Bhubaneswar - 751015 (Orissa)

* up to 31st December, 2012

4.27.8 Planning Commission receives the

study reports in hard copies as well as on CD/

floppies. For easy accessibility and for better

utilization and exchange of views these reports

are put on the Web site of the Planning

Commission. Copies of the reports are also

circulated to concerned Departments /

Ministries at the Centre and States and senior

officers of the Planning Commission. The

concerned divisions in the Planning

Commission process the study reports from the


4.27.9 During the year of report, the Division

has been renamed as Research Division vide

office order No. A-22/01/2003-OM&C (i) dated


4.27.10 During the year the Division compiled

a list of Research Studies received during the

last 10 years.

4.27.11 The Division addressed several RTI

Questions, Parliament Questions & VIP



General Functions

� Providing an integrated approach totransport sector taking into accountefficient, sustainable, environmentallyfriendly and regionally balancedtransportation system. The NationalTransport Development PolicyCommittee has been set up by thePlanning Commission (TransportDivision) in this regard.

� All the preparatory exercise forformulation of the 12th five year planand responsible for drafting the Plan forthe Transport sector

� Dealing with regulatory issues such assetting up of Tariff Regulatory Authorityin Railways, rationalization of TAMPguidelines, policy reforms in DGCA, etc.

� Examining issues affecting level playingfield in the transport sector including taxanomalies in shipping industry, pricingof ATF, etc.

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Sector Specific Functions


� Implementation of Dedicated FreightCorridors (DFCs), manufacturingfacilities for rolling stock, progress ofcontainerization, setting up of inter-modal hubs, etc.

� Matters related to investment in HighSpeed Rail, World class railwaystation,Logistic parks, Long Haul trains,etc.

� Re-organisation of Indian Railways onbusiness lines, accountancy reforms,setting up of SPVs, etc.

� Railway National Projects and projectsof strategic importance

� Promoting alternative means of financeincluding PPP, participation of privatesector in schemes of the railways inrolling stock and connectivity

� Railway projects related to capacityexpansion such as doubling, new lines,gauge conversion and electrification.


� Implementation of PMGSY- I and policyissues related to PMGSY-2

� Implementation of SARDP-NE and roadconnectivity in LWE districts

� Special package for development of roadconnectivity for 50 minor sea ports, 24airports, strategic roads in the State ofJ&K, etc.

� NHDP and Non-NHDP projects

� Expansion of the NH network

� Policy for promoting public transportincluding the performance andbenchmarking of SRTUs and guidanceon better policy practices

� Road safety and promotion of seamlessfreight transport by road

Ports and Shipping

� Cabotage policy and policy forpromoting Indian shipping

� Port regulation and tariff setting byTAMP

� Capital dredging to increase the draft ofports

� Move towards greater flexibility fordecision-making by Port Trusts

� Policy for promoting Indian shipping

� Policy for promoting Inland Waterwaysand Coastal Shipping

� Development of hub-ports in India

Civil Aviation

� Policy matters relating to FDI in aviationsector

� Development of Airports in Tier-II andTier-III cities.

� Policy relating to manufacture of civilianaircrafts by Indian industry

� Revised policy on route dispersalguidelines to improve services toinaccessible areas.

� Promoting air freight and logistics

Construction Sector

� Formulation of the12th PlanConstruction Chapter

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� Follow up on easing the constraints inthe construction sector identified in the12th Plan

� Holding the Indo-Japan constructionforum and other similar bilateral forumsto pronote construction sector

Other items of work

� GBS allocation and finalization ofannual plan to four Ministries (excludingMinistry of Rural Development forPMGSY), i.e., Ministry of Railways,Ministry of Road Transport andHighways, Ministry of Shipping andMinistry of Civil Aviation

� Fixing of physical and financial targetsfor the abovementioned Ministries andquarterly monitoring of these targets

� EFC/SFC proposals relating to the aboveMinistries

� Cabinet notes related to the aboveMinistries (other than those involvingprivate investment)

� All matters relating to State specificissues in the transport sector includingexamination of proposals for ACA

� All matters relating to InternationalTransport Forum

� All matters relating to Construction Sector(reporting to ShriArunMaira, Member)

The salient activities undertaken during theyear by Transport Division are as follows:

Finalization of Transport chapter for12thFive Year Plan

Transport chapter for the 12th five year plan hasbeen drafted by the Division. It was based on

the inputs received from the concernedMinistries through Working Groups constitutedby the Planning Commission. It provides areview of the sector during the 11th plan periodand the strategies for promoting sustainabletransport in the future with specific action pointsfor each of the transport sectors. The TransportDivision has also contributed the chapter on theTransport sector for the India 2013 - ReferenceAnnual.

Examination of investment proposals of theTransport sector and participation inmeetings of concerned Ministries

Annual Plan 2012-13 proposals of the CentralMinistries were discussed and recommendationsmade after in-depth examination.

Investment proposals received from CentralMinistries of Railways, Road Transport &Highways, Shipping and Civil Aviation wereexamined in association with Project Appraisaland Management Division before these wereconsidered by the Expenditure FinanceCommittee (EFC), Public Investment Board(PIB) and Expanded Board of Railways (EBR).

Number of EFC, SFC, andPIB notes (Sector-wise) examined in Transport Division, uptoDecember, 2012, are as given below:

EFC SFC PIBnotes notes notes

Roads 10 1 5

Civil Aviation 3 4 -

Railways - - -

Shipping 2 2 -

Total 15 7 5

Officers of the Division attended meetings ofvarious Committees / Groups on Central Roads,Rural Roads, Ports and Shipping, Civil Aviation,

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These were conducted for each of the transportsectors i.e. Road, Rail, Ports and Civil Aviation.These meetings have been extremely useful inidentifying the areas of concerns and takingremedial actions so thattargets are achieved.

States and State Road TransportUndertakings

Annual Plan 2012-13 proposals in respect ofState Governments/UTs were discussed andrecommendations made after in-depthexamination.

Examined various proposals received from StatePlanning Board for Additional CentralAssistance, Special Plan Assistance, SpecialCentral Assistance etc.

Externally Aided Project proposals for theAnnual Plan 2012-13 for some of the States werediscussed and recommendations made after in-depth examination.

National Transport Development PolicyCommittee (NTDPC)

Officers from Transport Division participated inthe deliberations of the National TransportDevelopment Policy Committee (NTDPC).

The Division has also made use of the interimreports and Working Group reports finalized bythe Committee in the formulation of the 12th Plan.

International Transport Forum

Adviser (Transport) represented India in theInternational Transport Forum meeting held inLeipzig in May, 2012. He was an invited speakerin the panel discussion on regional connectivity.

Construction Sector

The 12th Plan chapter on construction wasdrafted by the Division. This chapter identifiesa number of policy actions which are required

Road Transport, High Powered Committee(HPC) on SARDP-NE etc.

Adviser (Transport) represented PlanningCommission in the Inter-Ministerial Committeeon National Highway Declaration. TheCommittee is headed by the Secretary - Ministryof Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) andformulated rational criteria for identification ofroads to be declared as National Highways. Anumber of Board meetings of National HighwayAuthority of India (NHAI) were held during theyear. The agenda items, which included detailedproject reports for various segments of NHDPfor award of contract were received forexamination and comments offered as an inputfor decision making at the NHAI Board Meetings.

Examination of Policy related issues in theTransport Sector

A number of important policy issues werereferred to the Planning Commission as part ofInter-Ministerial consultation. Number ofCabinet notes were examined whose numberstill December 2012 are given below :

Sector Cabinet Notes

Roads 7

Civil Aviation 12

Railways 13

Shipping 11

Total 43

Planning Commission is member of ProjectSteering Group on High Speed Railways andElevated Sub Urban Corridor in Mumbai.

Quarterly Performance Reviews:

The Quarterly Performance Review (QPR)meetings were held to monitor the progress ofvarious plan schemes under Transport sector.

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to be taken during the 12th Plan for promotingthis sector. Transport Division participated invarious activities in partnership withConstruction Industry Development Councilsuch as International Conference on 12th Plan,2nd Indo-Japan Construction Forum held on31.10.2012 in New Delhi and VishwakarmaAward Ceremony.


Tourism Cell is primarily involved in theprocess of planning, promotion and developmentof the Tourism Sector so as to ensure balancedand sustainable development of tourism in thecountry. It is also concerned with theformulation/implementation of policy issuesconcerning tourism Sector to make it moreresponsive to the present and futurerequirements of the country. The importantactivities undertaken during the year 2012-13are indicated below :

➢ Overall planning of tourism sector in thecountry.

➢ Finalization of Annual Plan outlay fortourism sector.

➢ Review of progress of major tourismprojects/schemes.

The salient activities undertaken during the yearby Tourism Cell are as follows:

� Annual Plan 2012-13 proposal of theMinistry of Tourism was discussed andrecommendations made after in-depthexamination.

� Recommendations of Working GroupDiscussions for Tourism Sector inrespect of various States/UTs for AnnualPlan 2012-13 were discussed and outlayswere finalized.

� The Chapter of tourism sector for 12thFive Year Plan (2012-17) was finalized.

� Scheme-wise plan outlays of Ministry ofTourism for 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) were finalized.

� Examination of various AdditionalCentral Assistance proposals receivedfrom State Plan Division and substantivecomments/views furnished.

� Examination of various Special PlanAssistance proposals received from StatePlan Division and comments/viewsfurnished.

� Examination of Investment proposalsreceived from Ministry of Tourism in theassociation with project Appraisal andManagement Division before these wereconsidered by the Standing FinanceCommittee (SFC).

� Examination of various proposalsreceived from Prime Minister's Office/VIP and furnished suitable comments/views.


Setting up of UIDAI and its Mandate

4.30.1.The Unique Identification Authority ofIndia (UIDAI) was set up through NotificationNo.A-43011/02/2009-Admn.I dated 28 January,2009 as an attached office of the PlanningCommission with a mandate to issue a uniqueidentification number to every resident in thecountry. The unique identification number is a12 digit random number. It is a single universalnumber. A set of mandatory, conditional andoptional demographic data such as name, dateof birth, gender, and name of parents, residential

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address and biometric features such asphotograph, all ten finger prints and iris imagesare together expected to establish and verify theidentity of a resident.

4.30.2. The roles and responsibilities of UIDAIas defined in the Notification of 28 January, 2009encompass the responsibility to lay down planand policies to implement Unique Identification(UID) Scheme, own and operate UID databaseand be responsible for its updation andmaintenance on an ongoing basis. Theimplementation of UID scheme entailsgeneration and assignment of UID to residents;defining mechanisms and processes forinterlinking UID with partner databases;operation and management of all stages of UIDlife cycle; framing policies and procedures forupdation mechanism, maintenance of UIDdatabase on an ongoing basis and defining usageand applicability of UID for delivery of variousservices among others.

Targets and Present Status


(i) The UIDAI has been mandated togenerate & issue unique identificationnumber to all residents of India. UIDAIis authorized to enroll through MultipleRegistrars upto 60 crore by March 2014in 18 States/UTs as per Annexure-I. Atotal number of 24,93,18,775 AadhaarNumbers have been generated upto31.12.2012. State-wise details areplaced at Annexure-II. The number ofenrolments is expected to reach about 33crore by March 2013 while Aadhaargenerated should be close to 30 crore inthe same time period.

(ii) The enrolment of residents is being

carried out by more than 50 State/Non-State Registrars through UIDAIempanelled/non-empanelled EnrollingAgencies(EAs) decided to 18 States/UTs during Phase-II of Aadhaarenrolments.

(iii) UIDAI has planned to roll out about5000 Permanent EnrolmentCentres(PEC) across the country tofacilitate enrolment of residualpopulation as well as to facilitate updatedemographic and biometric attributes ofresidents already enrolled. A web basedportal and facility for updation/correction of demographic informationof residents through Post has beenlaunched by UIDAI in November, 2012.

(iv) In order to ensure the quality ofdemographic data, Quality Check Teamhas been deployed to review the qualityof data packets in UIDAI(HQ) as wellas Regional Offices. The findings ofthese Quality Checks are used forqualitative improvement of enrolment aswell as for training of Operators andSupervisors to improve the quality ofdata collection in the field.

(v) Election Commission of India hasapproved the use of Aadhaar Numberissued by UIDAI as an alternativedocument for Voter's Identification onthe Poll day. The Ministry of ExternalAffairs has also included UIDAI as oneof the alternate documents forestablishing proof of address and photoidentity in conjunction with any otherprescribed documents for proof ofaddress/identity from both ordinary andTatkal Passport applications.

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S. No. States/UTs

1. Andhra Pradesh

2. Chandigarh

3. Daman & Diu

4. Goa

5. Gujarat

6. Haryana

7. Himachal Pradesh

8. Jharkhand

9. Karnataka

10. Kerala

11. Madhya Pradesh

12. Maharashtra

13. NCT of Delhi

14. Puducherry

15. Punjab

16. Rajasthan

17. Sikkim

18. Tripura

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S. No. State/ UT Name Total

1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1,59,702

2 Andhra Pradesh 5,06,04,303

3 Arunachal Pradesh 703

4 Assam 20,237

5 Bihar 21,51,340

6 Chandigarh 6,99,570

7 Chhattisgarh 3,45,551

8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 29,676

9 Daman & Diu 1,31,063

10 Delhi 1,24,39,965

11 Goa 11,64,751

12 Gujarat 67,50,232

13 Haryana 30,11,053

14 Himachal Pradesh 47,13,356

15 Jammu & Kashmir 49,511

16 Jharkhand 1,05,75,829

17 Karnataka 1,67,79,674

18 Kerala 1,96,25,942

19 Lakshadweep 45,694

20 Madhya Pradesh 1,51,67,585

21 Maharashtra 4,32,19,467

22 Manipur 5,97,638

23 Meghalaya 918

24 Mizoram 8,498

25 Nagaland 1,95,899

26 Odhisa 49,63,242

27 Puducherry 8,87,756

28 Punjab 1,17,84,441

29 Rajasthan 1,15,44,609

30 Sikkim 4,80,084

31 Tamil Nadu 84,19,099

32 Tripura 29,57,828

33 Uttar Pradesh 1,00,09,532

34 Uttarakhand 10,25,470

35 West Bengal 87,58,557

Grand Total: 24,93,18,775

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Implementation of the Project

4.30.4 Consequent upon creation andestablishment of the Unique IdentificationAuthority of India (UIDAI) in 2009 forproviding unique identification to the residentsacross the country, the proposal for Phase-I ofthe scheme was approved by the StandingFinance Committee (SFC) and subsequently bythe Finance Minister for an amount of Rs. 147.31Crore to meet the expenditure during the initialperiod of 12 months for setting up of necessaryinfrastructure for offices at Headquarters andRegional Offices and creating testing facilitiesfor running the pilots and proof of concept(POC) experiments.

4.30.5 The proposal towards issuing 10 CroreUID numbers (Aadhaar numbers) throughMultiple Registrars as Phase-II of the Schemecomprising cost estimates, other projectcomponents and recurring establishment costsfor the period upto March 2014 for an outlay ofRs. 3,023.01 Crore was recommended by theExpenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in June2010 which was subsequently approved by theCabinet Committee on UIDAI related issues(CC-UIDAI) in its meeting of 22nd July 2010.

4.30.6 Further, the proposal for Phase-III of theUID Scheme comprising cost estimates towardsissue of UID numbers (Aadhaar numbers) to 20Crore residents through Multiple Registrars uptoMarch 2012, technology and other supportinfrastructure costs for creation, storage andmaintenance of data and services for leveragingthe usage of Aadhaar for the entire estimatedresident population upto March 2017 involvingan outlay of Rs. 8,814.75 Crore by subsumingthe earlier approval of Rs. 3,023.01 Crore forPhase - II of the Scheme was appraised by theEFC in September 2011 which was subsequently

approved by the CC-UIDAI in its meeting dated27th January 2012.

4.30.7 The CC-UIDAI in its meeting held on27th January 2012, accorded approval forenrolment of another 40 Crore residents throughthe multiple registrar approach in 18 States &Union Territories. Based on this enrollment isin progress in almost all the States/UTs in whichUIDAI has been permitted to carry out Aadhaarenrollments through its multiple registrar model.A proposal for Phase-IV of the UID Schemeinvolving an amount of Rs. 3,441 Crore formeeting enrolment costs to continue enrollmentsbeyond 20 Crore and upto 40 Crore throughmultiple registrars and for Aadhaar letter printingand delivery costs to all residents enrolledthrough all modes and other relevant projectcosts was appraised by the EFC in its meetingdated 27th September, 2012 and based on therecommendations of the EFC, a CC-UIDAI Notefor Phase-IV of the UID Scheme for an amountof Rs. 3,436.16 crore is under submission.

(I) Creation of requisite TechnologyInfrastructure

UIDAI has installed and commissioned theInformation Technology infrastructure to caterto the 10 crore enrolments approved as a part ofPhase-II of the UID scheme. The Data Centrein Bengaluru has started its operations fromSeptember 2010 in co-located facility of DataCentre Service Provider (DCSP). The DisasterRecovery facility at Greater Noida Data Centrehas also been set-up in the co-located facilityof DCSP. UIDAI has appointed a ManagedService Provider (MSP) for its Central IdentitiesData Repository (CIDR). MSP has been on-boarded on 07 August 12. The project is atvarious stages of transition with the MSP. TheUIDAI Biometrics Centre of Competence

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(UBCC) is being setup. In order to augment itsservices, UIDAI has initiated the work of (i)Hiring of Governance Risk Compliance andPerformance - Service Provider (GRCP-SP) forUIDAI and (ii) Hiring of Data Centre Spaceand Facilities for UIDAI at Bengaluru andDelhi/NCR.

(i) Setting Up of UIDAI Data Centres atManesar and Bengaluru. Two DataCentres one each at Manesar andBengaluru are being set up for operatingand maintenance of UID database whichis presently running from hired space andthe construction has alreadycommenced. The two Data Centres atManesar and Bengaluru shall also havenon-Data Centres building housing thefollowing facilities/institutions :-

(a) Non-Data Centre building atManesar.

(i) UIDAI Biometrics Centre ofCompetence (UBCC).

(ii) National Training Facilities ofUIDAI

(iii) `Aadhaar' Application andAuthentication.

(b) Non-Data Centre building atBengaluru.

(i) Regional Office, UIDAI,Bengaluru

(ii) Onsite Development of tools(back end and front end) for`Aadhaar' project

(iii) Quality control and monitoringof `Aadhaar' generation, and

(iv) Technical support facility forenrolment agencies/registrarsfor managing the function ofdata Centre.

The foundation stone for construction of DataCentre at Manesar was laid by Hon`ble ChiefMinister of Haryana on 07 January, 2013.Further Data Centre Development Agency(DCDA) for design, implementation, operationand maintenance of these two CIDR has alsobeen appointed.

(ii) Construction of UIDAI HQ Building.Land measuring 1.099 acres at Bangla SahibRoad, New Delhi, has been acquired forconstruction of UIDAI HQ Building andpreliminary activities viz appointment of ProjectManagement Consultant and Architect etc havebeen completed for the said construction. TheUIDAI HQ building shall also house RegionalOffice, Delhi, presently operating from a rentedoffice space.

(II) Support Infrastructure:

(i) Logistics

Aadhaar numbers are communicated to residentsthrough letters printed and delivered by theDepartment of Posts. A Contact Center has beenestablished to serve as a helpline to the residentsfor interaction of UID related issues includinggrievance redressal. A "Resident Portal" has beenlaunched to enable residents to download their"e-Aadhaar", an electronically generated letter,from the website of UIDAI. Further, in order tofacilitate implementation of "Direct CashTransfer" Scheme in selected districts, access to"e-Aadhaar Portal" has also been provided toDistrict level officers of the States of Jharkhand,Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) hasbeen signed with Department of Electronics andInformation Technology for print and deliveryof Aadhaar letters through Common ServicesCenters (CSC) as per the standard and normsprescribed by UIDAI.

(ii) Projects of Knowledge ManagementWing

1. Aadhaar Document ManagementSystem

For the purpose of preserving thedocuments submitted by the residents atthe time of enrolment an agency forAadhaar Document ManagementSystem was selected in 2011-2012.Since commencement in July, 2011, theagency has collected documentspertaining to 18 crore residents and 27lakh residents in Phase-I and Phase-IIrespectively.

2. Intranet & Knowledge ManagementPortal

To establish an online, community basedplatform to promote increasedcommunication, deeper informationexchange, and collaboration amongstUIDAI Staff, the UIDAI took up the taskof establishing an 'Intranet & KM Portal'.The aim is to go for a paperless office.Phase-I of project has been completedand is ready for use. The followingfunctionalities have been developedunder Phase-I:

i. KM Portal:

� AD integration (including RO,TDU)

� Enhanced version of KM Portal

� Contact Management

� Enterprise Search

� Integration with DMS/HRMS/Assets

� Unit work space

� Communities of Practices

� Media and Communication

� Training and Testing

� RSS feeds

� Stats and Audit trail

ii. Intranet:

1. Office Management System (FileManagement System)

2. Asset Management System

3. Human Resource Management Module

4. E-Procurement

3. Business Strategy Review &Organisation Design

Given the large scale enrolments and the visionto leverage Aadhaar for delivery of services,there was a need to assess and realign its'Business Strategy and Organisation Design' ofthe UIDAI and decide on how it needs to evolvein order to be more effective in delivering againstorganizations mandates in a scalable manner.Towards this objective, UIDAI initiated a projecton 'Business Strategy Review & OrganisationDesign' of UIDAI. Consultancy firm wasselected 2011-2012. Draft deliverables of theproject have been submitted. Project is likelyto be completed before 31.3.2013.

(III) Training

UIDAI has developed comprehensive trainingcontent for enrolment staff, PRI/ULB members,District level officers and verifiers. The trainingcontent is available in various formats such as

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text based, computer based and ILT. To improveenrolment data quality an On the Job Trainingprogram-Aadhaar Field Performance Coaching-for the enrolment staff has been launched.Similarly to give hands on practice to theenrolment staff a training simulator has beendeveloped. The training content on FinancialInclusion and authentication related process totrain the BCs and staff of other AUAs has beendeveloped. Film based content has also beendeveloped to train the enrolment staff. Anotherfilm Anokhi Pehchan for sensitization andawareness of other stakeholders and residentshas also been developed. Testing & Certificationhas certified over 1.5 lakh enrolment staff inmultiple regional languages. The testing andcertification capacity has increased and its nowavailable at over 350 centers across 219 citiesin 35 states and UTs.

(IV) Developing awareness andcommunication

UIDAI has been implementing a comprehensiveawareness and communications strategy foroutdoor and multimedia publicity of 'Aadhaar'in order to reach out to the residents at large.All possible means and modes ofcommunications and outreach, including print,audio-visual, folk media and social media arebeing utilised for the purpose.

Financial Inclusion

4.30.8. Department of Revenue, Ministry ofFinance had notified Aadhaar as a validdocument under the Prevention of MoneyLaundering Rules. Subsequently, the financialsector regulators viz RBI, IRDA, and SEBI, alsonotified the use of Aadhaar for banking,insurance and securities markets respectively.This paved the way for setting up a unifiedpayment network in the country and the

developments of various pro-poor financialproducts such as micro-credit, micro-insuranceand micro-mutual funds.

4.30.9 In order to aid the process of financialinclusion, UIDAI has partnered with banks foropening bank accounts at the time of Aadhaarenrolment. Banks also entered into agreementwith UIDAI to open accounts of the consentingresidents based on Aadhaar Data which will beprovided to banks directly by UIDAI basing onvarious criteria. This process of opening AEBAs(Aadhaar Enabled Bank Accounts) was startedat Tumkur District in Karnataka with 3 bankson the pilot basis and has been scaled to 26 bankssubsequently. About 14.39 lakhs accounts havebeen opened by these banks so far. This is inaddition to 36.50 lakhs accounts independentlyopened and/or linked to Aadhaar by Banks.

4.30.10 A unified payments network "AadhaarEnables Payment System' (AEPS), has also beendesigned and put in place by the banking sectorusing MicroATMs . At present, 10 banks aremaking payments through this MicroATMspayment System wherein the resident justprovides his Aadhaar number, fingerprint andthe Type & Amount of transaction he wants todo. The system works through small devicecalled MicroATMs using Mobile SIM card dataconnectivity, authenticates resident with UIDAIdatabase basing on Aadhaar No. and fingerprint,if it matches routes transaction to Bank CBSServer for financial transaction and the cyclegets completed. If authentication fails,appropriate message is provided to the resident.

4.30.11 Aadhaar Payments Bridge System(APB) has also been established by NPCI as anestablished Payment System. It enables thetransfer of funds directly into the bank accountsof beneficiaries solely on the basis of the

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Aadhaar Number. This has considerablysimplified the process of disbursement ofwelfare funds by Government Departments,while leading to cost saving due to databasecleanup and simplified administration. So fararound 90,000 payments have been madethrough this system, amounting to Rs. 5.44 cr.

The Government has decided to implementDirect Benefits Transfer from January 1, 2013leveraging the APB.

Online Authentication

4.30.12 Pursuing its roles and responsibilitiesas defined in the Notification of January 2009UIDAI intends to provide a ubiquitous and cost-effective online authentication system. Aftercarrying out multiple rounds of Proof of ConceptStudies an Aadhaar online authenticationframework has been established, which amongothers, envisages verification and authenticationof the Aadhaar number along with otherattributes (including biometrics) of the residentsand serves as PoI and PoA. OnlineAuthentication Services have been formallylaunched on 7th February, 2012.

4.30.13 In order to enable appreciation andacceptance of the Aadhaar online authenticationto improve delivery of various services theservice would be provided free of charge byUIDAI till Dec 2013. A separate pricing policywill be introduced thereafter. Aadhaarauthentication services will be provided withoutany liability to UIDAI.

4.30.14 A pilot towards linking the MNREGApayments, National Social Assistance ProgramScholarships with the Aadhaar number of theresident and routing the payments through theAadhaar enabled bank account has beenconducted in the State of Jharkhand. Similarly,

a Pilot for delivery of LPG cylinders and directtransfer of subsidies on LPG to intendedbeneficiaries is in progress in Mysore.

4.30.15 In order to outline the various stepsinvolved in roll out of Aadhaar Enabled Paymentpilots in the 51 Districts identified for the pilotroll out based on the announcement made bythe Finance Minister in his Budget Speech, atwo-day workshop on Aadhaar Enabled ServiceDelivery was conducted. Apart from explainingthe basic features of Authentication frameworkand Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems, thevarious State Government Departments, Banksand other stakeholders of Aadhaar system whohave successfully undertaken the various pilotsshared their experience, best practices and theknowledge gained during the pilots. The StateResident Data Hub Application Frameworkdeveloped by UIDAI which would facilitateseeding of Aadhaar number with variousdepartmental databases was also demonstratedin the workshop.

Aadhaar Applications

4.30.16 The stage is now set for the Central andState Government departments to buildapplications and create the necessaryinfrastructure realizing the potential of Aadhaarfor improving service delivery, accountabilityand transparency in governance of various socialsector schemes. The Central Ministries/Departments are preparing roadmaps forintegration with Aadhaar. UIDAI hascommenced interaction with Ministries /Departments for developing applicationsleveraging the Aadhaar number; Aadhaarenabled transactions and infrastructure toimprove the service delivery of various socialsector schemes. UIDAI also provides assistancefor ICT infrastructure to State Governments for

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reengineering the existing process for Aadhaarintegration. Assistance amounting to Rs. 13.70cores have been provided so far to 15 States andone Union Territory under this scheme. UIDAIhas also empanelled Consultants and SoftwareSolution Providers whose services could beutilized by the State Governments as well asCentral Governments Ministries/Departments.

4.30.17 UIDAI has developed an ApplicationFramework called State Resident Data Hub(SRDH) to enable seeding of Aadhaar numberin database of various welfare schemes of Statesand to link existing bank accounts of residentswith Aadhaar number which can be used tointegrate Aadhaar in Service Delivery toresidents. The SRDH framework has beenpiloted in three States viz. Maharashtra, Keralaand Delhi and which will be available to allStates, Union Territories and other eco-systempartners. The SRDH adoption guidelines havebeen formulated by UIDAI which inter aliaprovides the States with a utility and placeholderto manage their resident data. The deploymentof SRDH Application in the States would helpcreate a resident database with Know YourResident (KYR) fields which would include theAadhaar number, Name, Address, Gender, Dateof Birth, etc. In order to take the process further,Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) havebeen signed with State Governments ofMaharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka, Jharkhand and Union Territories ofDelhi and Daman & Diu who are keen to adopt,own, operate and manage their resident dataleveraging the SRDH Application.

4.30.18 Aadhaar is being declared as PoI andPoA by various State Governments, CentralMinistries and Departments. The Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technology

has notified that Aadhaar shall be taken as a validPoI and PoA after confirming the identity andaddress through the Aadhaar authenticationprocedure for obtaining telephone and mobileconnections. Ministry of Finance has recognizedAadhaar as an officially valid document as PoIand PoA for opening bank accounts. Ministry ofPetroleum and Natural Gas has recognizedAadhaar as a valid PoI and PoA for obtainingLPG connections. The Ministry of RoadTransport and Highways has issued necessaryinstructions for recognition of Aadhaar as PoI andPoA for obtaining a driving license andregistration of vehicles. The Department of Healthand Family Welfare has also recognized Aadhaaras PoI and PoA for extending financial assistanceto patients below poverty line who are sufferingfrom major life threatening diseases for receivingmedical treatment at any of the super specialtyHospitals/ Institutions or other GovernmentHospitals under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi. Ministryof Railways has also recognized Aadhaar as avalid PoI for rail travel. Election Commission ofIndia has accepted Aadhaar as an alternative PoIand PoA at the time of polls in absence of ElectionPhoto Identity Card (EPIC). Ministry of ExternalAffairs has accepted Aadhaar as one of theprescribed documents for PoI and PoA forissuance of Ordinary and Tatkal Passports. Someof the State/UT Governments viz. Sikkim,Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir,Chandigarh, Nagaland, Haryana, Manipur andRajasthan have also recognized Aadhaar as oneof the PoI and PoA for their various residentcentric schemes.

Financial Performance

4.30.19. Details of annual budget allocation andexpenditure on the UID Project so far are givenat Table-1.

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Year Annual Budget Expenditure incurred(Final Allocation) (in crores of INR)(in crores of INR)

2009-10 26.38 26.21

2010-11 273.80 268.41

2011-12 1470.00 1187.50

2012-13 (up to Dec 2012) 1350.00 818.44

Details of B.E. and Expenditure during 2012-13

4.30.20 The financial performance for the year 2012-13 (up to December 2012) vis-à-vis BudgetEstimate is given at Table-2:

(Figures in Crore of INR)


Object Head B.E/RE Expenditure up to2012-13 December 2012


(-16405913) Establishment 110.00 64.75

(-16405912) Assistance to Registrars for 615.00 411.94enrolling Residents

(-16405911) Information Technology 375.00 232.83

Total Revenue 1100.00 709.52


(i) Capital outlay on Public works Major works 0.00 0.00

(ii) Capital outlay on other General Economic 40.00 9.24Services Major works

(iii) Machinery & Equipment 210.00 99.68

Total Capital 250.00 108.92

Grand Total 1350.00 818.44(Revenue + Capital)

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4.30.21 In the Revenue section, apart from theestablishment expenditure, the expenditureprimarily comprised the assistance provided tothe Registrars for defraying the cost of enrolmentand expenditure towards Professional servicesfor consultants, PMU resources, power andband-width costs for data centre operation.Expenditure on the Capital section comprisedexpenditure towards augmentation of Hardwareand Software, acquisition of land andconstruction advance in connection with theconstruction of two data centres that UIDAIproposes at Manesar (Gurgaon) and Bangalorerespectively.


Village & Small Enterprises Division coversmicro, small and medium industries underMinistry of Micro, Small and MediumEnterprises ( MSME) including Khadi & Coirsector. This Division also covers Handloom &Handicraft sector under Ministry of Textiles andFood Processing sector under Ministry of FoodProcessing Industries.

4.31.1. This Division finalised the schematicAnnual Plan outlay for the year 2012-13 afteran indepth examination and discussion with theMinistries/ Departments. Attended various StateAnnual Plan meetings and other importantmeetings of the Ministries/Departments. EFC/SFC notes were examined from technoeconomic angle and comments were given forincorporation in the EFC/SFC note. Thedevelopmental schemes/ programmes underimplementation in the VSE Sector by variousMinistries were examined considering needs ofwomen, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,minorities, etc.

4.31.2. New Scheme namely Promotion of

ICT Tools in MSME under NMCP has been

given an "In Principal" approval to extend

benefit to MSME sector. An Evaluation

Study on PMEGP scheme implemented by

Ministry of MSME has been assigned to an

independent consultancy firm to assess the

impact of the scheme for employment

generation and the study recommended

measures for more visible impact and the

same has been conveyed to the concerned

Ministry for necessary action. Progress of

KRDP has been reviewed to assess the impact

of benefit to Khadi Artisans loom and

improve competitiveness.

4.31.3. With a view to lay greater emphasis on

decentralized implementation and to involve the

States, approval has been accorded for launching

a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) titled

National Mission of Food Processing. The

mission will subsume a number of initiatives/

schemes like scheme for Technology

Upgradation Scheme for cold chain, Scheme for

modernization of Abattoirs etc. It is being

implemented by Ministry of Food Processing



The role of the voluntary sector in thedevelopment of the country is well recognized.Voluntary organizations (VOs) reach all cornersof the country and their proximity to the peopleon the ground is one of their biggest advantages.They are now treated as partners in development,instead of just being implementers ofgovernment schemes and promoters ofawareness.

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Sl. No. Programmes Outlay(Rs. in crore)

1. MSME Clusters Development Programmes.. 32.00

2. Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme 369.00

3. Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for MSEs 35.00

4. Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme(PMEGP) 1276.28

5. Khadi Reform Programme 50.00

7. Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare 150.00

8. Integrated Handloom Development Scheme 195.00

9. Marketing & Export Promotion for Handloom 53.00

10. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilpa Bikas Yojana 50.00

11 Integrated Artisans Comprehensive welfare 30.00

12. Catalytic Development Programme(CDP) in Sericulture 202.00

13. Mega Clusters Scheme 13.05

14. Rejuvenation, Modernisation and Technology Upgradation of Coir Industry 16.00

15 Infrastructure Development Scheme for Food Processing Industry 191.00

16 National Mission on Food Processing Industry 250.00

During the year 2012-13 Planning Commissionwas dealingwith various issues concerningvoluntary sector as well as to implement therecommendations of the National Policy on the'Voluntary Sector'.

The National Policy on the 'voluntary sector'(2007) highlights the need for databases of VOs:"Databases of VOs working in different fieldsand different levels are useful forcommunication within the voluntary sector andthe public and private sector. The Governmentwill commission suitable agencies to prepare andupdate such databases." To implement thisrecommendation, the NGO Partnership System,

a web based portal has been designed, developedand put in to operation by the PlanningCommission in 2009, in collaboration with theNIC and with the cooperation of the Keyparticipating Ministries and autonomous bodies.The portal ( at presentprovides NGOs with (i) details of VOs / NGOsacross India, (ii) details of Grant-in-aid Schemesof Key Ministries/ Departments available toNGOs and (iii) facility for NGOs to apply online for receiving grant-in-aid. In order to bringgrater transparency, efficiency andaccountability in to the system of grant-in-aidto NGOs, Secretary, Planning Commission

Major Programmes under the purview of Village & Small EnterprisesSector with outlay during 2012-13.

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requested all the secretaries of the participatingMinistries / Departments not to sanction anygrant to NGOs who have not 'signed-up' withNGO-PS of Planning Commission. Two meetingon the NGO partnership System held during thisperiod with all participating Ministries/Departments to review the progress on theimplementation aspects of NGO partnershipSystem and to operationalize the portal into a moredynamic, participative and vibrant NGOPartnership. In one of its meeting a decision hasbeen taken to follow the same database systemwhich CAPART is using, which is almost stabilizeddatabase, in order to bring the uniformity inimplementation by all the participating Ministries/Departments. Also keeping in mind the difficultiesfaced by the NGO-PS in English, Hindi and otherregional language translation is required. Nearly46,325 VOs /NGOs have 'signed up' with NGO-PS (as on 21.01.2013).

A Steering Committee on the 'Voluntary Sector'for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) wasconstituted on 7th June, 2011. The report of theSteering Committee is finalized and available onthe website of the Planning Commission. Mostof its recommendations like financing the sector;accreditation and certification to improvestandards of VOs/NGOs; capacity building ofprofessionals; and encouraging States toformulate state voluntary sector policies on thelines of the national policy on the voluntary sectorhave been reflected in the Chapter on Governanceof the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017).

The Voluntary Action Cell also hold variousmeetings and Civil Society Window (CSW)presentations by representatives of VOs / NGOs/CSOs on different development-related subjects,which provides a platform for sharing theeffectiveness and contribution of the grassrootsorganizations. In these meetings/CSW

presentations higher officials from all concernedMinistries/Department and all Advisers of therelevant subjects of Planning Commission areinvited to attend and interact with the VOs/NGOs. All the presentations are uploaded onthe Planning Commission website for official/public use. Minutes of the meetings are alsosent to Secretaries of Departments for commentsand follow-up action. In the last one year (2012)following seven meeting/CSW presentationswere conducted on diverse themes.

1. "Out of pocket Expenditure in HealthCare - Results of study in five States inIndia" by Dr. Narendra Gupta, Secretary,Prayas, Chittorgarh held on 1stFebruary, 2012.

2. "Regarding curbing & controllingMalnutrition, Hunger and Suicidesamongst artisans by utilizing localnatural resources, custom & Culturalpractices" by Dr. Shantilal Kothari,President, Academy of NutritionImprovement, Nagpur held on 23rdFebruary, 2012.

3. "Interaction with NGOs on theirpotential contribution in thedevelopment of Mewat District ofHaryana" held on 27th June, 2012.

4. "Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana(RSBY)" by Ms. Vandana Prasad,National Convener, Public HealthResource Society, New Delhi held on 7thAugust, 2012.

5. "Finding on landscaping of nutritionpolicies under the project POSHAN" byMs. Mamata Pradhan, Sr.Communications & KM Coordinator,IFPRI, New Delhi held on 13th August,2012

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6. "Recommendations of NationalCoalition for Security of MigrantWorkers (NCOSMW) for 12th Five YearPlan for safer labor migration" by Ms.Anjali Borhade, Assistant Professor,Indian institute of Public Health Delhiheld on 4th October, 2012.

7. "Findings and to present the report of theWHO supported study on Nursing andMidwifery"by Prof. RajniBagga, Head,Department of Management Sciences,NIHFW, New Delhi held on 22ndNovember, 2012.


Water Resources Division of the PlanningCommission is charged with the responsibilityof formulation and monitoring of Plan,Programmes and Policies relating to WaterResources, which inter-alia includes irrigation(major, medium and minor projects), floodcontrol (including anti-sea erosion works) andcommand area development. The Division isalso responsible for the Plans, Programmes andPolicies of rural and urban water supply andsanitation including solid and liquid wastemanagement. The Division is also entrusted withthe responsibility of works related to IntegratedWatershed Management Programme. TheDivision is also the nodal Division for attendingthe works towards the National Water Missionwhich is a part of the National Action Plan onClimate Change.

Irrigation, Flood Control and CommandArea Development

(i) The work of formulation of Annual Plan2012-13 for States and UTs werecompleted. The Annual Plan 2012-13 ofCentral Ministry of Water Resources was

also completed. Formulation of AnnualPlan 2013-14 for Central Ministry ofWater Resources is in progress.

(ii) The outcome budget for the Ministry ofWater Resources was finalized inconsultation with the Ministry.

(iii) The Steering Committee Report on theWater Resources and Sanitation sectorfor the Twelfth Five Year Plan and theTwelfth Plan Document Chapter on'Water' were completed.

(iv) A High Level Committee on WaterLogging in Punjab under the Chairmanshipof Dr Mihir Shah, Member (WaterResources and Rural Development),Planning Commission was constituted bythe Planning Commission. The Committeemade a field visit to the waterlogged areasin Punjab and met the Chief Minister ofthe State for getting his inputs to addressthe issue. The Committee submitted itsreport to the Planning Commission inDecember 2012.

(v) Adviser (WR) and Joint Adviser (WR)were part of the team headed by the thenMember Secretary, Planning Commissionand visited Kerala for the review ofKuttanad Package in January 2012.

(vi) Water Resources Division processed andcommented on the Expenditure FinanceCommittee Memoranda prepared by theMinistry of Water Resources for tenCentral Sector Schemes and three StateSector Schemes of Ministry of WaterResources to be implemented in theTwelfth Five Year Plan period.

(vii) The Planning Commission issuedinvestment clearances for 27 projects

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during the year 2012. Out of these projects,7 were major and medium irrigationprojects, 11 were flood control projects and9 were Extension, Renovation andModernization projects. The list of projectsis at Annexure. Besides, extension of timewithout any cost overrun were alsoaccorded to 23 projects.

(viii) Under Accelerated Irrigation BenefitsProgramme, an allocation (B.E.) of Rs.14242.00 crore (Central grant) has beenprovided in 2012-13 against B.E. ofRs.12620.00 crore (Central grant) in2011-12.

(ix) The Division has constituted Facilitationand Co-ordination Committee for theTwelfth Five Year Plan in the WaterResources Sector under theChairmanship of Dr. Mihir ShahMember, Water Resources to develop aroadmap for each sub sector of WaterResources Management covered in theTwelfth Five Year Plan to achieve thedesired objectives with optimumutilization of financial resources.Adviser (WR) and Joint Adviser (WR)are also the members of the Committee.

(x) The Officers of the Division representedthe Planning Commission as Membersof the Inter Ministerial Central Teamconstituted by the Ministry of HomeAffairs/Ministry of Agriculture andvisited the States of Assam, Rajasthanand Andhra Pradesh for assessment ofdisaster relief funds.

Drinking Water and Sanitation

(i) The works relating to Annual Plan 2012-13 for various States and UTs for Rural

Water Supply, Rural Sanitation, UrbanWater Supply and Urban Sewerage &Drainage were completed. The AnnualPlan 2012-13 of the Ministry of DrinkingWater and Sanitation was alsocompleted. Finalization of Annual Plan2013-14 of Ministry of Drinking Waterand Sanitation is in progress.

(ii) The outcome budget for the Ministry ofDrinking Water and Sanitation wasfinalized in consultation with theMinistry.

(iii) During the year, drinking water supplyand sanitation proposals received fromState Governments & UTs have beentechnically examined and offeredcomments thereon before release of thefunds under Additional CentralAssistance/ Special Plan Assistance.

(iv) The preparation of the sections on 'RuralDrinking Water and Sanitation' inChapter on Rural Development and'Urban Water and Waste Management'in Chapter on Water for the Twelfth FiveYear Plan were finalized.

(v) Two Centrally Sponsored Schemesnamely (a) 'National Rural DrinkingWater Programme (NRDWP)' and (b)'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)' arebeing implemented in the country inrespect of rural drinking water and ruralsanitation respectively.

A. National Rural Drinking WaterProgramme

(vi) Central Government has beensupplementing the efforts of the StateGovernments through the centrally

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sponsored scheme viz. 'National RuralDrinking Water Programme (NRDWP)for providing drinking water facilities inrural areas of the country.

(vii) Rural Drinking Water Supply is one ofthe six components of the programme tobuild rural infrastructure called "BharatNirman" lunched by Government of Indiain 2005. Under the programme, safedrinking water is to be provided to alluncovered habitations at the earliest. All55067 uncovered habitations envisagedunder Bharat Nirman have been coveredand out of 2.17 lakh water quality affectedhabitations, 1,31,525 habitations havebeen provided safe drinking water duringBharat Nirman period upto 2012. Total1196 habitations have also been coveredupto December, 2012 against the targetof 26,521 quality affected habitationsduring AP 2012-13.

(viii) A Plan Outlay of Rs.10,500 crore hasbeen made for NRDWP in the budget ofthe Ministry of Drinking Water andSanitation (MoDWS) for the year 2012-13, out of which Rs.5142.70 crore hasbeen released to the States uptoDecember, 2012. During 2012-13,66,952 number of habitations have beenfully covered with drinking water supplyupto December, 2012 against the targetof 1,58,730 number of habitations underthe programme.

(ix) Water Resources Division processed andoffered comments on the Draft Note forthe Cabinet on modifications of NationalRural Drinking Water Programme(NRDWP), which has been approved bythe Cabinet on 14th June, 2012.

(x) Now, safe piped drinking water supplywithin their household premises orwithin 100 metres radius (and within 10metres elevation in hilly areas) from theirhouseholds without barriers of social orfinancial discrimination has been takenup in the Twelfth Plan.

(xi) All Government schools and anganwadis(in Government or community buildings)will be provided with water supply fordrinking and for toilets as per relevantquantity norms by convergence ofNRDWP for existing schools and SSA fornew schools set up under SSA. For privateschools, supply of water will be ensuredby enforcement of the provisions of theRight to Education Act by the EducationDepartment.

(xii) Water Resources Division processed andoffered comments on the Notes for theEmpowered Group of Ministers (EGOM)for release of funds from calamitycomponent under the NRDWP to (a) theStates of Karnataka, Maharashtra &Rajasthan and (b) the States of Maharashtra,Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab & Haryana fordrinking water supply to tackle the droughtsituation in rural areas, which was approvedby the EGOM on 31st July, 2012 and 11thSeptember, 2012 respectively.

B. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)

(xiii) Government of India administers NirmalBharat Abhiyan (NBA), a comprehensiveprogramme to ensure sanitation facilitiesin rural areas with the main goal oferadicating the practice of opendefecation and ensuring cleanenvironment. The programme was startedin 1986 as Central Rural Sanitation

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Programme (CRSP) and was launched asTotal Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in1999. Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC),has now been renamed as Nirmal BharatAbhiyan (NBA) with effect from1.4.2012. A Plan Outlay of Rs.3500 crore(RE: Rs.2500 crore) has been made forNBA in the budget of the MoDWS forthe year 2012-2013, out of whichRs.1392.12 crore has been released to theStates upto December, 2012.

(xiv) The physical achievements (cumulative)since inception of the scheme under theCampaign upto December, 2012 are:9.00 crore Individual HouseholdLatrines, 12.62 lakh school Toilets, 4.26lakh Anganwadi Toilets and 25,270Sanitary Complexes against the Projectobjectives of 12.57 crore IndividualHousehold Latrines, 13.75 lakh SchoolToilets, 5.34 lakh Anganwadi Toilets and33,684 Sanitary Complexes.

(xv) Water Resources Division processed andoffered comments on the EFC Memoand thereafter on a Draft Note for the

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) for revision in the componentsof Total Sanitation Campaign from 12thFive Year Plan, which has been approvedby the CCEA on 7th June, 2012.

(xvi) The APL-BPL distinction and the focuson individual toilets is being replaced bya habitation saturation approach.Rechristened the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan(NBA), the programme will cover SC,ST, physically handicapped, small andmarginal farmers and woman-headedhouseholds in each habitation.

(xvii) The unit cost of individual householdlatrines upto Rs.10000 can be availed bythe beneficiary through convergencewith MGNREGS.

(xviii) Solid and liquid waste management is tobe taken up in Nirmal Grams on a prioritybasis for which an assistance ofRs.5,00,000 will be available per 1000people from the redesigned MGNREGA.

List of Projects which were accorded Investment Clearance by thePlanning Commission in 2012

SI. Date Subject Estimated. StateNo. Cost

1 27/01/2012 Investment clearance for the scheme - "Rehabilitation, 115.94 HaryanaRenovation & Modernization of critically damaged channels Croreof Haryana Irrigation Network (ERM-Major), Haryana",Estimated Cost: Rs.115.94 Crore (2011 Price Level)

2 16/02/2012 Investment clearance to the revised project of " 20.51 Jammu &Modernization of Ahaji Canal" and extension for its Crore Kashmircompletion period -AIBP-J&K State.

3 13/03/2012 Investment clearance for the scheme - Improvement of 296.51 GujaratKakrapar Right Bank Main Canal (RMBC), Ukai Right CroreBank Main Canal, and Ukai Left Bank Main Canal(LMBC) (New-ERM) of Gujarat Estimated costRs.296.51 crore at 2009 Price Level.

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4 26/03/2012 Investment clearnace for the scheme on - "Purna 617.46 MaharashtraBarrage-2 (Ner Dhamana) Medium Irrigation Project Crore(Revised Medium) of Maharashtra", EstimatedCost: Rs. 617.46 Crore (2009-10 Price Level)

5 04-11-2012 Investment Clearance for the scheme- Madhya Pradesh 1919 MadhyaWater Sector Restructuring Project (MPWSRP) Madhya Crore PradeshPradesh, Estd. Cost Rs. 1919 Crore (2011-12 Price Level)

6 14/05/2012 Investment clearance for the scheme - "Rehabilitation, 115.94 HaryanaRenovation & Modernization of critically damaged Crorechannels of Haryana Irrigation Network (ERM-Major),Haryana", Estimated Cost: Rs.115.94 Crore (2011 Price Level)

7 17/05/2012 Investmant clearance for the scheme- Mahi Right Bank 300.01 GujaratCanal Gujarat (New ERM), Estimated cost Rs.300.01 crore Croreat 2009 Price Level.

8 22/05/2012 Investment Clearance of the Scheme '' Flood Protection 46.12 PunjabWork along left and right bank of river beas in districts of CroreGurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala of Punjab. Estd.Cost Rs. 46.12 Crore at 2009 Price Level.

9 28/05/2012 Investment clearance of the scheme Uderasthan 531.01 Biharbarrage and other interconnected and interdependent CroreSchemes of Bihar (New ERM) Estimated cost Rs. 531.01crore at 2011-12 Price Level.

10 13/06/2012 Investment clearance of scheme '' Improvement of 438.94 West BengalEmbankment and Ancillary works in kandi and other CroreAdjoining Areas of murshidabad Distt. (West Bengal)''Est. cost Rs. 438.94 crore at Price Level 2011.

11 26/06/2012 Investment clearance of the scheme ''Bagaha Towan 48.91 BiharProtection Work (Phase-I) on left bank of river Gandak Crorein West Champaran Distt. Of Bihar- Estd. Cost Rs. 48.91crore at 2011-12 Price Level.

12 26/06/2012 Investment Clearance of the scheme Bank Protection 23.39 Biharwork from Ismailpur to Bindtoli down stream of CroreVikramshila Bridge on the left bank of river Ganga inBhagalpur Distt. Of Bihar- Estimated cost Rs. 23.39 croreat 2011-12 Price Level.

13 08-08-2012 Investment clearance of scheme" Durgawati Reservoir 983.10 BiharProject Bihar (Revised-Major)-Estimated Cost Rs. 983.10 Crorecrore at Price Level 2009-10

14 17/7/2012 Investment clearance of the scheme' Anti erosion work 998.34 Biharconsisting of construction of Retired Embankment Lakh(3.50 km) with one number of Anti Flood Sluice and ten nosof submerged bed bars (21 m x 9m) on left bank of Gangariver from Chharamari to jhabbutola ubder kathihar districtof Bihar at an Estimated cost of Rs 998.34 Lakh

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15 29/08/2012 Investment clearance of ythe scheme'Anti Erosion work on 1460.655 BiharRight Bank of river Gandak from km. 0.00 to km. 35.00 of lakhPipra-piprasi Embankment (PPE) & km. 0.00 to Km. 6.68of GH-Portion of Pipra-Piprasi Embankment (PPE)Estimated cost Rs. 1460.655 lakh.

16 09-12-2012 Investment Clearance of Flood Management Scheme 14.80 AssamBarbhag Drainage Development Scheme (revised CroreEstimated) of Brahamputra Board at an Estimated Cost ofRs. 14.80 Crore (Price Level 2010-11)

17 09-12-2012 Investment clearance of the Eastern Gandak Canal Syatem 1799.50 Bihar(Gandak Phase-II) (ERM) Bihar, Estimated cost Rs. 1799.50 Crorecrore at 2011-12 Price Level

18 09-12-2012 Investment Clearance for the scheme on Thoubal 1387.85 ManipurMultipurpose Project, Manipur (revised Major), Estimated Crorecost Rs. 1387 crore (2011 Price Level)

19 19/9/2012 Investment clearance for the scheme on Khuga Multipurpose 433.91 ManipurProject (medium Revised) Manipur, Estimated cost CroreRs. 433.91 Crore (2011 Price Level)

20 20/9/2012 Investment clearance for the scheme on, Dolaithabi Barrage 360.05 ManipurProject (Medium Revised), Manipur, Estimated cost CroreRs. 360.05 Crore (2011 price level)

21 21/9/2012 Investment clearance of the scheme Rajgarh Medium 192.13 RajasthanIrrigation project (New Medium) of Rajasthan Estimated Crorecost Rs. 192.13 crore at Price Level 2010-11

22 21/9/2012 Investment clearance of scheme ''Construction of Flood 8.00 Jammu &Protection Works in the from of Embankment Spurs and Crore KashmirRevetment to protect Defence Post along river Basanterand Devak, in J&K at an Estimated Cost of Rs. 8.00 crore

23 24/9/2012 Investment clearance of scheme Raising and 167.03 BiharStrengthening of Adhwara and Khiroi left Embankment Crorefrom RD 0.0 Km to RD 43.60 Km & from RD 44.00 km toRD 90.50 Km. and Right Ebnankment from RD 0.0 km toRD 81.50 Km in Sitamarhi, Madhubani and Darbhangadistricts of BIhar at an Estimated cost of RS. 167.03 croreat Price Level 2011.

24 27/9/2012 Investment clearance of scheme Protection of Makadhuj 14.2078 Assamarea (Distt. Kamrup, Assam) from the erosion of River CroreBrahmaputra (Construction of land spur at CH. 9560 m) atan estimated cost of RS. 14.2078 crore (Price Level 2011-12)

25 11-01-2012 Investment clearance in respect of scheme Raising and 14.49 AssamStrengthening to Brahmaputra dyke on left bank of CroreBrahmaputra river from Gumi to Klatoli (from Ch 21.30 27.80 Km) including recoupment of the dyke (from Ch.27.80 Km to Ch. 35.00 Km) in district Kamrup, Assam,Estimated Cost Rs. 14.49 Crore.

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26 14/12/2012 Investment clearance of the Scheme Construction 11.20 Uttarakhandof Lining of Tumaria-Bahalla & Naktiya Fedder Crore(Medium-ERM), Uttrakhand, Estimated CostRs. 11.20 Crore at 2010-11 Price Level.

27 14/12/2012 Investment clearance of the schene Bilgaon Irrigation 182.2234 MadhyaProject (New Medium) of Madhya Pradesh, Estimated Crore PradeshCost Rs. 182.2234 crore (Price Level 2009)

SI. Date Subject Estimated. StateNo. Cost


4.34.1 The Women & Child DevelopmentDivision is responsible for overseeing policieswith respect to ensuring overall survival,development, protection and participation ofwomen and children of the nation in consonancewith the commitments made in the Five YearPlans. Apart from central sector and centrallysponsored schemes, the Division works with theStates and examines plan proposals of the Statesand Union Territories, review theirimplementation of the policies and programmesof the Central Government and recommendsoutlay. The major activities of the Divisionduring 2012-13 are as follows:

4.34.2 During the year the Division coordinatedthe preparation of the Steering Committee reporton Women's Agency and Child Rights for the12th Five Year Plan, based on the reports andrecommendations of the Working Group onWomen's Agency and Empowerment, theWorking Group on Child Rights and the WorkingGroup on Nutrition as well as the thematic SubGroups set up by Planning Commission. TheWorking Group of Feminist Economists wasreconstituted in the 12th Five Year Plan with aview to examining the sectoral reports of theWorking Groups and Steering Committees forthe 12th Plan through the gender lens and

making suggestions regarding gender issues andgender equality. Additional consultations werealso organized with representatives of VoluntarySex Workers and Single Women by the Division.The Twelfth Five Year Plan Chapter on Women'sAgency and Child Rights recognizes the primacyof India's Women and Children, who constituteover 70 per cent of India's people. The TwelfthPlan strategy of inclusion envisages theengendering of development planning andmaking it more child-centric. The key strategiesfor women's agency in the Twelfth Plan havebeen identified as: (i) Economic Empowerment;(ii) Social and Physical Infrastructure; (iii)Enabling Legislations; (iv) Women'sParticipation in Governance; (v) Inclusivenessof all categories of vulnerable women, (vi)Engendering National Policies/ Programmes.These strategies bring out the crucial challengesposed by traditional determinants of women'sagency and empowerment such as assetownership, skill development, and financialinclusion, along with new and emergingchallenges posed by urbanization, climatechange, energy insecurity and the role of themedia. Strategies for the inclusion of vulnerablewomen such as those belonging to the ScheduledCastes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) andminorities; single women, differently abledwomen; migrant and trafficked women have alsobeen identified. Specific initiatives for

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empowering women and engenderingdevelopment in the Twelfth Plan have beenoutlined. The Chapter also highlights the TwelfthPlan strategy to fulfill the rights of children tosurvival, protection, participation anddevelopment. Based on an analysis of the currentsituation of children this Chapter outlines thevision, key priorities, and monitorable targetsof the Twelfth Plan strategy for children. Thisincludes both child specific and child relatedpolicy and programme interventions that aremulti-sectoral in nature. These relate to (i) ChildSurvival and Development-which includesICDS Restructuring; (ii) Early Childhood Careand Education; (iii) Child Protection andParticipation; (iv) The Girl Child and (v)Adolescents. The Nutrition Strategy in the XIIPlan outlines the evolving multi-sectoralinterventions for nutrition, including introducinga strong nutrition focus to sectoral programmes,strengthening and re-activating institutionalarrangements and the Multi-sectoral NutritionProgramme in 200 High Burden Districts;.

4.34.3 The Twelfth Plan takes cognizance of thefact that policies and programmes have differentimpact on men and women and it is necessaryto strengthen gender mainstreaming efforts andpursue gender responsive budgeting at all levelsof Governance. State governments have beenrequested to integrate gender budgeting andgender assessment outcome in Planning Process.

4.34.4 At the 57th meeting of the NationalDevelopment Council held on 27th December2012, the Prime Minister emphasized the needfor inclusive development to include girls andwomen, constituting nearly half of thepopulation. It was emphasized that developmentand social emancipation also means theemergence of women in public spaces. Hehighlighted that the Government is committed

to ensuring gender equality and the safety,security and protection of girls and women andurged that this critical area be accorded specialattention by both the Centre and States.

4.34.5 The Division examined the proposals forthe Twelfth Plan/Annual Plan 2012-13 of theMinistry of Women and Child Development andassessed the scheme wise financial requirementsduring the financial year.

4.34.6 Sectoral inputs in respect of Women andChild Development were also prepared by theDivision for the use of Deputy Chairman in hismeetings with State Chief Ministers whilefinalizing the Annual Plan 2012-13 of differentStates/UTs. The Division organized the Statewise Working Groups meetings for thefinalization of sectoral outlays relating toWomen and Child Development sector in theAnnual Plan 2012-13 of each State/ UT.

Addressing Malnutrition: A Thrust Area

4.34.7 Multi-sectoral reviews were held toaddress maternal and child under nutritionanchored by the Planning Commission andchaired by Member, Planning Commission.Preventing and reducing child under-nutrition byhalf over the Twelfth Plan period was recognizedas one of the overarching Monitorable Targets ofthe Twelfth Plan. Major outcomes of the initiativeto "Bring Strong Nutrition Focus to SectoralProgrammes" anchored by the PlanningCommission relate to the forging of stronglinkages of the Ministries of Women and ChildDevelopment, Panchayati Raj, RuralDevelopment, Health and Family WelfareDrinking Water and Sanitation and Tribal Affairs.

4.34.8 A key milestone achieved this year wasconvergence as related to ICDS, MGNREGA,NRLM and ICDS for improved maternal and

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child care and nutrition outcomes. Thisculminated in the notification of the amendmentto Schedule I of the MGNREGA (paragraph 1B)to include the clause "(xva) construction ofanganwadi centres" on 22 11. 2012, withconstruction of AWCs being included as apermissible work under MGNREGA. Further theinclusion of Anganwadi toilets also as apermissible item under the new operationalguidelines for MGNREGA will now contributeto a more hygienic environment at AWCs,improved family hygiene practices and ademonstration effect at community level.Secretary, Planning Commission addressedconcerned Ministries and State Chief Secretariesregarding these linkages and also for encouragingthe use of BRGF funds for strengthening nutritioninterventions and, AWC construction.

4.34.9 Existing provisions have beenstrengthened by the Ministry of Drinking Waterand Sanitation where needed, to progressivelyensure provision of toilets and safe drinkingwater supply in all AWCs, Health Sub Centresand schools for improved maternal and childnutrition outcomes.

4.34.10 Convergence initiatives with theMinistry of Panchayati Raj were accelerated formainstreaming Nutrition in the training of PRIs-especially Women panchayat members, forMalnutrition free panchayats, earmarkingcertain wards to them. States were also advisedto share with Gram Panchayats, the expandedmandate of Village Health, Sanitation andNutrition Committees (VHSNCs), recognized assub committees of Gram Panchayats,highlighting that this is an important devolutionto Gram Panchayats.

4.34.11 Nutrition is being strongly anchored inthe Twelfth Plan strategy for Health, including

the social determinants of health as an integralpart of a comprehensive health care approach.In order to strengthen nutrition convergenceinitiatives with the Ministry of Health andFamily Welfare, this year Secretary, PlanningCommission recommended clear convergenceareas to the Ministries of WCD and HFW.

4.34.12 The Sixth NRHM Common ReviewMission was also used as a platform to generatevaluable field based insights from 15 states onnutrition related convergence initiatives(including specifically VHSNCs) andrecommendations for strengthening the same,with representation of different sectoralDivisions of the Planning Commission.

4.34.13 Building on multi-sectoral consultationsand the recommendations from successiveNRHM CRMs, the Nutrition component ofNRHM State Implementation Plans is beingprogressively strengthened - especially in highburden states. This includes support to Infantand Young Child Feeding Counseling andNutrition Rehabilitation Centres. Nutrition hasalso been incorporated in the urban healthinitiative on the anvil.

4.34.14 WCD Division participated in theMHFW Technical Advisory Group for theproposed National Family Health Survey 4,contributing technical inputs for ensuring thatNFHS 4 includes data required for Mid TermAppraisal of the achievement of Twelfth PlanMonitorable Targets related to nutrition andanemia control.

4.34.15 Through the multisectoral nutritioninitiative WCD Division also facilitated thelinkages and harmonization of nutrition policydevelopment with other policy initiatives suchas the Direct Benefit Transfer in respect of theIndira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana, Draft

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National Food Security Bill, High Level ExpertGroup on Universal Health Care, relatedNational Advisory Council recommendationsand the recommended Restructuring of CentrallySponsored Schemes.

Multi-sectoral Programme to addressMaternal and Child Under nutrition in 200High Burden Districts

4.34.16 WCD Division contributed through the

Multi-sectoral Core Group to the design of the

Multi-sectoral programme to address maternal

and child malnutrition in selected 200 high-

burden districts, in harmony with the final

contours of ICDS Restructuring.: The Draft

Framework For Action was refined by MWCD

through a consultative process enabled by the

multi-sectoral meeting chaired by Member,

Planning Commission on 23 May 2012 to

obtain feedback from concerned sectors and for

synthesizing the same in the Draft Framework.

It is proposed to roll out the programme initially

in 100 high burden districts in nine states,

filtered using robust and credible data- under

five child mortality data from AHS 2010-11.

WCD Division also contributed to

consultations with State WCD Ministers and

Secretaries on the multi-sectoral programme to

address maternal and child malnutrition in

selected 200 high-burden districts, including

innovative panchayat led models, in September,

2012 and January, 2013.

Nation-wide information, education andcommunication campaign againstmalnutrition

4.34.17 WCD Division also contributed to thenation-wide information, education and

communication campaign against malnutrition-"Kuposhan Bharat Choro", throughparticipation in the Programme Committee andother forums. This was developed by theMinistry of Women & Child Development andlaunched by the President of India on 19thNovember 2012.

ICDS Strengthening and Restructuring

4.34.18 Based on the Report of the Inter

Ministerial Group on ICDS Restructuring

chaired by Member Planning Commission, the

comprehensive proposal for the Strengthening

and Restructuring of the Integrated Child

Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was

formulated by MWCD. This was approved by

the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on

24th September 2012 with a budget allocation

of Rs. 1,23,580 crore (as Government of India

share) for the implementation of ICDS in

Mission Mode during the Twelfth Five Year

Plan. For the year 2012-13, an outlay of

Rs.15,850 crore was allocated.

4.34.19 The reformed and strengthened ICDS

embodies an integrated life cycle approach to

early childhood care and development. The

goal of the Restructured ICDS is to achieve

three main outcomes by the end of 12th Five

year Plan namely; i) prevent and reduce young

child under-nutrition by 10 percentage points

in 0-3 years; ii) enhance early development and

learning outcomes in all children below six

years of age; and iii) to improve care and

nutrition of girls and women and reduce anemia

prevalence in young children, girls and women

by one-fifth.

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4.34.20 Programmatic, Management andInstitutional reforms are to be initiated with awidened and revised package of services, as perthe broad framework for implementation withnecessary changes in financial norms/allocationsand outcomes, along with greater flexibility tothe States with scope for innovations. The costsharing pattern for all new components includingstaff salaries would be at least 75: 25 betweenCentre and States excluding North easternRegion where it will continue to prevail at the90 : 10 ratio.

4.34.21 Nutritional Impact will be enhancedthrough the focus on pregnant and breastfeedingmothers and children under three years and withrevised nutrition and feeding normsimplemented through a phased roll out. The costof supplementary nutrition is to be revised toRs. 6/- for children, Rs.9/- for severelyunderweight children and Rs.7 for pregnantwomen and lactating mothers, as per the phasingof the programme indicated above in respectiveDistricts. The existing cost ratio of 50: 50between Centre and States is to be continuedexcept NER where it is 90:10.

4.34.22 AWCs would be repositioned asvibrant, child friendly ECD centres whichwill have expanded /redesigned services,extended duration (6 hours), with an additionalAWW provided in 200 high burden districts (based on State demand) and with piloting ofcrèche services in 5 % of AWCs. These wouldfunction as the first village outpost for health,nutrition, early learning and other women andchild related services. This would provideanchoring of other services for maternal, childand care for out of school adolescent girlsthrough the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme forEmpowerment of Adolescent Girls.

4.34.23 To this end, 2 lakh Anganwadi buildingswould be constructed in the 12th Plan period.Planning Commission is enabling the leveragingand mobilization of resources throughconvergence with progarmmes such asMGNREGA, BRGF, IAP, RIDF, MSDP andMPLADs for AWC construction and SecretaryPlanning Commission has addressed theconcerned Ministries and State Chief Secretariesin this regard. Additional Central Assistance forICDS AWCs is being encouraged. Joyful earlylearning approaches will be promoted in therestructured ICDS- for children 3-6 years of age,including school readiness interventions forchildren 5 plus years of age, either in AWCs orin schools (depending upon the state context).Co-location of ICDS AWCs with schools wherelocally decided, will enable resource sharing,mentoring of AWWs and better school readinessand transition.

4.34.24 WCD Division also participated in andcontributed to consultations with State WCDMinisters and Secretaries on ICDSStrengthening and Restructuring in September2012 and January 2013. The National ICDSMission Steering Group and EmpoweredProgramme Committee have since beenconstituted, with representation from thePlanning Commission.

Addressing the Adverse and Declining ChildSex Ratio

4.34.25 Improvement in the adverse and steeplydeclining child sex ratio to 950 is nowrecognized as one of the overarchingMonitorable Targets of the Twelfth Plan. It isalso reflected as a sectoral target in both theChapters on Women's Agency and Child Rightsand Health.

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4.34.26 Strategic analysis and mapping ofgender based inequities was completed toinclude disaggregated state and district specificdata on the child sex ratio in children under sixyears, analysed by the urban /rural perspectiveand etched out in terms of sex ratios at birth,gender differentials in infant and under five childmortality. This analysis informed State AnnualPlan discussions with State Chief Ministers -especially of those states where the decline hasbeen steep and/or the ratios are adverse -suchas Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Rajasthan,Punjab and Haryana, among others. Focusedvisits to selected States with an adverse ChildSex Ratio and where the Child Sex Ratio hasdeclined steeply, continued this year, with theMember Planning Commission leading the teamvisit to Rajasthan. Rajasthan became the firstState to constitute a State Task Force on Careand Protection of the Girl Child, linked to theChief Minister's 7 point programme for WomenEmpowerment.

4.34.27 Valuable insights gained from the aboveprocess were contributed by the WCD Divisionto the first Meeting of the Inter MinisterialCoordination Committee of the NationalMission For Empowerment of Women, chairedby the Cabinet Secretary on 17 October 2012,entrusted with guiding the national initiative forAddressing the Declining Child Sex Ratio. TheWCD Division contributed significantly to theNational Consultation and to the Working Groupconstituted by the Ministry of WCD to evolvethe National Plan of Action.

4.34.28 The WCD Division also contributed toa major convergence initiative with the Ministryof Panchayati Raj wherein panchayats thatimprove the Child Sex Ratio are being awardedand recognized (Rashtriya Gaurav Gram SabhaAwards), motivated through additional flexible

resources; Mahila Sabhas are being activatedand Special Gram Sabha meetings dedicated tothe Girl Child are being held.

4.34.29 WCD Division organized thepresentation of the Registrar General of India onthe Child Sex Ratio under the Chairpersonshipof Member Planning Commission the Ministryof Statistics and Programme Implementation hasbeen urged that SRS State-wise estimates of childsex ratio be made available in 2017 at the end ofthe Plan period - as Census data would only beavailable in 2021.

4.34.30 Taking into account NACRecommendations on Evaluation of currentconditional cash incentives and other schemesand plan schematic interventions for poor as wellas middle and high income families, PlanningCommission has recently requested the UNFPAto comprehensively undertake an evaluation ofConditional cash transfer schemes of theGovernment - Dhanalakshmi and other schemesof the State Governments based on beneficiaryfeedback. The suggestions andrecommendations of the study will help theMinistry of WCD to recast the DhanalakhshmiPilot Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme in theTwelfth Plan.

4.34.31 The Division also participated in the firstmeeting of the Consultancy Evaluation cumMonitoring Committee (CEMC) under theChairpersonship of Dr Syeda Hameed, Member,Planning Commission and guided the studydesign of the Evaluation Study on " Ujjawala-AComprehensive Scheme for Prevention ofTrafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of victims of commercial sexualexploitation" by providing pertinent suggestionspertaining to the redesigning of objectives andindicators, identification of convergence aspects

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with other schemes, impact of the scheme withthe help of field visit and incorporatingsuggestions of NGOs in the field.

4.34.32 The National Mission for Empowermentof Women (NMEW) was launched by theGovernment of India on International Women'sDay in 2010 with the aim to strengthen overallprocesses that promote all-round developmentof women. The Planning Commission hadrecommended launch of innovative pilot modelsof convergence while approving the SchemeNational Mission for Empowerment of Women.Among the various models being explored, the'convergence model' based on the MissionConvergence Programme of Government ofNCT Delhi with convergence cum facilitationcenters for women at the district, tehsil / wardand village levels has been replicated in 150Gram Panchayats of District Pali, Rajasthan and10 Gram Panchayats of District KamrupMetropolitan, Assam. National Mission for theEmpowerment of Women (NMEW), Ministryof Women and Child Development (MWCD)and Indian Institute of Public Administration(IIPA) organized a "Brainstorming Workshop onNMEW Pilots" at IIPA on Saturday, 12th May,2012. The objective of the Workshop was toprovide recommendations regarding themodalities for implementing pilots for women'sempowerment through convergence. TheDivision had participated in the Workshop andstressed that convergence should not just focuson making the Government Machinery work butlead to empowerment of women. ThematicPilots in collaboration with Partner Ministries,State Governments, CSOs have also beenlaunched since then. One such example is thework in 12 pilot districts on declining child sexratio in convergence with the Ministry ofPanchayati Raj.

4.34.33 The ending of gender based inequities,discrimination and violence is an overridingpriority in the Twelfth Plan. There is need foran urgent action to prevent crimes againstwomen for providing protection, shelter andrehabilitation of victims. The Prime Ministerin his inaugural address at the 57th meeting ofNational Development Council held on 27th

December, 2012, while speaking of the brutalattack on a young woman in December,suggested that "The emergence of women inpublic spaces which is an essential part of socialemancipation is accompanied by growingthreats to their security. We must reflect on thisproblem, which occurs in all states and regionsof the country, and which requires greaterattention by the Centre and States". The XIIPlan has accordingly recommended thatImplementation of Protection of Women fromDomestic Violence Act (PWDVA) and DowryProhibition Act (DPA) will be improved withthe help of appointment of Protection officersunder a new scheme for the purpose as well asappointment of sufficient number of full timeDowry Prohibition Officers. New initiativessuch as Girl Child Specific District Plan ofAction to address adverse and steeply decliningChild Sex Ratio, One Stop Crisis Centers forproviding shelter, police desk, legal, medicaland counseling services and Women's Helplinewill be implemented. A scheme for providingrestorative justice to victims of rape throughfinancial assistance as well as support serviceswill be implemented in the Twelfth Plan inpursuance of the Supreme Court of Indiadirectives. The Division has worked closelywith the Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment in drawing up the contours ofsome of these schemes under formulation. The

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Division organized a discussion on variousissues relating to trafficking on 8th January2013. President, Apne Aap Women Worldwideand Students from New York Universityparticipated in the discussion.

4.34.34 The Division also furnished materialon Women and Child Sector for inclusion inthe Economic Survey 2012-13, President'saddress to the Joint Session of the Parliament,Prime Minister's Independence Day Speech andBudget Speech of the Finance Minister, VIPreferences and India 2013-Reference -Annual.The Division handled Parliament Questionsand furnished relevant information to othersubject Divisions of the Planning Commissionand Ministries/Departments for preparingreplies to the Parliament Questions received bythem. Representative of Planning Commissionalso participated in the Meeting of theParliamentary forum on children scheduled for08.05.2012 and provided inputs on 'EarlyChildhood Care and Nutrition' and 'Food andMalnutrition'. The Division also representedPlanning Commission in the Seventh Meetingof Women Speakers of Parliament on GenderSensitive Parliaments held in New Delhi on 3and 4 October, 2012. The briefs pertaining toWomen & Child Development were alsoprovided for Parliamentary StandingCommittee Meetings.

4.34.35 The proposals for research studies,seminars, conferences and draft research studiesreports relating to the Women & ChildDevelopment sector received through the Socio-Economic Research (SER) Division wereexamined and comments on the same wereoffered.

4.34.36 During the year, the Division, incollaboration with the Project Appraisal and

Management Division (PAMD), examinedproposals of the Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment in respect of EFC Memos for theICDS Strengthening and Restructuring Proposal;IDA (World Bank) Assisted Integrated SystemsStrengthening and Nutrition ImprovementProject; Nationwide Information Education andCommunication Campaign againstMalnutrition; Multi-sectoral Programme onMalnutrition, Rashtriya Bima Yojana toAnganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpersunder ICDS, Merger of Swadhar & Short StayHome Scheme and Financial Assistance forincorporation of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh andIntegrated Child Protection Scheme(ICPS).These were examined in the context of importantsubjective issues as well as proceduralguidelines laid down by the PlanningCommission as well as Ministry of Finance fromtime to Time. Standing Finance Committee(SFC) proposal for construction of officebuilding for National Commission for Women(NCW) at Jasola, New Delhi and on High LevelCommittee on Status of Women were alsoexamined by the Division.

4.34.37 The Division represented PlanningCommission and participated in meetings of theNational Monitoring and SupervisionCommittee of SABLA, SAKSHAM theNational Steering and Monitoring Committee ofIGMSY and the Central Advisory Committeeon Combating Child Prostitution and Traffickingof Women and Children, constituted by theMinistry of Women and Child Development.The Division represented the PlanningCommission at the Conference of WCD StateMinisters on Scheduled Castes Women andTribal Women and other meetings of State WCDSecretaries. The Division also represented the

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Planning Commission as a Member ofGoverning Board of the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh(RMK), General Body of the Central SocialWelfare Board (CSWB) and General Body andExecutive Council of the National Institute ofPublic Co-operation and Child Development(NIPCCD). The Division also represented thePlanning Commission as Member in theSanctioning Committee of STEP Project,Swadhar Greh Committee and ResearchAdvisory Committee of the Ministry of Women& Child Development.

4.34.38 WCD Division contributed as a Memberof the Advisory Committee to the technicaldesign and sessions of the World BreastfeedingConference 2012 organized under the GlobalBreastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival, inpartnership with the Government of India.

4.34.39 The Division also contributed to sharingthe India perspective and evolving a regionalstrategy for ECCE through participation in theSouth Asia Regional Conference on ECCE:Policies and Practices- Towards 2015 andbeyond, and steering the Core TechnicalCommittee as Chair.

4.34.40 WCD Division also contributed to theappraisal of the GOI UNICEF CountryProgramme Action Plan 2013-17 and the WorldBank Country Programme Strategy for enrichingand aligning the same more effectively with theTwelfth Plan strategies. A Stakeholders dialoguewas organized jointly by Planning Commission,National Mission for Empowerment of Womenand UN Women on 18th December, 2012 onmaking sectoral policies gender responsive.Technical inputs were also provided to theStakeholder Dialogue to develop the thematicapproach to adolescents, in collaboration withUNFPA. Valuable insights on the India

perspective were provided to the UNESCAPHigh-Level Policy Dialogue on RegionalCooperation and Inclusive Development inSouth and South-West Asia reflecting on theunfinished agenda and challenges in achievingthe Millennium Development Goals and inensuring inclusive and sustainable development-across nations- and more particularly in theSouth Asia Region. Similarly, technical inputsfrom WCD Division enriched the 4th WorldOECD Forum, organized by the Ministry ofStatistics and Programme Implementation,focusing on the theme of Gender, Life Courseand Societal Groups.


4.35.1 Administration

1. The Planning Commission has the status of aDepartment of the Government of India and,therefore, all the instructions issued by theGovernment of India through the nodalDepartment of Personnel and Training and alsothe provisions under various Services Rules forCentral Govt. employees are applicable to theemployees working in the Planning Commissionalso. The Administration in general functionsin accordance with these guidelines and variousService rules. The Planning CommissionAdministration has also been sensitive to thecareer aspirations of the officers and the staffworking in the Planning Commission and hasbeen taking adequate steps from time to time inthis regard. Simultaneously, the Administrationis also focussing on the requirement ofrightsizing its staff strength and is scrupulouslyfollowing the instructions issued by the DoPTon optimization of direct recruitment in civilianposts. Planning Commission has also initiated

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an Internship Scheme for Post Graduate/Research Students for aquanting them with thePlanning Process.

4.35.2 Career Management Activities

During the financial year 2012-13 (from April toDecember) 21 officers of Planning Commissionwere deputed to represent Planning Commission/Government of India in International Workshops/Seminars/Meetings etc. and to participate intraining programmes organized by variousinternational organizations. The CareerManagement Unit also coordinated 8 foreign visitsof Deputy Chairman, 2 foreign visits of Adviser toPM on Public Information, Infrastructure &Innovations (Cabinet Minister level), 1 foreignvisits of MOS, 2, foreign visits of Secretary, EACto PM, Planning Commission and 23 visits of

Members of Planning Commission. CM Unit alsoprocessed fellowship of one middle level officer.

During this period, 17 Middle level officers weredeputed to attend various trainings/workshops /conferences abroad. About 38 officers belongingto IES, ISS, GCS, etc. of Planning Commissionand Programme Evaluation Organization (PEO)were deputed for various training programmessponsored/conducted by Department ofEconomic Affairs, Department of Statistics,RBI-CAB, Pune and various other Governmentand Autonomous Institutes/ Organizations atdifferent places within India. Besides about 30officers/staff belonging to CSS, CSCS and CSSSwere sent for various training programmesconducted by DoPT & the Institute of SecretariatTraining and Management (ISTM), New Delhi.

Activities undertaken


1. The O&M Inspection for all the Sections/ Divisions has been programmed to be carried outduring the year 2011-12. All the 15 field offices of Programme Evaluation Organization (PEO)have also been planned to be inspected.

2. (i) Delegation of Financial and Administrative Powers in Planning commission & ProgrammeEvaluation Organization, (ii) Compilation / consolidation and submission of various periodicalsreturns to Cabinet Secretariat/ UPSC/DOPT etc.

3. Two new Divisions, i.e. Minorities Division and Direct Benefits Transfer Division have beencreated. Besides, "International Economics Division" and "Socio Economic Research Division"have been renamed as "Economic Division" and "Research Division" respectively. InfrastructureDivision has been bifurcated to "Infrastructure Finance Unit" and "Public Private PartnershipAppraisal Unit".


The Planning Commission does not have interaction with members of public in its day to dayfunctioning. However, the Commission has set up a Grievance Redressal Machinery inaccordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms & PublicGrievances to deal with the grievances of public and employees. Adviser (lnfra/SP) acts asDirector of Grievances and is assisted by three Staff Grievance Officers of the rank of Director/Deputy Secretary. The officers handling staff grievances are personally accessible to employeesto hear their grievances and such grievances are resolved promptly.

4.35.3 Organization Method and Coordination Section

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4.35.4 Hindi Section

The supervision & proof reading of translationpertaining to Annual Plan 2011-12, 12th FiveYear Plan & material related to meeting of NDCwas done by Hindi Section.

Besides translating various documents / papersunder section 3 (3) of OL Act 1963, receivedfrom the sections/ divisions of PlanningCommission, Hindi Section also translated theAssurances, Parliament Questions, materialrelated to Standing Committee, Demands forGrants, Annual Report, Outcome Budget,Cabinet Notes, protocol & other Agreements,Forms and Formats etc.

Quarterly Hindi Progress Reports & EvalutionReport of Annual programme obtained fromsections and subordinate offices of PlanningCommission were reviewed and consolidatedreport was sent to Dept. of O.L.

Officers and staff of Planning Commission &its unit offices were provided training to domaximum work in Hindi. Hindi conference wasorganised by Hindi Cell for Officers and Staffto encourage and remove their hesitation indoing official work in Hindi.

Efforts were made during the year to acceleratethe use of Hindi for official work in the PlanningCommission as well as in the offices under itscontrol. O.L. inspections were conducted atRegional Evaluation Office, Hyderabad, Lucknow& Programme Evaluation Office, Bangalore.

Emphasis was laid on the utilisation of servicesof the employees trained in Hindi Typing andStenography. E-mail messages and officialinformation were also issued in Hindi.

Planning Commission has adopted "KautilyaAwards Scheme" to promote writing of original

Hindi Literature of a high standard abouttechnical subjects relating to the work of thePlanning Commission.

On the occasion of "Hindi Divas" i.e. 14thSeptember, messages received from HomeMinister & Cabinet Secretary were circulatedto sections of Planning Commission and itssubordinate units. A Rajbhasha Conference wasalso organised to strengthen the knowledgeregarding O.L., Act, Policy & various otherprovisions.

Hindi Fortnight was celebrated in the PlanningCommission and its subordinate offices.Competitions like Hindi Typing, Hindi Notingand Drafting, Random Short Speech in Hindi,Debate in Hindi etc. were organised successfully.A special Hindi competition was organised forMulti Tasking Staff to encourage them to workin Hindi.

The winners were given the Cash awards byAdviser (OL), Planning Commission. All theparticipants in various competitions were givenconsolation prizes. Hindi trophies were givento those sections that performed major part oftheir work in Hindi.

4.35.5. Library and Documentation Centre

The Library and Documentation Centre,being knowledge and information centreof the Planning Commission, providescomprehensive access to books,Journals, reports etc. to all staff membersof the Planning Commission. It providesreference services and lending facilitiesto the members of the Library. TheLibrary is providing the accessibility ofdifferent database on the intranet of thePlanning Commission. In houseconsultation facility was extended to

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officials from other departments andresearch scholars enrolled withinstitutions/universities.

2. The Library Collection is made up ofover 2 lakhs books, reports, boundvolume Journals and audio-visual items.The Library Currently holds 198Periodicals including English and Hindi.The Library is currently subscribingDatabase of World Bank e-library; IndiaStat and Sage Subject Collections(Urban Studies and Planning). TheLibrary is providing accessibility ofUGC INFONET database. Online accessfacility of Journals is also given to themember of the Library. The Library isfully automated with the help of LibrarySoftware Libsys Premia.

3. The Library is bringing out followingPublications:

i) DOCPLAN:- It is a monthlypublication, contains abstracts ofarticles, taken from the periodicalsreceived in the Library, related withcore area of subjects dealt by thePlanning Commission.

ii) Recent list of Addition: It ismonthly Publication, containsbibliographic details of books/documents added/ received in theLibrary for uses.

4. During the period under report 1575books including 69 CDs have beenadded to the collection. In addition thelibrary is subscribing 198 periodicals.The Library also responded toapproximately 5000 reference queriesand attended to specific needs of users.

About 8600 readers visited the libraryfor the purpose of consultation andreference work.

4.35.6. NIC- Yojana Bhawan Unit

The machinery of all government departmentsdepends on ICT that will continue to transformgovernment business and services to meetpeoples' expectations for better services to createmore transparent government. Productivity canbe increased using three priorities - deliver betterservices, engage openly and improvegovernment delivery system. Each departmentneeds to build capability in government to bettermeet peoples' need and deliver improvedservices which can be fulfilled by use of NICthat can be provided by the respective NIC unitin that ministry/department. NIC should becommitted and each department should deliverbetter services through more effective use of theICT capability of the department that NIC cellis providing.

Being an ICT based technological solution andservice provider, most of the InformationTechnology (IT) related hardware, software,network related infrastructural needs, video-conferencing needs, web-based ManagementInformation System (MIS) and databasedevelopment / software applications needs ofvarious divisions of the Planning Commission,Secretariat of Infrastructure (SoI); Office of theAdviser to Prime Minister on InformationInfrastructure and Innovation (PIII) & EconomicAdvisory Council (EAC) to Prime Minister;National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), NICUnit of the Unique Identification Authority ofIndia (UIDAI) are being looked after by theNational Informatics Centre, Yojana BhavanUnit in-housed at the Planning Commission.With this vision in mind, NIC - Planning

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Commission Unit submits brief account ofvarious activities that have been undertakenduring the current financial year 2012-13 withfocus on major achievements upto end ofDecember, 2012:

I. Infrastructure Development

i) Hardware : The necessary computerrequirement of hardware and NICNET(both Intranet and Internet relatednetwork) support is being continuouslyprovided to the Planning Commission,Secretariat of Infrastructure (SoI), Officeof the Adviser to Prime Minister onInformation Infrastructure andInnovation (PIII) and EconomicAdvisory Council (EAC) to PrimeMinister at Vigyan Bhavan. Newprocurements have been alsostandardized to latest PIV Core-2-Duo/i7-based processors or latestconfiguration systems with minimum 4GB RAM, 17"/19" TFT display systemand with DVD Writer as per DGS&DRate Contract. Beside this, as perguidelines of Ministry of Finance, therequirement of Notebook with latestconfiguration to officers of the level ofDeputy Secretary level and above arebeing provided having functionaljustification by the division head andhaving the approval of Secretary,Planning Commission i.e. by thecompetent authority.

ii) LAN : As on date, Local Area Network(LAN) is connected to NICNET andINTERNET through PGCIL 1GigabitOptical Fibre Link and another 1 GigabitMTNL Fibre link connectivity with loadbalancing. The existing leased line of

Power Grid Corporation India Ltd.(PGCIL) has been already upgraded from34 MBPS to 1000 MBPS for YojanaBhavan with add-on 1000 MBPS MTNLadditional Fibre connectivity. The internalLAN has been also upgraded byconnecting all switches with Optical Fibreconnectivity through LC to RC patch-cords. At present there are nearly 750clients, various Servers and printers overthe network infrastructure of the PlanningCommission.

iii) VLAN Implementation: For better,faster and secure network, floor-wiseVLAN has been implemented at YojanaBhavan and for that Web-based'NetShare' application has been madeavailable over network for theintegration of all computers in theVLANs in a single NetworkNeighbourhood for all Workgroups sothat files/folders can be shared; disabledunused ports of L2 switches on everyfloor to prevent from spam/Virus attackand to make it a secured network.

iv) WiFi enabled Wireless Internet AccessNetwork Connectivity : An efficientstate-of-art, faster and secured WiFienabled wireless internet access networkhas been established for 1st and 2nd floorusers at Yojana Bhavan by installingCISCO managed access points througha WLAN 4400 series controller so thatall senior officers while attendingmeetings can access data on their laptopseasily. With this, all Committee roomson 1st and 2nd floor are totally WiFi. Theadvantage of this controller is to managethese access points from any pre-definedpoint where it will be installed over the

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internal network remotely wirelessly.LAPs are part of the Cisco unifiedWireless Network Architecture. Forconnectivity, binding of the MACaddress of the hardware devices as wellas route through an internal wifi serverfor maintaining proper logs, get asecured userid/password and only thenwill be authorized to have theconnectivity over the network. With this,Chambers of Dy. Chairman, MoS,Members, all Pr. Advisers/Sr. Advisers,Advisers and all Committee rooms on1st and 2nd floor are WiFi enabled.

v) Strengthening of Virtual PrivateNetwork (VPN) Connectivity withNICNET : VPN (Virtual PrivateNetwork) connectivity has been alsoestablished for remote updation, of allwebsites that are under theadministrative control of PlanningCommission locally, using File TransferProtocol (FTP) over VPN.

vi) Setting up of 'Desktop ExecutiveVideo Conferencing System (EVCS)'over NICNET - an e-Governanceinitiative by NIC

Government of India accords highestpriority to e-Governance initiativesbeing undertaken in the last few years.Information and CommunicationTechnology innovations and itsimplementations are rapidly changingthe methods of performance of our day-to-day functions. The technology issubstituting the requirements oftraveling by providing options like videoconferencing. To facilitate quickdecision-making, it was decided to

establish Executive Video ConferencingSystem (EVCS) on the desks of all ChiefSecretaries/Administrators of States/UTsand all Secretaries to Government ofIndia. In line with above, Executive VideoConferencing System (EVCS) hasalready been installed over NICNET onthe desks of 35 Chief Secretaries/Administrators of States/UTs and about102 Secretaries to Government of Indiato facilitate hassle free inter-Ministerialconsultations and quick decision making.Point-to-point Video Conferencing can beinitiated by anyone connected to EVCSand multi-point video conferencing canbe arranged through MCU of the NICHQ., Delhi.

Videoconferencing technology has nowmoved out of conference rooms, where itused to be confined traditionally. Thecredit goes to drastic reduction in averageprice of video-conferencing equipmentsand overall improvement in networkinfrastructure and bandwidth capabilities.Existing IP based network infrastructureof National Informatics Center calledNICNET has been used for providinghigh-speed bandwidth needed (4 MBPS)for high quality video-conferencing.

Key technical challenge was to connect allthe 35 Chief Secretaries/Administrators ofStates/UTs in the same Virtual meetingwith full network reliability and ensuringthat communication over EVCSNET issecure. Another technical challenge wasto implement quality of service (QoS) overNICNET, which is very essential toimplement real-time applications likevideoconferencing over IP networks.

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The project has been implemented overthe existing IP based networkinfrastructure - NICNET involving lesscost for communications. NIC, YojanaBhavan Unit took the initiative toimplement the same so that the top levelofficers have a better system ofcommunications over IP. Training hasbeen also imparted for its usage anddemonstration has been also made tosenior officers. The project has beenimplemented over the existing IP basednetwork infrastructure - NICNETinvolving less cost for communications.During this calendar year, about 100Video Conferences under theChairmanship of Deputy Chairman,Planning Commission, Members andSecretary (PC) and other senior officialshas undergone and the service is beingused very extensively. Multi-conferencing with Chief Secretaries ofall States has taken place at manyoccasions on the issue of left wingextremism districts, Tsunamirehabilitation programmes and others.As per direction of Cabinet Secretary, theproject has been successfully extendedto Director General of Police (DGPs) ofall States/UTs through NICNET and theyare also making use of this one in securedenvironment and is being usedextensively.

vii) Internet & Mail Facility: Support forInternet and E-mail facilities have beenprovided to all officials of the PlanningCommission, Secretariat ofInfrastructure (SoI), EAC, PIII, UIDAIand also to Institute of AppliedManpower Research (IAMR), Narela.

Regular maintenance and updation ofmail accounts of Planning Commissionusers is also continuing. The officers ofthe rank of Joint Secretary and abovehave been provided desktop computersystems at their residences under theNICNET Telecommuting Program andhave been provided broad-bandconnectivity.

viii) System Administration : The existingproxy server has been upgraded with thelatest ISA 2004 server. Administrationof all the servers namely Proxy Server,Database Servers, PC Server, Anti-Virusand Patch Management Server, PCBackup Server, CDDO Servers forPayroll applications and it is an ongoingexercise. The latest Service Packs,Security Patches and Anti-Virus Updateshave been installed onto all servers fromtime to time for protection and securityof the Servers.

ix) Users' Support: All technical support(Hardware/Software services namelyinstallation of various software likeAntivirus package, configuration ofusers' machine for Internet and networkconnectivity, Email etc). have beenprovided to the Planning Commissionusers; users of PIII and EconomicAdvisory Committee (EAC) to PM atVigyan Bhavan as and when required.Necessary support has been alsoprovided in connection with theconference on Infrastructure organisedat Vigyan Bhavan under theChairmanship of Prime Minister; andalso to 57th Meeting of the NationalDevelopment Council (NDC) which was

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held on 27th December, 2012 at VigyanBhavan, the meeting of the Full PlanningCommission held recently under theChairmanship of Prime Minister. Theinaugural and valedictory addresssessions of all NDC meetings in this yearwere also web-casted over internet liveby NIC to extend the reach of theNational event to all corners of theworld, with no limitations of physical orgeo-graphical boundaries.

x) Centralised Anti-virus Solution : Anupdated Centralised Server for Anti-Virus solution with Trend Micro -OfficeScan Enterprise Edition SoftwareVersion 10.6.2192 has been installed atYojana Bhavan; EAC and at PIII. APatch Management Server also has beeninstalled in the Planning Commission forprevention of spreading worms intonetwork. Regular updation/ upgradationof Anti-virus and patches on Server andclients have been done. Monitoring theinfected machines and cleaning the viruson day to day basis have been doneperiodically.

xi) Setting up of infrastructure for the'Spatial Data Infrastructure for Multi-Layered GIS (GeographicalInformation System) for Planning' atthe Planning Commission : NIC Unitat Planning Commission is providing allnecessary support for theimplementation of GIS. NIC - YojanaBhavan Unit, Planning Commission hasalso arranged an overview of NationalGIS Portal over Video-wall for allofficials of the Planning Commission. Itmay be mentioned that Planning

Commission has initiated two GISProjects, namely

(a) Spatial Data Infrastructure for Multi-Layer GIS for Planning (NationalGIS)

(b) Computer Aided Digital Mapping ofSix Mega Cities

These projects are executed by NationalInformatics Centre (NIC). The aboveproject is able to create "FrameworkService Oriented Architecture", in theform of "National GIS Web Portal"which facilitate sharing of data frommultiple sources and leverage location -specific GIS services which couldfurther be customized as per the needsof various stakeholders involved inplanning and e-governance process.

II. Web-based MIS & Databases

1. Central Plan Monitoring InformationSystem [CPLAN- MIS]

It is a web-based Monitoring InformationSystem that has been assigned to NIC, YojanaBhavan Unit by the Planning Commission fordevelopment so that the online-data entry/updation can be done by all Ministries/Departments for the Annual Plan discussion ofCentral Sector and Centrally SponsoredSchemes for 2013-14 and for the Twelfth FiveYear Plan.

The Application is already operational for inputthe data and updating the information online.Users for around 74 ministries/departments havebeen created. All Ministries / Departments areupdating data for GBS exercise online thro' thispackage for the financial year 2013-14.

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Statement of Outlays & Outcomes/Targets(2012-13) as per the Outcome Budget 2012-13and Up-to date Actual Achievement; Particularsfor Programmes/Projects to be Financed whollyby domestic resources or by externally aidedprojects; details of schemes that have beenweeded out or have been merged etc. will begenerated thro' this MIS. For this, a web basedMIS has been designed and developed, URL -

The same has been modified as per therequirements of Planning Commission forthe current Annual Plan (2013-14)discussions. Input proformas have beenstandardized into 08 Appendices (12 Formats)for presenting the proposal which has theinformation regarding plan expenditure forvarious schemes/programs, external &

domestic resource component, PSE wiseestimates of Internal & external Budgetaryresources for 12th Plan., Head of Developmentwise Plan outlay etc., and are made availableon the site to enable users to download format,make online data entry and update modules forall the 12 proformas. The software applicationhas the following facilities.

System can be invoked with authentication.There are three types of users, administratorwhich can create user profile, master table forministry/department or to delete the wrongentry, Planning Commission's user which isdealing with various ministries/divisions to seethe status of the information filled by variousministries/departments. About 74 Ministries/Departments level users are updating theinformation online.

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� There are three different types of userinterfaces depending of the privilege ofthe user-id.

� System has facility to download all theAppendices in Excel Tabular Forms andsubsequently upload the data either inexcel format or using Online Entry/Update module directly into database updating.

� Ministries and department wise Queries/Reports for Planning Commission, Date& time wise updating status report arealso available.

2. Monitoring Information System onIntegrated Action Plan for SelectedTribal and Backward Districts(IAPMIS):

The issue of development deficit in tribaldistricts including those subject to Left WingExtremism has been a matter of concern.Finance Minister in his Budget Speech of 2010-11 had announced the intention of theGovernment to introduce a special scheme forareas affected by Left Wing Extremism.Government of India accords highest priority toe-Governance initiatives being undertaken in thelast few years. Information and CommunicationTechnology innovations and its implementationsare rapidly changing the methods ofperformance of our day-to-day functions.

The MIS on Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for82 Selected Tribal and Backward Districts is aweb-based application to facilitate onlinemonitoring of various programmes. It may bementioned that a Task Force on Left WingExtremism (LWE) was constituted under theChairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 12thFebruary, 2008 to promote coordinated efforts

across a range of development and securityactivities to tackle the naxal problems in a morecomprehensive manner.

The MIS on Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 82Selected Tribal and Backward Districts is a web-based application to facilitate online monitoringof various flagship programmes. NIC - PlanningCommission Unit has developed a MIS for'Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 82 SelectedTribal and Backward Districts pertaining to09 States. It has been widely used for updatingthe performance of eleven major flagshipprogrammes as well as to monitor the utilizationof R 25 crore during this financial year 2010-11and R 30 crore during 2011-12 as first and secondinstallments. In the financial year 2012-13, R 30crore is being released based on the performanceof expenditure made during the previous tenureand after successful completion of the auditperformance of the projects/works undertaken.Thus the monitoring system was developed forPlanning Commission to monitor monthlyprogress of the schemes/projects with a grant ofR 75 crore during 2010-13.

System can be invoked with role basedauthentication. There are three different types ofuser interfaces depending of the privilege of theuser-id. There are three types of users,administrator which can create user profile,master table for states/districts, schemes anddelete option for incorrect information, PlanningCommission user which is dealing with variousDivisions/Ministries can view the status of theinformation filled by various state and districts.Districts, state and scheme users can update theinformation online from their respective districts.

The application is operational for updating inputon a web-based MIS online from 60 Districtslocation and 100% updation is going on every

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month periodically. All most every MonthSecretary, Planning Commission takes a reviewmeeting to monitor the performance using VideoConferences System at Planning Commissionusing secured VC network of NIC with the ChiefSecretaries and their subordinate officials ofthese 9 States along-with Collectors/DistrictMagistrates from IAP districts. The performancewas analyzed using prepared document withvarious reports as well as graphicalRepresentation based on generated reports fromMIS-IAP system.

The MIS has been also made exhaustive one andit also provides district and village levelinformation relating to nine types of basicamenities such Education, Health, DrinkingWater, Communication, RecreationalFacilities, Banking, Post Telegraph andTelephone, Electrical Supply andConnectivity in 60 Left Wing Extremismaffected districts. System has been developedbasing on the non-Census data as on 31.03.99compiled with Census 2001 data. The site wassecurity audited to remove any securityvulnerabilities. Eleven Schemes beingmonitored are as follows:

1. Supplementary Nutrition (ICDS)

2. Housing (Indira Awas Yojana)

3. Health (NRHM)

4. Electrification (PMGSY)

5. Drinking Water Supply (DWS)

6. Ashram Schools

7. Forests Right Act

8. National Highways/State Highways

9. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

10. Road Connectivity (PMGSY)


The MIS has been also made exhaustive one byits linkages with Census 2001 Demographic andAmenities database pertaining to these 82districts. The system provides district andvillage level information relating to nine typesof basic amenities such Education, Health,Drinking Water, Communication,Recreational Facilities, Banking, PostTelegraph and Telephone, Electrical Supplyand Connectivity in 60 Left Wing Extremismaffected districts.

As on date, this national level project is beingmonitored at highest level and all DistrictMagistrates (DMs) / Collectors of 82 districtsand Chief Secretaries of these 09 States have avideo conferencing session from the PlanningCommission and physical/financial progress ofall flagship schemes and utilization ofdevelopment expenditure is monitored by the

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officials of the Planning Commission and otherCentral Ministries.

3. Monitoring of Projects submitted forAppraisal to Expenditure FinanceCommittee - [ MIS-EFC ]

The Project Appraisal and ManagementDivision (PAMD), Planning Commissionundertakes appraisal of Central Sector projectsand schemes in consultation with the subjectdivisions of the Planning Commission beforethese are considered for investment approval/decision by the Public Investment Board orExpenditure Finance Committee dependingupon the size and nature of project cost.Presently, all the Central Sector Projects /Schemes costing R 25 crore or more areappraised by this Division. The appraisal by

PAMD broadly includes various aspects suchas need and justification, linkages with the Plan,Demand Supply, Technical Feasibility,Organisational, Managerial and Financialcapabilities of Project Authorities, reliability ofcost estimates, financial and economic viabilityetc. of the projects/schemes.

A web based Management Information systemfor EFC/PIB has been developed to view thestatus appraisal notes issued and pending EFC/PIB proposal for appraisal to undertake thetechno-economic appraisal of Central Sectorprojects and schemes of major projects andprogrammes in the public sector for facilitatingthe investment decision by the Government.Information of issued appraisal notes has beenuploaded since January, 2008 and till datepending EFC/PIB proposals.

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This System has two areas public andadministrator. Public area consists to viewreports and administrator area to enter, update,delete and restore records. System can beaccessed using URL for appraisal notes issued and pendingEFC/PIB proposal are also up-to-date. The scopeof the project has been enhanced to includeprojects related to Cabinet, CCEA and CabinetCommittee on Infrastructure etc. System has twoareas public and administrator. Public areaconsists to view reports and administrator areato enter, update, delete and restore records. UsingURL one can access thesite. It is also linked with website of PlanningCommission for appraisal notes issued and pendingEFC/PIB proposal are up to date.

4. Data Analysis Systems for EvaluationStudies of various FlagshipProgrammes of Programme EvaluationOrganisation (PEO), PlanningCommission

Evaluation is an integral part of planningprocess. Plan Schemes are formulated andimplemented without adequate knowledge of theproject area, target groups, grass root levelinstitutions and about the likely behaviour ofimplementers and beneficiaries. Feedback fromMonitoring and Evaluation could be animportant tool to assess the appropriateness ofdesign and implementation methods and takenecessary corrective measures for improvingperformance. Keeping in view the importanceof such an efficient evaluation system, theProgramme Evaluation Organization (PEO) wasset up in Planning Commission, Government ofIndia with the objective of evaluating theCommunity Development Programmes initially.Gradually the scope of PEO was widened to

cover evaluation studies of virtually every sectorof Indian Economy. Around three to four studiesare being conducted each year. In theseEvaluation Studies data is collected frombeneficiaries as well as implementers at differentlevels like Village, Block, District and State onvarious issues relating to implementation andimpact of the scheme, is extensively analyzedby PEO to prepare an 'Evaluation Report'.

These 'Evaluation Reports' provide usefulinformation to social scientists, researchers,students, policy makers and general public onthe factors, which hinder effectiveimplementation of programmes as well as those,which contribute to successful implementation.

Computerisation of Evaluation Studies

NIC plays a key role in each of these evaluationstudies by integrating Information Technologyinto each step of the study starting from DataPreparation, Entry, Validation to Data Analysis.

In each study Information is collected through8 to 12 schedules, each schedule having bothobjective and subjective questions on aroundforty to seventy parameters. Information onhundreds of such parameters collected fromgrass root level is prone to various types ofinconsistencies and errors. As many of thequestions are subjective, non-uniformity of datais also another problem to be dealt with. Thesedata being sensitive to the future of the country,demand hundred percent accuracy, which isachieved through computerization of data withboth online and offline validation.

Being diagnostic in nature data analysis playsvital role in development of Evaluation Reports.Rigorous analysis is done on all the parameterscollected at state, district, block, village,household/beneficiary and other levels specific

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to each study. Reports on various parameters atdifferent levels are generated for analysis.

Meeting the demand of PEO in providingcorrect, consistent and in time analyticalinformation becomes a challenge for NIC, forwhich continuous effort is being made tointroduce new developments in InformationTechnology into the computerization work asand when it is possible, to make the process moresmooth and effective.

A few Data Analysis Systems have beendeveloped for three evaluation studies that havebeen undertaken by the Plan EvaluationOrganisation, a division under PlanningCommission. These are -

a. Evaluation Study on Cooked Mid-dayMeal Scheme (CMDM)

To evaluate the implementation of Cooked MidDay Meals Scheme (CMDM) a survey has beenconducted and data has been collected on variousissues such as

� Funds flow and utilization

� Food grains Utilisation

� Beneficiary details etc.

from different levels such as State, District,Block, Village, Beneficiary through 10predefined formats. The project has been underdesign and development to help the ProgrammeEvaluation Organisation (PEO), PlanningCommission in the preparation of EvaluationReport(s) for the scheme. The web-based 'DataAnalysis System for CMDM' has beendeveloped for Village schedule. Online entry ofState, District, Block, Village, School,Beneficiary, Drop-out, Out of School Child andParent level data accomplished and 131analytical reports were generated.

b. Evaluation Study on Rural RoadComponent of Bharat Nirman (RuralRoads)

To assess the success of implementation of RuralRoad Component of Bharat Nirman and toidentify the constraints, if any, in theimplementation of the programme, a country-wide survey has been conducted by ProgrammeEvaluation Organisation of the PlanningCommission.

Data has been collected on various issues suchas Financial Performance,

Physical performance in terms of newconnectivity, habitations covered, lengthcovered, Status and effectiveness of QualityControl Mechanism, Beneficiary details etc fromvarious levels such as State, District, Block etc.through seven pre-defined schedules such asState, District Block, Road, Habitation,Beneficiary and Focus group. Under this project,online data entry over the existing LAN andgeneration of 109 analytic reports based onvarious parameters required to analyze the data,were undertaken.

c. Evaluation Study on Total SanitationCampaign (TSC)

An evaluation study on 'Total SanitationCampaign' has been conducted by PEO,Planning Commission to assess the socio-economic, health and environmental impact ofimproved sanitary services on different usergroups; assess the durability of impacts ofsanitary facilities and provide importantevidence to support better implementation of theTSC in the country. For this study a country widesurvey has been conducted and data has beencollected from various levels through 5 differentschedules.

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NIC - Planning Commission Unit was entrustedwith the task of providing IT support for analysisof the data collected from the survey. The systemstudy going on to develop a WEB enabled DataAnalysis System which will have two parts- Webbased Data Entry Package to support entry ofdata collected through State, District, Block,Gram Panchayat, Rural Sanitation Martschedules to a centralized database at PlanningCommission from various REOs and PEOs overIntranet and a Web Based Analysis Module foranalyzing the data. New initiative taken toimplement the system in a distributedenvironment by allowing Regional EvaluationOffices and Programme Evaluation Offices invarious states to do the data entry work fromtheir offices for the concerned states. Softwarewas modified to accommodate data entry from

the states. Data entry of Household schedule isbeing going on from various states as well asPEO Headquarter. Report module to generatedata verification reports on HouseholdIdentification, Family Profile, House Facilities,Sanitary Facilities, Awareness, Assistance,RSM/PC, Open Defecation, Maintenance ofIHHL, Sanitation in Schools, Socio-Economicbenefits and suggestions of beneficiaries addedto the system.

For the current ongoing Evaluation Study onTotal Sanitation Campaign (TSC), a componentof Flagship Program, survey data collected fromfield level has been entered from RegionalEvaluation Offices and Programme EvaluationOffices in various States over Internet. State,District, Block, Gram Panchayat, RSM/PC and

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Houshold level reports have been made availablethrough web-based application system to helpPEO Officers at Head Quarter and field level toprepare the 'Evaluation Report' for the study foranalysis purpose. The web-based application forthe evaluation study currently generates 93analytical reports from the website as requiredby PEO division, for Household, GramPanchayats, District and Block schedules.

5. CAS-MIS on Central Assistance toStates :

The proposed system, under design anddevelopment, is to develop an MIS to automatethe whole cycle of processes involved indisbursement of Additional Central Assistance(ACA) and Special Plan Assistance (SPA) fromMinistry of Finance to various States of India.The application has been developed with theobjective to make web enabled automation ofvarious processes and workflow involved indisbursement of Central Assistance whichincludes Additional Central Assistance andSpecial Plan Assistance from Ministry ofFinance to various States of India.

The system has a three tier structure, involvingprocesses at State level, Planning Commissionlevel and Ministry of Finance level. Softwareapplication development and security auditcompleted for State module and PlanningCommission Module in parallel.

Process involved are -

A. State Level Processes :

➢ Registration of Projects

➢ Submission of Projects to PlanningCommission for Project Approval

➢ Submission of Request for Releaseof funds for new and old projects toPlanning Commission

➢ Reply to Queries made by States onProject Details

➢ Addition of Expenditure details

➢ Addition of Outcome Details

➢ Uploading Project Photos

➢ Generation and submission ofUtilisation Certificates, etc.

B. Planning Commission Level Processes :

➢ Project Approval

➢ Project Recommendation

➢ Generation of Sanction Letter

➢ Project Query

➢ Grant/Revoke permission to theStates to change the Project Details

➢ Monitoring of Expenditure andOutcome of Projects

C. Ministry of Finance Level Processes ;

➢ Monitoring of all the projectsapproved by Planning Commission

➢ Selection of States for Releasing ofFunds

➢ Generating Release Letter

➢ Monitoring Expenditure andOutcome details of all the projectsfor which funds have been released

6. Data on State Finances - MIS :

It is a web-based Monitoring InformationSystem that has been assigned to NIC, YojanaBhavan Unit by the Financial ResourcesDivision of the Planning Commission fordevelopment of an online-data entry/updationand retrieval system for data on State Finances

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for revenue and expenditure from 1980 onwardfor all States and UTs. Database on StateFinances will take care of Centre's and States'fiscal federalism, relating to the division of fiscalpowers between the centre and states; and stateand local governments, problems of inter-jurisdictional spillovers and issues of taxharmonisation. The focus of the database is onfollowing core areas:

� Public Finance

� Macroeconomics especially fiscal,monetary and commercial policy

� Microeconomics particularly publicsector and urban economics and industrystudies

� Planning and Development

� Economic Theory and Methodology.

Database comprise of -

� Revenue Management

� Expenditure management, all States andUnion territories.

System designing and layout has been made andweb-based application is under development.Retrieval modules for Plan, non-Plan outlay,expenditure etc. have been developed and theproject has been successfully implemented.

7. 'Comprehensive DDO and e-ServiceBook Implementation' - an e-Governance tool by NIC :

NIC - Yojana Bhavan Unit successfullyimplemented the centralized CDDO package atPlanning Commission for streamlining ofSalary/Pay disbursement in PlanningCommission from the salary of the month ofSeptember, 2008 as per recommendations of the6th Pay Commission. The proposal as submittedby NIC - Planning Commission has been fully

accepted by all Administration and Accountssections of the Planning Commission. Earlier,the COMPDDO has been successfully installedin two servers for different DDOs at YojanaBhavan for migration of master record andimplementation of CDDO package.

During this year, developed a web-basedapplication 'Payroll Package for Consultants/Members of the Planning Commission' inASP.Net with SQL Server 2005 at back-end.NIC Yojana Bhavan Unit is already preparingSalary/Pay disbursement by the CentralisedCDDO package. Since Consultants and someother employees get Fixed Salary, thepreparation of Consultants salary bill is notfeasible within the current scope of CompDDOapplication due to certain limitations. It is usedto prepare the Salary of Consultants/Membersand generate their pay-slip every month. The siteis used to generate the ECS (ElectronicClearance System) text file for Salary Bills. Withthe implementation of CDDO package, allemployees get their salary through ECS systemand no cheque payment which is a success storyfor Accounts and Administration Sections of thePlanning Commission that they achieved thisgoal with the support of NIC - PlanningCommission Unit. Following modules havebeen implemented :

GPF Module : For GPF processing, GPFAccount No. has been allotted to each employeewith General Information. After capturingrunning Advance Details First time, RecastingCalculation done by entering the financial yeardata and Opening Balance. Finally the RecastSheets generated which is the GPF statementfor financial year 2008-09. GPF statement ismade available on IntraYojana Portal. Processstarted for entering GPF Data for the financialyear 2009-10.

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Increment Module : According to Sixth PayCommission, increment module should be alsoincluded with effect from July, 2009. Incrementmodule has been implemented and effectivefrom the salary of July, 09.

IncomeTax Module : The objective of thisprocess is to generate the consolidated statement/yearly income statement of the employees for thespecified financial year. The statement is givento employees along with the tax calculation sheetto enable him to plan for more saving in order toget maximum rebate in income tax.

e-Service Book : For the smooth implementationof e-Service Book, NIC-Planning CommissionUnit provided all required technical support andassistance to the respective users. Being a NICNodal Officer from Planning Commission, NICunit also attended few Workshops organised bythe Deptt. of Personnel & Training. Data entry ofe-Service book of employees is being done tomake it fully implemented and a few modulesare operational for getting the data and employeesprofile verified.

8. Office Procedure Automation (OPA)/File Tracking System (FTS) :

As per direction of Deputy Chairman, PlanningCommission to have centralized diary/dispatchand file monitoring system at Yojana Bhavan;OPA has been implemented successfully in alldivisions of the Planning Commission. Formaking the whole office using the centralizedDiary/dispatch and file Monitoring System, NIC- Yojana Bhavan Unit arranged many work-shops, hands-on-training modules and individualtraining assistance to users and apprise them theadvantages of OPA system. It has been modifiedto a better application having more featurescalled File Tracking System (FTS). FTS - theweb based application to monitor the pendency

of receipts and files and assists in their easytracking, has been successfully implemented inthe Planning Commission, in all divisions of thePlanning Commission. It is an integratedpackage which has features right from diarizingof receipts/files, updating its status, opening ofnew files, tracking the movement of the files,dispatch of letters/files and finally recordsmanagement. During this year, the carried outactivities include -

1. Online presentation on OPA/FTS systemwas given to Officers and staff of variousdivisions of Planning Commission

2. Training and trouble-shooting : Trainingis provided on regular basis to newusers/on users request and support isprovided to solve technical problems asand when it is required by the user.

3. Regular administration work done whichincludes - addition of new section/officerentries, updation of details of employeesin case of promotion, change ofdesignation and transfer from one sectionto other as per requirement of user.

4. CRU-Dak Movement : As perrequirement of central registry of thePlanning Commission, a web basedapplication has been developed to keeptrack of dak movement from CentralRegistry Unit to various rooms ofPlanning Commission. It has linkageswith OPA package.

9. Implementation of e-Office - an onlinesoftware tool towards digitalworkplace solution

With a view towards improving the organizationalefficiency by providing a one-stop access pointto various applications and ease of monitoring

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within Planning Commission - a flexible Platformfor Document Management, ContentManagement, Collaboration/ MessagingServices, Electronic File movement was required.

� The e-Office portal framework is a G2E/G2G solution, developed by NationalInformatics Centre, to provide a one-stopaccess point to organisation informationand applications/services, a flexiblePlatform for Document Management,Content Management, Collaboration/Messaging Services and Workflowmodules, etc. with an aim to empoweremployees of an organisation by bringingtogether services, applications, togetherunder a single window entry platform.

� e-File module is an integral part of e-Office, a work flow based product forenabling an end-to-end electronic filemovement across the government withfeatures such as Scanning and Diarisation,File creation, Noting, Digital SignatureCertificates for signing a file, attachmentof correspondence to e-File andMovement of file etc. In PlanningCommission, National InformaticsCentre (NIC) is implementing the e-Office and a few other modules have beenalready implemented.

� It may be mentioned that IntraYojana,the previous version of e-Office startedat Planning Commission in June, 2006.Under the action plan on 'InnovationTechnology for the decade ofinnovations - 2010 to 2020', PlanningCommission decided to implemente-Office, the digital workplace solution- a step towards paperless office on pilotbasis. e-File is the salient feature of

e-Office to enable paperless office byscanning, registering and routing inwardcorrespondences along with creation offiles, Noting, draft for approval andfinally movement of files and receipts etc.During 12th Plan, each official will beconnected to one other digitally and willwork under eOffice platform to make it areality in order to make PlanningCommission a less-paper office.

Implementation involves account creation of eachemployee, File Head integration for sections,imparting training to employees, Digital SecurityCertificates (DSCs) creation and registration,Email creation for all employees. TrainingPrograms were also conducted for nodal Officers/Staff of the Planning Commission.

Various features of the e-Office Portal

(1) e-File : e-File is the salient feature of e-Office to enable paperless office byscanning, registering and routing inwardcorrespondences along with creation offiles, Noting, draft for approval andfinally movement of files and receipts etc.

� e-File implementation processstarted in Planning Commission inJune, 2010.

� Migration from IntraYojana portal(operational since June, 2006) to e-Office portal for the PlanningCommission was done on 11th May,2011. In Planning Commission, alldivisions use diarisation of files/receipts through eOffice portal.

� All 965 employees of the PlanningCommission including Consultantsand Young Professionals (YPs) haveaccounts on this eOffice portal.

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� On an average, around 30-40% userslog into this portal every day toaccess various types of informationand use different applications.

� Every year 3-5 training programmes/sessions have been conducted totrain employees on various featuresof the portal. Beside this necessaryassistance in the usage of eOfficeportal is provided as and when askedfor by any individual.

� 56 divisions/sections/offices havebeen enabled to use e-File.Customisation of the applicationdone for 56 sections, trainingimparted to 430 employees; DigitalSecurity Certificates (DSCs) createdfor 486 employees.

(2) Payslip : All employees generate Payslipof current as well as that of previousmonths through the portal. Payslip of allemployees, generated by CDDOpackage along with the payslip ofConsultant, generated by in-housepackage are displayed on Intra (e-Officeportal). In all, payslips of all 965employees have been displayed.

(3) GPF Statements : All employeesgenerate GPF statement of current andlast two financial years through thisportal. GPF related work for the Year2010-11 has been completed. GPFstatement for 2010-11 has beengenerated and displayed on Intra (e-Office Portal). ECS of 956 employeeshas been done.

(4) e-Leave : The portal has a link to theleave management system from which

employees can apply for leaves and hasbeen successfully implemented for allemployees of the Planning Commission.No manual leave sanctioning isencouraged. Leave managementsystem (e-Leave) implemented andstarted on-line on 8th Feb. 2011. Leaverecord of approx. 900 employees isavailable.

(5) Library : The portal has a link to thePlanning Commission Library databasewhich helps employees to search booksfrom the portal.

(6) Knowledge Management System :The Knowledge Management System,which is an integral part of the portal,helps various divisions to manage theirinformation independently on the portal.Financial Resources Division and StatePlan Division are extensively utilizingthis facility. Knowledge ManagementSystem helps in management of varioustypes of information such as -

(a) Circulars/Orders : Daily importantcirculars and orders are uploaded tothe portal. There is an archive ofCirculars and orders from the year2005.

(b) Daily Digest : Daily News Digestuploaded by Communications. ITand Information Division.

(c) Documents from AdministrationDivision : Such as ReferenceMaterial describing function ofvarious divisions, RecruitmentRules, Entitlements and Facilities,Channel of Submission, Senioritylist.

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(d) Forms : Employees download fromthe portal various types of Forms ofAdministration and AccountsDivision.

(e) Links to Applications/Databases ofPlanning Commission : From theportal employees can also accessvarious databases and informationsystems of Planning Commissionrunning on the Intranet/Internet suchas - databases of PEO EvaluationStudies, NGOs, ACRs etc.

10. MIS for Yojana Prashashan(YojanaAdm) :

It is a web-based G2E Management InformationSystem (http://pcserver/yojanaadm) to cater theneeds of computerization of records pertainingto various activities related to AdministrationSections of the Planning Commission. Technicalsupport provided for implementation in differentsections. The G2E application maintains recordsof employees of administrative sections of thePlanning Commission. It provides systematicmaintenance and fast retrieval of recordswhenever needed with ease of a simple userinterface. There are six modules to cater the needsof administrative activities. By computerizing therecord keeping, information has been madeavailable on one touch of a key resulting in timesaving and also helping in efficient e-governance.The following modules and sections have beendeveloped and added to the system.

Edit Basic Information: A new module hasbeen added to the system. In this section usercan modify the department details. User cancreate/modify different divisions, designationsand groups in this section. Data structuremodified during this month of reporting byadding more fields related to HBA, LTC to

increase the scope. Various Modules of theSystem are:

(i) Increment Database: A web basedsystem to maintain increment details ofemployees at Yojana Bhavan has beendeveloped. It keeps the record of presentpay, present Increment date, future payetc. of an employee. It shows recordsof the employees for updating in aspecific month. Also prints the incrementorder of individual employee. Incrementreport generalization for header andfooter according to the department andin charge.

(ii) Leave Management InformationSystem (LEAVEMIS) : A web basedsystem has been developed to maintainthe leave record of Employees ofPlanning Commission. It facilitates dataentry, updation and generation of reportsof an employee for a specified period.Allows reporting officer to check thestatus of leaves of any employee beforesanctioning. A module to checkindividual leave status thru IntraYojanahas been also developed. Data entrymodule for a new group of employees(personal staff) has been provided andoption given to choose a group ofemployees. Leave Order generated bythis system is circulated to all PlanningCommission employees through mail.

(iii) Posting Details: It keeps the record ofRoom No., Tel No. Posting with Officer/Division/Room/Tel No. and Period ofposting. Database to maintain Postingdetails of employees including pastpostings. It keeps record of posting ofemployees within the planning

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commission and facilitates in optimumuse of regular and daily wage employees.

(iv) Pensioner Details: Pension Module hasbeen developed and has been integratedwith YojanaPrashasan. It has the optionsfor data entry, updating and query on anycombination of fields to enable fast dataretrieval. The aim is to computerised allactivities related to Pension processing.This will help in organising recordkeeping and fast information retrieval.Data entry and Report generation screenhave been designed for pension module.

(v) Master Update Module: This moduleis added to update Employee'sDesignation, Name and for updatingmonth of Increment. Based on selectionof name from a dropdown list it helps inkeeping the employee's record up to date.A facility is provided to add newemployees, Edit Permanent &Temporary employees and to maketemporary employee to permanent.

11. Centralized ACC Vacancy MonitoringSystem (AVMS) - an e-Governance tooldesigned and developed by NIC:Installation of a web-based computerizedmonitoring system, hosted at NIC Hq.,facilitating timely processing of casesseeking the ACC approval has been madeoperational by NIC. The system can beaccessed at NIC-Yojana Bhavan Unit assisted the assignednodal officer of the Planning Commissionto update the database.

12. Government AccommodationManagement System (GAMS) :Necessary support has been provided toall the Account Sections of Planning

Commission to implement the GAMSsuccessfully. GAMS is an OnlineLicense Fee Collection & MonitoringSystem.

13. Centralized Public GrievancesRedress and Monitoring System(CPGRAMS): Training programme onCPGRAMS has been organized andattended by the officers ofAdministration Division and from NICunit. Necessary support has beenprovided to the Administration Sectionsof Planning Commission to implementthe system.

14. Centralized Pension GrievanceRedress & Monitoring System(PENGRAMS) :

In association with NIC, Department ofPension & Pensioners' Welfareorganized a training programme for thePublic/Pension Grievance officers ofvarious Ministries/ Departments onCentralised Pension Grievance Redressand Monitoring system(CPENGRAMS). Initiative has beentaken to implement the system by puttingall grievances of pensioners onPensioners' Portal of the Government ofIndia for monitoring purpose.

15. e-Requistion System (ERS) fordistribution of consumable items : E-requisition application has beendeveloped and implemented to automatemanual requisition process of issuing ofconsumables items of various categoriesin Planning Commission. The systemaccepts online requisitions and the sameare processed for issuance. All categorieslike Stationery, Electrical, Livery,

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Computer Consumables, Sanitary Itemshave been included covering all theitems of various General Sections. Thisapplication expedites the process ofOfficials of the General AdministrationSections in performing their functions.Helpful in better record keeping, anytime information availability, predictionof stock re-ordering, etc. e-Requisitionapplication is implemented in thePlanning Commission. Through thispackgae, generation of Online InventoryStatus Reports, Monthly Stock RegisterReports, Item-wise and User-wise itemsconsumption reports in a specified time-frame, Log maintenance for Stockupdating, Security Implementation, etc.Are possible. It is a generic package andgradually other features may beincluded. Inclusion of Vendor details andvendor interface to facilitate orderplacing, billing etc. Later this applicationmay be integrated in e-Office package.

16. Planning Commission ExpenditureMonitoring System (PC-EMS) : Aweb-based MIS to monitor both planand non-plan expenditure of planning.It has also an integration with Demands& Grants and has been implemented.The software is developed forIntegrated Finance Accounts (IFA)Division and is being maintained tomonitor Monthly Expenditure &Demand for Grants. The MIS coversDemand for Grants; Plan Budget Links;and other Statements depicting Plan andNon-Plan Statement according to BudgetEstimates and Revised Estimates. Thesystem facilitates generation of variousreports.

17. Village Planning Information System(VPIS) - Amenities :

In order to strengthen the fourth tier toolfor monitoring, Village PlanningInformation System (VPIS) has beendesigned, developed & implemented forpublic use by all Ministries/ Departments.It is a web-based retrieval system basedon Village level Non-Census data as on31.03.1999 compiled with Census 2001data, released by Registrar General ofIndia. Nine different amenities, thatincludes Education, Health, DrinkingWater, Post-Telegraph-Telephone,availability of Communication, availabilityof Newspapers, Banking, Recreational &Cultural Facilities, Connectivity andavailability Electric Supply etc. The systemhas two parts showing data in Tabular viewand Crystal Report view forms. It has beendeveloped in .NET using Microsoft VisualStudio 2005. It's URL is -

18. Village Planning Information System(VPIS) - Demography :

Village Planning Information System -Demography is also a web-basedretrieval system based on Census-2001data of Government of India. The systemenables retrieval of analyticalinformation relating to demographicprofile of all villages of India. The MIShas been developed using DynamicQuery Engine for State retrieval andanalysis of demography data.

19. District Planning Information System(DPIS) :

A web-based Information System hasbeen designed, developed and

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implemented for the district planningbased on demographic profile andamenities data released by the RegistrarGeneral of India on Census 2001.Queries can be made based ondemographic profile or amenities or anycombination of other parameter. It assistsSpecial Component Plan (SCP) andTribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Component of theplanning which emphasize plans for SCsand STs. MIS can be accessed thro' URL

20. 'Online Complaint RegistrationMechanism - Yojana Sewa': A web-based Management Information Systemfor Yojana Sewa for online registration& monitoring of all maintenance andcommon services at Yojana Bhavan,Planning Commission has been designedand developed as per requirement of thePlanning Commission under e-Governance project. This systemfacilitates registration of hardware/software complaints from all thecomputer users of Planning Commissionover the network to facilitate hardware/maintenance engineers stationed atYojana Bhavan to effectively attend tothe complaints and minimise the systemdown-time.

21. Hardware Inventory ManagementSystem (HIMS):

System software development,integration and implementation of thenew Hardware Inventory ManagementSystem developed for the PlanningCommission. It is a new web-based forall hardware inventory items procuredand used by Planning Commission and

information related to all new arrivals, in-stock and transaction detail can begenerated thro' this package. The revisedand modified version includes all securityfeatures, new reports generation ofmovement slips and many more features.

22. e_AssetInventory : (http://pcmis/e_assetinventory) e_AssetInventoryapplication has been developed tomanage inventory of consumables andnon-consumables maintained byGeneral-I and General-II section of thePlanning Commission The system hasbeen developed with the objective toautomate various processes involvedwith the inventory management

23. MIS on all component of FlagshipPrograms including Bharat Nirman :

A single window web-based MIS on all14 components of the FlagshipProgrammes including Bharat Nirman,designed and developed by studying andlinking physical and financial progressof various components of the FlagshipProgrammes, has been implemented atYojana Bhavan and can be accessed fromoutside using the URL The site makesa link to all components of FlagshipProgrammes for physical and financialprogress made in the program state-wiseduring particular period both month-wise and annual basis.

24. Project Management Process Tracker(PMPT) for the Approach to TwelfthFive Year Plan :

An application has been designed anddeveloped to implement the Strategy

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Matrix - an innovative tool to prepareapproach Paper for 12th Five Year Plan ina collaborative environment by allowingofficers allotted to a single or cluster ofcells of a matrix of 10 columnsrepresenting issues affecting the countryacross different sectors and 34 rowsrepresenting targets/outcome variables toupdate status of 9 activities involved withthe preparation of the approach paper forthe corresponding cells. The PMPTapplication was timely developed in-houseand successfully implemented by the NICPlanning Commission Unit for projectMonitoring of 340 Cells, a 34x10 matrixbased on 10 major activities pertaining toeach member and Dy. Chairman and on34 sub-topics so as to finalized theapproach to Twelfth Plan 2012-17.

It has been very successfully deployedand has been actively being used by allofficials of the Planning Commission. Itis an ONLINE updation projectmonitoring activities of the matrix..Actually, before the Plan itself is unveiled,the Planning Commission normallyprepares an Approach Paper which laysout the major targets, the key challengesin meeting them, and the broad approachthat must be followed to achieve the statedobjectives. The Approach Paper isapproved by the Cabinet and the NationalDevelopment Council which includes allthe Chief Ministers of the States. Itprovides the architecture which is fleshedout in detail in the Plan itself.

25. MIS for North East Regions Districts(MIS-NERD) :

An online web-based portal formonitoring the progress of sectoral

schemes being Implemented in NorthEast Region Districts. Monthly inputinformation is capturing online fromNER districts and all the reports are inpublic domain. System provides district-wise, State wise physical & financialprogress in respect of 11 Schemesidentified for intensive monitoring needsto be monitored on monthly basis. MISportal can be accessed online throughURL

26. MIS for Deputy Chairman, PlanningCommission :

MIS has been designed and developedexclusively for the Deputy Chairman,Planning Commission. The MIS isupdated periodically as and when newupdates come. The MIS helps the DeputyChairman with the latest updated datapertaining to Annual State Plans,International Statistics based on ForeignDirect Investment; WTO related mattersand others issues relating to domesticand international economy. The MISincludes information related toApproved Outlays and Expenditure from1990-91 onward till date, %age growthover the previous years, comparativestatements, and scaled by GSDP for eachstate and Union Territory. The otherinformation available in the databaseincludes, data relating to Indianeconomy, Indian Revenue, Expenditure,Fiscal Deficits, Agriculture GDPprojections, GINI Co-efficient, PowerT&D Losses State-wise, Centre's andStates' Fiscal Deficit, Poverty relateddata; FDI and WTO related data; GDPprojections of selected countries, G-20countries and their comparative study

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etc. The MIS also helps the DeputyChairman during the Annual Plandiscussions with Chief Ministers of theconcerned States as well as during hisvisit to States and abroad. IT can beaccessed from the URL -

27. Minimum Spatial Data Infra-structure for Multi-Layered GISApplication :

The scheme of "Spatial DataInfrastructure for Multi-LayeredGeographical Information System(GIS) for Planning", a new CentralSector Scheme (CS) sponsored by thePlanning Commission and executed withthe support of NIC, has been operationalin the Planning Commission. The SpatialData & GIS Application Services arenow available in G2G through NIC atPlanning Commission also. The MirrorServer of the NIC Hq. i.e. Sun Fire V440Server Sun Solaries has also been madeoperational and one can easily access theNational Spatial Database Applicationsusing the URL : http://plangis/website/nsdb/viewer.htm

Beside Sun-Solaris Server having NSDBdatabase. Deptt. of Space has also puttheir mirrors site at Planning Commissionand following layers can be accessed thro'IntraYojana portal at Planningcommission. Department of Space (DoS)Server has the following layers -

� Golden Quadrilateral; NationalHighways; District Roads; Village/Unmettalled Roads; RailwayStations; Airports

� Rivers; Reservoirs; WatershedLevels; Landuse; Vegetation Type;soil Productivity; soil slope; soilDepth; soil Texture; soil erosion etc.

Data Source includes:

� Census 2001 data; Primary CensusAbstract and Amenities database

� Data pertaining to Krishi VigyanKendras (KVKs); Khadi and VillageIndustries (KVICs)

� Data received from NRSA, etc.

The NIC-YBU Unit at Planning Commission isalso the custodian of all GIS applications wherethe mirror-site is functional and digitised mapsdeveloped for the Planning Commission. Largenumber of maps generation and databasecreation is being serviced by NIC-YBU Unit atPlanning Commission locally and has providedlarge number of inputs to various users of thePlanning Commission.

28. Non-Government OrganisationsPartnership System (NGOPS) :

As per direction of the Planning Commission; theexisting database of NGOs/VOs has beenmigrated to NGO Partnership System for onlineregistration mechanism of NGOs. The PlanningCommission of India had invited all VoluntaryOrganizations (VOs)/ Non-GovernmentalOrganizations (NGOs) to Sign Up on this system,which has been developed in consultation withthe below mentioned Ministries/ Departments/Government Bodies to facilitate VOs/NGOsduring their interaction with the Government inconnection with requests for Government Grantsunder various schemes of these bodies.

� Ministry of Culture

� Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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� Ministry of Social Justice &Empowerment

� Ministry of Tribal Affairs

� Ministry of Women & ChildDevelopment

� Department of Higher Education

� Department of School Education &Literacy

� National AIDS Control Organisation(NACO)

� Council for Advancement of People'sAction and Rural Technology(CAPART)

� Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB)

� Department of Youth Affairs

All VOs / NGOs, are requested to Sign Up (onetime) with the NGO Portal help create a data base of existing VOs / NGOsand to access information on various schemes ofthe participating Ministries/ Departments/Government Bodies open for grants. The NGOsPartnership System (NGOPS) has been proposedin 100 days commitment of the President of Indiain her address to joint session of Parliament on4th June 2009.

Till date i.e. December end, about 45,800numbers of NGOs are signed-up online with theportal and around 4,000 number of NGOsapplied for grants online. An interface for theadministrator has also been developed at NIC-YBU. System has various features like Search,FAQ. The module for sending automated mailsto NGOs/VOs with User Id & password forconfirming/activate their sign up account onNGOPS portal. Frequently Asked Question(FAQs) are also prepared and linked with thesite to help out NGOs in their participation.

29. Databank of Parliament QuestionsAnswers :

A web-enabled database of Parliament questionsand replies thereof, handled by the ParliamentSection of the Planning Commission, isavailable on intranet site The Website has been re-designedand Parliament Question and Answer raisedduring different sessions related to PlanningCommission into Web Format and updated thedatabase for respective information category-wise and division-wise after doing the requisitecodification. A new mode of search "Quicksearch" has been added on the website.Parliament related question/ Answers pertainingto Planning Commission for all sessions of theParliament are available at this site.

30. Management System for AnnualPerformance Reports (APARs) :

An online web based system has been redesignedfor maintaining/monitoring and tracking of statusof Annual Performance Appraisal Reports(APAR) communication of all entries to all theOfficer(s)/Official(s) of Planning Commissionincluding the overall grade and assessment ofintegrity. There are four types of users. PlanningCommission Admin (I, II, III & IV), Employeeof Planning Commission, APAR Cell user andWeb Administrator. Administration can update theEmployee details and issue of APAR to anemployee; Employee can track APAR asEmployee detail, Reporting Officer ReviewingOfficer and Acceptance Officer Detail. FinallyAPAR reaches at APAR Cell for monitoring thestatus of APAR. APAR cell can upload the scancopy of Employee's APAR to view any technicalissue in the APAR.

Date of issue of APAR, Completion of APARby Employee, Grade of Reporting/Reviewing

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Officer and Accredition Officer will be filled asper the DoPT (Department of Personnel andTraining) guidelines. This MIS has beendeveloped for maintenance of Status of AnnualPerformance Appraisal Reports of Officer(s)/Official(s) of the Planning Commission.

31. Website for Financial Resources &Data Management - Support toFinancial Resources Division :

NIC(YBU) has designed and developed a web-based application, available on Intranet, for theFinancial Resources (FR) Division of thePlanning Commission. The site has now beenfully implemented and is being made contentrich with all information related to financialallocation, outlay, expenditure details of allStates and UTs for all Plans; macro and microdetail about central financial resources.Modification and addition of more web pageshave been made and uploaded. The MIS is adepository of all information at one place andhas been made more user-friendly by modifyingthe user interface of the database.

32. Website for State Plans & DataManagement - Support to State PlansDivision :

In order to have all information related to variousreports, articles, inputs, data depository andother content pertaining to various divisions onthe Intra Portal for the internal use, in a userfriendly manner to be accessible at any time,conceptualisation and designing of a web-basedapplication for State plan Division has beeninitiated. The site contains data for all Five YearPlans, Annual Plans and their sectoral and sub-sectoral outlays, expenditure and States/UTsbriefs prepared at Planning Commission and atStates/UTs level, Presentations made by

Planning Commission and by States duringChief Minster level Annual Plan discussions one place.

The existing web-based application has beenamended for getting information regardingProjection of Financial Resources for EleventhPlan and Annual Plan 2013-14 from all States/UTs. Eleven revised input forms have been alsouploaded. The nodal officers for States/UTs candownload 11 forms / upload the information tothe intra site- http://pcserve/spr1314. Users'can also upload the comments or otherinformation which is required for PlanningCommission. Application has been developedusing .Net technology. During Reporting year,information has been uploaded for most of theStates/UTs.

III. Contents for National Portal of Indiaand other web-sites :

Number of documents related to PlanningCommission have been added in order tostrengthen the content on the India Portal (

Updation and maintenance of the web-sites :Following web-sites under the administrativecontrol of Planning Commission were updatedand maintained during the period 2012-13 :

� Twelfth Five Year Plan web-site

� Planning Commission web-site

� National Knowledge Commission web-site:

� Secretariat of Infrastructure (SoI) web-site

� Economic Advisory Council (EAC) toPM web-site

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� Institute of Applied Manpower Research(IAMR) web-site

� Office of the Adviser to PM on PIII(

� National Innovation Council of India(

� Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT)Portal (

1. Web-site of the Planning Commission :

Planning Commission website namely isregularly updated. Hindi and text Versionof various pages have also been designedand uploaded to the web-site. Thewebsite of the Planning Commission hasbeen re-designed and security audited tohave a good look and contents are wellclassified to make it more users' friendly.In the revamped web-site additionalfeatures that have been inductedincludes :

➢ Navigation - simpler; Special focusgiven to Sectoral details likeAgriculture; Education;Employment; Health; Minerals;Industry; Infrastructure; RuralDevelopment; Science &technology; Social Justice & OthersSectors

➢ Special coverage to - Media & PressReleases; Internship; EFC/PIBStatus Tenders

➢ Monitoring of Flagship Programsand Evaluation Studies at one go

➢ Reports can be retrieved very easilyat not more than two clicks away

2. Web-site of the Twelfth Five Year Plan :

With the aim to - Help us plan Indiabetter!, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia,launched the first interactive website ofthe twelfth Five Year Plan on 2nd February, 2011in which the presentation of the websitewas also made. The purpose of thewebsite was to visualize and facilitate aprocess of Plan formulation which is notled by technocrats, experts and Uniongovernment; shift to a peoples' ledprocess and planning as one of the fewsites for participation by civil society andnon-government experts to make it moreinclusive and create spaces for the mostmarginalized. It was based on 12 strategychallenges with motive of reaching outto different groups :

o Extensive consultations with civilsociety bodies

o Engage Business Associations,Small & Micro-Industries

o Consultations with StateGovernments & GovernmentDepartments

o Finally, connect with "netizens"across the globe

A means to achieve participatoryplanning in the run up to the next FiveYear Plan

o Enables the public to view keychallenge areas under theforthcoming Approach Paper and12th Five Year Plan

o Elicits public responses andquestions regarding these challenges

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o Brings diverse stakeholders to oneplatform

o Engages social groups with variedconcerns: allows different views,networks, and resources to becollated

The website has important features of interfacewith Face-book as a social networking site. Ithas dynamic topics and posts which any usercan post and that becomes an input forformulating approach to the 12th Five Year Plan.As on date around 78 thousand visitors visitedthe site. It is the second dynamic website domain and has been designed,developed and being maintained by NIC whichhas more than fifteen lakh hits.

3. Web-site of the Economic AdvisoryCommittee (EAC) :

As desired by Chairman, EconomicAdvisory Council to have a separatedwebsite of it's own, the site was gotregistered and finally a separatewebsite has beenofficially launched by the Secretary,Economic Advisory Council on 27thOctober, 2006. The Economic AdvisoryCouncil has been set up with a view toinculcate awareness in Government onthe different point of view on economicissues. The website is a link todisseminate the initiatives taken by theEAC and to provide single windowaccess to all major initiatives relating toGovernment policies.

4. Web-site of the Secretariat ofInfrastructure (SoI) :

For Infrastructure Division, a newwebsite has

been launched on 20th May, 2006 by theHon'ble Finance Minister at VigyanBhavan, New Delhi. NIC (YBU) hasprovided the full support to the SoISecretariat in launching of this site andNIC unit at Planning Commission iscontinuing support to this division fortimely updation of the web-site andmaking it content-rich.

5. Web-site of the National KnowledgeCommission :

Web-site of the 'National KnowledgeCommission' under the Chairmanship ofShri Sam Pitroda, was officially launchedunder domain. NIC (YBU) hasprovided the full support in launching ofthis site and is continuing help for timelyupdation of the web-site to make it content-rich. The site has been also revampedduring the year of reporting. Shri SamPitroda, Adviser to prime Minister on PIIIalso launched site and portal and respectively. Both thesites has been designed, developed and isbeing maintained by the NIC.

6. Web-site of the Institute of AppliedManpower Research (IAMR) :

Web-site of the 'Institute of AppliedManpower Research (IAMR), Narela -an autonomous body under PlanningCommission was officially launchedunder domain. NIC (YBU) hasprovided the full support in launchingof this site and is continuing help fortimely updation of the web-site to makeit content-rich. The site has been alsorevamped during the year of reporting.

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� As it is mandatory for all the websiteshosted or to be hosted, have to gothrough an application audit forvulnerabilities in the web application.All efforts and procedure for SecurityAudit of above mentioned sites havebeen followed.

� Regular maintenance and updationof e-mail accounts of the PlanningCommission, National KnowledgeCommission, Economic AdvisoryCouncil (EAC) and IAMR isongoing.

7. Intra-Yojana Portal (

NIC(YBU) has developed andimplemented the IntraYojana Portal, toaccumulate various information, is anintegrated one-stop web-based portaland service solution, built on openstandards using soft-wares like Linux,PLONE and ZOPE, for the employeesof Planning Commission for all G2E/G2G applications. The portal has beenenriched with valuable information andhas features like content and documentmanagement, personalised delivery ofcontents, work-flow, and other real timecollaboration service.

Management of contents ofIntraYojana, the Intranet Portal ofPlanning Commission.

The content on the portal managedduring the year includes -

a. Creation of new users

b. Updation of status of the users'profile

c. Uploading contents for State Plan,Financial Resources and otherdivisions

d. Uploading of Payroll and GPF datamonth-wise for all employees;

e. Uploading of Circulars/ OfficeOrders/Notices on daily basis.

f. Uploading other contents as andwhen request came.

g. Technical support for smoothfunctioning of Payroll CDDOPackage Software

h. Providing links to MIS developed byNIC, Yojana Bhavan Unit

i. Office Procedure Automation (OPA)& FTS management system; etc.

8. Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Portal(

A portal on 'Direct Benefit Transfer' hasbeen launched that gives informationabout 43 districts pertaining to 16 States/UTs where 34 schemes of direct benedittransfer are being implemented as a pilotProject. It has feature in which nodalofficiers can upload their documents andexhange their views. The site has blogfeature also enabled. Many morefeatures will also be added in the nearfuture.

9. Right To Information (RTI) Act 2005 :

To implement RTI Act, a web enabledsystem has been developed by thePlanning Commission. Relevantdocument/information uploaded. Queryand answer procedure related to RTI Acton a server made available on Intranet.

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The site has been operational andnecessary link has been provided on thehome-page of Planning Commissionwebsite.

10. PAO COMPACT Software :

NIC has developed a FinancialManagement Information SystemSoftware 'PAO COMPACT' for thecomputerisation of various payment andaccounting functions for the use ofvarious Ministries/Departments ofGovernment of India. The Windows2003 Server, on which this softwareapplication has been installed, is alsobeing maintained by NIC(YBU) forproviding all necessary support to Payand Accounts Office, PlanningCommission.

11. Training :

Training for Employees : Training

Programmes are being organised for

Officers and staff of Planning

Commission at Yojana Bhavan on

computer related topics for increasing IT

awareness. This includes Basics of

Computer, Windows-based Microsoft

Office Tools/Applications like Microsoft

Word, Excel, E-Mail, PowerPoint, Hindi

Software, Internet etc. and usage of other

packages. Following Training

Programmes were conducted during


a) Five days training on 'Basic

Computer Awareness' conducted for

employees of the Planning

Commission Employees. 50 officials

had attended this programme.

b) Computer (Familiar) 'Training onBasic Awareness and on Package ofDiarising/Dispatch and FileMovement (OPA)' to Group 'D'employees. Many Group 'D'employees (MTS) of the PlanningCommission, covered in batches,attended the said training so as tomake them comfortable aboutvarious features of office automationtool.

c) Imparted training on theimplementation of eOffice - aneGovernance tool for digitalWorkplace for various divisions ofthe Planning Commission.

12. Web-casting of the Event for 57thMeeting of the National DevelopmentCouncil (NDC) at Vigyan Bhavanunder the Chairmanship of Hon'blePrime Minister

57th Meeting of the NationalDevelopment Council (NDC) washeld on 27th December, 2012 underthe Chairmanship of Hon'ble PrimeMinister and attended by all ChiefMinisters of s tates andAdministrators of UTs alongwithother Ministers on the issue ofApproach to the Twelfth Five YearPlan (2012-17). The Inaugural andthe Concluding Session was web-casted Live by the NIC from theVigyan Bhavan. Earl ier, NIC -Planning Commission Unit providedall technical assistance at VigyanBhavan in providing a Work Centreat the site with network-facility forsuccessful conduction of the event

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4.35. 7 Protocol

The main functions of Protocol Section are (i)to extend courtesies to VIPs / high-level foreigndelegations, etc. visiting Planning Commission;(ii) to receive / see off and extend courtesies toDy. Chairman, MoS, Members and Secretary atairport during their official tours (iii) to organizemeetings, conferences, seminars, etc. in officeand at outside venues; and (iii) to makehospitality arrangements during such events.

During the current year approximately 1726meetings were held.

4.35.8 Planning Commission Club

The present Managing Committee commencedits activities during the month of March August2011 under the Presidentship of Shri U.K.Sharma, Joint Adviser, Planning Commission,who guided and encouraged the ManagingCommittee to carry out its sports and otheractivities. .


A Cricket Team from Planning Commission wassent for Inter- Ministry Tournaments, and thegrounds for practice were also booked. The teamput up good performance during the tournamentand reached semi final for the first time.


A Table Tennis team of five members fromPlanning Commission was also sent for InterMinistry Tournaments and, in spite of lack oflogistic support, like provision of good, competingTable Tennis Bats, team went upto Final stage.


The Annual Athletic Meet was held on 25thFebruary 2012, where various athletic eventsincluding 100 mtr. 200 mtr. 400 mtr. 800 mtr.

1500 mtr, long jump, discus throw, javelin throw,hammer throw for young and veteran, both formen and women were held. Children races werealso conducted. Special Events like Music Chair,Lemon races were also held for women andchildren. Arrangement for medical aid was alsomade in case of any untoward incident. A re-modelled Flag of the Club was unfurled by theDeputy Secretary (Welfare) Ms Marry B.Barla.


Internal Table Tennis Tournaments for Knockouts - both Singles & Doubles, for Carrom andChess Annual Knock Outs - bot Doubles weresuccessfully conducted by the respectiveCaptains/ Vice Captains.


During 2nd December 2011 to 6th December2011, the Club organized an Excursion Trip toAmritsher, Whaga Border, Vishno Devi bycharted bus. During 10th February 2012 to 12thFebruary 2012 another Excursion Trip was alsoorganized to Agra, Mathura Virandhavan andother important sites. All efforts were made tomake the Trip memorable for the participants.Who enjoyed and appreciated the Trip.


Annual Function of the Planning Commissionwas held on 16.5.2012 in Room No.122 YojanaBhavan, New Delhi. Smt Sindhushree KullarSecretary, Planning Commission, was the ChiefGuest Shri T.K.Pandey Joint Secretary,Administration was the Guest of Honour for theFunction. Prizes were given away by the ChiefGuest and Guest of Honour to the winners ofvarious sports events and also for participatingin the cultural programme presented by artistesfrom Planning Commission. The arrangementsmade for the Function were appreciated by all

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4.35.9 Welfare Unit

Welfare Unit is functioning in the PlanningCommission to look after the welfare of itsemployees. First aid to the Officers/staff of thePlanning Commission is being provided throughWelfare Unit including OTC medicines orGeneral check ups like Blood Pressure/BloodSugar test etc. Welfare Unit also extends allnecessary assistance in case of emergency viz.,accident/other situations and the employees aretaken to Hospital for Medical treatment. TheAssistant Welfare Officer as representative ofPlanning Commission visits the families of thoseemployees who die in harness and renders allpossible help. Condolence meetings areorganized in office, in respect of thoseemployees/officers who died in harness. Itorganizes farewell for those officers/employeeswho retire on attaining their age ofsuperannuation. Welfare Unit is providingcounseling in the matters relating to personnel& inter-personal matters of employees at office.Welfare Unit is responsible for providing grant-in-aid every year to the Planning CommissionClub to conduct Sports literary & culturalactivities/Excursion Trips for the employees ofPlanning Commission.

2. In addition, the Welfare Unit organizesthe following national events:-

- Martyr's Day

- Anti-Terrorism Day

- Sadbhavana Diwas

- Quami Ekta Diwas

- Flag Day and arrangements for fundraising for Communal Harmony.

- Armed Forces Flag Day andarrangements for fund raising.

3. During the year from 1st April, 2012 to28th February, 2013, the Welfare Unithas performed the following functions/activities covering the period up to 28thFebruary, 2013 :-

1. Sports

2. Medical Assistance/help, first-aid,by sending employees to hospitaletc.

3. Farewell to retiring personnel.

4. Organization of Condolencemeetings.

5. Conducting of Silence Day on 30thJanuary Anti-Terrorism Day on 21stMay, Sadbhawana Diwas on 19thAugust, Quami Ekta Diwas on 09thNovember, Communal HarmonyCampaign & the Flag Day 19th to25th November and Armed ForcesFlag Day on 07th December.

6. Organization of Lecture on Yoga &Practical classes under HealthProgramme.

Planning Commission Club

With a view to augmenting the sports, literary &cultural activities amongst the employees, aPlanning Commission Club have beenestablished. Secretary, Planning Commission isthe Ex-officio-Patron of the Club. The affairs ofthe Club are managed by an Executive Committeeelected annually by members of the club.

The total numbers of members of PlanningCommission Club is 438 as on March, 2012where,the Staff strength of the Planning Commission(including PEO/PAO) as on 1st April, 2012 is 1321.The annual membership fee is Rs. 20/- per head.

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The Grant-in-aid for the year 2012-2013 has beensanctioned to Rs.75, 250/- in accordance with GFRRule No. 215 guidelines.

The Objective of the Club is as under:-

To promote friendly relations amongst theemployees working in Planning Commissionand with other Ministerial employees.

To provide facilities for outdoor sports, indoorgames and other forms of recreation.

To provide a forum for discussion on matters ofcommon interest and to undertake such otheractivities as may be conductive to theachievement of the above objectives or as maybe decided upon by the Executive Committeefrom time to time.

The Planning Commission Club has participatedin the following sporting events during01stApril, 2012 to Feb, 2013:-

(a) Inter-Ministry Carrom Tournament2012-2013 :-

Team of 06 Carrom players participatedin the Inter-Ministry CarromTournament 2012-2013 held from 28thJanuary, 2013 to 5th February, 2013 atTable Tennis Hall, Nirman Bhawan,New Delhi, where, all the players hadshown good performance in individualand team events.

(b) Inter-Ministry Cricket (Veteran)Tournament 2012-2013:-

Inter-Ministry Cricket (Veteran)Tournament 2012-2013 was startedw.e.f. 4th February, 2013 in which a teamof selected 14 Cricket players (Veteran)had participated in the Inter-MinistryTournament from the O/o PlanningCommission and won their preliminary

matches showing good teamperformance.

(c) Inter-Ministry BadmintonTournament 2012-2013:-

Five Badminton Players had representedin the Inter-Ministry BadmintonTournament from the O/o PlanningCommission held from 1st February,2013 to 10th February, 2013 at AIIMSGymkhana, New Delhi. All players didwell in the first time played tournament.

(d) Inter-Ministry Chess Tournament2012-2013:-

Four Chess Players had participated inthe Inter-Ministry Chess Tournament2012-2013 from the O/o PlanningCommission, which was held from 5thNovember, to 15th November, 2012.The Tournament was held at Table-Tennis Hall, Near Gate No.01, NirmanBhawan, New Delhi. All players hadshown their good performance inindividual Championship and RapidChess Championship. The Tournamentwas played on "SWISS LEAGUESYSTEM" with suitable Number ofRounds.

(e) Inter-Ministry Cricket Tournament2012-2013:-

Inter-Ministry Cricket Tournament2012-2013 was started from 10thSeptember, 2012 onwards at Board'sCricket Ground, Vinay Marg, NewDelhi. A team of 14 selected players hadparticipated in the Tournament from theO/o Planning Commission and showngood performance.

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"The Great Marathoner"-Shri. Arun KumarBhardwaj-U.D.C.:-

Shri. Arun Kumar Bhardwaj, UDC, recently hadcompleted hus run across from Kargil toKanyakumari via Leh from 01st October to 30thNovember, 2012 covering more than 4100 kmand becoming FIRST PERSON TO RUN THEENTIRE LENGTH OF INDIA. Shri. ArunKumar Bhardwaj born on 24th February, 1969,who joined Planning Commission on 22nd June,1992 makes Planning Commission Proud.

"Conducting of Lecture on Yoga & YogaPractical Classes":-

From 11th June, 2012 to 10th December, 2012 theLecture on Yoga and Yoga Practical classes werestarted in order to bring awareness amongst allofficers and employees of Planning Commission.

"Conducting of Acupressure (a Para MedicalTherapy) to impart Training to the Officialsworking in the Planning Commission".

From 22nd January to 07th February, 2013 aCamp was organized in the PlanningCommission to impart training to the Officers/Employees for self treatment of various general,chronic and acute diseases includingConstipation, Piles, Acidity, Diabetes, CervicalSpondelosis, Lumber Sponderlosis, knee pain,heart i.e., heart attack, angina pain, high/lowblood pressure etc, by way of acupressure points,exercise, yoga, medicines (home mademedicines) etc.

Work relating to:-

Departmental Canteen

Timely, conducting the meeting of ManagingCommittee by deciding the agenda points andmaking the minutes of the meeting andthereafter, follow up action.

Welfare-Unit inviting attention towardsmaintenance of quality control of all foodproducts and sale thereon. Proper supervisionon staff to maintain punctuality, peace andharmony including good conduct to keep thehigh standard of the Departmental Canteen.

Coffee Board:-

Adequate attention is being given to thefunctioning of Coffee Board by maintainingquality cooking of all eatable items in hygieniccondition and sale thereof.

DMS Stall:-

Welfare-Unit is making sincere efforts to liaisewith I/c DMC Booth, Yojana Bhawan, NewDelhi to enable to maintain sufficient quantityof milk products in the DMS Stall for theconvenience of consumer whom so ever isvisiting DMS Stall.

Planning Commission Recreational Club:-

The Welfare-Unit is looking after the timelyrelease of Grant-in-aid to the PlanningCommission Recreational Club to enable todecide the annual recreational activities.

Celebration of Farewell Party onSuperannuation:-

Welfare Unit had been successfully arrangedfarewell party to 40 Officers/staff whosuperannuated in the current year toacknowledge and honour the GovernmentService rendered. All retiring officials have beenhonoured with Mementoes and bouquet as atoken of love.

Condolence Meetings:-

During April-2012 to February, 2013 total 05deaths of Officers/Employees were registeredin the Planning Commission for whom

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Condolence Meeting had been arranged andResolution passed thereof had been conveyedalso through D.O. letter of the CompetentOfficer to the next of kin of the family.

4.35.10 Charts, Maps and Equipment unit

The Charts, Maps & Equipment Unit of PlanningCommission is a combination of 'designingsetup'(Charts and Maps Unit) and 'equipmentsetup'(Photostat Unit). The designing works ofvarious kinds are executed in Charts and MapsUnit and the multiple copies of the designs andbinding works are done in Photostat Unit. TheUnit provides technical and equipment supportto all the divisions of Planning Commission forday-to-day office work. Apart from designingwork there are meeting related works likearrangement of Power Point Presentation, NameDisplay Cards, Flashing of meeting schedules.The preparation of identity cards of retiringofficials, calligraphic works and scanning etc.are also executed in the unit. This unit playssignificant role while Meetings, Conferencesand Seminars are organized especially duringNational Development Council Meeting, FullPlanning Commission Meeting, ParliamentSessions and for other important events, itrequires to put extra effort to make the eventssuccessful.

1. The unit handles the followingmodern equipment to meet therequirement of office:-

❖ Laptops with internet facility. TheseLaptops are used for arranging thePower Point Presentation in variousof Meetings.

❖ Plasma Screen/LCD for flashingmeeting schedules and otherimportant information (near

entrance) and for presentation in thedifferent Committee Rooms.

❖ Colour & Black and White LaserPrinters

❖ Scanner

❖ DVD Player

❖ Computers with software like CorelDraw, Page Maker, Photoshop etc.

❖ Laminators (used for protectingimportant papers by laminatingthem)

❖ Heavy Duty Photocopier & DigitalScanning cum Printing Machines (Installed in Photostat Unit used forexecuting bulk photocopy work)

❖ Binding Machines (spiral, spiko andstrip binding)

2. Brief account of various activities thathave been undertaken during thecurrent financial year 2012-13 withfocus on major achievements are listedbelow:

❖ Designing Works:- Prepared CoverPage of various Publications broughtout by the Planning Commission andProgramme Evaluation Organizationduring the year viz. Annual Report& Annual Plan cover page ofInaugural Address of Prime Ministerof 57th NDC, cover page ofEvaluation Study of VariousSchemes like SSA & NRHM.Comparison map of child sex ratio(urban and rural) of Meghalaya(districtwise-2011), Bihar Child sexratio map- comparison 2001 & 2011,Cover Page of Report of Steering

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Committee on Health for 12th FiveYear Plan, Evaluation Study onIntegrated Child Dev. Scheme,Cover Page of Information andGuidance Booklet regarding DirectBenefit Transfer etc.

❖ Prepared Organization Charts of thePlanning Commission (in Englishand Hindi) up to Adviser Level.

❖ Prepared Charts showing seatingplan of the Officers attending theMeetings/Seminars/ Conference etc.some of them has been enlisted as:57th National Development CouncilMeeting held at Vigyan Bhawan on27.12.2012, Full PlanningCommission Meeting, Annual Plan2012-13 Meeting for all the Statesand UTs (DCH-CM Level Meeting),Annual Plan 2012-13 Meeting forall the Union Ministries/Departments, State Power MinisterConferece at Vigyan Bhawan,Conference on DCT Scheme,Second India China SED, Meetingon India-Australia energy SecurityDialogue, Visit of Chinesedelegation of Ministry of ForeignAffairs of China, First and SecondMeeting of State Planning Board etc.

❖ Prepared colour Transparencies ofMeetings/Seminars for use ofMinister of States for Planning/Deputy Chairman/ Members/Pr.Advisers/Sr. Advisers of PlanningCommission.

❖ Calligraphic Work on InvitationCards of Deputy Chairman Office,

Secretary Office etc.

❖ Prepared laminated Identity Cardsfor all the officials who retired duringthe year.

❖ Lamination of important officialdocuments have been executed.

❖ Scanning of official documents,photos etc. and taken and sentthrough e-mail whenever required.

❖ Print out (Colour & Black andWhite) of official documents likeAnnual Plan, various reports,handout of presentations etc. havebeen taken for different divisions.

❖ Prepared Name Display Card(Placard) for the dignitariesattending meeting in Hindi/Englishas per requirement (different typesand size of cards) and arranged forPower Point Presentation. Some ofthe important shortlisted events areas follows :- 57th NationalDevelopment Council Meeting heldat Vigyan Bhawan on 27.12.2012,Full Planning Commission Meeting,Annual Plan 2012-13 Meeting for allthe States and UTs (DCH-CM LevelMeeting), Annual Plan 2012-13Meeting for all the Union Ministries/Departments, Training Programmefor Economic Journalist of Nepal,Meeting on Indo-Japan EnergyDialogue (with Ministers of Japan),India-China Strategic EconomicDialogue working group, AnnualPrize Distribution Function ofPlanning Commission CommissionClub, State Power Minister

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Conferece held at Vigyan Bhawan on17.07.2012, Working Group of IndiaChina Dialogue, Integration of Aadharnumber with Central Government,First Conference of PlanningCommission with State PlanningBoard and Planning Department atIndia Habitat Centre held on06.07.2012, Medicinal Plant andTraditional Knowledge by NationalBiodiversity Authority, PPP Model inMicro Irrigation, DevelopmentMethodology for compilation of allIndia Index of Industrial Production(IIP), Development services (ICDS)by NCAER, Presentation on HigherEducation in the Brazil, Russia, Indiaand China (BRIC), Meeting withNational Advisory Council, Meetingon GIZ officials with GermanyEmbassy, NCSD Workshop withNGOs, Findings and to Present theReport of the WHO Supported Studyon Nursing and Midwifery, Meetingon India-Australia energy SecurityDialogue, Visit of Chinese delegationof Ministry of Foreign Affairs ofChina, Meeting of Direct BenefitTransfer held in NDMC ConventionHall, Second Conference of PlanningCommission with State PlanningBoard and Planning Department atIndia Habitat Centre.

❖ Designed Parking Labels (Car/Scooter) for allowing vehicles ofofficials of Planning Commission toenter in the premises .

❖ The Unit has flashed all theimportant events through ElectronicDisplay Boards (Plasma Screen)

❖ Bulk Photocopying/Duplicatingwork has been executed by PhotostatUnit. The sum total of reading of allthe machines reflects that 272308(Two lack seventy two thousandthree hundred and eight) copy hasbeen done per month.

❖ Different type of Binding work hasbeen executed during the year(around 6000 reports/documentshave been binded)

❖ Specification for procurement ofheavy duty photocopier, digitalscanner cum printers (colour andmono)

❖ Certification of AMC bills ofphotocopiers (colour & black andwhite)

Chapter 4.35.11: Right to Information Cell(CIT&I Division) The RTI cell was set up in the PlanningCommission in October 2005 and is functioningat Soochna Dwar on the ground floor of theYojana Bhawan. There is a separate link 'RTIAct' on the home page of the PlanningCommission's website. To facilitate visitors/clients at the Soochna Dwar, it has providedfacilities to fill up the queries online. During theperiod from April to December 2012, RTI cellhas received 363 queries and all 363 have beenresponded till December 2012.

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Evolution of PEO:

5.1 "Ever since the concept of planning wasintroduced in India, how to plan/design thedevelopment schemes and programmes forimplementation in a given situation with variedgeo-climatic features on the one hand anddiverse socio-economic characteristics acrossthe states on the other hand posed a greatchallenge before the planners and policy makerswho always remained concerned aboutimproving the service delivery. Nevertheless, thefounding fathers of PEO had a visionaryobjective that aimed at improving thedevelopment planning and implementationthrough evaluation results which would benothing but the manifestation of the grassrootsreality about public interventions in helping theintended beneficiaries of development schemesand programs".

Organizational History of PEO:

5.2. Having this implicit objective in view,PEO was established in October, 1952, as anindependent organization, under the generalguidance and direction of the PlanningCommission with a specific task of evaluatingthe community development programmes andother Intensive Area Development Schemes.The evaluation set up was further nurtured andstrengthened by developing methods andtechniques of evaluation in the First Five YearPlan and setting up evaluation machineries inthe States during Third Plan (1961-66) andFourth Plan (1969-74). With the extension ofthe Plan Programmes/Schemes in a variety ofsectors, viz., agriculture, cooperation, rural

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industries, fisheries, health, family welfare, ruraldevelopment, rural electrification, publicdistribution, tribal development, social forestry,etc., the evaluation task performed by the PEOwas gradually extended to other importantCentrally Sponsored Schemes.

Functions and Objectives of PEO

5.3. The Programme EvaluationOrganisation (PEO) undertakes evaluation ofselected programmes/schemes and Flagshipprogrammes of the Government of India at thebehest of the Development Evaluation AdvisoryCommittee (DEAC) under the Chairmanship ofDeputy Chairman, Planning Commission. Theevaluation studies are designed to assess theprocesses of implementation, effectiveness ofthe delivery systems, and impact ofprogrammes/schemes and come up withrecommendations & suggestions to furtherimprove the scheme/programmes. These studiesare diagnostic in nature and aim at identifyingthe factors contributing to successes and /orfailures of various programmes and thus help inderiving lessons for improving the performanceof existing schemes through mid-coursecorrections and better designs for futureprogrammes.

5.4. Broadly, the objectives of evaluation taskperformed by PEO include objective assessmentof processes and impacts of the developmentprogrammes, identification of the areas ofsuccesses and failures at different stages ofimplementation, analysis of reasons forsuccesses or failures, examination of extensionmethods and people's reactions thereto and

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deriving lessons for future improvement informulation and implementation of the newprogrammes/schemes. Evaluation in this sensehas been recognized as quite distinct andseparate from analysis of progress and reviewon the one hand, and inspection, checking andscrutiny of the schemes and works on the other.

Participatory Approach for ImprovingService Delivery

5.5. PEO is conducting external evaluation,independent of the administrative channels,through direct observations, sample surveys andsocial science research methods. Thus, evaluationstudies carried out by the PEO are in additionalto the progress reporting or checking and scrutinyof works as being done in the administrativeMinistries/Departments. Nevertheless, an attemptis also being made to involve planners andimplementing agencies at various stages ofevaluation to make the findings and lessons ofPEO reports more useful.

Organizational Structure of PEO

5.6. The PEO is primarily a field basedorganization works under the overall charge ofthe Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. Ithas a three-tier structure with its Headquartershoused in Planning Commission at New Delhi.The middle rung is represented by the RegionalEvaluation Offices, while the next links are theField Units known as the Project EvaluationOffices.

5.7. At the PEO Headquarters, theorganization is headed by Adviser (Evaluation)who is assisted by Directors/Deputy Adviserswith supporting manpower. Each one of theDirectors/Deputy Advisers is responsible forformulation of study designs, conduct of studiesand analysis of the data collected through field

units of PEO under the overall guidance andsupervision of Adviser (Evaluation).

5.8. PEO has 15 field units - 7 RegionalEvaluation Offices (REOs) and 8 ProjectEvaluation Offices (PEOs). Performance andimpact of evaluation studies need to generatevillage and household level primary data andprocess data from the various nodes of theimplementing machineries located at the State,district, block and village levels. The field unitsof PEO serve the most important function ofensuring that the primary and secondarystatistics used in evaluation studies arerepresentative of the grassroots reality. Sinceevaluation findings are to be acted on by theplanners and policy makers so ensuring accuracyof the data generated for diagnostic and impactstudies is of critical importance. The field unitsof PEO, therefore perform critical role inensuring the accuracy of the data collected. Thelayout of PEO at field level is given at Annexure.

PEO Library

5.9. PEO Headquarters maintains its ownlibrary (Technical) where reference books onevaluation techniques to be adopted fordesigning/instrumenting of the studies and otherpublications related to evaluation are kept forallusion purposes. Copies of the evaluationreports are also kept in the library for referencepurposes.

Plan Scheme for Evaluation

5.10. A Central Plan Scheme namely"Strengthening Evaluation Capacity inGovernment" was introduced in the year 2006-07 with a budgetary allocation of Rs. 8.55 crore.The budgetary allocation for this scheme in theyear 2007-08 is Rs.26 crore, 2008-09 is 12 crore,2009-10 is 12 crore, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-

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13 are 10 crore respectively. The main objectiveof the Scheme is to provide quick and usefulevaluative information for planners / policymakers. Quality evaluation of various programsand projects would not only bring improvementin public sector performance but also address abroad range of issues relating to economy,efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability andrelevance of public sector funding anddevelopment intervention.

Objectives of the Plan Scheme :

(i) To build on the existing capabilities inProgramme Evaluation Organisation(PEO) and evaluation capacitydevelopment within and outside theGovernment in general.

(ii) To create a data base on developmentevaluation which would not be just arepository of evaluation studies done bydifferent organizations but wouldcontain presentation of results ofevaluations, lessons learnt, best practicesetc. in a user friendly format.

(iii) To provide the expertise to the StateGovernments by training throughresource persons and experts availablein the PEO, Planning Commission.

(iv) For making the evaluation reportsmeaningful, timely and informative. Useof latest statistical software packages andup-gradation of the existing computerhardware.

Development Evaluation AdvisoryCommittee (DEAC) for PEO

5.11. In view of the changed scenario, theerstwhile Evaluation Advisory Committee(EAC) was revamped and reconstituted as

Development Evaluation Advisory Committee(DEAC) on 6th January, 2010 which is headedby Deputy Chairman, Planning Commissioncomprising all Members of the PlanningCommission, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministryof Finance and three eminent researchprofessionals from renowned Research Institutesas members. Adviser (PEO) is the Convener ofDEAC. The Committee may co-opt anyadditional Member(s) and would meet at leasttwice in a financial year. The Terms of Referenceof DEAC are given as below:

� to identify major thematic areas forevaluation research in the country andfor Programme Evaluation Organisation(PEO).

� to consider and approve the Annual Plan/long term Plan for PEO.

� to assess and monitor the quality ofdevelopment evaluation research in thecountry and recommend correctivemeasures.

� to monitor compliance of evaluationfindings by planning and implementingMinistries/Departments.

� to suggest ways and means fordeveloping greater linkages betweenPEO and Central Ministries/Departments, State EvaluationInstitutions as well as other academicinstitutions and organizations engagedin monitoring and evaluation ofprogrammes/schemes and research.

� to provide guidance for formulation ofa national evaluation policy outlining themethods, standards and processes ofinformation generation and use.

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� to assess evaluation resources anddevelop suitable strategies for evaluationcapacity development in the Ministries/Departments, NGOs, Universities andResearch Institutions in the country.

� to suggest any other activity to beundertaken by PEO to generate useful

evaluative information for planners/policymakers.

Evaluation Studies of Plan Schemes/Programmes taken up by PEO during 2012-13 are as follow:

5.12. Status of Evaluation studiesprioritized by DEAC :

Sl. Name of the Scheme Status as on 31.12.2012No.

1 Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyuitkaran Yojana The field works, collection of data/information(RGGVY) is in progress.

2 Command Area Development and Water The field works, collection of data/informationManagement Programme is in progress.

3 Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for SC,ST & Design of the study has been approved by CEMCOBC Student and likely to be outsourced to empanelled

research institute.

4 Evaluation study on Scheme of Special Central The final report is under submission for approval.Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan and special CentralAssistance Schedule Tribes (SCA to TSP)

5 Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for The final report is under submission for approval.Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliance (ADIP)

6 Targeted Public Distribution System in the States Draft report has been submitted.of Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand

7. Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Report is writing in stageFarmers (MSP)

8. Navodaya Vidalaya Samiti (NVS) The field works, collection of data/informationis in progress.

9. Evaluation of Teacher's Training Institutes (ETTI) The field works, collection of data/informationis in progress.

10. Micro Irrigation The final report is under submission for approval.

11. National Highways under Public Private Process of outsourcing is in progress.Partnership (PPP)

12. Study on Backward Region Grants Fund (BRGF). Final report is in writing stage

13. Evaluation study on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) The final report is under submission for approval.

14. Assistance from Central Pool to NE and Sikkim States Preparation of design of the study is in progress.

15. Border Area Development Program (BADP) The field works have been completed and thereport is in writing stage.

16. Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee The study has been outsourced and field worksAct (MGNERGA) is in progress

17. Bundelkhand Package Preparation of design of the evaluation studyis in progress

18. Ujjawala Preparation of design of the evaluationstudy is in progress

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Meetings of Consultancy Evaluation - Cum -Monitoring Committee (CEMC) and SteeringCommittee Organized by PEO:

PEO has constituted the CEMC to monitor andguide to the following evaluation studies.

5.13. The discussion and suggestion emanatingfrom the CEMC meetings are important forconducting evaluation studies. The ProjectDirectors of the studies are required to make apresentation of the design of the studies beforeCEMC so that the maximum objectives may becovered in the studies. The following meetingsof the CEMC were held during 2012-13 (up-to 31st December,2012):

� CEMC Meeting was held to approve ofthe design of the "RGGVY"

� CEMC Meeting was held to approve ofthe design of the "Command AreaDevelopment and Water ManagementProgramme.

� CEMC meeting was held to approve ofthe design of the "Scheme of Post MatricScholarship for SC,ST & OBC students".

� CEMC meetings were called for approvingof the design of the evaluation study onNavodaya Vidalaya Samiti (NVS)

� CEMC meetings were held to approvethe design of the "Teacher's trainingInstitutes (ETTI)".

� CEMC meetings were held to approvedesign and outsourcing process of the"Border Area Development Programme"(BADP)"

� Steering Committee Meetings were heldto approve of the design of the "MahatmaGandhi National EmploymentGuarantee Act (MGNERGA)

� CEMC meetings were held to approveof the design of the "Efficacy ofMinimum Support Price to AgriculturalFarmer's

� CEMC meetings were held to discussdesign of the "evaluation study onBundelkhand Package

� CEMC meetings were held to discussdesign of the "evaluation study onUjjawala

Presentation Programmes organized by PEO

5.14. The draft evaluation reports arepresented before Deputy Chairman,Planning Commission, PlanningCommission, Members of PlanningCommission and the Members of CEMCfor their suggestions and comments. Thereports are submitted for first finalacceptance only after the approval ofDeputy Chairman, PlanningCommission. The following presentationProgrammes have been organized during2012-13 (upto 31st December, 2012):

(i) Special Central Assistance to TribalSub Plan (SCA to TSP)

(ii) Scheme of Assistance to Disabledpersons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aidsand Appliance (ADIP).

Meetings Organized by PEO:

5.15. The assessment of progress and findingsduring the field survey of the evaluationstudies is also an important aspect toproduce the quality evaluation reports.The meetings to assess the progress ofevaluation study on BADP and findingsof evaluation study on ICDS have beenheld in Yojana Bhawan.

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Follow up Action on Evaluation Findings andSuggestions - a Tangible output of PEO

5.16. The implementation of the findings andsuggestions made in the evaluation reports broughtout by PEO are reffered to for implementation restswith the concerned Ministries/Departments. It hasbeen acknowledged that the findings andsuggestions of PEO evaluation reports have beenincorporated in varying degrees by theimplementing Ministries/Departments. Some ofthe evaluation reports have been found extremelyuseful and acted upon by the implementingagencies. The findings and suggestions of thereports of PEO have often been quoted in the printmedia to ensure accountability at the lower levelof government.

Other Activities of PEO

5.17. Programme Evaluation Organization hasdeveloped its association with the StateGovernment especially with the Planning &Evaluation departments. Necessary guidelineshave been provided by PEO with regard to thesetting up of evaluation wings in KarnatakaState. The State Government of Bihar has alsoaccepted the guidelines from PEO for evaluatingof the state sponsored programmes. The PEOhas also requested State EvaluationOrganisations to send their evaluation reportsto Planning Commission so that these reportscan also be put on the Internet for circulation.

E-Governance in PEO

5.18. In order to strengthen e-Governance ,Information Technology and to create onlinedata base in PEO, necessary follow-up has beentaken up with the General AdministrationDivision of Planning Commission and NIC,Yojana Bhawan Unit.

Training Programme attended by theOfficers of PEO:

5.19: Training Programme is also an importantcomponent of the organization. PEO reports arerequired lot of data analysis on primary datacollected from the field and are prepared on thebasis of the result of data analysis. To make thereports more meaningful the officers of PEOattended the training programme at nationallevel institutions and also delivered lectures tothe trainees at many occasions.

Orientation Training Programme Organizedby PEO:

5.20. PEO undertakes the work of evaluationstudies either in-house or through outsourcingbasis to empanelled research institutions. It isvery important to organize orientation trainingprogrammes to provide proper ideas and mottosof the studies to the field staff involving incollection of data/ information. The outsourcedagencies have organized orientation trainingprogramme of evaluation study on BADP andMGNREGA.

Modernization of field units of PEO:

5.21. The proposal to provide hardware andsoftware items to field units of PEO (REOs/PEOs) is under consideration of GeneralAdministration Section of Planning Commission.

Administrative Meetings:

5.22. Programme Evaluation Organisation isa field orientated organization and itsadministrative and financial matters are dealt bythe Planning Commission Administration atNew Delhi. The officers and staff posted atdifferent locations use to face lot of difficultiesto get administrative and financial approval oftheir routine works. Therefore Adviser (PEO)frequently interacted with the administrativeauthority in the planning commission to find outthe remedy of the issues.

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Lay out of Programme Evaluation Organisation at Field Level

I. Eastern Region PEO, Guwahati & 1. Arunachal Pradesh1. REO, Kolkata PEO, Bhubaneswar 2. Assam

3. Manipur4. Meghalaya5. Mizoram6. Nagaland7. Orissa8. Sikkim9. Tripura10. West Bengal11. A & N Islands

II. Northern Region PEO, Shimla 1. Haryana2. REO, Chandigarh 2. Himachal Pradesh

3. Jammu & Kashmir4. Punjab5. Chandigarh6. Delhi

III. Southern Region PEO, Thiruvananthapuram 1. Kerala3. REO, Chennai 2. Tamil Nadu

3. Lakshadweep4. Pondicherry

IV. South Central Region PEO, Bangalore 1. Andhra Pradesh4. REO, Hyderabad 2. Karnataka

V. Central Region PEO, Bhopal 1. Madhya Pradesh5. REO, Jaipur 2. Chhattisgarh

3. Rajasthan

VI. Northern Central Region PEO, Patna 1. Bihar6. REO, Lucknow 2. Jharkhand

3. Uttar Pradesh4. Uttaranchal

VII Western Region PEO, Ahmedabad 1. Goa7. REO, Mumbai 2. Gujarat

3. Maharashtra4. D&N Haveli5. Daman & Diu

Name of Regional Project Evaluation Office (PEO) States/UTs falling underEvaluation Office (REO) attached to concerned REO concerned REO/PEO

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1. The Vigilance Unit of the PlanningCommission deals with all vigilance cases i.e.,cases of corruption, malpractices and lack ofintegrity in respect of Group 'A', 'B' and 'Cofficers. It is also responsible for issue ofvigilance status certificates in respect of officialsin the Commission. It advices Divisions withinthe Commission and other organisations ofPlanning Commission on disciplinary mattersreferred to it for advice.

2. During the period from April toDecember, 2012, 6 complaints were received inthe Vigilance Unit, which are at various stagesof disposal.

Preventive Vigilance

To help generate awareness and create an urgeto avoid various omissions and commissions inday-to-day discharge of official responsibilities,a one hour interactive session on VigilanceAwareness was organized on 26th June, 2012.

The Vigilance Awareness Week was observedin Planning Commission from 29.10.2012 to03.11.2012. This year the theme was"Transparency in Public procurement".

Chapter-6Vigilance Activities

During the Vigilance Awareness Weeknumerous activities, for spreading vigilanceawareness, were conducted in PlanningCommission. Banners were placed at vantagelocations, lectures by Public Officials withdomain knowledge in governance andtransparency, etc. were organized, essentialwisdoms from conduct rules were displayedthrough LEDs available at different locationsof Planning Commission and through networkmail and a quiz competition was organized tosensitize officials to the various 'do's anddon'ts' in discharge of their responsibilities inthe Government.

Complaints Mechanism Committee:

In accordance with the guidelines and normsprescribed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court ofIndia in the Public Interest Litigation WP No.(Crl) 666-70 of 1992, a Complaints MechanismCommittee (CMC) on Sexual harassment hasbeen constituted in Planning Commission.During the period April, 2012 – December,2012 no complaint of sexual harassment wasreceived.

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Summary of the C&AG's Observations made in itsReports for the year ended March, 2011.

1. Report No. 1 for the year 2011-12

Para 3.12 read with Appendix-III-E relates to Statement showing cases of savings ofR 100 crore or more under various Grants/appropriations

� Total savings during the financial year 2010-11 under various Grants (at Sl. No.28,Demand No. 74 - Ministry of Planning) was R 1585.40 crore.

Para 3.13 read with Appendix-III-F relates to Statement showing persisting savings ofR 100 crore or more under various Grants/ appropriations

� Total persisting savings during the three financial year 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11under various Grants of the Demand No. 73 - Ministry of Planning) were R 554.01crore, R 334.23 crore and R 1585.40 crore respectively.

Para 3.16 read with Appendix-III-H relates to Cases where major portion of savingswere surrendered on 31st March 2011 and the details of amount lapsed

� The total amount surrendered on 31st March 2011was R 1572.80 crore, and the amountnot surrendered and lapsed during the financial year 2010-11 (at Sl. No.27, DemandNo. 74 - Ministry of Planning) was R 12.60 crore.

Para 3.24 read with Appendix-III-M relates to Statement showing cases of savings ofR 10 crore and above where entire provision remained unspent

� Entire unspent provision during the financial year 2010-11 under Sub-head4059.01.051.07 - Unique Identification Authority of India

Para 3.25 read with Appendix-III-N relates to Statement showing cases of unrealisticbudgetary assumptions under a sub-head (Savings of R 100 crore and above constitutingmore than 10 per cent of the budgeted provision)

� Unspent provision during the financial year 2010-11 under sub-head 3454.02.206.01 -Unique Identification Authority of India (at Sl. No.45) was R 1546.89 crore of the budgetprovision of R 1719.50 crore.

2. Report No. 33 of 2011-12

Para 1.3 read with Appendix-VII relates to Outstanding Utilisation Certificates.

� Para 1.3 read with Appendix-VII indicates that as on March 2012, 21 UtilisationCertificates were outstanding in respect of grants amounting to R 48.99 lakh releasedupto March 2010, which were due the 31st March 2011.

Chapter 6: Vigilance Activities

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-Water Resources-Rural Development-Decentralised Planning, Panchayati Raj and Spl. Area Program- State Plan - MadhyaPradesh and Chhattisgarh


PLANNING- Parliamentary Matters- Mining and Minerals- Youth Affairs & Sports- Culture- Tourism- State Plan - Maharashtra, Haryana and Uttarakhand

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