Grameen Vikas Andolan

CONTENT

 

 

 

1.        Introduction

2.        Objectives

3.        Profile of the block

4.        Target Group

5.        Strategy

6.        Work Plan/Action Programme

7.        Budgeting

8.        Programme Schedule

9.        Programme Module

 






1.        INTRODUCTION:

 

“Rahiman Pani Rakhiye, bin pani sab shun

Pani gaye na ubare moti manas chur.”

 

It is rightly said that “JAL HI JIVAN” or water is life. Water is a prime natural resource. A basic human need and a precious national asset for any country. Without the presence of water the earth would have been like other lifeless planets in the universe. It I s regarded as the genesis of life in all religions and belief systems and the scientists also endorse it. Although water constitutes about 70% of the earth’s surface, nearly 97% of the world’s is saline and another 2% is in the form of ice. So only less than 1% of the water is available for the human needs. Availability of fresh water has continued to be the same for over 2000 years whereas the world population has risen over 33 times resulting into substantial decrease in per capita availability. In many countries people are suffering because of scarcity of water. World Bank and United Nations estimates predict that by 2025 the demand for fresh water will rise by over 56% more than the present availability. Per head availability of fresh water is decreasing rapidly and if the current unsustainable consumption practices continue, 2/3rd of the world population will live in water stressed condition by 2025. Unequal, unsustainable consumption pattern along with pollution of the resources compound the problem of water scarity.

 

India is the second largest populated country and its ever-increasing population puts a severe stain on all of the country’s natural resources including water. The rainfall in the four odd months India gets is not always sufficient and most importantly a major part of the rainfall runs off unused to the seas/oceans. The total Natural Renewable Water Resources (NRWR) in India is 1897 cubic km and per capita NRWR is 1822 cubic meter (source: www.water.org) from which it can be derived that surface and under ground water resource is scarce.

 

So contrary to the thinking of the common people, water is scare and becoming scarcer with time. Traditionally in rural India people have used water from any source available to them such as rivers, springs, wells along with rainfall. For mostly quality of available water is poor, resulting in increased cases of water related diseases. Water is also deeply linked with sanitation. Due to improper sanitation facilities and practices in rural India water resources get contaminated easily causing various health hazard. Hence in addition to water conservation issue it is imperative to generate awareness about the importance of proper sanitation in rural India.

 

In this context, there is an urgent need of action for water conservation and public awareness about the issue. Government’s effort alone on this issue may not yield desirable results since it is difficult for government to cover the vast areas and all aspects of water management. So the participation of the common people and civil society organizations in this aspect is very much essential. For this a National campaign to propagate awareness about water conservation and other applied aspects among the people in general and youngsters in particular is to be launched                                        shortly.

 

The Non Government Organizations can play a pivotal role in this regard. Through interactions with the local people they can mobilize them and create willingness to participate and contribute to the efforts of the Government and other agencies for the cause of water.

 

 


2.OBJECTIVES:     

·    To build/generate “Mass Movement” (jan andolan) on water conservation and management;

·    To train the PRIs, SHGs, Government Servants & traditional water experts and to sensitize them about the need for water conservation. The campaign should focus on reviving the traditional water conservation methods and supplementing it by modern water management practices;

·    To spread awareness on conservation of traditional/ indigenous water harvesting systems and practices and supplement it by modern scientific approach;

·    To educate the people about the traditional and scientific techniques of water conservation methods;

·    To create a pool of resource persons in every panchayats as “Watch Agency”, train and facilitate them to monitor the effective implementation of all the developmental programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development; 

·    To educate school children on indigenous and modern knowledge systems of water conservation in the country;

·    To generate awareness in checking contamination of water sources (surface/sub surface) from human excreta, fluoride, arsenic, nitrate, other heavy metals etc;

·    To create awareness and disseminate information regarding all other programmes / schemes of the Ministry of Rural Development, GoI.

 

3. TARGET GROUPS FOR THE CAMPAIGN:

·    General Public in the rural areas

·    Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)

·    Self Help Groups (SHGs)

·    Community Based Organizations (CBOs)

·    Village Youths

·    Educational Institutions of rural areas

·    Representatives of Voluntary Organisations

·    Government Officials like DRDAs etc

·    Traditional Water Experts

4. PROFILE OF THE BLOCK:

                                      I.      Name of the Block

                                   II.      Name of the District

                                 III.      Total population- Male_ _ _ _ _ _ _ (%) Female _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _(%)

                                IV.      List of name of Panchayats & Villages

                                   V.      Details of Educational Institutions

No. of Primary, Secondry school, collage

                                VI.      Map showing road alignment

                              VII.      Percentage of Literacy

                           VIII.      Traditional water harvesting practices

                                IX.      Details of water conservation effort by government and other agencies

                                   X.      No of tube well in the block

                                XI.      Agricultural Practices

                              XII.      Details of Community based organizations present in the block

 

5. STRATEGY:

v       Training

   Two day training programmes will be organized at the block level. All the elected members of panchayats, 5 youths from every panchayats, 3 members of SHGs, 5 members from other target groups will be imparted training in batches of 50-55 participants. Efforts will be made to ensure that 50% of the participants are women. Proportion of participants of different categories from a panchayats will be as undetr:

Traditional water experts/water conservation team            :           10%

SHGs                                                                            :           10%

PRIs                                                                              :           50%

Village Youths                                                                :           20%

Government Officials                                                      :           10%

(School teacher/literacy campaign/health mission/SSA)

The selected NGOs will carefully select the participants other than panchayats members of the training. The criteria of selection: (i) the participants shall possess leadership ability. (ii) The trainee shall have communication skill, (iii) participants should have interest in developmental activities. A database of the trainees will be prepared for future reference at the Regional Centres of CAPART.

v             Watch Agency

The trained 5 youths from every panchayats will serve as resource person and watch dog for ensuring social participation in the developmet works of the PRIs. This group of 5 member will act as pressure group in their respective panchayats to facilitate, expedite and oversee the proper implementation of the development programmes.

v             Formation of Jal Sarathis Group in all the Blocks

 

  For every three panchayats, the NGO will constitute a Jal Sarathi Group comprising of around 15 youth and other interested members who have been trained at the Block level training programme. The Jal Sarathis Group will be formed during the conduction of training programme at the block level. The Jal Sarathi Group will take the responsibility of maximum 3 panchayats for rural campaigning by making Pad Yatra. The group will report to their respective selected NGOs. The group will start the Yatra (Procession) named as Jal Jeevan Yatra from a particular village where they will spend the entire day and engage themselves in various activities such as prabhat pheri (morning procession), flag hoisting, exhibition, campaign through audio-visuals, folk song, dance, puppet show, skit & drama, experience sharing, dissemination of traditional and modern techniques of water conservation, management and quality, to make people aware of all the programmes of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India (GoI). On the same evening, the villagers along with Jal Sarathi Group will carry the flag to the neighbouring panchayat where the same process of campaign will be continued.

v           Bicycle Rally:

  Bicycle rally will be one of the important components of the Awareness Creation Campaign. Membes of the Jal Sarathi Group will organize rally in the panchayats to ascertain the works done by the village community and generate an enabling environment on the issue of water conservation as well as other programmes/schemes of Ministry of Rural Development, government of India. They will be provided with materials such as T-shirt, caps, banners, leaflets, posters etc for the rally to create mass awareness.

v     Advocacy Campaign:

A series of activities will be carried out for the sake of advocacy on water literacy:

                          I.      Media coverage on “Jal Jeevan Yatra” through reporting on local and State TV channels, local news papers etc.

                       II.      Display of posters, banners and distribution of leaflets at different appropriate places.

                     III.      Spreading message through organizing street plays, puppet shows and other local cultural activities.

                      IV.      Involve the students of school and collages in this campaign by organizing debates, essay, drawing etc. and motivate them to participate in the actual action of water conservation and management.

 

v             Monitoring & Review Arrangements:

  For the success of the programme there will be concurrent monitoring of the programme from the Regional Offices and Central Cell at CAPART Headquarters. The implementation committee at the Regional Centers will review monthly progress of the NGOs working in their respective areas. External agencies will also be appointed for concurrent monitoring of the implementation of the programme. Apart from this a computerized online format will be developed for obtaining physical and financial progress from the selected NGOs on online basis. The submitted online report will be scrutinized by the Regional Cell and will be sent to the Central Cell every month. While monitoring, it is to be ensured that the implementation of awareness creation campaign is executed as per the prescribed guidelines. 

6. TRAINING SCHEDULE

Day One

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Desciption

Time

Session-one

1

Registration

9.00-10.00

2

Prayer

10.00-10.10

3

Ice Breaking and Knowing each other

10.10-10.45

4

Participant’s Expections from the training programme & experience sharing

10.45-11.15

 

Tea Break

11.15- 11.30

5

Why Water Conservation & Overview on the Concept.

11.30-12.00

6

Poverty Cycle- It’s relationship with unsafe water and poor sanitation

12.00-12.30

7

Process of planning for water conservation from household to village/clusters

12.30- 13.00

8

Do-it- Yourself techniques of water conservation in the household and in the village/clusters.

13.00-13.30

 

Lunch

13.30-14.15

 

Session Two

 

9

Community Monitoring & Assessment Tools

14.15- 14.45

10

Attitude & Behavior Change

14.45- 15.15

11

A water centered livelihood model

15.15- 16.00

 

End of the 1st day with Tea

 

 


Day Two

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Desciption

Time

 

Session-one

 

1

Prayer & Recap of Day One

10.00-10.30

2

Brief Introduction about various schemes of Ministry of Rural Development

1.       Schemes of Department of Rural Development

10.30-11.30

 

Tea

11.30- 11.45

3

2.       Schemes of Department of Water Resources

3.       Schemes of Department of Land Resources

 

11.45-13.00

 

Lunch

13.00- 13.45

 

Session Two

 

4

Planning & Strategy for the campaign

13.45- 14.15

5

Communication Techniques

14.15- 14.45

6

Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities, Resolution of Differences

14.45- 15.15

7

Formation of Jal Sarthi Groups

15.15- 15.30

8

Dry run of the Campaign

15.30- 16.00

 

Tea & End of Training

 

 


7. Training Module for Block Level Training

Day One

Session One

Activity: Registration

Time: 9.00- 10.00 A.M

Description: Participants will register themselves in the registration sheet (Appendix-1). They will be given a carry bag containing a ball pen, a notebook and literature on water conservation and campaign.

Activity: Prayer

Time: 10.00- 10.10 A.M

Description: To create enthusiasm and inspiration among them, the participants will join hands together with the anchor to sing patriotic song.

Activity: Ice breaking & knowing each other

Time: 10.10- 10.45 A.M

Description: To divert the attention of the participants from the day-to-day routine life and to focus on the training programme, there will be a game among the participants. Thereafter participants will be asked to make pairs and know about each other’s name, where he/she belongs to, what does he/her do, what is his/her interest in, what he/she dislikes most. Then every participant will introduce in brief his/her partner to the class.

Activity: Participant’s Expectation from the programme and sharing of experience

Time: 10.45- 11.15 A.M

Description: The participants will be asked to share their previous experiences on the issue of water as well as other development programme of the ministry of Rural Development, GoI. Participants expectation will be captured and match with the objectives so hat their knowledge can be enhanced.

Activity: Presentation on why Water Conservation & Overview on the Concept

Time: 11.30- 12.00 A.M

Description:Power point presentation on present scenario of water resources (surface/sub surface) in the country (availability, distribution, inequality, conflict etc), growing threats to the existence of life due to the depletation of water resources, rainfall pattern, volume of run off water we are able to conserve and water quality. In addition to this the participation will be apprised about inter-linkages between water & sanitation as well as steps to be followed to ensure better sanitation facilities in the rural areas so as to contamination of water sources.

Activity: Participatory exercise on cycle of poverty- its relationship with unsafe water and poor sanitation

Time: 12.00- 12.30 A.M

Description: To acquaint the participants about how the depletion of water resources affects the social and economic life of the people. How poverty is related with unsafe water and sanitation will be discussed.

Activity: Participatory exercise on planning process

Time: 12.30- 1.00 A.M

Description:To plan for a community level effort for water conservation from house hold level to the village/cluster level. Broad features of the planning process would be:

  1. Mapping of the village/cluster: Topography Distribution of inhabitation Cropping pattern Rainfall pattern
  2. Chalk out a plan to create various structures to conserve water
  3. Resource generation and management of locally available resources
  4. Assignment of roles and participation of community

Activity: Power point presentation on Do-it-yourself techniques of water conservation

Time: 1.00- 1.30 A.M

Description: To acquaint the participants with the do-it yourself method of water conservation at household, farm, land and village level such as: Kundis, Boulder checks, Field bunding, Well recharging, Plantation, Saggered contour trenches. In addition to this there shall be a discussion on traditional and modern techniques of water conservation and management.

Session Two

Activity: Community Monitoring & Assessment Tools

Time: 2.15- 2.45 P.M

Description: To train the participants about various tools to monitor & assess the activities undertaken and match with expected result.

Activity: Exercise on Attitude and Behavior Change

Time: 2.45- 3.15 P.M

Description: A game will be introduced to assess the attitude and behavior of the participants and train them as how to address the issues pertaining to the same.

Activity: A Power point presentation on water centered livelihood model

Time: 3.15 – 4.00 P.M.

Description: the participants will be trained on water centered activities such as organic farming, medicinal plant cultivation, micro- enterprises through micro credit, aquaculture, dairy units, biogas plant, grain bank etc to improve the village economy.

Day Two

Session One

Activity: Prayer and recap of the session of day one

Time: 10.00 – 10.30 A.M

Description: The day will start with prayer and one among the participants will recap about the affairs of day one in brief.

Activity: Presentation on various scheme of Ministry of Rural Development, GoI.

Time: 10.30- 1.00 P.M

Description: The trainers will discuss about various programme of ministry so as to enable the participants to disseminate to information to the general public.

Session Two

Activity: Discussion on planning and Strategy for the Campaign

Time: 1.45- 2.15 P.M.

Description:A powerpoint presentation will be done to apprise the participants about the planning and strategy for the campaign. The broad features of the planning would be:

v     Road mapping of the block and making of route chart of the campaign for each group

v     Allocatio of panchayats to groups for campaigning.

v     Preparation of timetable.

v     Arrangements of logistics for the campaign such as tent, exhibition materials, snacks, food, flag, bills & posters, leaflets, banner etc.

v     Establishing co-ordination with the panchayats

v     Prior invitation to the block level officials.

The strategy includes how the campaign should be carried out at panchayat level. The group shall start the yatra (procession) named as Jal Jiwan Yatra from a particular village where they shall be spent the entire day and involved in various activities such as prabhat pheri (morning procession), flag hosting, exhibition, campaign through folk song, dance, puppet show etc, skit & drama, experience sharing, dissemination of traditional and modern techniques of water conservation, management & quality, to make aware of all the programmes of Ministry of Rural Development(MORD), Government of India(GOI), oath taking ceremony etc; in the same evening the villagers along with jal sarthis will carry the flag to the neighboring village and handover the flag to another group. The same process of campaign will be continued till all the panchayats of the block are covered.

Activity: Group exercise and presentation on communication techniques

Time: 2.15- 2.45 P.M.

Description: The participants will be acquainted with importance of communication through a game. There shall be discussion on various techniques such as interpersonal communication, mass communication, women to women interaction etc.

Activity: Group exercise and discussion on group dynamics, leadership qualities, resolution to differences

Time: 2.45- 3.15 P.M.

Description: The participants will be apprised about group dynamics i.e changes in behavior of a person when he is represented before a group, the behavioral pattern of a person vis-à-vis group.

There will be a lesion on methods of group dynamics such as Tuckman’s model of four stages of group decision making process:

  • Forming (pretending to get on or get along with others);
  • Storming(letter down the politeness barrier and trying to get down to the issues even if tempers flare up);
  • Norming (getting used to each other and developing trust and productivity);
  • Performing (working in a group to a common goal on a highly efficient and cooperative basis).

The participants also be training on various qualities of leadership: motivator, charismatic personality, team man, management skills, trustworthiness, besides there will be lesson on different techniques to resolve the conflicts if any, arisen at the community level.

Activity: Formation of Jal Sarthi Group

Time: 15.15- 15.30 P.M.

Description: The participants will be divided in to teams of around 15 youth in each group with at least 5 female members. It will be endeavored to form balanced group comprising person from all categories of participants viz SHG, village water experts, village youths, member of PRIs, government functionaries etc. the group will be named “Jal Sarthi Group”.

 

Activity: Dry run of the campaign

Time: 15.30- 16.00 P.M.

Description: To give a practical feel of the campaign, dry run of the campaign will be organized with the involvement of the participants. All necessary materials for the dry run will be arranged prior to the event.


BUDGETING OF BLOCK LEVEL CAMPAIGN

Budgeting

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Description

Estimated amount (in Rs.)

1

2 days training for 50-55 participants in one batch @ Rs. 24,850/- per batch (in 14 batches for one block)

3,47,900/-

2

Banner, flags, posters, leaflets etc. per block

20,000/-

3

Expenses for campaign @Rs.5000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

1,25,000/-

4

Bicycle Rally @ Rs.1000/-per panchayats for 25 panchayats 

25,000

5

Expenses for school and college competition @Rs.1000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

25,000

6

Networking at District level &Contingency

25,000

Total

5,67,900

Note: The above budget is worked out considering average 25 panchayats in a block. There will be 14 elected member (14*25 panchayats), 5 youth, 3 members from SHGs, 5 members from other target groups such as traditional water experts, government officials (school teacher/ literacy campaign/ health mission/ SSA) from each panchayats. The amounts mentioned at serial numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 are subject to change according to the number of panchayats in a block.

BUDGETING OF BLOCK LEVEL CAMPAIGN

Budgeting

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Description

Estimated amount (in Rs.)

1

2 days training for 50-55 participants in one batch @ Rs. 24,850/- per batch (in 12 batches for one block)

2,98,200/-

2

Banner, flags, posters, leaflets etc. per block

20,000/-

3

Expenses for campaign @Rs.5000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

1,25,000/-

4

Bicycle Rally @ Rs.1000/-per panchayats for 25 panchayats 

25,000

5

Expenses for school and college competition @Rs.1000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

25,000

6

Networking at District level &Contingency

25,000

Total

5,18,200

Note: The above budget is worked out considering average 25 panchayats in a block. There will be 12 elected member (12*25 panchayats), 5 youth, 3 members from SHGs, 5 members from other target groups such as traditional water experts, government officials (school teacher/ literacy campaign/ health mission/ SSA) from each panchayats. The amounts mentioned at serial numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 are subject to change according to the number of panchayats in a block.

 

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BUDGETING OF BLOCK LEVEL CAMPAIGN

Budgeting

Sl. No

Description

Estimated amount (in Rs.)

1

2 days training for 50-55 participants in one batch @ Rs. 24,850/- per batch (in 11 batches for one block)

2,73,350/-

2

Banner, flags, posters, leaflets etc. per block

20,000/-

3

Expenses for campaign @Rs.5000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

1,25,000/-

4

Bicycle Rally @ Rs.1000/-per panchayats for 25 panchayats 

25,000

5

Expenses for school and college competition @Rs.1000/- per panchayats for 25 panchayats

25,000

6

Networking at District level &Contingency

25,000

Total

4,93,350

Note: The above budget is worked out considering average 25 panchayats in a block. There will be 11 elected member (11*25 panchayats), 5 youth, 3 members from SHGs, 5 members from other target groups such as traditional water experts, government officials (school teacher/ literacy campaign/ health mission/ SSA) from each panchayats. The amounts mentioned at serial numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 are subject to change according to the number of panchayats in a block.

8. Budgeting of Block level Training

Costing of Training Programme at the Block Level

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Description

Unit Cost

Day

No. of Person

Total Cost

1

Local Conveyance

75

2

50

7500

2

Food &Beverages

80

2

50

8000

3

Folders

40

-

60

2400

4

*Training Venue

500

2

-

1000

5

Multimedia & Sound

750

2

-

1500

6

Stationery

1000

-

-

1000

7

Certificate

25

-

50

1250

8

Honorarium to the Resource Person

300

2

2

1200

9

**Travel Allowance to Resource Person

1000

-

2

2000

10

Expenses of NGO

-

-

-

5000

Total

24850

*The cost of training venue is treated as contingency subject to non-availability of any suitable government hall.

**Subject to actual

Note: The Contingency and Administrative Expenses of the NGO relates to the entire duration of the project including the field activities, hence not included in the training cost.

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Description

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1

Selection of NGOs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Selection of participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Media Coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Training & Formation of Jal Sarthis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Bicycle Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Jal Jiwan Yatra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Organizing street plays, puppet shows and other cultural activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Organizing various competition for students of school & colleges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

District level networking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.: CAPART/WSD/GVA/2006-07                                                                          Date: 10 April, 2008

 

Circular

 

This circular is issued to guide the RR & MCs of Regional Committees in implementing GVA projects till such time as this matter, with all its implications, is placed before the Executive Committee for their consideration and appropriate decision.

The Grameen Vikas Andolan (GVA) was initiated in CAPART as an awareness generation programme, to generate awareness among the masses regarding water conservation and the various schemes of the Rural Development Ministry. In the course of the implementation of the programme, certain deviations from the norms of CAPART have been noticed and, therefore, the matter was placed before the Competent Authority for suitable directions. Accordingly, the following directions are issued for compliance, to harmonize the GVA guidelines with CAPART norms:

 

1.                                 Grameen Vikas Andolan (GVA) will now be brought under the scheme of Organization of Beneficiaries (OB). Further execution of Grameen Vikas Andolan projects should be done according to the prescribed guidelines of CAPART. Project and file numbers are to be generated under OB.

 

2.                                Selection of VOs and release of funds to be affected with the approval of respective Regional Committees only and not by the Regional Cells formed for GVA. These Regional Cells are being disbanded with immediate effect. Separate orders for this are being issued. Henceforth, CAPART guidelines will apply for the selection of NGOs, release of funds, monitoring etc.

 

3.                                To make monitoring of activity foolproof, apart from regular monitoring by Institutional Monitors, concurrent monitoring through YPs/ROs, etc. will be invariably done in each case.  Additionally, 5% of GVA projects will be concurrently monitored by teams deputed from the Headquarters. These projects will be identified on a random basis in Hqtrs. office. For this purpose, the VOs who have been sanctioned GVA projects should be requested to submit action programme with dates and places well in advance.

 

4.                                Action Plan under GVA and model budget already approved by Executive Committee will apply. The same (as per agenda note) is enclosed.

 

5.                                To avoid over saturation of  activity in one district by having GVA in all the  Blocks  and Panchayats therein, GVA  may be allotted  up to a maximum  of 25 Panchayats per District of 10 Blocks or less, so that a minimum of 2 –  3  Panchayats per Block are selected. In case of more than 10 Blocks in a district, more than one project can be given either to the same NGO, if it has the required

 

6.                                 capacity to implement these and also falls within the eligibility norms of having not more than 3 ongoing CAPART projects at a time, or to other eligible NGOs. However, this restriction on the size of project will apply with prospective effect.

 

7.                                Instances have come to notice some GVA Regional Cells have sanctioned GVA projects to VOs in which some member/members have substantial interest. Such projects should be identified and terminated forthwith and the concerned MCs may submit explanation indicating the reasons for such actions and why action be not taken against them for this lapse.

 

8.                                The projects already underway, in which 1st installments have been released, may be continued. This will be on the condition that facilitator cum Evaluators empanelled by CAPART are to be deputed for mid-term evaluation and funds released as 2nd installment only after satisfactory mid-term evaluation report. Furthermore, ex-post facto approval of Regional Committees be obtained after apprising the committee of the full facts of the sanctioned projects, especially about the VOs satisfying the eligibility criteria and their conformity with other CAPART norms.

9.                                The RR & MCs are  also directed to conduct an internal exercise for identifying cases where CAPART guidelines have been violated, especially with regard to eligibility criteria, number of ongoing projects and the status of the VO as per PIMS data so that they can be considered for possible termination of these projects with the approval of the Competent Authority. In all such identified cases, the concerned MC should submit an explanation for sanctioning projects in violation of CAPART guidelines.

 

This issues with the approval of the Director General.

 

(Sanjay Awasthi)

Director (Finance)

Copy to:

1.                    All RR & MC, RCs of CAPART

2.                    PS to DG

3.                    ES to DDG

4.                    ES to CVO

5.                    Dir(CD)

 


10.                              

 

 

 

 

 

No.: CAPART/WSD/GVA/2006-07                                                                          Date: 2 June, 2008

 

Circular

 

In continuation to the earlier circular of even number dated 10 April, 2008 it is to inform that the matter relating to the implementation of GVA programme was placed before the 46th meeting of the Executive Committee of CAPART held on 13 May, 2008 wherein the committee approved the following course of action for the effective and transparent implementation of Grameen Vikas Andolan programme:

 

1.                    Grameen Vikas Andolan (GVA) to be brought under the scheme of Organization of Beneficiaries (OB), as this programme falls squarely under OB guidelines, which deal with awareness generation. File numbers to be generated under OB scheme.

 

2.                    Selection of VOs and release of funds to be effected with the approval of respective Regional Committees only.  CAPART guidelines to apply for the selection of VOs, release of funds, monitoring and all other related activities.

 

3.                    To make monitoring of activity foolproof, apart from regular monitoring by Institutional Monitors, concurrent monitoring through YPs/ROs, etc. has to be invariably done in each case.  Additionally, at random, 5% of all cases to be concurrently monitored by teams deputed from CAPART Headquarters.

 

4.                    To avoid over saturation of  activity in one district by having GVA in all the  Blocks  and Panchayats, GVA  may be allotted  up to a maximum  of 25 Panchayats per District,  assuming 10 or less number of Blocks, so that a minimum of 2 –  3  Panchayats per Block are selected. In case, there are more `than 10 Blocks

 

5.                     in a District, more than one project can be sanctioned for the District keeping in view of the fact that a cluster of maximum 25 Panchayats will be the basis for a project. The budget for each such project will be as per the model budget approved by 42nd Executive Committee. It will be kept in mind that more than one project can be given to any one NGO only if it has the capacity to implement more than one project and it has less than three ongoing projects with CAPART at that point of time (including GVA projects). This point will apply to all future projects under GVA.      

 

 

6.                    Projects approved by Regional Cells should be placed before the respective Regional Committees for ex-post facto approval (if not already taken) after apprising the Committee of the full facts of the sanctioned projects especially about the VOs satisfying the eligibility criteria and their conformity with other CAPART norms. Projects sanctioned to NGOs in which Regional Cell members are substantially interested and also those sanctioned projects wherein CAPART’s guidelines with respect to eligibility criteria have been violated, should be terminated with the approval of Regional Committees so that no undue loss to CAPART is caused.

 

This issues with the approval of the Director General.

 

(Sanjay Awasthi)

Director (Finance)

Copy to:

6.                    All RR & MC of CAPART’s Regional Committees.

7.                    All HODs at CAPART Hqtrs. New Delhi.

8.                    SES to DG/ES to DDG(G)/SES to CVO/ ES to Director (Finance)