Impartial evaluation reviews takes lid off crucial gaps in implementation of NRLM in J&Okay

Srinagar, Dec 09 : An impartial evaluation report submitted to the Union Ministry of Rural Improvement has identified crucial gaps in implementation of the Nationwide Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Jammu & Kashmir.

The impartial evaluation the scheme carried out by the Institute of Rural Administration Anand(IRMA) has identified that the mission had solely skeleton workers in any respect ranges to drive the mission agenda.  “Delays in sanction of positions, long delays in recruitment, court cases, and shortage of finances appear to be the reasons behind the critical shortage of Human Resource. The shortage of professional staff has also enhanced the dependence of the Mission on community resource persons whose numbers have proliferated over the years,” reads the report, a duplicate of which is in possession of reports company KNO.

The report was submitted to the Ministry final yr.

The report additionally reveals that monetary constraints have been affecting crucial actions of the Mission. “The pace and progress of the State Mission were adversely affected by the irregular, and uncertain flow of funds, particularly after the Government of India discontinued the practice of extending central assistance (90%) directly to the SRLM (special purpose vehicle). The State treasury which receives the central assistance now has not been releasing the funds along with State share to the SRLM well in time. There were post-sanction delays ranging from 2 to 9 months, virtually starving the Mission of funds. The belated releases very often resulted in either rush of expenditure or lower expenditure (larger balances) affecting further releases,” the report reads.

In keeping with the report, the irregular launch of funds to the State Mission appears to be not directly affecting the general functioning of the programme which doesn’t enable the State Mission officers to submit the required utilisation on time. “This happens because they get inadequate time to utilise the funds. On the other hand, it is difficult for them to even maintain the necessary quarterly balance as the next instalments are held back! This vicious cycle needs to be broken, and gaps shall be filled to allow the smooth and timely release of fund,” it reads.

The Nationwide Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), a centrally sponsored programme of the Ministry, has been applied in of Jammu & Kashmir from monetary yr 2012-13. Primarily based on the distinctive necessities of the State, the Authorities of India granted a particular monetary bundle of Rs 755 crore beneath the scheme—(KNO)

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