Government of West Bengal
No. 248-F(Y) Dated, 15th January, 2014
The financial power of releasing fund under RIDF was delegated to the departmental authority vide memo no. 32-F(Y) dt. 02.01.2014. Administrative departments were also authorised to submit the claim for reimbursement of fund directly to NABARD vide FD memo. no. 964(27)-FB/O/4P-25/12 dt. 27.8.12. On further review of the RIDF projects it is felt that there is further scope of delegation of power relating to departmental approval under RIDF.
2. At present RIDF projects are undertaken by either-
(i) Works departments having an in-house engineering set-up; or
(ii) Non-works departments having engineering set-up; or
(iii) Non-works departments not having any in-house technical / Engineering set-up.
In all cases the RIDF projects identified for sanction of NABARD are sent to Finance Department for technical examination by its RIDF wing. Considerable time is spent in this process leading to delay in the submission and sanction of projects by NABARD.
3. Expeditious sanction of RIDF projects has been engaging the attention of the Government for some time past. Now, therefore, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to authorise the Administrative departments to submit their DPR along with the technically vetted detailed estimate to the NABARD directly under intimation to Finance Department if the project estimate has been technically vetted by the competent engineering authority of the State Government either available within or outside the department.
4. This delegation is made subject to the condition that the total project cost should be remain within the department-wise allocation made with the approval of the High-Power Committee. In case department-wise allocation is likely to be exceeded by a project, the Administrative Department concerned shall send the project file to the Finance Department for examination.
Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.