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Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division (IPMD)

The Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division (IPMD), independent from planning and implementing agencies, collects at one place information about ongoing projects and provides management services to the Government for concurrent decision making and corrective action for efficient and effective management of projects. As a management arm of the Government,   the IPMD is mandated to monitor the Cental Sector Infrastructure Projects costing Rs.150 crore and above under implementation by the public sector enterprises and major infrastructure projects and facilitates their smooth implementation.  As a member, it assists Public Investment Board (PIB) in the appraisal of projects, identifies causes and their   remedies for time and cost overrun and assists the Government in fixing responsibility for cost and time overrun.

This Division has been successful in creating awareness about the impact of time and cost overruns not only on the project itself, but also on the national economy as a whole among the Managers in the public sector enterprises and also in top achelons of the Government and in reducing delays by bringing policy and system improvement in the project formulation, planning, implementation and monitoring. It has played a key role in the institution development, enhancement of project management practices in the country with a view to strengthening delivery of infrastructure projects for economic development of the country.
Major Activities of the Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division

  1. To monitor the progress of Central Sector Infrastructure Projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above.
  2. To monitor the performance of 11 key infrastructure sectors.
  3. To release of periodical reports i.e. Flash Report on Major Projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above, Flash Report on Mega Projects costing Rs. 1000 crore and above, overview report, Review of infrastructure sector performance, Capsule Report on infrastructure sector performance, Quarterly Project Status Report on Projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above and Quarterly Mega Project Status Report on Projects costing more Rs. 1000 crore and above.
  4. The appraisal of EFC/ SFC/ PIB notes along with Cabinet Note on upcoming Infrastructure Projects and appraisal of EBR note on Railway Projects.
  5. To facilitate Task Force, Formulated by DPE, for fixing MoU targets of the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), relating to the projects being implemented by the PSEs
  6. To analyse the draft Memoranda of  Understanding  (MOU)  between   the Public Sector Undertakings and the Government of India and also assist the Adhoc Task Force and the High  Power  Committee to  make  the   MOU system,   particularly  with  respect  to  the implementation of projects, more effective.
  7. To assist  the  Committee of  Secretaries  (COS)  headed by Cabinet Secretary which reviews  the  on-going  projects  and   gives  direction  for  remedial  action. 
  8. To coordinate and participate in Central Sector Projects Coordination Committee (CSPCC) meeting.
  9. To visit the project sites to identify critical and important milestones for monitoring the project, review   the  progress  of  implementation  of    projects,  and hold  in  depth  discussions   with  the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and administrative ministries /departments in  order  to get  firsthand  knowledge  of  the problems and    to  initiate  facilitative  action   for resolving them;
  10. To organize training programme on Project Planning & Management at NSSTA, Greater Noida to propagate the uses of Project Management tools & techniques for smooth implementation of Projects.


Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

1.     Objective of the Scheme:
Members of Parliament were being approached by their constituents, quite often, for small works of capital nature, to be done in their constituencies. There was a demand made by Members of Parliament that they should be able to recommend works to be carried out in their constituencies. Considering this suggestion, the then Prime Minister announced in Parliament on 23rd December 1993 the ‘Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme’.
Under the scheme, at present an annual entitlement of Rs. 5 crore is released, in two equal installments of Rs. 2.5 crore each, by the Government of India directly to the District Authority of Nodal District of the concerned Member of Parliament. Elected members of Lok Sabha can recommend works within their constituencies and elected members of Rajya Sabha can recommend works within the State from which he/she is elected. Nominated members of both the Houses can recommend works, anywhere in the country.
2.    Guidelines on the Scheme:
The Scheme is administered as per the Guidelines on the Scheme issued from time to time. These Guidelines give salient features of the Scheme, illustrative list of works that can be   taken up under the Scheme, list of works not permissible under the Scheme, procedure for sanction and execution of   works, monitoring arrangement and procedure for release of funds, etc. Guidelines on MPLADS is available at ‘mplads.nic.in’.
3.   Release of funds under the Scheme:
At the commencement of the Scheme in December, 1993-94, a token amount of Rs.5 lakh was allocated per MP.   The funds allocated per MP per year for the year 1994-95 to 1997-98 was Rs.1 crore. The allocation per MP per year was increased to Rs.2 crore from the year 1998-99. This entitlement was further increased to Rs. 5 crore from the financial year 2011-12.
The annual entitlement of Rs. 5 crore is released in two equal installments of Rs. 2.5 crore each. Eligibility conditions for getting the installments are comprehensively mentioned in the ‘Guidelines on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme’.

Community Assets created from MPLADS Fund


Gas Based Crematorium at Village Kodinar, District Girsomnath, Gujarat.
Construction of Old Age Home at Mysore, Karnataka.
Construction of Bridge Melaiyur Katchikattu Salai Nattratru in Thiruvidaimarudur Block, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.


As per the Allocation of Business Rules 1961 of Government of India, the work relating to monitoring of the Twenty Point Programme has been assigned to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Objectives and Scope:
Alleviation of poverty and improving the quality of life of the people, especially of those who are below the poverty line, has been the prime objective of planned development in the country. In recent years, the meaning of economic development has shifted from growth in per capita income to the expansion of opportunities. Development of human capability is broadly seen as the central feature of the process of growth. Government of India, through different programmes/schemes, is helping its citizens to expand their capabilities. In order to achieve these objectives, package of programmes comprising schemes relating to Poverty Alleviation, Employment Generation, Education, Health, etc., called the Twenty Point Programme (TPP), has been in operation since 1975. Over the years, the need for restructuring the Programme has been felt in the light of our achievements and experiences, as well as the introduction of several new policies and programmes by the Government of India.  Although the TPP has been in existence for more than 30 years, it is still relevant today as the desired objectives of eradication of poverty and improvement in the quality of life of the common man are yet to be completely attained; but this also shows inability and inefficiency of TPP to deal with such matters in the most effective ways. The measurement metrics developed in TPP do not give picture of where we stand today on such issues. The name itself (Twenty Point Programme) puts a rigid frame at the forefront and puts its objectives at the backend. This programme was restructured in 1982, 1986 and 2006, the present programme now called Twenty Point Programme-2006 (TPP-2006) is in operation since April 2007. The programmes and schemes under the TPP-2006 are in harmony with the priorities contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations and SAARC Social Charter.

TPP-2006 has various points for the benefit of both the rural and urban people. Its thrust is towards programmes for eradicating poverty and improving the quality of life of the poor and the under-privileged people all over the country. The programme covers various socio economic aspects like Poverty, Employment, Education, Housing, Health, Agriculture, Land Reforms, Irrigation, Drinking Water, Protection and Empowerment of Weaker Sections, Consumer Protection, Environment, e-Governance, etc. With the globalization of the Indian economy and the adoption of the market liberalization process, the TPP-2006 provides a much-needed safety net to the deprived and adversely affected population. The Twenty Point Programme-2006, thus, has a vital role to play in ensuring growth with equity and social justice.

TPP-2006 has 20 Points covering 65 items. These 65 items coincide with various programmes and schemes of Government of India which are administered by the Central Nodal Ministries/Departments and by and large are implemented through the state Governments/UT Administrations. Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation monitor all the 65 items on about 162 parameters. However, all the 65 items of TPP-2006 are not amenable to reporting on monthly basis. Also, some of the schemes/ programmes are yet to be operationalised by the Central Nodal Ministries concerned. These items will be monitored only after the schemes concerning these come into existence and their frequency of monitoring will be decided later.

Following are the 20 points of the Programme:


Garibi Hatao [Poverty Eradication]


Jan Shakti    [Power to People]


Kisan Mitra [Support to Farmers]


Shramik Kalyan [Labour Welfare]


Khadya Suraksha [Food Security ]


Subke Liye Aawas  [Housing for All]


Shudh Peya Jal  [Clean Drinking Water]


Jan Jan Ka Swasthya [Health for All]


Sabke Liye Shiksha [Education for All]


Anusuchit Jaati, Jan Jaati, Alp-sankhyak  evam Anya Pichhra Varg Kalyan [Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and OBCs]


Mahila Kalyan  [Women Welfare]


Bal Kalyan       [Child Welfare]


Yuva Vikas      [Youth Development]


Basti Sudhar     [Improvement of Slums]


Paryavaran Sanrakshan evam Van Vridhi [Environment Protection and Afforestation]


Samajik Suraksha [Social Security]


Grameen Sadak [Rural Roads]


Grameen Oorja [Energization of Rural Area]


Pichhara Kshetra Vikas [Development of Backward Areas]


e- Shasan      [IT enabled e-Governance]

Monitoring of TPP-2006:
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors, on a regular basis, the Twenty Point Programme – 2006 (TPP-2006) being implemented by the State Governments, Union Territory Administrations and nodal Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

In order to effectively monitor the Twenty Point programme, this Ministry has developed a Management Information System (MIS).  The Management Information System (MIS) consists of a Monthly/Quarterly Progress Report (MPR/QPR), Capsule Report and Annual Review Report. The Monthly/Quarterly Progress Report covers monitoring of achievements in respect of the 20 crucial items against pre-set physical targets, whereas the Annual Review Report presents an analytical review of the performance of all the items under the programme. Capsule Repot presents the details of MPR/QPR in concise and capsule form for the information of Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister Office. The sources of information for the Annual Review Report are the Central Nodal Ministries and the State/UT Governments.

Items of TPP-2006:
Out of 65 items, 19 items (earlier 20) measured on 37 parameters are being monitored on quarterly basis during the period 2014-15, of which 22 parameters are monitored against the targets fixed at the beginning of financial year by the Central Nodal Ministries and State Governments (information in respect of 15 items is being collected from various States/ UTs and for remaining 4 items from the concerned Central Nodal Ministries). The remaining items under TPP-2006 are being monitored on annual basis as the information in respect of these items is made available by the concerned Central Nodal Ministries only on annual basis. These 65 items consist of 162 identified parameters. However, for the purpose of quarterly performance,22 identified parameters are being taken.