- Reasons for schemes of some of the line Ministries not picking up in the NER, are inefficiencies both at the State and Central level:
- Inefficiencies on the part of State Governments:
Lack of knowledge of schemes of line Ministries.
Lack of knowledge about different windows of funding which can be accessed e.g. ACA, NLCPR, NEC, BRGF, Central line Ministries etc.
Lack of capacity to prepare DPRs for schemes in the NER with the States.
Lack of procedural knowledge required to access funds from Go and other sources which leads late submission of proposals and UCs.
norms are not perceived to be realistic by North East State Government.
- Inefficiencies at Central level:
Lack of domain knowledge/ diffused knowledge within the Ministry of DoNER which makes us illequipped to examine DPRs.
No proper delineation of schemes: Since there are different windows of funding for a single programme/ sector, schemes could to be delineated to avoid overlap in funding. For example: Rural roads funded by PMGSY; two lane highways under SARDP-NE (DORTH); Smaller State specific roads under NLCPR etc.
The Financial limits of roads also can be specified for instance roads up to say Rs. 100 crores will be funded from State PWDs, BRO, NLCPR roads. While two lane highways involving higher expenditure to be taken up under NHAI / DORTH.
- Lack of capacity at three levels:
In house - Ministry of DoNER
State Government (line department)
Of various Central Governments line Ministries.
Insufficient societal participation in identification, formulation and implementation of schemes / projects.
Inadequate dissemination of easily understood information by the Government.