AGARTALA, April 28 - Bringing a strategic change in the existing procedure, DoNER Ministry has decided to clear projects after considering the DPR submitted by the Chief Secretary level committee.
Earlier, the State Government was supposed to submit a DPR to the DoNER to get a clearance by the Centre leading to unnecessary delay in getting clearance of any project.
With the change in the existing procedure, a Chief Secretary level committee could directly send a DPR to the DoNER for getting clearance which is expected to move things faster-way, DoNER Secretary Naveen Verma told Tripura Chief Secretary Yaspal Singh at a high level meeting here on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Secretary on Wednesday said the DoNER Secretary had a meeting with the top administrative officers on Tuesday and discussed various issues related to the DoNER.
�Verma assured that DoNER would not delay any project if it appeared viable. The move is aimed to expedite the process of project sanction and implementation�, Singh said.
On fund release, the DoNER Secretary said those projects which were sanctioned till April 2016-17 FY would get first installment of fund by May itself. In regard to the ongoing projects, Verma told the Chief Secretary that second installment of any project would be released only after submission of utilisation certificate of first installment.
Currently, the State has 29 ongoing projects amounting to Rs 383 crore. Utilisation certificate in respect of Rs 366 crore has been submitted to the DoNER, which is the best in NE.
Besides holding meeting with top State Government officials, the DoNER Secretary also met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in his office. According to sources, the Chief Minister requested Verma to sanction fund to undertake the Indo-Bangla railway project. As per the decision, the DoNER is supposed to fund the project in Indian side while the Ministry of External Affairs will fund the project in Bangladesh side.
During his two-day visit, the DoNER Secretary inspected some projects including ongoing work of flyover construction. �He appreciated the government for engaging an agency to oversee the flyover construction work�, added the Chief Secretary.