TWENTY POINT PROGRAMME CELL
Eradication of poverty and improvement in the quality of life are the basic objectives of our development planning. Keeping these objectives in mind various schemes have been formulated .Twenty point programme is an amalgamation of such identified schemes taking them altogether under one umbrella in order to give special
thrust in the process of implementation. The Twenty Point Programme (TPP) was launched by the Govt. of India in the year1975 and restructed in 1982, 1986 and again in 2006.The re structured programme known as Twenty Point Programme (TPP)-2006, become operational with effect from 1st April,2007.
The programme emphasizes on alleviation of poverty, removal of inequality for women, justice to scheduled caste/scheduled tribes people , provision of potable drinking water, health care for all, support to the farmers, Labour welfare, Food security, Housing for all, Child welfare , Environment protection ,Social Security , Rural Roads , Universalisation of Elementary Education, Energy for the villages and many others schemes having a bearing on quality of life, specially in rural areas.
The Twenty Point Programme Cell was entrusted with the monitoring of all schemes under Twenty Point Programme-2006. As per the procedure the annual physical targets are fixed by the concerned Ministries, Govt. of India on the basis of proposals received from the State Govt. Departments. The targets finalized by the Ministrities and communicated to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation then forwarded the annual physical targets to the State Government. The Planning & Development Department circulate the annual physical targets received from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India amongst the concerned Departments/Heads of Development Departments related with implementation of TPP-2006 for taking necessary action. State targets have been disaggregated in-to district targets. For removal of regional imbalances in distribution of development benefit, the district targets are further disaggregated into Block and
Gaon Panchayat levels. The Deputy Commissioners of respective district have been entrusted to disaggregate the district targets into Block and Gaon Panchayat levels and to circulate amongst the Block and Gaon Panchayat levels functionaries.
A system of monthly progress reporting has been established in term of selected items under TPP-2006 to assess the progress of achievements as per format prescribed by the Govt. of India and is being sent to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. It indicates interalia, the ranking of achievement with reference to the target fixed against the items reported. Besides annual progress report is also being compiled and submitted to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India.
There is a State Level Advisory Committee on TPP-2006 to review the progress of implementation of all the schemes under TPP-2006 at State Level with the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Assam was re-constituted vide Govt. notification No.PDP(20-P)5/2007/6 dated 22.11.07 . There is a full time Vice-Chairman (as nominated by CM). The Ministers, Ministers of State, MPs, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries / Commissioners & Secretaries of the concerned departments and Social workers, Educationists (as nominated by the Chief Minister) are the member of the SLAC.
The functions of the State Level Advisory Committee on Twenty Point Programme:
To suggest strategy for implementation on various schemes and projects relating to Twenty Point Programme keeping in views the necessity of making the programme more responsive to the local problems, needs and as aspirations and to ensure popular participation so as to mobilize spontaneous support of the people for its successful implementation.
- To advise on according to utmost priority among the various programme in the context of special needs and conditions of the state as well as in the light of the national perspective.
- To make periodic assessment of the progress achieved in implementation of Twenty Point Programme and provide necessary guidance whenever necessary for optional achievement of targets.
- To identify constraints if any in implementation of various schemes and programmes in general and with particular reference to those programme which are beneficiary group oriented and to advise corrective measures whenever necessary and
- To locate the areas of co-ordination among the various Deptt’s/Agencies/Institutions and to advise a mode of effective co-ordination towards meaningful implementation of programmes.
- The Committee has power to Co-opt additional members.
At the District Level, earlier the programme was monitored by the District Development Committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner of the district. All district Heads of Development Departments are the members of the DDC. In the year 2003-04 a District Level Advisory Committee on Twenty Point Programme was constituted in each district under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner to monitor exclusively the implementation of Twenty Point Programme. The District Level Advisory Committee on Twenty Point Programme-2006 has re-constituted with the chairmanship of the Minister – in-charge of the District vide Govt. Notification No. PDP (20-P) 5/2007/7 dated. 22-11-07. The committee includes all MLAs / MPs of the district , all District Heads of
Development Departments , President, Zilla Parishad , President , Mahila Marcha, President , Minority Community Association , President, S.C. /ST Development Board, President , OBC Development Board , President ,Freedom Fighters Association , President , Ex. Servicemen Association , Project Director , ITDP and one social worker (as notified by DC ) are the members of the DLAC.The committee review the progress of implementation of schemes under TPP-2006 at district level and suggest measures in order to make the programme more responsive to the local problems, needs and aspiration and to ensure popular participation of the people for its successful implementation. There is system of monthly reporting from District Level Advisory Committee to the State Level Advisory Committee. These reports are scrutinized, bottlenecks identified, corrective measures taken wherever necessary.
The District Level Advisory Committee on TPP-2006 in the Sixth Scheduled Areas also re-constituted with the chairmanship of the Chief Executive Member of the Autonomous Council / BTC vide Govt. Notification No. PDP(20-P)5/2007/9 Dated 26/11/2007 all District Heads of Departments , local MLAs / MPs of the district , president , SC/ST/OBC Development Board , President Freedom Fighters Association, President- Ex Serviceman Association and one social worker ( as notified by the Principal Secretary)are the members of the DLAC. The Committee reviews the progress of implementation of the scheme under TPP-2006 at the Sixth Scheduled Areas and suggests measures in order to make the programme more responsive to the local problems, needs and aspiration and to ensure popular participation of the people for its successful implementation.
Block Level Monitoring Committees are also constituted to monitor and review the progress of implementation of schemes under TPP-2006 at Block Leve
In order to ensure proper and effective monitoring of Twenty Point Programme one officer from each at the Secretariat as well as the directorate level has
been identified as the Nodal Officer. The Nodal Officer of each department is responsible for monitoring of TPP for the department.
The achievement and activities done by the Twenty Point Programme Cell during the year 2010-11:
- State monthly progress report on 25 selected items of TPP-2006 was submitted to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India regularly.
- A compiled report on activities done by the TPP- Cell during each month is submitted to the His Excellency Governor of Assam regularly on 3rd day of next month through Planning & Development department.
- Compiled Annual Report on all items of TPP was also submitted to the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Govt. of India.
- The review meeting with the concerned departments of TPP was held on 14th Dec, 2010 and the State Level Advisory Committee Meeting on TPP was also held on 21st January, 2011.