Govt scraps SADA and SIDF

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The state government has decided to do away with the present system of fund allocation in the form of the State Annual Development Agenda (SADA) and the Social and Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF).
The projects and schemes of the priority sectors will henceforth be identified in advance and incorporated in the budget document, it said.
“All developmental projects, schemes and programmes will be reflected in the budget document, which shall be implemented without fail by the implementing departments during the financial year. The performance of the departments shall be assessed by this yardstick,” the state cabinet said.
The finance department will also be revamped accordingly, in order to ensure that a robust mechanism is put in place to oversee all the departments and monitor strict adherence to financial norms and propriety by the departments.
“Prompt decision from the finance department shall be ensured in this regard,” it said.
The cabinet also seriously viewed the rampant preparation of detailed project reports (DPR) and estimates by engineers without following the laid down norms.
The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu has decided that no DPR or estimates are to be prepared and submitted by any engineer on their own. The DPR of any project or scheme has to be submitted by the engineer concerned through the proper channel for obtaining the approval of the competent authority, it said.
The cabinet has also decided that each minister and secretary will be assigned a district to oversee development there. It said the deputy commissioners would be the focal and nodal points for all developmental works.
“A mechanism of strict monitoring of all projects, schemes and programmes shall be established by each minister in their respective department to ensure timely completion with expected quality,” the cabinet decided.
It has also been decided that transfer and posting of all state and central government officials, including engineers, will be done only on merit, functional requirement in public interest, and as per the transfer policy. (CMO)