Namsai gets addl Rs 5 cr under aspirational dists prog

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, 23 Jun: The NITI Aayog has provided an additional allocation of Rs 5 crore to Namsai district for securing the first rank in the overall performance in the month of April 2022 under the aspirational districts programme.

“It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that, on the basis of performance in the month of April 2022, Namsai district in your state has secured first rank in overall and has become entitled to receive additional allocation of Rs 5 crore,” said National Institution for Transforming India Mission Director Rakesh Ranjan.

“I would also like to congratulate the district’s team as well as central prabhari officer (CPO) for their hard work. I am copying this letter to CPO and DC of the district concerned,” said Ranjan, and urged the government to issue a “good service entry to the DC for the excellent performance of the district.”

As per the scheme’s guidelines, the district has to prepare a plan of action/project proposal in consultation with the state and the central prabhari officers and send the same to the NITI Aayog for final approval by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries constituted for the aspirational districts programme.

The NITI Aayog has constituted a project management unit (PMU), comprising a team of ADB and UNDP experts, to assist the districts in formulation of projects.

The mission director requested the government to direct the DC concerned to formulate the proposal in consultation with the PMU by 10 July for availing the additional allocation.

“After the project is finalised by PMU, the district will have to later upload the plan of action details to the ‘champions of change’ portal in coordination with PMU,” he said.