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आरटीआई - धारा 4 (1) (ख)

आरटीआई - धारा 4 (1) (ख)

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Secretary's Department
Information required to be published under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act
Handbook on RIDF has been prepared and circulated amongst State Govt. officials (English)
(i)Particulars of its organisation, functions and dutiesOrganisation:
State Projects Department
NABARD, Head Office, Mumbai
Tel: (91) 022-26530068
Fax: (91) 022-26530101


Functions :
  • Providing cost effective loans from RIDF to State Governments for development of infrastructure facilities in rural areas for promotion of agriculture & rural development.
  • Appraisal and sanctions of projects submitted by various State Governments for financing rural infrastructure as per eligible activities under RIDF.
  • Disbursement of loans to State Govts. based on drawal applications for sanctioned projects.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of projects sanctioned under RIDF.
    (ii)The powers and duties of its
    officers and employees
    • Formulation of Policy guidelines for (i) appraisal of RIDF projects of State Governments, disbursement of funds for RIDF projects and other related issues (ii) projects monitoring and evaluation.
    • Preparation of Memoranda to the Board of Directors and to the Sanctioning Committee (SC),
    • Management of data of sanctioned projects and also the disbursements made thereof to State Govts.
    • Maintaining and reviewing updated data on ongoing projects.
    • Sanction  and disbursement of grant under Rural Infrastructure Promotion Fund (RIPF) to State Governments, Panchayats, SHGs, etc. is done by ROs/HO.
    (iii)Procedure followed in the
    decision making process,
    including channels of
    supervision and
    • The infrastructure projects pertaining to eligible activities under each Tranche of RIDF are submitted by the State Governments through their Nodal Department to NABARD’s Regional Offices (ROs).
    • The project proposals are scrutinised and appraised by the ROs by conducting desk and field appraisal.
    • Appraisal reports submitted by the ROs are then scrutinised by SPD,HO  and placed before the 
    • Sanctioning Committee (SC) for consideration and sanction.
    • Details of  projects sanctioned are communicated to the State Governments through the respective ROs of NABARD.
    (iv)Norms set by it for the 
    discharge of its functions
    • The quantum of loan to be sanctioned under each tranche is decided by GoI on an annual basis and activities to be covered under RIDF are also decided by GoI.  At present, 36 activities are covered under RIDF.  Details are given in public domain at
    • Rate of interest and period of loan are as decided by the RBI.
    • Distribution of the allocation among all States is done on yearly basis.
    • The projects are sanctioned with General Terms and Conditions as well as project specific special terms and conditions.
    • State Governments are provided loans on reimbursement basis against the actual expenditure incurred in execution of  specific sanctioned projects.
    • Notwithstanding the above, mobilisation/start up advance is also released, if required by the State Govt. on  acceptance of the terms and conditions by them to speed up the implementation of the projects.
    • Sanction  and disbursement of grant under Rural Infrastructure Promotion Fund to State Governments, Panchayats, SHGs, etc.
    (v)Rules, regulations,
    instructions, manuals and 
    records, held by it or under 
    its control or used by its
    employees for discharging its
    • Checklists have been made available to all the State Govts. for preparation of Detailed Project Report.
    • Operational Guidelines are issued every year.  Also available in public domain at link.
    • Hard/soft copies of circulars, guidelines are available in ROs/HO, which are accessed by staff for disposing of cases / proposals.
    (vi)A statement of the 
    categories of documents that
    are held by it or under its 
    • Documents relating to proposals for sanction and disbursement submitted by State Govts, through NABARD ROs 
    • and acceptance of terms and conditions are kept at RO level.
    • Details of projects sanctioned by PSC/ISC.
    • Disbursements made to State Governments – both cumulative and during the year.
    • Details of projects sanctioned and amount disbursed under RIPF.
    (vii)Particulars of any
    arrangement that exists for 
    consultation with or 
    representation by the 
    members of the public in
    relation to the formulation of
    its policy or implementation
    At present, 36 activities are eligible for funding under RIDF as approved by GoI. The general terms and conditions of RIDF are decided by RBI every year. RIDF policy is formulated keeping in view the priorities of GoI and RBI. 
    (viii)A statement of the boards,
    councils, committees and 
    other bodies consisting of
    two or more persons
    constituted as its part or for 
    the purpose of its advice, 
    and as to whether meetings
    of those boards, councils,
    committees and other bodies
    are open to the public, or
    the minutes of such
    meetings are accessible for
    The Department functions under directions and advice of the
    following Committees: 
    • Project Sanctioning Committee comprising nine members of the Board as a sub committee for  sanction of RIDF loans to State Governments for various projects. 
    • Internal Sanctioning Committee comprising senior officers of NABARD including Chairman and two Deputy Managing Directors, for sanction of RIDF loan to State Governments for various projects upto an amount of Rs. 100 crore. 
    • Project Sanctioning Committee comprising senior officers of NABARD for sanction of grants / grant-cum-loan to State Governments, panchayats, SHGs, NGOs, etc for  various projects under Rural Infrastructure Promotion Fund (RIPF). 
    (ix)Details in respect of the
    information available to or
    held by it, reduced in an
    electronic form
    State-wise, Tranche-wise, sector-wise data relating to sanctions and disbursements 
    (annual/monthly) under RIDF. 
    Particulars of facilities
    available to citizens for 
    obtaining information, 
    including the working hours 
    of a library or reading room,
    if maintained for public use 
    State-wise and  tranche wise sanctions and disbursements made to various State Governments are available in public domain at link. 

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    (xi)Language in which information manual/handbook available
    (xii)When was the manual/handbook last updated
    (xiii)Information available in electronic form
    (xiv)Particulars of facilities available to citizens for availing informationDetails of ongoing and completed projects under RIDF are available in website at
    (xiv)Grievance Redressal MechanismAvailable in website at
    (xiv)List of completed schemes/projects/programmes underwayAvailable in website at
    (xiv)FAQs FAQs link