To ensure expeditious implementation of projects, the expenditure department has come out with stringent norms for appraisal under which ministries will have to provide both financial and physical targets for current as well as future years.
The concerned ministry/departments, the office memorandum said, will be required to indicate outcomes in the form of “measurable indicators” which can be used to evaluate the proposal periodically.
As per the new norm, administrative ministries will have to ensure that the significant outcome of the proposed scheme should not overlap with that of the existing schemes.
The government has modified the norms for appraisal of public funded schemes after a comprehensive review of the existing guidelines.
As far as the funding of the scheme is concerned, the ministries will have to indicate the source of finance, whether it is budgetary support, extra budgetary support, external aid or contribution of the state.
As part of the appraisal process, the ministries would be required to spell out targeted beneficiaries, social groups, and mode of delivery.
It would also be required to submit cost analysis for the duration of the scheme– both year and component wise. It should also include segregated non recurring and recurring expenses.
In case the scheme involves pay out of subsidy, the annual quantum of such pay out will have to be indicated. Wherever land has to be acquired, the details of cost of land and cost of rehabilitation and resettlement has to be provided.