Dy.Secretary Special Cell (SDP)

Special Cell
(Special Development Plan)

Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department

 SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

A High Power Committee for Redressal of Regional Imbalances (HPCRRI) headed by late Dr.D.M.Nanjundappa was constituted in October, 2000 to study the regional disparities existing in the state and to advise the Government on appropriate strategies for minimizing inter district and inter regional disparities and achieving balanced development and also to suggest an appropriate institutional mechanism for implementing the strategy.  The Committee submitted its final report in June, 2002.-

The HPCRRI classified a total of 114 taluks as most backward, more backward and backward while the remaining 61 taluks are considered to be relatively developed.

The division-wise breakup of these 114 taluks is as follows:

Divisions

Most Backward

More Backward

Backward

Total

Gulbarga

21

5

2

28

Belgaum

5

12

14

31

Bangalore

11

13

9

33

Mysore

2

10

10

22

Total

39

40

35

114

To date, several recommendations of the HPCRRI have been acted upon by successive Governments and the last, major recommendations to be taken up for implementation was the Eight Year Special Development Plan (SDP) which was introduced in the budget of 2007-08.  In view of the high priority attached to development of backward regions in the State particularly in northern parts of Karnataka, Government have constituted a High Power Committee (HPC) with members representing academia, administrators, persons in public life etc. to take stock of the implementation of the recommendations of the HPCRRI and suggest such actions as are appropriate to accelerate the reduction of regional imbalances.

Resource Allocation as per CDI

Division

CDI

% Resource Allocation

Gulbarga

8.06

40.00% (=8.06/20.26)

Belgaum

4.12

20.00% (=4.12/20.26)

Bangalore

5.32

25.00% (=5.32/20.26)

Mysore

2.76

15.00% (=2.76/20.26)

Total

20.26

 

(*Cumulative Deprivation Index)

The resource allocation by Departments should be made by adopting the division-wise CDIs mentioned above for each division by multiplying the total allocation with percentage ratio for that division in the following manner:

Total allocation of the departments under SDP

X

0.40

=

allocation for Gulbarga Division.

Total allocation of the departments under SDP

X

0.20

=

allocation for Belgaum Division.

Total allocation of the departments under SDP

X

0.25

=

allocation for Bangalore Division.

Total allocation of the departments under SDP

X

0.15

=

allocation for Mysore Division.

Within the division the sub allocation among the most backward, more backward and backward taluka may be guided by the nature of the scheme intended for implementation. The interse allocation between talukas should be guided by higher proportion of resources to the most backward taluka for which the CDI of the individual taluks can be used as a basis.  However, allocation should be pragmatic and normative and guided by the ground realities with respect to various infrastructure and other deficits.

HIGH POWER COMMITTEE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF                             DR. NANJUNDAPPA’S REPORT

Government have appointed Vide G.O.No.PD 77 YOVIVI 2008, dated:30.09.2008, and GO NO.PD 74 YOVIVI 2008, BANGALORE dated 14.10.2008,  Sri Shashil G.Namoshi as Chairman of the High Power Committee (HPC) to review the implementation of recommendations of HPCRRI with the following members.

CONSTITUTION

 

1

 

Hon’ble Chairman

2

Dr.Abdul Azeez, ISEC

Hon’ble Member

3

Sri A.R.Krishnamurthy, Ex-MLA, Chamaraja Nagar

 

4

Dr.Siriyannanavar, Ex-MLA, Navalagunda, Dharawad District

 

5

Dr.Chaya Degeonkar, Gulbarga University

 

6

Dr.B. Sheshadri

 

7

Dr.K.V.Raju,  Economic Advisor to Hon’ble C.M

 

8

Sri V.Shantappa

 

9

Addl. Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner

 

10

Principal Secretary to Government, RD&PR Department

 

11

Secretary to Government,        
Urban Development Authorities and Municipalities
Urban Development Department                                  

 

12

Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department

 

13

Principal Secretary to Government, Planning, Programme  Monitoring & Statistics Department

 

14

Deputy Secretary, Special Cell

Member Secretary

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  1. To review the status of implementation of recommendation of the HPCRRI and to suggest such actions as are appropriate on the recommendations that are yet to be implemented.
  2. To review the implementation status of eight year Spcial Development Plan (2007-08 to 2014-15), which was introduced in the State Budget of 2007-08 and to recommend such steps as are necessary for effective implementation in the remaining years of operation of the plan.
  3. To evaluate the outputs and outcomes of the investments made pursuant to the implementation of the recommendations of the HPCRRI (including SDP) and towards this end, also take up a fresh computation of the taluk wise CCDI (with such modifications in the parameters as are deemed appropriate) in 2009-10.  This will enable such mid-course corrections in implementation of the eight year SDP as are deemed necessary.
  4. To take up any other relevant task with respect to redressal of regional imbalances as directed by the Government.

             The term of the HPC shall be for a period of 2 years or until further orders whichever is earlier.

ACTIVITIES  OF THE HIGH POWER COMMITTEE

     The High Power Committee meets regularly in Bangalore and conducts review of all departments with regard to Special Development Plan.  It also interacts with departmental heads to understand their ongoing schemes and schemes that they propose under SDP, and gives various suggestions.

       The Committee conducts spot inspection in districts to review SDP work.   It then interacts with Officers, People’s representatives, Press etc., in each district.  So far several meetings were conducted by the Committee.:

SPECIAL CELL

                        A Special cell has been created in Planning Department vide G.O. No. DPAR 29 SGO 2008, dated:27.2.2008 for monitoring the implementation of the Special Development Plan.  The Government has posted a Deputy Secretary to Planning Department.  A Special Cell, presently headed by a Deputy Secretary is also the Member Secretary of the High Power Committee.  The Cell assists the Planning Department in monitoring, evaluating the activities taken up under SDP.  It also puts up the Annual Action Plans for the approval.

ACTIVITIES

  1. The Cell is currently updating the Comprehensive Composite Development Indices (CCDI) taking into account the investment made and infrastructure created since 2002.
  2. The Chief Planning Officer of the Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Planning      Officer of the Taluk Panchayat have been appointed as nodal officer at       the district and taluk level and have been entrusted with the job of      collecting talukwise information for review at the taluk, district and       state KDP and MMR meetings.
  3. A separate head of account has been given for SDP schemes by giving an object code-133 in the budget documents.
  4. MIS (Management Information System) is being developed with the help of NIC for online monitoring of talukwise physical and financial progress of SDP schemes.  Officers involved in the updation of the MIS at State, District and Taluk level have been trained by NIC and the Chief Planning Officer.

OBJECTIVES

    Redressal of imbalances in facilities  namely infrastructure and investment for development
    • Reduction of regional imbalances at the grass root levels (taluks)
    • Identification of barriers to development and involving people in the skills and management training
    • Minimizing  backwardness through the strengthening of education and health infrastructure

    REPORTS AND STATISTICS

     

     1) The outlay earmarked during 2007-08 was Rs.1571.00 crores and Rs.946.00 crores has been spent by departments implementing SDP.
     
     
     
    2) During 2008-09 Rs.2547.00 crores was the outlay earmarked and Rs.1739.41 crores has been spent. 
     
     
     
    3) The SDP for 2009-10 has been prepared on the basis of consultations. The Committee had with the concerned Secretaries and HODs. The SDP outlay for 2009-10 was Rs.2578.83 crores and 1919.94 crores has been spent.
     
     
     
    4) The SDP outlay for 2010-11 is Rs.2584.00 crores