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DM & Collector, Gomati District, Tripura

Gomati is one of the developing districts of Tripura, with a population of 4.75 lakhs approx. Gomati District Administration is introducing the initiative ‘Unnatisheel Gomati’ which visions the path of progressive Gomati district. Various Central and state government schemes emphasize the need for convergence. There is no doubt to the fact that benefits of Synergies in administration can be immense, if the sharing and pooling of resources is done in right approach and direction.

We are trying to assess the present position ‘where we are’ and may be within next 2/3 years ‘where we want to be’. There is an expectation that with inputs and resources from all concerned departments there shall be creation of visible and durable assets in the district, the income level and welfare of people would improve, there would be better service delivery and we would be able to encourage community participation in development.

Over a period a next two/ three years we propose to have atleast one big/model project in each of the eight blocks of the district; starting may be with 2/3 blocks in 2014-15 and laying special emphasis on ADC blocks.

Gomati District administration would again like to emphasize on ‘We’ and not ‘I” as development is not any single department oriented, rather requires a team work. Together we can contribute in making this progressive district achieve one of the best parameters at state and all India level.



Basic focus would be on:

  1. Convergence between various departments and deriving benefits from Synergies
  2. Capacity building of officials, PRI bodies
  3. Community Participation & Active mobilization
  4. Effective monitoring mechanisms
  5. Citizen Friendly and People Oriented Administration
  6. Promoting IT & E-Governance
  7. Streamlining of office systems and improvement of Work Culture

1.      Convergence and Synergies:

  1. Sharing of resources: Convergence can be financial/ technical/ manpower. The major portion of schemes like MGNREGA, horticulture, forest, agriculture, fishery, ARDD, Sericulture, etc would focus on convergence of MGNREGA with other schemes in district resulting into promoting plantations, watershed management, afforestation, improving productivity of lands, promotion of fisheries; livestock and sericulture and secure livelihood and employment generation etc.
  2. Convergence in creation / maintenance of assets: Convergence between MGNREGA and other departments like DWSC, Irrigation & Water Resources, PWD (R&B) etc can help in making our district total defecation free under ‘Nirmal Tripura’, protect soil erosion and flood control, improving road connectivity etc.  Emphasis to be given on maintenance of assets created in last 2/3 years.
  3. Planning & Implementation in Convergence mode: The rural development blocks and line departments shall prepare their action plans as per the projected budgetary allocations and obtain approval by PRI bodies. The fund allocated shall be shared for holistic development of an area/ village. The implementing agencies shall select suitable sites for projects in coordination with each other. The land disputes, if any, should be resolved through revenue administration.
  4.  Improved inter-departmental Coordination: It will help in prompt sorting out the issues and we would be able to address multiple issues in sustained manner.

2.      Capacity Building of officials/ PRI bodies/ public:

  1. Capacity building through training of officials upto GP/VC level including IT, revenue, rural development schemes etc. IT skills to officials through NIC, revenue training through RSTI, training on disaster management etc.
  2. Training of PRI members at PRTI, Block levels- training to PRI functionaries on various schemes being implemented through different departments, development planning and implementation, accounting, basic computer literacy etc at PRTI Udaipur and Block level training programmes. A six monthly calendar can be maintained at District level.
  3. Skill Development and Vocational training programmes for public at large under BADP, NRLM, by ITI, RSETI, DIC etc; Rajib  Gandhi Sewa Kendras at block levels for training of unemployed youth.

3.      Community Participation and active Mobilization:

  1. Proper awareness of the stakeholders: The Village Panchayats prepare the Action Plan under MGNREGA; are involved in selection of beneficiaries of various schemes like IAY, horticulture, forest, fishery, agriculture etc. The Village Development Plans through Gram Sabha in form of ‘Gramodya’ are integrated at Block & District level. Thus proper awareness would play a vital role in effective planning and execution.
  2. IEC and awareness activities: Various schemes provide for awareness generation of the local public at large, for example schemes of departments like ICA, Health, Tribal Welfare, DWSC, MGNREGA, Education, SW& SE, Forest etc. Pooling of resources can be done for IEC activities focusing on general lifestyle, health, hygiene, nutrition, various welfare and income generating activities.
  3. The Community Based organizations like Self Help Groups, Joint Forest Management Committees, Rubber Producer Societies, Cooperative Societies etc and field functionaries like ASHA, AWWs, BRP/CRPs etc shall be utilized to increase community participation in development process.

4.      Effective monitoring mechanisms:

  1. Online Monitoring: The works and shall be monitored by using online techniques like MIS reports, website data entry, progress reports on critical projects, , GIS mapping, surveillance etc so that administration can take necessary decisions and measures on regular basis.
  2. Regular review meetings at all levels and by all departments: there are various committees existing at district/ sub-division/ block level and reviews are being done by different line departmental hierarchies in their own set up. It is proposed to have ‘Sub-divisional development monitoring committees’ chaired by SDM to address the multiple issues in development which need coordination between different departments in addition to their departmental review mechanisms.
  3. Inspections and field visits by all concerned: Various officials/ staff working under  District/ Sub-division/ Block administration; Departments like Tribal welfare, Social welfare & Social Education, RD Dept, PWD, DWS, Health, Education etc shall be given monthly targets for field visits/ inspections.
  4. Submission of Tour Diary/ Visit Notes by various officials/ field staff to their respective authority shall be ensured.
  5. Exposure Visits by officials & PRI bodies: Exposure visits like inter-districts, inter- state etc can be promoted for officials and PRI bodies for seeing the implementation of successful schemes and projects.


5.      Citizen friendly and People Oriented Administration:

  1. Service Delivery at door step through decentralized governance: revenue administration to make revenue records accessible to all stakeholders through CLR project and proper functioning of DC/ tehsil offices; Better Service delivery through Udaipur Municipal Council in urban areas, E-subidha project in SDM offices through improved use of IT and E-governance.
  2. Increased number of administrative camps at sub-division level through effective participation of Blocks and line departments.
  3. Display of ‘Citizen Charters’ in various offices delivering services to public indicating time frame for various services rendered.
  4. Effective Public Grievance Redressal: A ‘Help Desk’ can be established at each office which can facilitate public coming to office and also receive complaints.
  5. Attention to Print/ Electronic media newsfeed: Press is a pillar of democracy. Regular updates on the news item published with respect to department should be obtained and suo-moto corrective action on the complaints with respect to concerned departments should be taken.


Computer Learning Centre at Killa

6.      Promoting IT & E-Governance:

  1. Strengthening of offices like DC/DCM/ Tehsil/ GP/VCs etc by improving IT infrastructure and internet connectivity for better service delivery to public and decentralized governance.
  2. Under the ‘E-District’ plan of state government internet connectivity through BSNL, VSAT, SWAN, WIMAX, NOFN etc is targeted to be upto GP level.
  3. Various types of payments have already been made online transfer under ‘Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme’. E-FMS for MGNREGA payments, linkage of AADHAR with major schemes, E-ROR, E-Ration cards etc are all for the benefit of public.
  4. Payment of various bills like power, telephone and other utility online by the consumers.


7.      Streamlining of office Systems & improvement of Work Culture

  1. Streamlining Accounts & Cash Book system and taking action on audit reports: In most offices it is observed that except DDO, the Head of administration are not paying due attention to system of maintenance of books of accounts and audit reports. However Cash analysis and audit reports reflect the financial health of the organization and also give an insight into the irregularities existing in the office, which should be paid due attention. Also the systems of working of Treasury, Sub-Registry Offices etc should be seen properly.
  2. Introduction of E-filing system and all section to be connected with Internet LAN system: the file/ dak movement in office can be tracked through a software linked centrally.
  3. Streamlining the system of preparation of estimates by R.D. /PWD. Phasing out the present manual system of estimates preparation and approval by online system through use of software, so as to reduce the time delays and improve accuracy.
  4. Proper attendance during official hours: The officials/ staff should attend office in time and should avail restricted lunch break hours. Senior authorities/ head of offices to lead by example. Surprise inspection visits during various points of time should be carried out.
  5. Introduction of Bio-metric Attendance system and linkage with Leave management system and Payroll system should be attempted at offices, starting from SDM/ BDO offices atleast.
  6. Regular repair and maintenance of office premises, including cleanliness and hygiene.
  7. Small recreation centre for staffs: Small recreation centres/ society could be established in office premises which can organize get-togethers/ friendly events inviting families of staff and thus promote fraternity feeling.


  1. Holistic Development of villages/ habitations
  2. Service Delivery in Time
  3. Improvement in Income generation and welfare activities
  4. Improved Health, Education, SW & SE Deptt activities
  5. Improvement in Infrastructural facilities
  6. Tourism Promotion

These shall result in:

1. Holistic Development of a village/ para- The different departments like R.D., PWD, Irrigation, WR, DWSC etc can converge their action plan for ‘big projects’ selecting a particular village/ habitation and through convergence with MGNREGA, other line departmental activities like forest, horticulture, agriculture etc there can be holistic development of a village/ habitation. In 2014-15 we can target 2/3 blocks for taking up of such type of projects, targeting all 8 blocks within next 3 years. Also ‘resource mapping’ in a particular village/ habitation to indicate the health, education, AWCs, drinking water  facilities and services etc can be taken. Emphasis would be on development of basic infrastructure at Block levels especially newly created blocks/ GP/VCs. Regrouping of some small habitations may be attempted in ADC blocks to resettle them near roadside/ proper areas and provide them basic infrastructure like housing, road, power, drinking water, sanitation, AWCs etc. Also under the MSDP, Infrastructure & Skill development for minority areas under  Korbook R.D. Block to be taken up in holistic manner.

2. Service Delivery in time: Through promoting the use of IT & E-governance and making citizen friendly and people administration, the service delivery to citizens for various services at different levels shall be proper and in time with special focus on revenue administration , Udaipur Municipal Council and Utility Departments.

 3.      Improvement in income generation and welfare activities-

  1. through IGA as through various plantations by Agriculture, Forest & Horticulture departments, Animal Husbandry activities, Commercial plantations like rubber, fishery activities etc. The 22,910 forest pattas have been issued and around 3500 provided economic benefits, forest land allocated to forest dwellers shall be utilized through these measures within 3 years.
  2.  The potential of SHGs & JFMCs would be utilized in producing plantation materials on decentralized model. Under the new NRLM, SHGs based on Piggery, fishery, floriculture schemes can be encouraged.
  3. Emphasis on providing market linkages for the produce/ products and the facilities of Cold Storage, if possible.
  4. Exploring the possibilities of introducing small scale industries like handloom, weaving etc to retain the culture of tribals.
  5. Employment Generation through MGNREGA is the priority always. Last year 96 average mandays were generated. This year we shall further improve the performance and also attempt at creating durable assets.

4.      Improved Health, Education, Social Welfare and Social Education Dept activities-

  1. There are 556 Schools in the district, efforts would be on increasing the attendance of teachers & students, increasing the enrolment rate by reducing the number of drop-outs, emphasizing on quality education through innovative teaching methods, proper serving of Mid Day Meal especially in ADC blocks. The shortage of school furniture or other infrastructural requirements shall be met through RMSA, SSA etc. Focus shall be on schools in interior areas. At present in 76 schools, drinking water sources are not functioning. Also some toilets have become unuseable. HMs should be instructed to do minor repairs from SSA fund. Under SALP (Special Adult Literacy Programme), the literacy rate of the district should improve upto 100%.
  2. The state Government has decided to provide Health Sub-Centre in each village. At present there are 157 No.s health institutions in the district. 8 No.s GP/VC are yet to be covered by health institution. Each Sub- centre/ PHC to have building and posting of MPW. Their functioning in field to be proper and holding of regular health camps , VHNDs, proper implementation of schemes like JSY, MCTS,  and undertaking health activities in convergence mode. The performance review of ASHAs and regular refresher trainings to be organised. Activities like pre-natal & post-natal check up, immunization surveillance etc to be monitored.
  3. AWCs play a vital role through SNP programme for children below the age of 6 years and lactating mothers. The focus shall be on proper working of 1325 AWCs in the district, proper delivery of six services, ensure that number of malnourished children is reduced to minimum in the district and proper delivery of Social Security Pensions to beneficiaries. The AWCs requiring repair, 602 requiring kitchen shed, 33 AWCs not having drinking water source, should be taken up out of fund allocated by SW & SE Deptt, 169 AWCs not having toilets presently.

5.      Improvement in Infrastructural facilities like- Extension of Drinking water, Sanitation, IAY housing, Road and Power Connectivity-

  1. All 165 GP/VCs shall have drinking water coverage through National Rural Drinking Water Programme, Panchayat Development Fund, Finance Commission Grants etc. The focus would be on ground water recharging through MGNREGA projects, taking up innovative projects in hilly areas, making all IRPs functional. Presently all habitations are supposed to be covered however emphasis should be on keeping all sources functional.
  2. NBA: Around 21000 BPL families did not have toilets as per Baseline survey 2012. Target is to cover all household, AWCs, Schools by 2016-17.
  3. IAY housing & Land Allotment: As per our action plan for rural housing approx 27000 families would be provided houses from 2014-15 upto 2017-18 including normal IAY, ROFR and TSGHS. Target for land allotment to BPL during 2013-14 was 346 (BL), 332 (HL). Total approx 6300 APL/BPL families occupying govt khas land.
  4. All habitations with 500 plus population are being connected through PMGSY roads by PWD & NBCC. The habitations below 250 population are being covered through MGNREGA. The infrastructural gaps to be covered through bridges, link roads, culverts etc.
  5. All habitations above 100 population are being covered under RGGVY and transmission lines are being extended in interior areas through BADP, BEUP. At present 88 habitations in the district have not been covered. The TSECL is taking up the work in phases. The setting up of new Electrical sub-division offices like in Killa, Korbook would help to decentralize the system and make the services reach to the poor.
  6. Irrigation: Working of LI schemes, DTW Sinking, promoting individual Irrigation System under ‘National Mission for Micro Irrigation’ etc.


6.      Tourism Promotion-

Through sharing of resources of Forest, Tourism, R.D., PWD, Horticulture, Agriculture, WR, S&T Departments etc, some attractive Eco-tourism spots can be developed in the district. Focus presently may be in Chabbimura, Tirthmukh, Amarpur, Silachari, Killa Blocks.

‘Unnatisheel Gomati’ is an attempt at reorienting the Government machinery towards focus areas, self motivate them for result oriented, time bound, and citizen centric administration through some organization behavior and human resource management techniques. It is expected that sensitization of various stakeholder groups, PRI members and community involvement in development process shall further help in effective implementation of Government programmes in the ‘progressive Gomati’ District and serve larger public interest. This is a draft vision document, the departments are being requested to submit their projects/ proposals in a month for further making actionable points and take up works in the district.

Matabari Temple at Udaipur





                                                                                                               O/Of  DM & Collector,
                                                                                                                        Gomati District



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