Mumbai: The State government has decided to implement the Sagarmala project of the Central government and provide 50 per cent funds to it through supplementary demands.
This was announced in the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The government also decided to approve the appointment of government officials on committees of social transformation programme.
It has also been decided to set up a bench of Sales Tax tribunal in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. This will for a period of one year. The State also decided to implement the PEMANDU (Performance, Management & Delivery Unit) system for the school education, sports, public health and water supply departments. The government will implement PEMANDU’s Big Fast Results (BFR) style of functioning in these departments.
The Cabinet approved a proposal stating that the government will adopt the PEMANDU style of functioning in the government departments to improve their functioning.
The Malaysian government has founded the PEMANDU to improve its functioning. A unit with the same name has been set up. The unit developed the BFR methodology of special functioning for government agencies.
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI AAYOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PEMANDU to cooperate in areas of performance management, project delivery and monitoring related to public programmes, both at the Central and State levels. The Central government also decided to implement it in all the states across the country.
Considering the decision of the Central government, the State decided to implement the BFR methodology in the school education and sports departments, where the quality of education will be improved.
It will be used in the tribal areas to stop infant deaths and reduce the number of deaths. The water supply and sanitation department will implement the BFR to improve the water supply system in villages.
A ministerial committee will be formed to control the projects under the PEMANDU. The planning minister will be head of this committee. A three-member committee under the chairmanship of the principal secretary (planing department) will decide the allocation and distribution of funds at the department level.
The Sakal Media Group’s Delivering Change Foundation already has a pact with PEMANDU to help each other. They are working working in the water sector in Maharashtra.