Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division (IPMD)
The Infrastructure & Project Monitoring Division (IPMD) is the Project Management arm and apex monitoring institution of the Government of India. It performs triple role in monitoring the implementation status of central sector projects costing more than Rs 150 Crores in infrastructure sectors and performance of key 11 infrastructure sectors. The IPMD brings out several analytical reports.
One of the important contributions of the IPMD has been bringing in systemic improvements to facilitate better implementation of projects, from time to time. The IPMD has been instrumental/facilitator in flagging/ bringing out the problems in the periodical review meetings of the projects by the concerned administrative Ministries, which enables identifying constraints and facilitating the removal of these constraints, setting up of an Empowered Committees for Departmental projects and Standing Committees to fix responsibility for time and cost overruns in administrative Ministries/Departments; appointment of a nodal officer for each project co-terminus with the duration of the project; inter-ministerial coordination for resolving problems of inter-ministerial nature; improved procedure for cost benefit analysis, delegation of more powers at the project level, institution of MOU system, etc.
The IPMD is monitoring Central Sector Projects costing more than Rs. 150 crore in different sectors. The monitoring of the implementation of the Central Sector Projects above Rs.150 crore is done through the mechanism of Online Computerized Monitoring System (OCMS). The constant persuasion of the IPMD has resulted in improved reporting and now majority of the Public sector enterprises are reporting on-line. The physical performance are measured in terms of milestones and percentage physical progress against the target dates and quantities whereas the financial performance is measured on a yearly basis with respect to the link expenditure on each project. IPMD brings out the following reports and forward the same to Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission and the concerned administrative Ministries.
In addition to the infrastructure monitoring, the Ministry takes stock of the performance of 11 key infrastructure sectors. The achievement/performance of current month and for the cumulative period of these sectors is analyzed with reference to the pre-set targets for the month and for the cumulative period and the achievements during the corresponding month and cumulative period for the previous year.
Infrastructure performance is regularly reported through the monthly report.
Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Division:
The Division looks after the MPLAD Scheme which was launched on 23rd December, 1993, to provide a mechanism for Members of Parliament to recommend works of developmental nature for creation of durable community assets based on local needs. The scheme addresses locally felt developmental and infrastructural needs of the community and bridges the gap for developmental works. Since its inception, the Scheme has benefited the local community by meeting various developmental needs such as drinking water facility, education, electricity, health and family welfare, irrigation, non-conventional energy, community centers, public libraries, bus stands/stops, roads, pathways and bridges, sports, etc. The works are recommended by the Hon’ble MPs and sanction, execution and monitoring of the works is undertaken by the District Authorities as per the administrative, technical and financial rules of the State Governments. The scheme is governed by a set of MPLADS guidelines.