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Government Of Assam Urban Development

Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Components of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

Capacity Building & Administrative and Office Expenses

Capacity Building & Administrative and Office Expenses

3% of the total Central Government allocation under the mission will be earmarked for capacity building, administrative and office expenses of States and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

2% of the total Central Government allocation under the mission will be utilized at MoUD level for capacity building, convening national and regional workshops, various awards and best practice recognition, programme research, studies, international cooperation for capacity building and technology development, A&OE and various eligible purposes in consultation with the Integrated Finance Division (IFD) of the MoUD.

States shall propose extensive capacity building activities to be implemented in a mission-mode manner, which will enable the progressive achievement of objectives of SBM (Urban) in a time bound manner. These will be specified in the comprehensive annual action plan prepared by each state. This will be approved by State Level High Power Committee (HPC) after sharing and considering suggestions from MoUD. At least 50% of this fund, in each annual plan, as approved by State HPC, must go to the ULB’s for activities at the ULB level.

HPEC at State level shall be the competent authority to authorize and delegate administrative powers for use of these funds. ULB’s shall be competent to use the minimum 50% fund, as per approved plan, passed on to them.

States will be encouraged to use other available capacity building funds to dovetail or integrate capacity building activities of ULB’s.

States and ULBs should identify relevant officials (both senior level officials and field level functionaries) for training and draw up a calendar of training for them. It will be the responsibility of the State Mission Director to ensure that identified officials undergo adequate capacity building / training to ensure the success of SBM (Urban) in the state. Additionally, states should also identify relevant officials / persons capable of spreading the training on sanitation under SBM (Urban) as “master trainers” who can attend central government training on SBM (Urban) and then organize subsequent training to diffuse the message of SBM (Urban) in the states.

MoUD has listed experts who can conduct workshops at the ULB level and provide the requisite training. This list shall be updated from time to time by MoUD. ULBs may engage the suggested experts on a need basis. If engaged, they may be provided an honorarium of Rs. 5,000 per day + travel (2nd AC Train fare/ Economy Class Air tickets), boarding & lodging and local travel. Capacity building funds of SBM may be used to cover cost of training. It must be noted that experts currently serving as government officials are not eligible to receive honorarium, however their travel and accommodation expenses may be covered as per above. These training sessions would be for a 1 day duration.

All support structures for implementing the mission at the state and ULB levels defined in the Mission Management Structure (section 11 of the SBM (Urban) guidelines), i.e., the Programme Management Units (PMUs) at the State level, the Programme Implementation Units (PIUs) at the city level, and Independent Project Review & Monitoring Agencies (IPRMA) etc., engaged on an outsourced basis, shall be funded under this head.

ULBs may also utilise capacity building funds of SBM-Urban to:

  • Engage Quality Council of India to map all public toilets in the city on Google maps platform.
  • Engage M/s ITI Ltd, Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to implement ICT based solution for monitoring Community and Public toilet performance.
  • Make 6 months payment to implementation partner (BSNL/DIMTS/ MTNL) for ICT-based vehicle tracking solution as mentioned.
  • Under no circumstance shall this fund be utilized for purchase of vehicles, construction and maintenance of buildings, creation of posts and payment of salary, and purchase of furniture and fixtures.
  • States will contribute a minimum of 25% funds towards Capacity Building and Administrative & Office Expenses (A&OE) to match 75% Central Share.(10% in the case of North East States and special category states) in each annual plan.
  • All ULB staff will be required to mandatorily register for and complete with certification the e-learning training modules that have been compiled on the e-courses portal on swachhbharaturban.in.