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Project Monitoring Unit

PMU Role and Responsibilities


1. Scrutiny of all new projects proposed to be posed for external aid with reference to "inter alia" to the sustainability after completion of project and recurring cost implications.

2. Carry out strategic option studies regarding financing of the project i.e finding out which type of financing would be most suitable for the project.

3. Improve project quality at entry.

4. Maintain effective co-ordination with the departments implementing the Externally Aided Projects and obtain information on the status of Externally Aided Projects for furnishing to the State Level Consultative Committee/State Level Empowered Committee.    

5. Monitor the implementation of the on-going projects, and sort out field problems with concerned line departments, conduct periodical reviews and filed inspection and guide the executing agencies for improving the performance of the project implementation and monitor project expenditure. .

6. Assist in resolution of issues relating to the procurement, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, staffing, vehicle requirements etc. affecting the projects and bringing such matters before the SLCC for approval (if required).

7. Guide the project implementing authorities in -

(a) Formulating of annual plan in budgets;
(b) Submission of claims, etc., 

8. Ensure adequate and timely release of funds to projects.

9. Watch the submission of claims to CAAA and reimbursements from the Government of India against each claim.

10. Ensure that project covenants are adhered to.

11. Pursue with the Project Authorities for completion of accounts and data of project expenditure on annual basis; reconciliation of expenditure with the Accountant General and also obtain audit certificate for forwarding the same to the external agencies within the prescribed time.

12. Co-ordinate the visits of the missions and participate in all negotiations with the aid giving agencies.

13. Act as a Nodal Agency for interacting with the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.