Guidelines for disbursal of 14th Finance Commission Performance Grant to GPs


Government of Telangana have issued guidelines for utilization of 14th Finance Commission Performance Grant to GPs Grants based on the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission to Panchayat Raj Institutions.

Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment has stated that Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Government of India vide reference 14th Finance Commission Performance Grant to GPs has informed that based on the deliberations of the workshop and other inputs received, during the workshop organized by Ministry of Panchayat on 24.5.2017 for drawing a scheme for disbursal 14th Finance Commission Grant for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20, the scheme has been finalized by the approval of Ministry of Finance.   It has also informed that as per the provisions in the Ministry of Finance guidelines dt.18.10.2015, expenditure has to be incurred from 14th Finance Commission grants, only after preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan and to enhance accountability, the plan has to be uploaded on PlanPlus, besides displaying the FFC expenditure on the MoPR FFC dashboard and also communicated Annexure 1 & 2, which are mandatorily for availing performance grant.

The Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment has requested to issue revised notifications as per the recommendations at Annexure-I, duly superseding the earlier instructions issued in G.O.Ms.No.27, PR&RD (Pts.II) Department, dated 4.4.2016.

Government after careful consideration of the proposal, hereby issue new Guidelines for Evaluation criteria of disbursal of FFC Performance Grant (PG) to Gram Panchayats (GPs) for 2017-18 to 2019-20 as follows:

All the GPs have to mandatorily fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for consideration of allocation of share of performance Grant.

S.No. Mandatory Criteria Weightage
i Submission of Audited that relate to year not earlier than 2 years preceding the year in which the Gram Panchayat seeks to claim the performance grant Mandatory
ii Show increase in Own Source Revenues (OSR) over the preceding year as reflected in the audited accounts Mandatory
iii Completion of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) of year PG disbursal and upload on Plan Plus portal Mandatory
iv Display of sector wise FFC Expenditure in Dashboard / website RUL of MoPR of previous years to PG claim Mandatory

   The evaluation of those GPs who have satisfied all the above four criteria will be carried out as per the scoring system given below:

 

S.No Criteria (Year to be taken as Financial Year Weighatage
i Increase in OSR quantum Score
  > 0 upto 10% 05
  > 10 upto25% 10
  > 25 upto 50% 15
  > 50% 20
ii % of OSR quantum generated w.r.t. FFC Basic Grant of previous financial year to the PG claim year as per audited accounts Score
  > 0 upto 10% 15
  > 10 upto20% 20
  > 20 upto 30% 30
  > 30% 40
iii Open Defecation Fee (ODF) status of GP in the previous financial year to PG claim year  
  Yes 30
  No 0
iv Immunization in GP in the previous financial year to PG claim year full immunization (0-2 year age children)  
  Yes 10
  No 0
v Total Max. (i+ii+iii+iv) above 100

 

 

(3).   Distribution of Performance Grants to GPs- PG distribution to GPs based on their score shall be made as per details given in the following table:

Score Eligible Quantum of PG
Upto 49 50% of Allocation
50 upto 60 70% of Allocation
61 upto 70 80% of Allocation
71 and above 100% of Allocation

Any undistributed amount, after the above allocation as per Para-3 including those of ineligible GPs, will be redistributed only amongst GPs scoring 50 or above proportionately on the basis of weighted average of the score obtained by the GP with respect to the overall weightage.

The Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment, Hyderabad is requested to issue necessary instructions to the Gram Panchayats immediately to follow the guidelines without any deviations.

Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Department – The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) Grants to Panchayat Raj Institutions – Utilization of grants based on the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission – new guidelines for disbursal of 14th Finance Commission Performance Grant to GPs for 2017-18 to 2019-20 – Orders – Issued.

PANCHAYAT RAJ & RURAL DEVELOPMENT  (PTS.II) DEPARTMENT G.O.Ms.No. 8 Dated: 27-01-2018

  1. GO.Ms.No.27, PR & RD (Pts.II) Dept., dt.4.4.2016.
  2. From the Addl.Secy, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI, Lr.No.N-11011/4/2017-FD, dated 20.09.2017
  3. From the Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment, Lr.No.6766/CPR&RE/G1/2017, Dated 17.11.2017.

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