A tool for Decentralized, Participatory & Integrated District Planning PlanPlus(http://planningonline.gov.in)
Objective • Facilitates the Decentralized Planning process in Local Language by • Supporting Need Based Planning rather than Scheme-based planning • Facilitating convergence of funds from different central and state sponsored schemes to address the needs of the people • Facilitating integration of plans prepared by various planning units into a single district plan document • Helping in monitoring the execution of the plan • Generating various graphs for analysis and decision support • Helping in the preparation of Perspective Plans and deriving the annual draft and action plans from perspective plans
Stakeholders • Rural Local Bodies • Urban Local Bodies • District / State Level Line Departments • DPCs / Planning board • Citizens • State Government Departments • Central Government Departments
PlanPlus Sections • Requirement Section • Capturing Information on Wish List, Works(location, proposed cost, proposed duration, asset/beneficiary, output) and Projects • Resource Envelope Section • Information about Resource Envelope Available with Planning Unit (Perspective Allocation/ Expected Allocation / Actual Allocation) • Planning Section • Creating Perspective, Annual Draft Plan and Annual Action Plan, Allocating available resources to Prioritized works
PlanPlus Sections • Technical Appraisal Section • Scrutinize Plans submitted by Planning Units and offer comments on cost, duration and methodology • Administrative Approval Section • Scrutinize Plans for administrative approval • DPC Approval • Scrutinize Plans cleared by TAC and accord/endorse approval and integrate it with District Annual Plan – DPC • Plan Execution Monitoring • Record Execution Details of Works Approved in the Action Plan – Planning Unit • Report Section • Generate various reports that reflect Plan-Unit wise Plans, Scheme Plans, Physical & Financial Progress etc.
Suggestion Box • PlanPlus captures the needs identified through SWOT analysis/Gram Sabha/Ward Sabha or even by individual citizen. • These suggestions are forwarded to the planning units • The planning units can decide if there is a need to take up the suggested need as a work in any of the Plans National Informatics Centre
Work Category • PlanPlus allows each State to define categories of works • Egs. Include Construction of CC Road, Laying of water pipeline etc. • Each work category is associated with a specific work focus area such as roads, drinking water etc. • Each work category is mapped to specific outputs
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Works • Planning Process begins with the structuring of unstructured wish-list into structured works by each Planning Unit • Work Details include among other parameters the following: • Work For - Whether the work is for specific section of the population such as SC, ST, Women etc. • Work Focus Area – What is the focus area of the work? The list includes the 29 and 18 functions allocated to Panchayats and urban local bodies under the Constitution. This will help in generating the sectoral plan • Estimated Cost • Estimated Duration • Proposed Output – Asset, Training, Staff Augmentation etc.
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Project • A project is a logical collection of related works, possibly belonging to different sectors • A project may have two or more works • It is not mandatory for every work to be included in a project • Helps in bringing about sectoral integration and ensures maximum impact of the interventions in different sectors National Informatics Centre
Sources of Funding • Stakeholder • Central Government Departments (CSSs, ACAs etc.) • State Government Departments (state government schemes)
Sources of Funding • The software captures details about various Sources of Funding in the form of Centrally Sponsored Schemes/State Government Schemes • Details include inter-alia, • Scheme Active Period • Geographical Coverage • Target Group • Component Focus • Component Funding Pattern (State-wise and year-wise) • Permissible/Non Permissible Activities
Resource Envelope • Plan-unit wise resource envelope can be defined for each Source of Funding • Resource envelope corresponds to • Allocation under various Central and State Government Schemes (Perspective, Expected and Actual budgetary Allocation) • Plan unit’s own funds through taxation and various services
Funding Sources Own Funds Parastatal Bodies PSUs State Line Department
Facilitates preparation of Perspective Plan, Draft Annual Plan and Annual Action Plan Planning Process Stakeholder - Planning Units
Planning Cycle Physical & Financial Progress Details Execution status and learnings
Planning • A plan would consist of one or more works. • PlanPlus automatically includes all works which have been created for the Plan Year. In addition, it also includes spill-over, on-going and resumed works from previous years’ plans in the current Plan. • Based on the sector of the work and that of the component, the software automatically shows the amount of expected allocation under different components of different schemes. • The Planning unit can allocate funds from different schemes/components to different works • One work may be funded by more than one Source of Funding, thereby converging the funds from different funding sources • If any permissible activity is defined under a component, then the planner will have to indicate the activity of the component under which the work is being undertaken.
Planning (contd.) • Works may be included or excluded from the plan as per availability of funds. However, works which are on-going or spill-over cannot be excluded. • Works funding can be shared by multiple Planning Units • Priority can be set for each work; fund availability is automatically re-calculated • A Planning unit has to answer defined Process Checklist based on scheme components from funds are proposed to be taken up • The software also informs the planner about fund availability under different schemes under different sectors thereby ensuring maximum utilization of funds
Who is doing what in my Gram Panchayat What are other planning units planning for my GP? Am I duplicating their efforts?
Can I Collaborate? Can I add value to what others are planning in my GP? Is the other planning unit short of funds? Can I contribute? Am I short of funds? Is any other planning unit willing to contribute?
Sharing of Work Funding • Provision to share the cost of Work among different Planning Units • Planning Unit can demand the amount from multiple planning units • Planning Unit giving the amount can accept/reject the demand • Mandatory to freeze the amount if the request for demand is accepted.