GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

PANCHAYATI RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Memo. No.6037/RD.II/A1/2006 Dated: 01-04-2006.

 

Sub:- APREGS- Strategy for building the capacities of Community Based Organizations and the role of Society for Elimination Rural Poverty Reg.

Ref:- 1. G. O. Rt. No. 27, PR & RD (RD.II) Dept., dated 28.1.2006

2. G. O. Rt. No. 373, PR & RD (RD.II) Dept., dated 18.3.2006

3. D.O.Lr.No.10063/RD.II/A2/2005, dated 10.1.2006

4. G.O.Ms.No.199, PR&RD Department, dated 15.02.2006

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh formulated Andhra Pradesh Rural Employment Guarantee scheme and issued orders detailing implementation process and required institutional arrangements. As SHGs and their federations are proactively involved in the implementation of various development programs implemented by the Government and doing commendable work, the Government of Andhra Pradesh vide the References cited above has clearly articulated their role in the implementation of APREGS.

 

2. The SHGs and the Federations of the SHGs play a key role in implementation of the APREGS both as beneficiaries under the Scheme and also as the service providers to the wage seekers. In order to facilitate them to access the Scheme and also to provide the support services effectively, the Government has decided to build their capacities through Indira Kranthi Patham Project, which is implemented by Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP).

 

3. The SERP has promoted and strengthened 6 lakh SHGs, 28,000 Village organizations, 910 Mandal Samakhyas and 22 District Samakhyas with the support of a strong network of highly qualified and committed staff from state level to village level. It has also established Mandal training centers in each and every Mandal of the state with required equipment and has a pool of trained resource persons. The communities who are going to avail the benefits of the APREG Scheme are already members of the CBOs. Both as beneficiaries and support service providers, it is in the interest of the members of the CBOs that they enhance their knowledge about their rights and entitlements as wage seekers and enhance their skills to oversee the creation of sustainable livelihoods and asset base and to provide the services effectively. As the objective of SERP is to enable the rural poor, particularly the poorest of the poor, strengthen and secure their asset base and improve their livelihoods, building the capacities of the CBOs to enable them to access the scheme effectively will help in realizing this objective.

 

4. Government after careful consideration of the above hereby defines the strategy to be followed for building the capacities of the CBOs and issues guidelines on the roles and responsibilities of SERP and various functionaries of Indira Kranthi Patham and the roles and responsibilities of CBOs in implementation of APREGS.

 

4.1. Capacity building strategy

The strategy for capacity building of CBOs, as detailed in Annexure I, focuses on intensive trainings of the SHGs, Village Organizations, Mandal Samakhyas and Zilla Samakhyas through a pool of resource persons at the State, District and Village levels who will train both the IKP functionaries and also the CBOs as mentioned below.

 

a.       Wage seekers and members of the SHGs

b.       Village Organizations EC members and EGS functional committees

c.       Mandal Samakhya EC members and EGS functional committees

d.       Zilla Samakhya EC members and EGS functional committees

e.       Community Activists, Village Book Keepers, Mandal Training Coordinators and ZS EGS Coordinator

f.         Community Coordinators, Assistant Project Managers and Area Coordinators

g.       District Resource Persons and Community Resource Persons

 

The State Resource Persons will train the Zilla Samakhyas, ZS EGS Coordinator, Area Coordinators of IKP and the District Resource Persons. The DRPs will train the Mandal Samakhyas, Mandal Training Coordinators, Community Activists, Village Organization Book Keepers, Community Resource, Community Coordinators and Assistant Project Managers of IKP. The Mandal Training Coordinators and the Community Resource Persons will train the Village Organizations. The Community Activists will in turn train the wage seekers and the SHGs.

 

4.2. Positioning of required human resources

 

a.       SERP will recruit a team of consultants at the state level to perform the state level activities and the State Project Manager (Institution Building), SERP will coordinate the team. The team consists of one senior level consultant and two junior level consultants. The team will be responsible for the implementation of the plan of action.

b.       The districts will hire 4-6 DRPs @ one per 10 mandals at the district level and 6 CRPs at Mandal level to impart trainings at various levels. The existing Mandal Training Coordinator will provide support to the Mandal Samakhyas in managing the trainings at Mandal level.

c.       An EGS coordinator will be positioned to support PD, DRDA who is Additional District Program Coordinator (EGS) in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of CBO strategy in every district. He/She works under the District Samakhyas (ZS) on contractual basis and coordinates with PD, DRDA and District EGS Unit.

 

4.3. Role and Responsibilities of SERP

a.       Planning and development of state level capacity building strategy to impart trainings to all the stakeholders from the state to village level.

b.       Establishment of CBO-state, district and Mandal resource pools for development of Training modules, material and building the capacities of district level human resources of the Scheme.

c.       Capacity Building of all stakeholders mentioned in para 5.1.

d.       Enhancing the active participation of CBOs in the implementation of the scheme.

e.       Ensuring effective service delivery by CBOs

f.         Providing support to CBOs in problem solving and conflict management

g.       Ensuring the management of information wall in all villages by Village organization and publishing district level APREGS progress report by District Samakhyas

h.       Ensuring the quality of CBO Capacity building activities

The Role and Responsibilities of various functionaries of Indira Kranthi Patham and of the CBOs are detailed in Annexure II and III. respectively.

 

4.4. Reporting

a.       The SPM (IB) will report progress of CB Strategy to CEO-SERP on a monthly basis and to Principal Secretary, Rural Development and CRD on a quarterly basis.

b.       The EGS Coordinator reports the progress of the trainings to the PD, DRDA and also to the Zilla Samakhya on a monthly basis. The EGS coordinator also is responsible for bringing out a monthly EGS report.

c.       At Mandal level, the Mandal Training Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the MIS on progress of the trainings. The CRPs will report to their respective Mandal Samakhyas and work under the guidance of MTC.

4.5. Funding

The expenditure, as given in Annexure IV, on the entire capacity building programmes will be borne on a cost-sharing basis by SERP and the Commissioner, Rural Development in the ratio of 50:50.

K. RAJU

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (RD).

To

The Chief Executive Officer, SERP, AP, Hyderabad.

The Commissioner, Rural Development, AP, Hyderabad.

The District Collectors and District Programme Coordinators of Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor and Vizianagaram

The Project Directors, DRDA and Additional District Programme Coordinators of Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor and Vizianagaram(13 APREGS Districts)

 

 

Copy to:-

 

The Project Directors, DWMAs and Additional District Programme Coordinators of Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor and Vizianagaram (13 APREGS Districts)

 

The Chief Executive Officers, ZP and Additional District Programme Coordinators of Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor and Vizianagaram (13 APREGS Districts)

The Project Officers, ITDA and Additional District Programme Coordinators of Eturunagaram (Warangal), Bhadrachalam (Khammam), Utnoor (Adilabad) and Parvathipuram (Vizianagarm), MADA Mannanur (Mahabubnagar) Districts

The Special Officers of APREGS

The Director, EGS O/o the Commissioner,RD

The P.S. to Prl. Secy. (RD), PR & RD Department.

The P.A. to Addl. Secy. (RD), PR & RD Department.

SF/SC.

 

// Forwarded by Order //

SECTION OFFICER.