DIRECTORATE OF REGP
MINUTES OF REVIEW MEETING OF REGP
PROGRAMME IN UTTAR PRADESH HELD AT DHEBARBHAI SABHAGRAH, CENTRAL OFFICE,
MUMBAI ON 9TH NOVEMBER 2006 AT 11.00 AM.
A review meeting was taken by the Chairperson and Chief
Executive Officer of KVIC to review the progress made in the implementation
of various programmes in Uttar Pradesh State on 9th November, 2006.
The list of participants is enclosed.
The Director, REGP gave a brief background and policy
issues/decision taken on Brick Bhatta and Rice Mill. Further Director (REGP)
elaborated various committees constituted and important circulars issued
on the subject.
The Chief Executive Officer expressed concern over the
poor progress made by the District Level Committees formulated to assist
local joint team headed by State Director, Lucknow for settlement of
Pending cases of Brick Bhatta and Rice Mills. The Divisional Director,
Varanasi clarified that the District Level Committee has not given their
decision on the cases pending with Hon'ble Court. Based on High Court Writ
Petition, C.E.O. KVIC has assured that the issues will be dispose off and
as such Divisional Offices, Varanasi and Gorakhpur will have to ensure the
cases are disposed by accepting or rejecting the Margin Money Claims base
on scrutiny of documents and physical verification. Thus all the cases
involving court cases also be examined for disposal as per reply given to
Hon'ble High Court.
Since the District Level Committee has constituted of
DIOs and Dos to assist Divisional Director, Varanasi, they should restrict
their role to scrutiny and physical verification instead of getting the
advising role Managing Director of Kashi Gomti Bank informed that they
have arranged 300 cases not covered under the 305 Brick Bhatta and Rice
Mills cases. He informed that he has also furnished the report to
Divisional Office, Varanasi. However, he is not in a position to give
detail number of cases falling under jurisdiction of KVIC and number of
cases under jurisdiction of KVIBs. C.E.O. clarified that it is not
possible to sanction old pending claims of Margin Money and as a special
case, KVIC has been permitting extension of date and to get the matter
settled through joint physical verification and put up to SLBC. The
validity of the process also expired and it may not possible to entertain
old claims at this stage. However, Managing Director, Kashi Gomti Bank may
discuss the issue with Divisional Director, Varanasi along with
submitting of the documents and report may be furnished to Divisional
Office, Varanasi for consideration.
Reacting to the issue that Kashi Gomti Bank has refused
to entertain REGP projects due to non-settlement of Margin Money claims by
KVI. Chairperson, KVIC took strong exception and informed that no
financial institution can refuse to carry out Rural Employment Scheme of
Govt. of India, especiallhy when Margin Money has been withheld due to
irregularity of units. Managing Director, Kashi Gomti Bank clarified that
they are continuing sanctioning the REGP projects except those Brick
Bhatta and Rice Mills and assured to support in implementation of REGP
Scheme. Manager, Union Bank of India informed that they have additional
300 cases of Brick Bhatta and Rice Mills which are yet to be confirmed by
the Varanasi and Gorakhpur Offices. C.E.O. directed Director (Varanasi)
and Dy. Director, I/C Divisional Office, Gorakhpur to expedite the task of
verification before 30th November, 2006. It was also proposed to provide
additional manpower for physical verification by assigning technical staff
of Central Zone to assist Director (Varanasi) and Dy. Director, I/C (Gorakhpur).
Regarding poor performance of REGP, State Director,
Lucknow informed that due to
Varanasi & Gorakhpur Offices which are having poor
performance, were asked to gear up their performance to achieve the
Chairperson directed the Filed Offices to have further
discussion with Programme Directors i.e. REGP, Khadi etc. and work out the
status and pending issues before they return to Head Quarter.
It was also decided that the bifurcation of the Banks
between the KVIB and KVIC offices be withdrawn hence forthwith as was done
in the case of M.P. which is working smoothly. Similar requests have been
received from the Meerut, Nagpur and Maharashtra offices of KVIC.
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