One of the goals of PCRM is to engage and monitor the functioning of public offices and institutions wrt addressing the issues of public importance. We are listing below some government agencies that can help carry out our plans. Join us in the noble endeavour to bring a resurgent Manipur.

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Public Financial Management System

https://pfms.nic.in

Public Financial Management System (PFMS) initially started as a Plan scheme named CPSMS of the Planning Commission in 2008-09 as a pilot in four States of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Mizoram for four Flagship schemes e.g. MGNREGS, NRHM, SSA and PMGSY. After the initial phase of establishing a network across Ministries / Departments, it has been decided to undertake National rollout of CPSMS (PFMS) to link the financial networks of Central, State Governments and the agencies of State Governments. The scheme was included in 12th Plan initiative of Planning Commission and Ministry of Finance.

Two of the mandates given to PFMS by a Cabinet decision is to provide:

  1. A financial management platform for all plan schemes, a database of all recipient agencies, integration with core banking solution of banks handling plan funds, integration with State Treasuries and efficient and effective tracking of fund flow to the lowest level of implementation for plan scheme of the Government.
  2. To provide information across all plan schemes/ implementation agencies in the country on fund utilization leading to better monitoring, review and decision support system to enhance public accountability in the implementation of plan schemes.

Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System

http://pgportal.gov.in/

The Department of Administrative Reforms And Public Grievances is the nodal agency to formulate policy guidelines for citizen-centric governance in the country. Redress of citizens’ grievances , being one of the most important initiatives of the department, DAR&PG formulates public grievance redress mechanisms for effective and timely redress / settlement of citizens’ grievances.

The DAR&PG has been making endeavors to bring excellence in public service delivery and to redress grievances of citizens in a meaningful manner by effectively coordinating with different Ministries and Departments of the Government and trying to eliminate the causes of grievances.

Project Monitoring Group

http://pmg.gov.in/cabsec/

Project Monitoring Group (PMG) is an institutional mechanism for resolving a variety of issues with a view to fast track the approvals for setting up and commissioning of large public, private and PPP Projects and to remove implementation bottlenecks in these projects.

Types of projects provided assistance by PMG:
Any investment project with anticipated investment of Rs.1000 crore (US$ 150 million ) in case of domestic investment and Rs. 500 crore in case of FDI (US$ 75 million) can be assisted by PMG. Projects with lesser anticipated investment can be uploaded on the PMG portals of respective State Governments where such projects are proposed to be located.

Kind of issues not taken up by PMG
Ans. Issues pending in a Court of law or Arbitrator(s), pertaining to usual business and financing risks, global macro-economic factors etc. are not taken up by PMG.

Directorate of Public Grievances

http://dpg.gov.in/

The Directorate of Public Grievances (DPG) in the Cabinet Secretariat of Government of India Helps to obtain responses to unresolved grievances on matters relating to some Central Government Departments and Organisations. DPG can Help you to obtain a respone and resolution on these grievances from the department or organisation.

DPG has two kinds of records. Physical records are maintained only for cases in which comments from the concerned department or organisation are called for by DPG. If closure of such cases is favourable to the complainant records are retained for one year from the date of closure. In other cases, records are retained for two years from the date of closure. Records are not maintained for grievances transferred by DPG to the department or organisation for action. Record of action taken is stored electronically.

RTI Online

https://rtionline.gov.in/

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities,PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.

Objective of the Right to Information Act 
The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government,contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed.The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

Manipur Information Commission

http://maninfocom.nic.in/ (Read the RTI Act posted on the website of the MIC: http://maninfocom.nic.in/rti_act.html)

Open Government Data Platform India

https://data.gov.in/

Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India – data.gov.in – is a platform for supporting Open Data initiative of Government of India. The portal is intended to be used by Government of India Ministries/ Departments their organizations to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. It intends to increase transparency in the functioning of Government and also open avenues for many more innovative uses of Government Data to give different perspective.

The base Open Government Data Platform India is a joint initiative of Government of India and US Government. Open Government Data Platform India is also packaged as a product and made available in open source for implementation by countries globally.

The entire product is available for download at the Open Source Code Sharing Platform “GitHub”. Open Government Data Platform India has 4 (four) major modules, as detailed below, implemented on a single Drupal instance – An Open Source based Content Framework Solution:

  1. Data Management System (DMS) – Module for contributing data catalogs by various government agencies for making those available on the front end website after a due approval process through a defined workflow.
  2. Content Management System (CMS) – Module for managing and updating various functionalities and content types of the Open Government Data Platform India Platform.
  3. Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) – Module for collating and disseminating viewer feedback on various data catalogs.
  4. Communities – Module for community users to interact and share their zeal and views with others, who share common interests as that of theirs.

Official Portal of the Government of India

https://india.gov.in/services/filelodge

This is the Official Portal of the Government of India, designed, developed and hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), a premier ICT organization of the Government of India under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

The Portal has been developed as a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National E-Governance Plan (NEGP) of the Government. The objective behind the Portal is to provide a single window access to the information and services being provided by the Indian Government for citizens and other stakeholders. An attempt has been made through this Portal to provide comprehensive, accurate, reliable and one stop source of information about India and its various facets. The current Portal is a metadata driven site that links to the other Indian Government Portals/websites for most updated information.

This portal will help you file and lodge your complaints and grievances related to all government services, schemes and other initiatives. You can also lodge an FIR to police station online for any crime or theft.

Additional places of contact

Official website of the Government of Manipur
http://manipur.gov.in

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
http://mdoner.gov.in/
The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region is responsible for the matters relating to the planning, execution and monitoring of development schemes and projects in the North Eastern Region. Its vision is to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Region so that it may enjoy growth parity with the rest of the country.

North Eastern Council
http://necouncil.gov.in/
The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Over the last thirty five years, NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.

 

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