MOST IMMEDIATE

No.32-3/2003-NDM.I

Government of India

Ministry of Home Affairs

NDM Division

North Block, New Delhi,

April 23, 2003

To

          The Chief Secretaries of all States

          The Relief Commissioners of all States

 

 

Subject: The list of Items and Norms of expenditure to be followed by the States for incurring expenditure from the Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) and the National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) for the period between 2000-2005--Revision thereof

 

Sir,

         

I am directed to refer to the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation letter No.3-9/2000-NDM dated the 21st August, 2003 on the above subject.

 

2.       The Ministry of Home Affairs, which is now the nodal Ministry for management of disasters both natural (except drought) and man-made, had set up an Expert Group with representatives from the States for review of the existing list of items and norms of expenditure vide O.M. No.32-3/2003-NDM.I dated 20th January, 2003.  The Expert Group in its meeting held on 7th March, 2003 recommended certain modifications in the existing list.  The recommendations of the Expert Group have been considered by the Ministry of Home Affairs and have been accepted.  The modifications are enclosed with this letter as at Annexure I.  Based on these modifications the revised list of items and norms of expenditure eligible for assistance from CRF and NCCF is enclosed at Annexure II.

 

3.       The State Governments are requested to kindly ensure that the expenditure from CRF/NCCF is incurred only as per these revised items/norms.

 

4.       A copy of this communication along with its enclosures is also being sent to the Accountants General of the States for necessary action.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(S.K. Swami)

Director(NDM.I)

Tel.No.23092698/Fax:23093750

Mobile:9811061089

 

Copy for information and necessary follow up action to:

 

1.     Accountants General of all State Governments.

2.     Resident Commissioners of all State Governments.

 

Copy to:-

1.     Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Shri R. Banerjee, Joint  Secretary ), North Block, New Delhi.

2.     Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation(Shri Naved Masood, Joint Secretary), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.

3.   All concerned Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.

4.   NCDM and all NDM Faculties in the States.

5.     PMO/Cabinet Secretariat.

6.     PS/OSD to Deputy P.M./Sr. PPS to HS/PS to AS(BM)/ JS(NDM)/Director (NDM.I)/Director( NDM.II)/Master Folder

 

  

Annexure I

 

List of approved amendments incorporated in the Revised list of Items and Norms of expenditure eligible for incurring expenditure from CRF/NCCF

 

 

NEW ITEMS

 

Sl.No.3(d)III

 

Assistance to sericulture farmers:   Rs.2000/- per hectare for muga

        Rs.1500/- per hectare for Eri and Mulbery

 

Sl.No.24

 

Procurement of essential search, rescue                         To be assessed by the

and evacuation equipments including                  State level Committee

communication equipments subject to                for CRF

a ceiling of 10% of the CRF allocation

of the year:

 

Sl.No.25

 

Installation of public utility 4 digit

code telephone (calls not metered) :                  Expenditure to be met from CRF.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE EXISTING ITEMS

 

Sl.No.1(c)

 

Existing

Clothing and utensils for families whose houses have been washed away.

 

Proposed

Clothing and utensils for families whose houses have been washed away/fully destroyed due to a natural calamity.

 

Sl.No.4

 

Existing

Employment generation as per Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) norms.

 

Proposed

Employment generation as per Sampoorna Gramin Rojgar Yojana (SGRY) norms

 

 

Sl.No.9

 

Existing

Emergency supply of drinking water including transportation of drinking water in urban   areas

 

Proposed

Emergency supply of drinking water in rural areas and transportation of drinking water in urban areas

 

Sl.No.23

 

Existing

Training to core multi disciplinary groups of the State Officers drawn from different cadres Expenditure to be met from CRF.

 

Proposed

Training to specialist multi disciplinary

groups/teams of the State personnel

drawn from different cadres/services:      Expenditure to be met from CRF.

 

 

 

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 Annexure-II

.REVISED LIST OF ITEMS AND NORMS OF EXPENDITURE FOR ASSISTANCE FROM CALAMITY RELIEF FUND (CRF) AND NATIONAL CALAMITY CONTINGENCY FUND (NCCF) FOR THE PERIOD 2000-2005 (MHA letter No.32-3/2003-NDM.I Dated the April 23, 2003)

 

SL.NO.

            ITEMS

NORMS OF EXPENDITURE FOR ASSISTANCE FROM CRF AND NCCF                

1. 

  Gratuitous Relief

 

 

(a)  Ex-Gratia payment to families of deceased persons

Rs.50,000/- per deceased .

 

(b)  Ex-Gratia payment for loss of a limb or eyes.    

Rs.25,000/- per person.  (The Gratuitous relief for loss of limb etc., should be extended only when the      disability is more than 40% and certified  by a Govt. doctor or doctors from panel        approved by the Govt.)

 

(c)  Grievous injury requiring hospitalization for more than a week .

Rs.5,000/-  per  person

 

(d)  Relief for the old, infirm and destitute, children.                                                        

Rs.20/- per adult, Rs.10/- per   child, per day

 

(e)  Clothing and utensils for families whose house have been washed away/ fully destroyed due to a natural calamity.

Rs.500/- for clothing and Rs.500/-        for utensils -per family

2.

 Supplementary Nutrition.                                            

Rs.1.05 per day per head as per ICDS norms

3.

Assistance to small and marginal farmers for -

 

 

(a)  Desilting etc.                      

(b)  Removal of debris in hill areas, and

(c)Desilting/Restoration/Repair of fish farms               

25% and 33-1/3% to small farmers and marginal farmers respectively on the basis of NABARD pattern subject to ceiling of  Rs.5,000/- per hectare.

 

(d)  Agriculture input subsidy where crop loss was   50% and above.                                              

    

           

(I) For agriculture crops, horticulture crops and annual plantation crops                     

Rainfed areas Rs.1000/- per hectare   --Rs.2500/- per hectare in area with assured irrigation

                                   

 

(II)  Perennial crops                 

 

Rs. 4,000 per hectare

 

(III) Assistance to sericulture farmers

Rs. 2000/- Per hectare for muga

Rs. 1500/- Per hectare for Eri and Mulberry

    

(e)  Loss of substantial portion of land caused by landslide, avalanche, change of course of rivers.

  Rs.10,000/- per hectare

4.        

Employment Generation ( Only to meet additional requirements after taking into account, funds available under Plan             Schemes viz., JRY, IJRY, EAS, etc.)

  As per Sampoorna Gramin Rojgar Yojana (SGRY) norms

5.        

Animal Husbandry        Assistance to small and marginal farmers/agricultural labourers 

 

   

(a)  For replacement of draught

 animals, milch animals or animals r         for haulage or for livelihood

As per pattern of subsidy under Swarnjayanti

Gram Swarozgar Yojana for small and marginal farmers.

  

(b)   For provision of fodder/

fodder concentrate       

Large animals  -- Rs.12.00 per day ,

Small animals  --   Rs.6.00   per day

     

(c)  Procurement, storage and movement of fodder     

To be assessed by NCCM

 

 (d)       Movement of useful cattle to other areas      

To be assessed by the NCCM for NCCF/by State level Committee   for  CRF

6.        

Assistance to Fishermen

 

 

 (a)  For repair/replacement of boats, nets and  damaged or lost

 Subsidy will be provided other equipments       subject to ceilings on subsidy per family as per SGSY pattern.

 

--Boat
--  Dugout-Canoe                                                                    

--Catamaran
--  Nets                                                                       

The cost of boats will also be    determined with reference to approved cost under SGSY

  

 (b)  Input subsidy for fish seed farm                 

Rs.2,000/- per hectare             

7.

 Assistance to artisans in handicrafts sector by way of subsidy for repair/ replacement of damaged equipments.

                                                           

  

 (a)  Traditional Crafts

 

  

(i)   For damaged equipments                           

Rs.1,000/- per person

     

(ii)   For raw material                                       

Rs.1,000/- per person

  

 (b)   For Handloom Weavers

 

 

(i)         Repairs/ replacement of loom equipments       and accessories

Rs.1,000/- per loom

 

(ii) Purchase of yarn and other materials                       

Rs.1,000/- per loom

8.

 Assistance for repair/ restoration of damaged houses

 

  

 (a)  Fully damaged houses                                                                                                       

                                                                                                             

           

 (i)   Pucca house                                                         

Rs.10,000/- per house

 

(ii)  Kuchha House                                           

Rs.6,000/- per house

  

 (b)  Severely damaged houses

  

           

 (i)   Pucca House

 Rs.2,000/- per house

             

 (ii)  Kuchha House

 Rs.1,200/- per house

  

 (c)   Marginally Damaged Houses                                           

 Rs. 800/- per house

 9.

Emergency supply of drinking water in rural areas and   transportation of drinking water in urban areas                                                                            

To be assessed by NCCM. /    Team for NCCF /by state level     committee for CRF.

10.      

Provision  of medicines, disinfectants,            insecticides for prevention of outbreak of epidemics

-- do --

11.      

Medical care for cattle and poultry against epidemics.        

-- do --

12.      

Evacuation of people affected/ likely to be affected      

-- do --

13.      

Hiring of boats for carrying immediate relief  & saving life

-- do--

14.      

Provision for temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care etc. of people affected/ evacuated

-- do --

15.      

Air dropping of  essential supplies                                

-- do --

16. 

Repair/restoration of immediate nature of the damaged infrastructure relating to communication, power, public health, drinking water supply, primary education and community owned assets in the social sector.

--do--

17.      

Replacement of damaged medical equipments and lost medicines of Govt. hospitals/health centres

-- do --

18.      

Operational cost ( Of POL only ) for Ambulance Service,  Mobile Medical Teams and temporary dispensaries.    

-- do --

19.      

Cost of clearance of debris                                          

-- do --

20.      

Draining off flood water in affected areas                           

-- do --

21.      

Cost of  search  and  rescue measures                          

-- do --

22.      

Disposal of dead bodies/carcasses                                           

-- do --

23.

Training to specialist multi disciplinary groups/teams of the State personnel drawn from different cadres/services

  Expenditure to be met from CRF

24.

Procurement of essential search, rescue and evacuation equipments including communication equipments subject to a ceiling of 10% of the CRF allocation of the year

To be assessed by the State Level Committee for CRF

25.

Installation of public utility 4 digit code telephone (calls not metered):

Expenditure to be met form CRF

*NCCM-National Centre for Calamity Management
 NCCF-National Calamity Contingency Fund
 POL -  Petrol, Oil and Lubricants