The objective of the scheme is to extend support to the agro-based (BPL) beneficiaries belonging to Tea & Ex-Tea Tribes' communities in the form of free distribution of Power Tillers to Self Help Groups (SHGs) for self- employment and enhancement of family incomes of the target beneficiaries.
The Physical target for number of Power Tillers to distributed depend upon the unit cost which will decided in the procurement process based on the lowest bidder of the NIT Process and the total units that can be procured thus.
Name of the Implementing Agency
Directorate for Welfare of Tea &Ex-Tea Garden Tribes.
Procurement of the Materials
Procurement will be done through NIT/E-tendering process by observing all formalities. NIT will be published in widely circulated News Papers, besides E-tendering process of procurement will also be adopted and the rates finalized by the Purchase Committee will be followed.
Criteria for Selection of Beneficiary
The Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall select the beneficiaries based on the following criteria
Procurement will be done through NIT/E-tendering process by observing all formalities. The Purchase Committee will select the eligible bidders and place the order for supply of Power Tillers to the 46 Sub-Divisions.
Allocation of the Power Tillers to each of the 46 Sub-Divisions will be done considering the population of the Tea & Ex-Tea Tribes communities in the Sub-Divisions.
The beneficiary SHGs will be provided with the Power Tillers through ceremonial distributions in presence of the Hon'ble Minister/Local MLAs and Deputy Commissioners.
Photographic records of all the beneficiaries receiving the Power Tillers shall be maintained by the Sub-Divisional Welfare Officers.
Monitoring of the Scheme
The monitoring of progress and implementation of the scheme will be done through SDWOs who, in turn, report to the Directorate for Welfare of Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, Assam.
Maintenance of Records and Monitoring
The Director maintains proper records with APR of the Institutions.
Submission of progress Report
The Director submits the progress report to the Govt.
Audit by the AG (Audit), Assam
Mandatory Audit by the AG (Audit) Assam is conducted for the implementation of the scheme for which the Tea Tribes Welfare Department ensures the regular and timely audit of the accounts of the Director, Welfare of Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, Assam by the AG (Audit), Assam.
Submission of utilization Certificate
The Directorate submits the utilization certificate to the Govt. in time.
Targeted Period of Completion
31st March of each financial year.