By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: With the objective of enhancing effective and optimal utilization of funds in the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) towards development of the Northeastern States including Meghalaya, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for introduction of a new Central Sector Plan Scheme titled “Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources – Central – (NLCPOR -Central)”.
It will become operational from 2012-13.
The scheme is not meant to supplement the existing schemes, but to fill critical gaps in the existing developmental programmes or schemes.
As a Central Sector plan scheme, projects of Union Ministries/ Departments pertaining to subjects listed in the Union and Concurrent Lists can be proposed for funding under the scheme.
Expenditure incurred under the NLCPR – Central Scheme will be debited to the NLCPR Pool.
The guidelines for the scheme have been circulated to the concerned Union Ministries/Departments, inviting them to propose appropriate projects. The government of the North Eastern States and North Eastern Council has also been informed about the procedure by which they may pose projects under the scheme.