Bhubaneswar: Pending funds for the implementation of ‘Rehabilitation of Physically and Mentally Challenged Socially Disadvantaged Persons’ was released on Tuesday in favour of Centre for Rehabilitation Services & Research (CRSR) situated at Patharadi under Charampa in Bhadrak and two other NGOs.
Secretary Transformation and Initiatives (5T) VK Pandian, earlier today, after reviewing the facilities at CRSR and enquiring about the issues it is facing had assured to release advance funds for its operation. As ‘Time’ is one of the components of 5T, the funds pending for the last three months were released within three hours proving the government is serious about bringing transformation in its functioning.
Accordingly, the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department directed the General Manager of State Institute for Disability Rehabilitation (SIDR) to release an amount of Rs 33 lakh in favour of three NGOs providing therapeutic and rehabilitation services to persons with intellectual disabilities (MR, CP, Autistic and Spastic) under the ‘Rehabilitation of Physically and Mentally Challenged Socially Disadvantaged Persons’ programme towards 2nd installment of Grant-in-Aid during the year 2019-20.
While Rs 22,20,000 Grant-in-Aid was released in favour of Bhadrak’s CRSR, Rs 5,40,000 each was released in favour of Institute for Self Employment and Rural Development (ISERD) at Pandapokhari under Panaspada in Puri and Shivanginee Institute of Child Development (SICD) at Chaulia Niwas under Hakimpada in Angul.
However, the department has mentioned that the sanctioned amount shall not be utilized for any other purpose and the expenditure shall be incurred strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down by the department. The funds released need to be utilized component wise and shall be fully utilized by end of the current financial year 2019-20.
Detailed account of expenditure shall be maintained for the amount sanctioned. The accounts together with all relevant documents/ papers shall be opened to audit by the auditors of the Department as well as for the Test Check by the Principal Accountant General (A&E), Odisha.
The Utilization Certificate (UC)/ Statement of Expenditure (SoE) in duplicate in respect of the amount sanctioned shall be submitted by the grantee to the Joint Secretary to Government, SSEPD Department who will transmit the same to the FA-cum-Additional Secretary to Government, SSEPD Department.
The fund will be released in favour of the NGOs through credit system in their respective bank accounts as submitted by them.