History OF DRDC :The District Rural Development Cell (DRDC) of Uttar Dinajpur added a feather to the rural development venture since its inception as District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) on 20th November,1992. After bifurcation of West Dinajpur district on 01.04.1992, the West Dinajpur District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) divided in to two, of which Uttar Dinajpur District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) came in to existence w.e.f. 20.11.1992.
In this time DRDA deals with the main scheme Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) along with some sub-schemes like DWCRA, TRYSEM and SITRA etc.IRDP was a poverty alleviation scheme. Later on, the DRDA merged with the Uttar Dinajpur Zilla Parishad w.e.f. 01.04.2000 and thereafter the Uttar Dinajpur DRDA renamed as DRD Cell of Uttar Dinajpur Zilla Parishad. Since then it is functioning as a nodal agency of Uttar Dinajpur Zilla Parishad for spearheading the developmental intervention for sustained livelihood of rural community . more...

Organizational structure

SL No.

Name of the Post

Scale of pay

Number of posts created

1

Project Director, DRD Cell

Grade pay of WBCE(Ex)

1(one)

2

Additional Project Director, DRD Cell

Grade pay of WBCS(Ex)0

Nil

3

Deputy Projector, DRD Cell(Monitoring)

Grade pay of WBCS(Ex)

1(one)

4

Deputy project Director(WD)

Grade pay of WBCS(Ex)

1(one)

5

Deputy Project Director(Credit)

Grade pay of W.B. Coop. Service

1(one)

6

Deputy Project Director, DRD Cell(TRYSEM& Rural industries)

Grade pay of Sr. Manager DIC

1(one)

7

Deputy Project Director, DRD Cell(Agriculture)

Grade pay of Agri. Service Other

Nil

8

Finance Officer, DRD Cell

Grade pay of WBA &AS officer

1(one)

9

Head Clerk, DRD Cell

1260-2610/-+Rs.80Spl pay

1(one)

10

Accountant, DRD Cell

1260-2610/-

3(three)

11

Investigator, DRD Cell

1260-2610/-

2(two)

12

Stenographer  Sch(B),DRD Cell

1260-2610/-

1(one)

13

Upper Division Clerk, DRD Cell

1260-2610/-

Nil

14

Statistical Assistant, DRD cell

1260-2610/-

Nil

15

LDC-Typist, DRD Cell

1040-1920/-

4(four)

16

Investigator LDC, DRD Cell

1040-1920/-

Nil

17

Driver, DRD Cell

1040-1920/-

2(two)

18

Duplicating  Machine Operator, DRD Cell

920-1617/-

Nil

19

Record supplier, DRD Cell

875-1460

1(one)

20

Group-D, DRD Cell

800-1265/-

1(one)

21

Night Guard, DRD Cell

800-1265/-

Nil

22

Chowkidar, DRD Cell

800-1265

1(one)

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Guiding act & rules  :  MORD (Govt. of India) &        P& RD Deptt ( Govt. of west Bengal)
  
Nature of of works :

          The main function of DRD Cell, Uttar Dinajpur        Zilla Parishad is to implement National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is a logistic Programme of World Bank, Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India  and P&RD Deptt, West Bengal .

The basic features of NRLM is to uplift the financial status of the SHGs living under the  poverty  line, which has been  restructured SGSY with effect from 01.04.2013.

          As the time passed, the pattern and nature of poverty has got a makeshift Therefore, the then ongoing programme has been rollback and the Govt. of India launched a re-modelled programme National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), also called Aajeevika in the state of West Bengal. This was launched on 17th May 2012, styled as “ANANDODHARA”. Henceforth, the maneuvering dynamics of DRDC has got a thrust in which the clusters (or federations) became the pioneer to act in rural development.

                   At present DRD Cell, UDZP deals with the following schemes .

  1.  (i) NRLM ( Anandadhara) :-

The main object of this scheme  is to brought the BPL families  under  formation of SHGs. After formation  of groups with 10 to 20 women,  members need to by open a Bank Savings  Account in the name of the group. After 3 to 6 months  the groups are graded by the officials Panchayats, Block and Banks. After passing the gradation process, the groups are provided with R.F of Rs. 15,000- from DRD Cell and the concerned Bank provide them  atleast  1(one) lakh as cash credit  loan . On completion of  six months  of C.C. (Cash credit) loan  the group will be graded and  will be linked with  Bank loan by providing Project loan or enhancement  of C.C. loan as the case may be.
        (ii) Training: - Members of the groups will be provided Basic Orientation  , Book Keeping  and  Skill Development Training as required  for implementing their projects. Training of group members are generally conducted at  in the Block level Training institute  and also at CADC Chakulia and Kaliyaganj project.  RSETI is also conducting the Skill Development Training in the district.
(iii) Marketing: - The product of the groups are marketing through different fairs organized by DRDC, State Govt. and MORD ( i.e SABALA, SARAS, IITF Etc.)There are also some rural hats /market shades, constructed  exclusively  for SHGs for  selling their  products.

  • Interest Subsidy: - In this scheme i.e. NRLM the Capital  Subsidy has been stopped and Interest subvention  has been introduced for loan consumed by the groups.
  •                                Besides this the DRD Cell, Uttar Dinajpur Zilla Parishad involved with implementing the schemes.

    SAHAY : In this programme the beneficiaries  have been selected by the Panchayat functionaries  those who are depauperated  living in rural areas. In this scheme, the beneficiaries are provided cooked food by the Sahaybandhus  at G.P. level . But, as the fund flow is irregular, in most of the areas the scheme is stopped.

    SSK/MSK: In this scheme, the schools are provided infrastructural support like as construction  of Class room /Additional class room /school buildings and sanitation facilities. Zilla Parishad  is the implementing agency  of this scheme and fund released from this end  only as per direction of Zilla Parishad.

    Physical Progress

    Total no. of SHGs Formed

    1st graded SHGs

    2nd  graded SHGs

    Project linked SHGs

    13626

    10549

    2958

    1129

    Financial performance
    Fund position of NRLM of 2014-15 upto September,2014

    Fund Available

    Expenditure

    %of Expenditure

    1,54,33,147/-

    23,89,582/-

    15.48%

     

    Another Importent Information

    NRLM Frame WORK
    Convergence Model
    Cluster
    Bank operating IFCS code
    RBI master Circular
    Infrastructure/RuralHat

    Success stories

    1. Aponar Jonnya
    2. Pushti
    3. Jaynagar SGSY
    4. Sanitary Napkin