Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 1.41 crore as third/additional instalment of Central assistance to 3 districts of Sikkim, viz. East District (Rs. 51.17 lakh ), West District (Rs.45.50 lakh) and South District (Rs.43.74 lakh) has been released by the Ministry of Rural Development for the implementation of the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) during the financial year (2006-07). Grants-in-aid of Rs.30.31 lakh as part of first instalment, out of the allocation of Rs.1.81 crore to the West District has also been released under the scheme for the year 2007-08.

The release is towards plan expenditure and will be utilized for approved items of works subject to the conditions laid down in the SGRY Guidelines. No deviations from the guidelines is permissible.

The expenditure on implementation of the programme with regard to cash component is on 75:25 basis between the Central and the State Government, respectively.

The Zila Parishads/DRDAs will release the entire funds allocated to them directly to the respective three tiers of the PRIs in the proportion as given in SGRY Guidelines within 15 days of receipt of funds from the Centre or the State without waiting for matching Share either from the Centre or the State.