Institutional Arrangements

The Government of Assam recognizes the requirement for an effective and efficient institutional mechanism to ensure timely clearance of projects and therefore lays down following structure to meet the policy goals.

Apex Authority


Constitution

Chief Minister, AssamChairman
Minister of Planning & DevelopmentMember
Minister, FinanceMember
Minister of Industires, Power Member
Minister RevenueMember
Minister Health, Urban developmenMember
Minister Guwahati Development DepartmrntMember
Chief SecretaryMember
Commissioner & Secretary P&D (PPP)Member Convenor


Minister of the line Department to which the project belongs will be co-opted as Member of the apex authority. Besides, Chief Executive Member of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, NC Hills Autonomous Council, Bodoland Territorial Council, as the case may be, will be co-opted as member of the Apex Authority for the projects requiring the involvement of these Councils.

Powers & Functions

Apex Authority will grant in principle approval for all projects proposed to be developed in PPP mode. Further, all PPP Projects having investment or where value of underlying assets exceeds Rs. 100 Crore will require investment approval and approval for developer from the Apex authority.

Empowered Committee for PPP


Constitution

Chief SecretaryChairman
Additional Chief Secretary P&DMember
Senior most officer of the Finance Department by whatever designation calledMember
Principal Secretary, Revenue DepartmentMember
Commissioner and Secretary Forest DepartmentMember
Secretary Legislative Department Member
Commissioner & Secretary of the line Department to which the project belongsMember
Commissioner & Secretary P&D i/c PPP CellMember Convenor


Besides, Principal Secretary of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, NC Hills Autonomous Council, Bodoland Territorial Council, as the case may be,will be co-opted as member for the projects requiring the involvement of these Councils. Empowered Committee on PPP will be free to co-opt members from other Departments as and when considered necessary.

Responsibilities, Powers & Functions of Empowered Committee for PPP

The Empowered Committee on PPP shall be the nodal agency to achieve the policy goals and co-ordinate with various authorities of the State and Central Government to facilitate private sector investment in developing infrastructure through PPP mode.

The Powers and Functions of the Empowered Committee on PPP would include:

  1. Prepare and seek the approval for the shelf of projects to be developed through PPP mode.
  2. Sanction, authorize expenditure by Departments for PPP projects
  3. Adopt, develop Model Concession Agreements for various sectors
  4. Recommend projects for Viability Gap Funding to Government of India.
  5. Deliberate and recommend to Apex Authority the final bids for approval of the projects involving investment above Rs. 100 Crores.
  6. Deliberate and recommend to Apex Authority any special grants and concessions for ensuring financial viability of the project.
  7. Review and monitor PPP Projects during implementation, execution, operation and management.
  8. Sanction PPP Projects, approval of developer selected through competitive biding and approval of concession agreements for PPP projects involving investment or where value of underlying assets is upto Rs.100 Crores.
  9. Settle disputes between the parties.
  10. Sanction fund out of Project Development fund for undertaking project development activities.