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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of finance
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3000
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 30, 2011 / BHADRAPADA 8, 1933 (SAKA)
Payment of Commitment Charges for Delay in Fund Utilization

 

3000. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

Will the MINISTER OF FINANCE be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    The total amount of committed external assistance remained unutilized during the last three years, year – wise;

 

(b)   The total amount of commitment charges that government has paid to ADB and World Bank for the last three years, as penalty for delay in utilization of approved assistance;

 

(c)    The details of the ministries/ sectors which were unable to utilize such funds along with reasons there for, ministry – wise; and

 

(d)   The steps government taken by in this regards?

 

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OFFINANCE
(SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

 

 

(a)    The external assistance amount is released by the Donor Agency from time to time as per implementation schedule and on re-imbursement basis. However, out of authorized external assistance, the year-wise unutilized amount as under :

 

2008-09: ` 132.87 Crore

 

2009-10: ` 137.66 Crore

 

2010-11: ` 141.92 Crore

 

(b)   There is no separate penalty payable for non – utilization of loans from external agencies. Commitment Charges levied by Asian Development Bank and World Bank during last three years are as:

 

2008-09: ` 12.11 Lakh

 

2009-10: ` 09.10 Lakh

 

2010-11: ` 06.87 Lakh

 

(c)    The Ministries & Sectors against which undrawn authorized funds are available is as per Annexure I and II respectively. Authorized funds are drawn as per schedule spread over project cycle. Given the size and the complexity of some of the projects like land acquisition, absorption capacity, procurement issues etc, timely disbursal is adversely affected.

 

(d)   Line Ministries and Project Implementation Authorities are encouraged to strictly adhere to the milestones. Regular review meeting are held with all stakeholders to monitor physical and financial progress of projects.

 

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ANNEXURE- I

 

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3000
LIST OF MINISTRIES WITH UNDRAWN AUTHORIZED EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE

 

MINISTRY

1

MoAG

Ministry of Agriculture

2

DoAE

Department of Atomic Energy

3

MoC

Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers

4

MoC & I

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

5

DoT

Department of Telecommunications

6

MoCOAL

Ministry of Coal

7

MoD -NER

Ministry of Development Of North Eastern Regions

8

MoE & F

Ministry of Environment & Forests

9

MoF

Ministry of Finance

10

MoHA

Ministry of Home Affairs

11

MoH & FW

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

12

MoHRD

Ministry of Human Resource Development

13

MoHUPA

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

14

MoCI

Ministry of Commerce And Industries

15

DoIT

Department of Information Technology

16

MoL&J

Ministry of Law And Justice

17

MoL&E

Ministry of Labour And Employment

18

MoNRE

Ministry of New And Renewable Energy

19

MoP

Ministry of Power

20

MoPR

Ministry of Panchayat Raj

21

MoPPG&P

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances And Pensions

22

MoRL

Ministry of Railways

23

MoRD

Ministry of Rural Development

24

MoRTH

Ministry of Road Transport And Highways

25

MoSC&T

Ministry of Science And Technology

26

MoSH

Ministry of Shipping

27

MoSJ&E

Ministry of Social Justice And Empowerment

28

MoMSME

Ministry of Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises

29

MoS&PI

Ministry of Statistics And Programme Implementation

30

MoT

Ministry of Textiles

31

MoTR

Ministry of Tourism

32

MoUD

Ministry of Urban Development

33

MoWR

Ministry of Water Resources

34

MoWD

Ministry of Women And Child Development

35

MoYAS

Ministry of Youth Affairs And Sports

 

 

 

 

 

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ANNEXURE II

 

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3000
SECTORS WITH UNDRAWN AUTHORIZED EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

SECTOR

i.

AGRD: Agriculture

ii.

DBT_Relief: Debt Relief

iii.

ENCL: Energy Sector - Non Conventional Energy

iv.

ENGN: Energy Sector General

v

ENRD: Environment and Forestry

vi.

EPOR: Energy Sector - Power

vii.

FS: Fertilizer Sector

viii.

HEALTH: Health Sector

ix.

INDF: Industry And Finance

x.

INGN: Infrastructure Sector - General

xi.

INRD: Infrastructure Sector - Telecommunication

xii.

INTE: Infrastructure Sector - Telecommunication

xiii.

IT: Information Technology

xiv

JUSTICE: Justice Access Strengthening

xv.

RD: Rural Development

xvi.

SCTE: Science & Technology

xvii.

SOSE: Social

xviii.

SOSE_EDU: Social Sector Education

xix.

STRU: Structural Adj. Sector /F. Disb.

xx.

TC: Technical Cooperation

xxi.

URDE: Urban Development

xxii.

WRMN: Water Resource Management

xxiii.

WS: Water Supply And Sanitation