Proceedings of the Government
Sub:- Setting up of PPP
Cell in the Infrastructure Development Department and
constitution of State Level Single Window Agency.
1. Joint Secretary to Government
of India’s D.O letter No.1/24/2006 - PPP dated 7th February
2. Proceedings of the meeting
held on 21-3-2007 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary.
1.1 The Ministry of Finance,
Government of India has advised the state Governments to set up
a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Cell and designate a
Secretary level officer as PPP nodal officer for the State. In
response to this, a meeting was convened on 21st March 2007
under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Government of
Karnataka and it was decided to set up a PPP Cell in the
Infrastructure Development Department (IDD) with the Principal
Secretary, IDD as the nodal officer. This Cell would be staffed
with appropriate professional/technical experts to assist the
Government in formulating, processing, evaluating and monitoring
the PPP projects. The scope of work of PPP Cell was discussed
and finalised in this meeting.
1.2.It was also decided to
constitute a State Level Single Window Agency under the
Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to approve the PPP projects
up to Rs.50 crore and to recommend the projects above Rs.50
crore to the State High Level Committee under the Chairmanship
of the Chief Minister constituted under section 3 of the
Karnataka Industries (Facilitation) Act 2002.
1.3.The State Government, after
examining the recommendations of Government of India on PPPs, is
pleased to issue the following order.
GOVERNMENT ORDER NO IDD/ 5 UIP
BANGALORE, DATED 18.06.2007
2.0 In the circumstances
explained in the preamble, the Government of Karnataka accords
approval for setting up of a PPP Cell in the Infrastructure
Development Department. The Principal Secretary, Infrastructure
Development Department and the Director, IDD and professional
experts will head the Cell. The Infrastructure Development
Corporation (Karnataka) Limited (iDeCK) will provide technical
advice and support to the PPP Cell which will have other
supporting staff from the Secretariat. This Cell may also engage
consultants as and when necessary.
3.0 The Functions of the PPP Cell
would be as follows:-
a. To identify, conceptualize and
create a shelf of projects in consultation with the line
Departments and recommend approval of suitable projects for
implementation on PPP route.
b. To assist different Government
Departments in preparing the pre-feasibility reports through
c. To assist the respective
Departments in preparing the Detailed Project Reports.
d. To appoint / select
consultants to develop the projects in consultation with the
e. To help respective Departments
to conduct the bidding process for selection of developers.
f. To interact with the
Government of India and other funding agencies for obtaining
g. To act as the nodal agency for
capacity building for PPP in the state, conduct/recommend
exposure visits and training programmes on PPP.
h. To develop internal evaluation
guidelines in consultation with the respective Departments to
evaluate and assess the projects whether the projects are to be
funded by the State Government, or implemented with Private
i. To recommend projects to
Government of India for grants under Viability Gap Funding
j. To inspect, visit, review and
monitor any PPP Project under implementation in the State.
4.0 State Level Single Window
Approval is also accorded to
constitute a Single Window Agency(SWA) at the State Level under
the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to approve the PPP
projects up to Rs.50 crore and to recommend the projects above
Rs.50 crore to the State High Level Committee under the
Chairmanship of the Chief Minister constituted under section 3
of the Karnataka Industries (Facilitation) Act 2002.
4.1 The PPP Cell will be the
nodal agency to receive the proposals in respect of the PPP
Projects and place them before the SWA for consideration and
approval. The Committee shall examine and consider the PPP
proposals relating to any Department
in the State.
4.2 The Committee shall consist
of the following members:
1. Chief Secretary – Chairman.
2. Additional Chief Secretary - Member
3. ACS & Development Commissioner - Member
4. Principal Secretary, Planning Department - Member
5. Principal Secretary, Finance Department – Member
6. Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department –
7. Principal Secretary, PWD Department - Member
8. Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department – Member
9. Principal Secretary of the Department concerned with PPP
project – Member
10. Principal Secretary, Infrastructure Development
The Chairman of the Committee may co-opt/invite additional
members as and when required.