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Guidelines for Setting up of SPMU under NeGP‐A

Guidelines for Setting up of SPMU under NeGP‐A

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC) is in the process of implementing the Agriculture Mission Mode project under the NeGP. The objective of this project is to provide relevant information and services to the farming community and private sector through the use of information and communication technologies and to supplement the existing delivery channels provided for by the Department.

To implement the project in over 650 districts in the country, institutional mechanism is required at various levels to strengthen the capacity of the Government staff. The State Project Management Unit (SPMU) is the agency which would be deployed at the State Agriculture Department to help in carrying out various activities related to NeGP‐A.

1. Senior Consultant‐ ICT

Educational Qualifications:

Must be a B Tech in IT/CSE/ECE and MBA OR M.Tech. PMI certification preferred.

Desirable Qualifications:‐

  • Must have 8+ years’ experience of which at least 2 yrs. in a reputed Level 5 IT Company.
  • Experience in IT program/ project management e.g. IT implementation in a large multi‐
  • location organization Experience in Delivery function of software organization
  • Experience/ qualifications in Risk Management IT Projects
  • Experience in monitoring implementation of e‐governance projects

2. Consultant– ICT

Educational Qualifications:

Must be a B Tech in IT/CSE/ECE. MBA is desirable but not essential. PMI certification preferred

Desirable Qualifications:‐

  • Must have 5+ years’ experience of which at least 2 yrs. in a reputed Level 5 IT Company.
  • Experience in IT program/ project management e.g.IT implementation in a large multi‐
  • location organization Experience in Delivery function of software organization
  • Experience/ qualifications in Risk Management IT Projects
  • Experience in monitoring implementation of e‐governance  projects

3. Consultant – Functional/Change management

Educational Qualifications: Must be a B Tech in IT/CSE/ECE/MCA. MBA is essential.

Desirable Qualifications:‐

  • Must have 5+ years’ experience of which at least 2 yrs. in reputed Level 5 IT Company.
  • Experience in program/ project management e.g.IT implementation in a large multi‐
  • location organization Experience in Delivery function of software organization
  • Experience/ qualifications in change management in IT Projects
  • Experience in designing BPRs/GPRs and monitoring implementation of e‐governance projects.

Number of resources and financial Assistance:

States have been categorised based on number of blocks to arrive at the number of human resources to be deployed in the State PMU. Criteria for deployment for a period not exceeding 3 years shall be as follows:

Sr. No. Number of Blocks Senior Consultant Consultants Monthly Cost Ceiling* (Rs. In lacs)
1 0-5 and Delhi# 0 0 0
2 6-60 1 0 1.80
3 61-160 1 1 3.25
4 161-360 1 2 4.75
5 >360 1 3 6.00

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