“State Designated Agency”, (agency/society/public sector unit) at the state level has been conceptualized to serve as a channel for transfer of funds from GOI to states and from state governments to the vendors implementing CCTNS. Identification of such an agency/society and routing funds through it would ensure, timely payments for time-critical events, strict control on utilization of funds for intended purpose, sustainability even beyond plan period, enable States in timely hiring of experts and internal capacity building. States have been asked to create a new society/agency for this purpose.
Rules Governing the release of Funds
a. Funds to states would be released and would be linked to the progress of implementation at the state level and achievement of pre-defined milestones and service levels.
b. All costs related to CCTNS, capital and recurring, incurred beyond the current plan period (end of 2011-12) will be borne by the states.
c. Funds shall be released to states subject to states meeting the following conditions:
i) Enter into an agreement with GOI by signing a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) proposed by GOI
ii) Institute the Governance Mechanism in alignment with the guidelines
provided by MHA
iii. Identification of a “State Designated Agency” to act as a channel for the
release of funds from GOI to states.
iv. Agree to bear all expenses beyond the current plan period (after 2011-12)
v. Agree on achieving the outcomes and service levels defined in the scheme.
vi. In case of states that have already implemented applications of their own and would like to continue with these applications, the states must demonstrate that their applications meet the key requirements of CCTNS project and that they would be able to share the data that NCRB would require of them
Tamilnadu Police Housing Corporation (TNPHC)
Tamilnadu Police Housing Corporation (TNPHC) has been designated as the SDA as per the G.O (Ms) No.871 Home (Modern) Department Dated 09.10.2009.
A current account entitled “TNPHC - CCTNS PROJECT TAMIL NADU” has been opened with Indian Overseas Bank, Nehru Park Branch, Kilpauk, Chennai-84 by Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation bearing No.7004 and General Manager (Finance and Administration) cum Company Secretary has been authorized to operate the said account vide Letter, No.MD/Camp/049/2009 dated 29.10.2009 of MD, TNPHC.