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Regional Plan : preparation and finalization

As per the provisions of the NCRPB Act, 1985 the Board has to prepare Regional Plan. Before preparing the Regional Plan finally the Board will prepare a draft Regional Plan with the assistance of the Planning Committee and publish it by making a copy thereof available for inspection and publishing a notice in a prescribed manner inviting objections and suggestions from any person with respect to the draft Regional Plan before such date as may be specified in the notice.
The Board shall give reasonable opportunities to every local authority, within whose local limits any land touched by the Regional Plan is situated, to make any representation with respect to the draft Regional Plan.
After considering all objections, suggestions and representations that have been received by the Board, Board will finally prepare the Regional Plan.
Immediately after the Regional Plan has been finally prepared, the Board will publish a notice stating that the Regional Plan has been finally prepared by it and naming the places where a copy of the Regional Plan may be inspected at all reasonable hours and upon the date of first publication of the aforesaid notice, the Regional Plan come into operation.
Regional Plans prepared by the Board till Nov.2015 are as under:

1) Regional Plan-2001, notified in 1989.

2) Regional Plan-2021, notified in 2005 (presently in force)

Note: Review exercise of the Regional Plan-2021 is in under process.


Functional Plan: preparation and finalization

Section 16 of the NCRPB Act, 1985 provides for the preparation of Functional Plans to elaborate one or more elements of the Regional Plan by the Board with the assistance of the Planning Committee for the proper guidance of the participating States and the Union Territory.
Subsequent to notification of the Regional Plan-2021 in 2005, Board, in 2009, has prepared Functional Plan on Transport for the perspective year of 2032 and Functional Plan Ground Water Recharge. These Functional Plans have been circulated to the participating States for implementation.    


Sub-Regional Plan: preparation and finalization

As per the provisions of the NCRPB Act, 1985 each participating State will prepare a Sub-Regional Plan for the sub-region within that State and the Union territory will prepare a Sub-Regional Plan for the sub-region. Before publishing any Sub-Regional Plan each participating State will refer such Plan to the Board to enable the Board to ensure that such Plan is inconformity with the Regional Plan. The Board after examining a Sub-Regional Plan prepare its observations with regard to the Sub-Regional Plan and placed before the Planning Committee for consideration of the Sub-Regional Plan along with the observations. The Sub-Regional Plan along with observations of the Planning Committee are then placed before the Board for consideration and approval. After approval of the Board, the decision/observations of the Board with regard to Sub-Regional Plan are communicated to the participating States by which such Plan was referred to it. The participating States after due consideration of the observations made by the Board, finalize the Sub-Regional Plan after ensuring that it is inconformity with the Regional Plan. Within the policy framework of Regional Plan-2001, Sub-Regional Plans of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan sub-regions were finalized by the respective State Governments and were approved by the Board in June 1992 and April 1994 respectively. After the notification of Regional Plan-2021 in September, 2005, the draft Sub-Regional Plan-2021 for U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan sub-regions were considered by the Board and observations were communicated to Govt. of U.P., Govt. of Haryana and Govt. of Rajasthan, respectively for consideration. Subsequently, Govt. of U.P. has approved and published the final Sub-Regional Plan-2021 for U.P. sub-region and Govt. of Rajasthan has also approved the Sub-Regional Plan-2021 for Rajasthan sub-region (District Alwar). Govt. of Haryana has intimated that the Sub-Regional Plan-2021 for Haryana Sub-Region of NCR has been finalized by them. Regarding NCT-Delhi sub-region it was decided by the Board that the MPD-2021 be treated as Sub-Regional Plan for NCT-Delhi. However, the MPD must clearly bring out issues of inter-state connectivity.


For conducting the studies, the Board invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from the consultants through advertisements in the leading newspapers. The applications received in response to the advertisements were evaluated and short listed by a Committee constituted for the purpose. The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) are issued to the short listed applicants/consultants with a request to submit the proposal within prescribed date. The proposals (technical and financial) received for the shortlisted consultants are evaluated by an Evaluation Committee constituted for the purpose. The Evaluation Committee after evaluation of technical and financial proposals recommend a consultant for award of the study. The study proposals along with the cost estimates are then placed before the Project Sanctioning & Monitoring Group (PSMG) for approval. After approval of the PSMG the study is awarded to the Consultant.

Procedures followed in the decision making for the other aspects

For routine work, files / matters are initiated/examined at the level of Assistant Director (Technical) / Deputy Director (Technical) and submitted to the Joint Director /Chief Regional Planner and Member Secretary for approval.

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