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CRF Committee (Constitution)

CONSTITUTION OF COMMITTEE FOR CRF

(Extract from Punjab Government Gazette, dated the 9th March 2001)

Government of Punjab Department of Revenue (E.R. Branch)

Notification

The 23rd February 2001

No. 2/2/2001-ER-II/1298- In pursuance of the scheme for constitution and administration of the Calamity Relief Fund and Investments there from issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Plan Finance-I Division, New Delhi- vide their letter No. 43(1)PF-I/2000 dated the 24th November 2000 the Governor of Punjab is pleased to constitute a State Level Committee to administer the Calamity Relief Fund in the State of Punjab, comprising the following :

Chief Secretary to Govt Punjab Chairman
Financial Commissioner Revenue Punjab Member
Financial Commissioner Development Punjab Member
Principal Secretary to Govt Punjab, Irrigation & Power Department. Member
Principal Secretary to Govt. Punjab, Health and Family Welfare Department Member
Principal Secretary to Govt Punjab Finance Deptt Member
Secretary to Govt Punjab PWD (B&R) Deptt Member
Secretary to Govt Punjab, Animal Husbandry Deptt Member
Secretary to Govt Punjab, Public Health Deptt Member
Special Secretary/Addl. Secretary/Joint Secy to Govt Punjab, Revenue Deptt. Member Secretary

2. Functions of the State Level Committee will be as under:

  1. The Committee will decide on all matters connected with the financing of the relief expenditure.
  2. The committee will arrange to obtain the contributions from the concerned Government, administer the fund and invest the accretions to the Fund as per the norms approved by the Government of India from time to time.
  3. The Committee shall also be responsible to ensure that the money drawn from the Calamity Relief Fund is applied for the purposes for which the Fund has been set up and only on items of expenditure and as per norms contained in the guidelines issued by Ministry of Agriculture
  4. The accretions to the Fund together with the income earned on the investments f the Fund will be used by the Committee to meet items of expenditure covered by the norms contained in the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Agriculture. No further financial assistance (beyond the Central Government’s yearly contribution of the Fund) will ordinarily be available for the purpose.
  5. The accretions to the Fund together with the income earned on the investment of the Fund shall, till contrary instructions are issued by Government of India under para 8.5, be invested in one or more of the following instruments:
    1. Central Government dated Securities;
    2. Auctioned Treasury Bills;
    3. Interest earning deposits and certificates of deposits with Scheduled Commercial Banks;
    4. Interest earning deposits in Co-operative Banks.

3. The committee will meet as and when required at the discretion of the Chairman. The Chairman may invited any person or persons, not being a member of the Committee, to attend any meeting of the Committee, but such invitee or invitees shall not be entitled to vote at the meeting.

4. A Committee constituted vide this department notification No. 7/4/90-ERII/1789, dated 28th February 1991 is hereby superseded.

Chandigarh

The 22nd February 2001

Shyama Mann

Financial Commissioner Revenue and

Secretary to Govt Punjab

Deptt of Revenue & Rehabilitation


GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND REHABILITATION

(EMERGENCY RELIEF BRANCH)

12/7/2001

To

All the Commissioners

and Deputy Commissioners,

in the State of Punjab.

Memo. No.7/4/2001-ER-II/ 5003

Chandigarh, dated 12/7/2001

Subject : Relief for loss of crop on account of fire

 

1. Relief for loss of crop/property on account of fire was being provided by the State government till 14/7/1997 when the Revenue Department vide its memo. No. 5/70/97-ER-IV/4815, dated 14.7.1997 stopped it with effect from 1/4/1997.

2. The State Government has reconsidered the issue in view of a number of cases of crop loss due to fire in the Districts. The Punjab State Electricity Board vide its instructions No. 28435/29030/GB-348, dated 5/5/2001 has made provision for grant of relief for crop loss on account of fire caused by electrical short circuit/faults. The District authorities would forward such cases to the Electricity Board. The State government will provide relief @ Rs.3,000/- per acre for mature standing/harvested crop destroyed on account of fire caused by lightening or any other cause subject to the following terms and conditions :-

  1. The cause of fire should be other than electrical faults/short circuit.
  1. The fire cases would be reported promptly and the Circle Revenue Officer would verify such cases after a spot visit preferably within 48 hours. He would satisfy himself about the cause of fire, the condition of crop and the extent of damage. The Sarpanch, Village Panch and Nambardars etc. and owners of adjoining fields would be associated with the verification. Other factors like requisitioning the service of fire brigade could also be taken into account while making the verification.
  1. The relief @ Rs.3000/- per acre would be provided for completely destroyed mature standing/harvested crop.
  2. The relief for maximum of 10 acres per Khatauni would be provided.
  3. These instructions would cover the cases of fire loss occurring after 10/7/2001.

The other conditions for grant of relief would be the same as in the case of crop loss due to floods.

Satish Chandra

Secretary to Govt. Punjab,

Revenue & Rehabilitation Deptt.


GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND REHABILITATION (EMERGENCY RELIEF BRANCH)

12/7/2001

To

All the Commissioners

and Deputy Commissioners

in the State of Punjab.

Memo. No.7/4/2001-ER-II/ 5004

Chandigarh, dated 12/7/2001

Subject : Relief for crop loss due to fire in April/May, 2001

The State Govt. vide its instructions No. 7/4/2001-ER-II/ 5003, dated 12/7/01 has made provision for grant of relief @ Rs.3000/- per acre for crop loss due to fire. These instructions would apply from the date of issue.

2. The matter regarding fire cases had come up for discussion in the meeting of Deputy Commissioners held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister on 11/6/2001. It was pointed out that there were number of cases of crop loss due to fire during the current harvest season i.e. in the month of April/May, 2001. You are requested to examine the cases and if the cases were reported to the Revenue authorities promptly and if the crop loss due to fire is easily verifiable then forward your proposals to this department as per instructions dated 10/7/2001. Only those cases of crop loss due to fire pertaining to the period April/May, 2001 would be sent which satisfy all the terms and conditions contained in the instructions dated 10/7/2001.

3. The proposals, if any, should be sent by 31/7/2001.

Satish Chandra

Secretary to Govt. Punjab,

Revenue & Rehabilitation Deptt.

Contents

Hon'ble Revenue Minister

Hon'ble Minister-In-Charge
Shri. Gurpreet Singh Kangar

 


 

Special Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Mangement
Shri. Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS

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