Support Structure

NRLM would set up dedicated sensitive support units at the National, State, district and sub-district levels, to catalyze social mobilization, build institutions, capacities and skills, facilitate financial inclusion and access to financial services, support livelihoods and convergence and partnerships with various programmes and stakeholders. These units would be staffed with professionally competent and dedicated human resources.

  • At the national level, there is an NRLM Advisory Committee (NRLM-AC) , chaired by the Union Minister of Rural Development.
  • As a policy-making body, it would set the NRLM overall vision, direction and priorities and review the overall progress.
  • NRLM Coordination Committee (NRLM-CC), chaired by Secretary, Rural Development, MoRD, would oversee NRLM to ensure that its objectives are achieved in time. NRLM Empowered Committee (NRLM-EC) would review and approve the State Perspective and Implementation Plans and Annual Action Plans and release the funds to SRLMs.
  • The Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary, NRLM, MoRD leads NRLM as Mission Director and head of its National Mission Management Unit (NMMU), comprising multidisciplinary team of professionals from open market on contract, and requisite support staff.
  • At the state level, the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) constituted by State Government, would oversee the implementation of all NRLM related activities in the state. An autonomous body under the State Government, SRLM would be incorporated as a society, trust or company. State Mission Management Unit (SMMU): SRLM would implement the NRLM activities in the state through an SMMU, at the state level, headed by a full-time State Mission Director (SMD). A multidisciplinary SMMU team would comprising of experts in Social Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, Livelihoods, Programme Management, Programme Support etc., would support the CMD in implementing NRLM in the state.
  • District Mission Management Unit (DMMU): The DMMU of the SRLM would be responsible for meeting NRLM objectives and implementing NRLM activities in the district. DMMU, linked suitably with DRDA, would be a facilitating and support unit for field structures. A multidisciplinary DMMU, led by District Mission Manager (DMM), hired from open market on contract or on deputation from Government, includes functional specialists in Social Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, Livelihoods, Capacity Building, Programme Management, Programme Support etc., and support staff, as required. These specialists and staff would be hired in a phased manner, as required, on contract or on deputation.
Support Structures at Sub-district level: The Sub-district level Support Structure is either –

  • a Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU) led by a Block Mission Manager (BMM) and consisting of 3-5 spearhead teams; or
  • a Project Facilitation Team at cluster (sub-block) level

The members of sub-district structure(s), including the BMMs, if any, would be recruited from the open market or on deputation.

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