PMG Review Meetings
High Impact Gati-Shakti Projects Review Meeting: A meeting was chaired by the Special Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India, to review the progress of high-impact Gati-Shakti projects and discuss issues impeding the implementation of these projects. During the meeting, 96 issues in 18 projects having a total investment value of INR 1.83 lakh crores were discussed. As a result of this review, 19 issues across 04 projects were resolved.
Nodal Officers’ Meeting: A meeting chaired by Special Secretary (Logistics), DPIIT was held with nodal officers of 11 ministries to discuss the matter pertaining to delayed infrastructure projects. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss progress on entry of milestone information, Right of Way inputs shared by Ministries, uploading of Port Connectivity Projects and Critical projects for Coal Evacuation on the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) portal, Root Cause Analysis, setting up of in-house PMG cells in ministries, and updating project-level information on the PMG portal.
State Review Meetings: Project Monitoring Group has been regularly conducting review meetings to get definite timelines for resolving issues pertaining to mega infrastructure projects, pending with different state governments and central ministries. These review meetings are attended by central ministry officials, senior officials from the concerned state government, district collectors and project proponents. Open issues in projects spanning major sectors, including railways, roads and highways, oil and gas, coal, mines, metro, power, renewable energy, and cement, are discussed at length in these meetings. PMG conducted three state review meetings. Officials from the Cabinet Secretariat were also present and provided valuable feedback and input.
- Bihar Review Meeting was chaired by Special Secretary, DPIIT, Government of India. 56 issues in 30 projects, having a total investment value of INR 67,101.41 crores, were discussed. As a result of this review, ten issues across 09 projects were resolved.
- Delhi and Punjab Review Meeting were chaired by Special Secretary, DPIIT, Government of India. 61 issues in 21 projects, having a total investment value of INR 1.85 lakh crores, were discussed. As a result of this review, one issue was resolved.
- West Bengal Review Meeting was chaired by Joint Secretary, DPIIT, Government of India. 58 issues in 19 projects, having a total investment value of INR 95,746.84 crores, were discussed. As a result of this review, 07 issues in the 06 project were resolved. Further, clear timelines were given by the State Govt. officials to resolve open issues.
Integration of IIG and PMG portals of Invest India:
Over the last few months, there have been various discussions at the Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister's Office (PMO) regarding the integration of multiple portals for monitoring infrastructure projects in the country. Based on recommendations given during these meetings, it was decided that DPITT will explore the option of integrating the different portals.
Accordingly, Invest India had taken the initiative of working towards integrating two important portals – Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and India Investment Grid (IIG) with the active participation of senior officials from DPIIT and the Department of Economic Affairs, Govt of India. This integration was planned with the principle of having the same data entered at only one place and seamlessly transferring the same within the different portals through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Once the integration is complete, the project proponents would have to enter the Project Level Data in the common project data entry form in one place only.
The first phase of this integration was completed, wherein the common entry form was launched for IIG and PMG portals. Henceforth, all concerned ministries and their implementing agencies would need to enter data only once through the common form. To familiarise everyone with this new approach, the IIG and PMG team organised four capacity-building sessions jointly, which witnessed participation from various ministries and their implementing agencies.