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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08 DEC 2021 2:55PM by PIB Delhi
Utilisation of Central Road Fund

The Ministry is primarily responsible for development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs).  Apart from this the Ministry also allocates funds for State Governments / Union

Territories (UTs) for development and maintenance of State Roads under the Central Road & Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) and Economic Importance & Interstate Connectivity (EI&ISC) Schemes as per the provisions of the CRIF Act, 2000 (i.e. the Central Road Fund Act, 2000 amended by the Finance Act, 2018) amended by the Finance Act, 2019. 

The State/UT wise details of projects under CRIF Scheme where works were found to be unsatisfactory along-with action taken is placed at Annexure-I.    

No unsatisfactory works have been reported under EI&ISC Scheme. 

 As per the CRIF Act, 2000 amended through Finance Act, 2019, the Central Government is no longer responsible for monitoring of State road projects under these schemes and expenditure incurred thereon.

 The Ministry finalized the criteria for allocation of funds for development and maintenance of State Roads [under CRIF and EI & ISC Schemes] under the CRIF Act, 2000 in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and circulated the same to all State Governments and UTs in January, 2020. 

             This criteria inter-alia provides for: -

  1. Maintaining a revolving balance of one third of accrual/ allocation for the States/ UTs for the year with States/ UTs while releasing funds.     
  2. Release of funds to States/ UTs in Quarterly instalments linked to submission of Utilization Certificates (UCs). 
  3. Further release of funds by State Governments/ UTs to concerned executive agencies (e.g. Public Works Department (PWDs), Road Construction

Department/ Corporation, etc.) within 7 days of release of funds by the Ministry. (iv)Design of projects to be as per relevant Central Government codes and guidelines.

  1. Project monitoring and quality control of works to be done at regular intervals.
  2. Quality monitoring system at State / UT level Comprising experts and supporting staff appointed by State Govt. / UT including State Quality Monitor.
  3. Quality monitoring system at State / UT level by suitable Quality Assurance System delineating requirements of quality, responsibility of officers and contractors, conduct independent tests, examine Quality Assurance documentation, responsibility of training PWD staff and recommending laboratory and field testing facilities. 

      viii           Inspection of works by civil engineer(s) having degree in civil engineering and 10 years’ experience / Inspection of works by an independent impartial agency/ firm.

The salient features of these criteria is at Annexure-II.

The State/ UT - wise details of unspent balance, accrual/ allocation of funds and the funds released for development and maintenance of State roads under CRIF scheme and the State/ UT - wise details of allocation of funds and the expenditure incurred for projects under EI&ISC schemes since 2018-19 are placed at Annexure-III and Annexure-IV respectively.    

ANNEXURE – I

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 114 FOR ANSWER ON 08.12.2021 ASKED BY DR. FAUZIA KHAN REGARDING UTILISATION OF CENTRAL ROAD FUND

The State/UT wise details of projects under CRIF Scheme where works were found to be unsatisfactory along-with action taken

 

 

Length in km, Cost Rs. in crore

Sl.

No.

State/

UT

Details of Projects under CRIF Scheme,

where works were found to be unsatisfactory

Action taken

No.

Length

Cost

1

Bihar

1

19

56.01

An amount equal to the amount of sanction (Rs 56.01 crore) has been withheld due to poor quality of road works. 

2

Madhya

Pradesh

1

30.09

43.91

Minor cracks, filling of the longitudinal joints, weeds on shoulders etc. were observed during inspection. Same has been rectified by the contractor. 

 

ANNEXURE -II

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 114 FOR ANSWER ON 08.12.2021 ASKED BY DR. FAUZIA KHAN REGARDING UTILISATION OF CENTRAL ROAD FUND

The salient features of the criteria for allocation of funds for development of State Roads under the CRIF Act, 2000

  1. Allocation of funds based on 30 percentage weightage to fuel consumption and 70 percentage weightage to geographical area of the State/ UT. 
  2. Total cost of the schemes to be approved to be limited to the bank of sanctions of generally three times of the annual accrual/ allocation, except for hill States and North-East States (where working season is limited) for which this is to be generally four times of the annual accrual/ allocation for the year for the State/ UT.
  3. Finalization of list of projects by the Ministry in consultation with State Governments/ UTs. 
  4. Administrative Approval of projects (included under finalized lists) by concerned State Governments/ UTs.
  5. Technical Approval and Financial Sanction (TA&FS) of projects administratively approved by State/ UT Public Works Departments (PWDs), Road Construction Departments/

Corporations, etc.  

  1. Permissible excess cost of upto 10 percentage over administratively approved cost.
  2. Maintaining a revolving balance of one third of accrual/ allocation for the States/ UT for the year with State/ UT while releasing funds.     
  3. Release of funds to States/ UTs in Quarterly instalments linked to submission of Utilization Certificates (UCs). 
  4. Further release of funds by State Governments/ UTs to concerned executive agencies (e.g. PWDs, Road Construction Department/ Corporation, etc.) within 7 days of release of funds by the Ministry.
  5. Design of projects to be as per relevant Central Government codes and guidelines.
  6. Project monitoring and quality control of works to be done at regular intervals.
  7. Quality monitoring system at State / UT level Comprising experts and supporting staff appointed by State Govt. / UT including State Quality Monitor.
  8. Quality monitoring system at State / UT level by suitable Quality Assurance System delineating requirements of quality, responsibility of officers and contractors, conduct independent tests, examine Quality Assurance documentation, responsibility of training PWD staff and recommending laboratory and field testing facilities. 
  9. Inspection of works by civil engineer(s) having degree in civil engineering and 10 years’ experience / Inspection of works by an independent impartial agency/ firm.

ANNEXURE – III

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 114 FOR ANSWER ON 08.12.2021 ASKED BY DR. FAUZIA KHAN REGARDING UTILISATION OF CENTRAL ROAD FUND

The State/ UT - wise details of unspent balance, accrual/ allocation of funds and the funds released for development and maintenance of State roads under CRIF scheme since 2018-19

Rs. in crore

Sl.

No

.

State/UT

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Unspent

balanc e as on

01.04.2 021

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se#

1

Andhra Pradesh

330.27

326.88

349.64

350.08

325.54

322.00

334.79

285.02

339.97

2

Arunachal Pradesh

127.91

108.39

133.20

126.61

125.48

42.03

128.33

70.22

213.28

3

Assam

140.97

255.92

149.03

149.03

140.74

220.81

143.73

77.51

26.34

4

Bihar

197.71

101.49

210.35

223.16

195.30

425.93

201.06

201.06

245.90

5

Chhattisgarh

243.02

214.02

254.60

371.61

237.50

234.92

245.62

185.18

372.15

6

Goa

15.40

17.47

15.67

7.29

14.43

0.00

13.41

0.00

33.91

7

Gujarat

429.28

531.19

451.33

718.87

424.68

430.74

433.85

433.85

506.97

8

Haryana

185.06

80.93

185.10

200.77

167.73

78.54

176.97

163.71

278.02

9

Himachal Pradesh

98.98

92.56

103.27

87.12

97.27

95.95

99.69

99.69

139.59

10

Jharkhand

160.40

63.33

171.07

137.67

160.88

78.77

164.25

40.79

583.83

11

Karnataka

450.54

508.39

476.84

382.57

439.77

434.99

442.90

442.90

4.78

12

Kerala

136.74

122.85

140.54

0.00

132.26

273.99

126.71

126.71

1.44

13

Madhya Pradesh

551.98

625.70

579.67

693.25

541.01

535.13

555.95

379.43

66.72

14

Maharashtra

688.47

780.42

728.84

629.83

683.27

675.84

683.47

0.00

7.43

15

Manipur

36.14

12.95

38.00

12.64

35.85

13.22

36.58

13.43

172.41

16

Meghalaya

41.04

28.53

43.34

29.10

40.81

76.93

40.61

40.61

75.26

17

Mizoram

33.06

23.40

34.55

34.55

32.56

32.28

33.12

11.02

78.52

18

Nagaland

26.70

54.70

27.87

9.29

26.44

37.41

27.00

9.00

7.61

19

Odisha

293.08

111.93

308.94

286.96

289.54

534.19

298.53

296.01

244.96

20

Punjab

158.35

170.11

159.60

259.37

148.77

141.18

149.33

149.33

43.94

21

Rajasthan

644.38

591.86

669.01

415.17

622.71

141.81

627.58

0.00

807.78

22

Sikkim

12.21

16.76

12.89

4.29

12.09

3.98

12.05

0.00

33.98

23

Tamil Nadu

367.76

416.88

379.65

262.37

352.04

503.17

350.15

350.15

3.83

24

Telangana

263.99

279.08

276.37

234.06

256.08

253.29

261.88

261.88

2.79

25

Tripura

18.44

3.44

19.13

22.03

17.89

48.84

18.48

7.12

15.44

26

Uttar Pradesh

578.63

655.91

624.31

541.09

582.69

576.36

616.29

616.29

6.33

27

Uttarakhand

99.05

85.80

103.98

42.58

97.23

61.34

98.80

0.00

274.74

28

West Bengal

212.57

138.33

224.70

451.67

209.20

136.11

213.87

213.87

73.09

29

A & N Islands

20.01

20.52

20.22

6.74

15.12

15.12

15.12

10.08

77.31

30

Chandigarh

5.62

0.00

5.65

0.00

6.16

0.00

4.76

0.00

56.52

31

Dadra &

Nagar Haveli

4.52

0.00

4.57

4.57

5.61

5.61

4.80

2.59

57.98

32

Daman & Diu

2.77

0.00

2.80

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

Rs. in crore

Sl.

No

.

State/UT

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Unspent

balanc e as on

01.04.2 021

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se*

Accru al

Relea se#

33

Delhi

62.49

0.00

59.99

0.00

34.15

0.00

27.20

0.00

379.83

34

Jammu & Kashmir

348.87

344.75

137.85

152.96

94.51

79.40

94.51

56.71

641.82 

35

Ladakh

-

-

103.82

17.36

246.22

96.95

246.22

0.00

36

Puducherry

12.51

0.00

12.01

4.00

8.47

8.47

7.39

5.18

29.75

 

*Funds to some States/UTs have been released more than the accrual of a State from the unspent balance of previous years of those States/UTs.

#Release as on 30.11.2021

ANNEXURE - IV

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 114 FOR ANSWER ON 08.12.2021 ASKED BY DR. FAUZIA KHAN REGARDING UTILISATION OF CENTRAL ROAD FUND

The State/ UT - wise details of allocation of funds and the expenditure incurred for projects under EI&ISC schemes since 2018-19

 

 

Amount in Rs. crore

Sl. No.

State / UT

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Alloc.

Expd.*

Alloc.

Expd.*

Alloc.

Expd.*

Alloc.

Expd.#

1

Arunachal Pradesh

15.00

15.00

40.00

26.49

33.50

33.44

15.00

13.96

2

Assam

25.00

21.38

52.00

39.97

43.00

34.81

21.39

20.92

3

Goa

30.00

25.77

20.00

16.11

10.50

6.39

3.00

0.00

4

Gujarat

7.00

4.24

2.00

0.04

7.59

7.59

8.17

7.36

5

Haryana

15.00

13.90

30.00

19.66

11.73

2.40

4.92

0.00

6

Himachal Pradesh

12.50

8.20

12.00

8.35

6.98

6.48

2.00

0.73

7

Karnataka

5.00

2.56

2.00

0.00

2.37

2.37

0.68

0.00

8

Madhya Pradesh

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

6.30

6.62

4.80

3.97

9

Maharashtra

4.00

0.78

2.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

10

Manipur

25.00

27.91

25.00

22.50

40.00

39.99

26.66

25.02

11

Meghalaya

15.00

14.15

22.00

20.44

20.00

19.50

5.71

4.10

12

Mizoram

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

10.00

5.01

2.86

1.29

13

Nagaland

55.00

55.46

130.00

147.80

72.00

71.59

83.83

65.99

14

Odisha

10.00

14.72

55.00

37.87

46.00

44.63

78.64

25.05

15

Punjab

15.00

10.24

3.50

1.80

1.20

1.22

0.34

0.00

16

Rajasthan

15.00

9.96

5.00

1.86

0.00

0.00

0.60

0.59

17

Sikkim

6.00

12.63

11.50

9.40

1.78

1.78

5.71

5.64

18

Tamil Nadu

75.00

66.27

13.00

11.21

34.00

28.34

9.71

9.66

19

Telangana

12.00

9.98

10.00

5.95

2.31

2.30

0.66

0.00

20

Uttar Pradesh

90.00

93.78

26.00

25.91

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

21

West Bengal

3.50

3.33

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

22

Jammu & Kashmir

65.00

64.56

5.00

4.62

0.74

0.68

1.50

0.24

 

*Authorizations were made to incur expenditure on purely “First Come First Serve” basis subject to the condition that total overall expenditure does not exceed total allocation made during that Financial Year to ensure that there are minimum surrender of funds. Therefore, expenditure for some States have been more than the allocation made during that Financial Year.

#Expenditure as on 31.10.2021

Alloc. – Allocation

Expd. - Expenditure

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

 

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