Orientation/Training on RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels

By RAP 3 on April 10, 2018

District:

DTA Parbat successfully conducted two days orientation/training on ‘RMGs management handover to local levels’ to technical focal persons of different Rural Municipalities on 5th and 6th April 2018. Six participants from different R/Municipalities participated in the program. The program was chaired by DCC chief Mr. Manohar Biswakarma Poudel and attended by Planning Officer of DCC Mr. Kishan Bahadur Chhetri and the DTO Chief Mr. Jagadish Sharma. DCC Chief Mr. Manohar Biswakarma Poudel thanked RAP 3 for organizing such training to technical person of different local levels so that these technical persons would be much more aware about the importance of RMG and also anticipated continued support to local levels. The theory session was then facilitated by DC, DTO chief, GE, SAME and IoW. Similarly, on the second day practical demonstration sessions were conducted on a nearby RMG road site.

Identity card distributed to RMG members

By RAP 3 on March 20, 2018

District:

New, identity cards have been distributed among all the 175 RMG members of Parbat DCC for the fiscal year 2074/75. These cards were made with the GoN budget and were distributed by respective site-in-charge during the inspection of work of all the DRCNs. Currently 44 RMG groups with 175 members are working in 27 DRCNs.

RMGs payment completed

By RAP 3 on March 15, 2018

District:

Payment for the work done by RMG has been completed for the month of Magh 2074 (Jan/Feb 2018) through GoN Budget. Similarly, work plan for the month of Chitra 2074 (Mar/Apr 2018) has been given to them along with the supervision by respective site in-charge. The measurement of RMGs has been done for the month of Falgun 2074 (Feb/Mar 2018).

RMG Payment through GoN budget

By RAP 3 on February 23, 2018

District:

RMG payment has finally been made through the GoN budget in Parbat DCC. RMGs were paid through RAP3 for two months in August and September 2017. Since then they were working unpaid. They have been paid for three months; October and November 2017 as per English Calendar and Poush 2074 as per Nepali calendar. From now on they can be paid regularly on a monthly basis in this fiscal year 2074/75. 46 RMG groups with 184 members are working on 28 DRCNs of Parbat DCC with technical support from RAP3.

Completion of Second District Engagement Workshop

By RAP 3 on December 30, 2017

District:

RAP 3 DTA Parbat successfully completed the second phase District Engagement Workshop on 29th December 2017 at DCC hall, Kushma. The program was chaired by DCC Chairperson, Manohar Biswakarma Poudel and was facilitated by Prakash Sharma, Social Mobilization Officer, DCC. The main objective of the workshop was to clarify about RAP 3 support strategy for federalization and its working period as well as taking feedback from the representatives and possibility of work to be carried out during the next phase of RAP. LRN Maintenance coordinator, Harihar Bhandari presented the RAP support strategy for federalization. The questions and queries raised by the participants were addressed by Harihar Bhandari. The total participants in the program were 57 including the participants from 7 different Municipalities and Rural Municipalities, representatives from DCC/DTO, RAP 3 TMO and RAP 3 DTA. The program was formally closed with the closing speech by DCC Chairperson.

RMG contract extension and coordination with R/Municipalities

By RAP 3 on December 26, 2017

District:

19 RMGs groups consisting of 136 members, are mobilized in Doti for the routine and recurrent maintenance work in 9 DRCN, to make the road trafficable throughout the year. From August 2017, all RMGs were contracted on the monthly basis due to restructuring of district into R/Municipalities, which has been now extended till 16th July 2018. Along with that, DCC Doti has recently issued a letter to R/Municipalities requesting them to assign one technical focal person for the effective monitoring and supervision of RMGs works.

Completion of RMG work plan audit

By RAP 3 on December 25, 2017

District:

The RMG Work plan audit was accomplished by Tulsi Neupane, internal auditor in Parbat district on 21 – 22 December 2017. The audit was focused on the effectiveness of RMG guidelines and procedures adopted for work plan preparation, works assignments, monitoring and supervision, measurement and the RMG payment system for the works. On 21st December, documents related to RMGs were reviewed in the DTA office in the presence of GE and OM. Similarly, on 22nd December, field visit was organized on three different DRCN (Patichaur-Bajung-Kyang, Maidan-Purnagaon, Patichaur-Maidan-Labsibot) to meet the RMG and interact with them along with GE, OM and IOW. The auditor observed the health and safety condition of the RMG members. The closing meeting was organized to discuss the findings from the overall audit. Internal auditor made a courtesy visit to Chief District Engineer, Jagadish Sharma to gather their view of the RMG working system.

Contractor working for defect correction in improvement section

By RAP 3 on December 25, 2017

District:

2.2km of Silmi-Thulipokhari-Karkineta DRCN of Parbat district was improved through contractor and was substantially completed on 26th January 2017. And now the contract is under Defect Liability Period with effect from 26th January 2017 to 25th January 2018. So after the combined field visit of DTO engineer, representative of DCC and RAP 3 team defects were identified and issued to the contractor giving one month time. And now contractor is working for the defect correction as per the identified defects. The major works identified to be corrected includes construction of damaged head wall, construction of overturned gabion wall, construction of washed out catch pit and removal of debris from the catch pit.

External audit completed

District:

The external audit team from TR Upadhaya Audit firm, Ashik Acharya and Prabin Koirala visited the Parbat DTA from 26th to 28th October 2017 to conduct audit on RAP 3’s financial and other related activities carried out from February 2016 to July 2017. The team was accompanied by  Rakesh Khadka, Contract/Finance Officer from RAP 3, TMO. The team reviewed the financial activities including payment of RMGs, RAP 3 GoN fund, expenditure of RAP’s office, ASP, TA, attendance register and logbook. After the completion of audit, closing meeting was conducted on 28th October 2017 to share the general findings and suggestions of audit to the DTA. Audit team thanked DTA team for the support during the audit period.

Joint field visit of DTO/DCC/RAP 3 team

District:

On 30th October 2017, a meeting was held among DCC/DTO regarding improvement work of Silmi-Thulipokhari-Karkineta road and handover of RMG program to local level.  LRN Maintenance Coordinator, Harihar Bhandari talked about the DLP revision of the improvement work. Following day, a joint field visit of  DTO/DCC/RAP 3 DTA along with LRN Maintenance Coordinator was conducted on Silmi-Thulipokhari-Karkineta road to see any defects in the improvement section (2.20 Km). On 1st November 2017, the monitoring of RMG works was done on Mudikuwa-Kurgha-Lunkhu, Lunkhu-Balakot and Lunkhu-Payubhanjyang-Hosrangdi road.

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