Farewell to an engineering intern

District:

A farewell program was organized to Gautam Khadka, an engineering intern at RAP3 DTA, Dailekh on 31st July 2017. He completed his first half of internship (3 months) assisting the technical team in Dailekh and has been transferred to Kalikot to complete the other half of internship programme. RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha thanked him for his contribution during his stay at Dailekh, wishing him boundless success in the future and also requested him to keep in touch. Mr. Khadka as well stated that he had great experience working as an intern in Dailekh and thanked all the staff for their continual love & support.

SMG’s work completed

District:

SMG have completed specific maintenance activities for this year at the mid of July 2017. Total 6 million budget was allocated for this work, 120 members involving 53 female & 67 male were assigned in six different groups for the construction of dry retaining walls, gabion retaining walls, dry stone soling, causeway, and earthen drains. About 98% of estimated work had been substantially completed. This approach was piloted in three DRCNs (60DR010, 60DR031, 60DR033,) and will be continued in next year, too

RMG formation & Orientation training in DM2

District:

On 18th July 2017, RAP3 DTA Dailekh organized a mass meeting of settlements nearby the road corridor at Okharbas for the formation of Road Maintenance Group (RMG) in Desigade –Mahabu (DM2) road (Okharbas-Mahabu section). Total 10 members comprising 6 female and 4 male were selected for 16 km long DM2 (60DR009) road to carry out the routine & recurrent maintenance activities, priority was given to poor, female and disadvantaged groups. After formation of RMG, RMG orientation (theory & on-site demo) training was provided to the selected members emphasizing on preventing road assets from being damaged and making road vehicle pliable on 19th July 2017.

Cleanliness Programme in DCC

District:

Under the leadership of Dailekh LDO Dila Ram Panthi, cleanliness programme was organized in DCC premises on 17th July 2017. DCC staff, DTO staff, RAP3 staff, and other projects staff actively participated in the programme. The participants were mainly involved in clearing weeds and unwanted plants, collection of dust, bottles, papers, plastics and other waste and their proper disposal. The programme was very effective and it has been decided to organize frequent repeats.

Basic Operating Guidelines (BOG) booklet distribution & orientation

District:

On 26th June 2017, meeting was organized in RAP3 DTA, Dailekh to distribute and orient about BOG booklet to all RAP3 staff. RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha facilitated the meeting, distributing booklet to all staff .He explained every points of guidelines in detail and requested all to share their views on the points. An open discussion took place and the queries were addressed by RTL. He also requested all to keep the booklet with them and to follow it in order to avoid any kind of risks or hazards.

DFID Annual Review team visit Dailekh

District:

Nina Schuler, Gareth Weir, Raj Kumar Rai and June Shrestha from DFID Nepal, Vishal Gadhavi from MEL and Christopher Tomlinson from KEP visited the RAP3 office in Dailekh on 5th June 2017. DTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha held a joint meeting with the DCC, DTO, DFID, MEL, KEP and RAP3. On 6th June, the team visited the Mathillo-Dungeshwor-Dadaparajul District Road (60DR031) to observe maintenance activities implemented by RMGs and SMGs assigned to that road. On the way to Kalikot, the team conducted a meeting with Hatemalo Cooperative (MSME#9) at contact office of Hatemalo Cooperative.

On 8th June 2017, the team visited Belpata diary (MSME#3) and interacted with Executive Committee of the Dairy, farmers, trade hub, DLSO, Prabhu Bank, Insurance Company and buyers of dairy supplies. Then after AR visit team left Dailekh for Nepalgunj completing field visit.

Payment (IPC-01) to SMGs

District:

Interim payment has been made to all six SMGs on 30th May 2017.  SMG payment was done on the basis of attendance at 60% of district rate without exceeding the value of actual work completed as per SMG guideline. There was delay in the payment due to local election. SMGs were relieved after the payment was done. SMG-1, SMG-2, SMG-3 of Dailekh-Naumule Road (60DR010) were paid Rs.211,500 , Rs.126,000, & Rs.279,000 respectively. Similarly, SMG-1, SMG-2 of Mathillo Dungreswor-Dadaparajul Road (60DR031) were paid Rs.187,800 & Rs.211,500 respectively. SMG of Agodhuwaune-Goganpani Road (60DR033) was paid Rs.189,000. Including all these, total payment of Rs.1,204,800 was done to SMGs.

Auditor’s visit to Dailekh

District:

Audit Team visited Dailekh from 22May to 26 May 2017 to interact with partners of RAP3 CONNECT. CONNECT Team Leader Subhasisni Chandran also accompanied the visit. On 23rd May TR Upadhyaya &Co. delivered training on Accounting and Book-keeping to the staff of MSME#3, MSME#4 & MSME#9. After training, partner wise office management and business accountability was checked and 360 audit was carried out. Team also visited offices of MSME#3, MSME#4 & MSME#9, newly established TH and interacted with YVs and HDs.

Job card issued to SMG

District:

Job card has been distributed to all six groups of SMG in Dailekh. It contains information about SMG member, daily attendance sheet and other useful information for them. With the issue of job card, it has been easier for them to keep their daily records. This card provides details of the time taken by SMG to do the assigned work and can be used to track the progress of their work. SMG became very happy after receiving the job card. ” Now this card verifies that I am a SMG member”, said one of the members happily showing her card.

Human Resources Information System (HRIS) training

District:

On 22nd April  2017, one day HRIS Training for DTA Staff was held at RAP3 Office Dailekh by Finance and Admin Officer Sandip Khanal. The training commenced with general introduction to HRIS application system and its importance in record keeping. Later it moved on, practical session of requesting field work, leave, updating movement, updating month planner and generating time sheet on basis of those activities. He also explained in detail about method of viewing personal profile, leave records, roundtrips, RAP3 holidays (compulsory or optional) and other reverent information of HR manual. All staff updated their information during the practical session and gave necessary suggestions and feedback to him regarding HRIS application. All unclear issues of staff are addressed by him and the training session was considered as fruitful and advantageous for future reference.

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