Annual Review Workshop

District:

On September 12, 2017 Annual Review Workshop and discussion for municipal engagement strategy was conducted at Hotel Mansarowar, Jumla. The program was initiated by nomination of Chairperson and Chief Guest, DCC Chairperson Lal Bahadur Sharki, Vice-chairperson Karma Buda, CDO Bishnu Prasad Kharal and heads of all Municipalities/Rural Municipalities. Acting LDO/DE Raj Kumar Goit delivered short welcome speech along with the clarification of the objectives of the review program. RAP 3 RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha enlightened the RAP 3 overview and financial and physical progress of maintenance work in the district. Hom Nath Lamsal highlighted the possibilities of future involvement of RAP 3 in Jumla district. All participants were enlightened with the need for maintenance in the road sector. The budget and finances of the RAP3 maintenance work for fiscal year 073/74 was also made transparent to the participants.

Human Resources Information System (HRIS) training

District:

On 2nd and 3rd Sep 2017, two days HRIS Training for DTA Jumla Staff was held at RAP3 DTA Office Jumla. The training was facilitated by Finance and Admin Officer Sandip Khanal. The training commenced with theoretical 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 unclear issues of staff are addressed by him and the training session was considered as fruitful and advantageous for future reference. He also provided a brief introduction to new HRIS application during the training session.

External Financial Audit

District:

Financial audit was conducted in RAP3 DTA Jumla office by an external audit team on 2-4 September 2017. The audit started with the Audit Entrance Meeting with RAP3 DTA Jumla staff, two external auditors and finance and Admin officer, Sandip Khanal (TMO/RAP3). The objective of the audit was to investigate the RAP3 labor management and wage payment practices on the district and also to provide the assurance to UKaid, DFID, GoN, DCCs and the local communities regarding the financial management process and financial statements. The Audit team performed the audits on accounting records from February 2016 to July 2017 and whether proper procedures have been followed or not. The audit team presented their initial findings and suggestions to the RAP 3 DTA Jumla.

Field Visit by newly appointed Vice-Chairman of DCC

District:

On 11th August 2017 newly appointed vice-chairman of DCC visited Urthu-Upallorana road (63DR008a) together with RTL, GE and OM of RAP3 to observe RMG and SMG work. During his visit he said that implementation of RMG has helped for smooth traffic movement and has highly reduced the risk of deterioration of road surface. After observing the SMG work he suggested to implement specific maintenance activities on all DRCN roads of Jumla. He further suggested that RAP must focus on bio engineering during implementation of SMG. Due to monsoon it is seen that some sections of road needed structure for reducing further damaging and vice-chairman requested RTL to implement any protecting measures at earliest possible time.

Radio Debate for Development

District:

Radio Karnali, Jumla organized a program titled  “Radio Debate for Development” on 7th August 2017. CDO, Acting LDO, newly appointed DCC chairman, co-chairman and RAP3 staff attended the program. CDO and Acting LDO answered the queries raised by stakeholders, user committee and RAP3 RMGs. No questions were raised by RMG about RAP3. At the end of the program Radio Karnali distributed umbrellas donated by RAP3 to the participants including RMG members.

 

 

SMG Public Audit and Wage Distribution

District:

DTA Jumla conducted public audit of SMGs members on the same day after the wage distribution of final payment. All members received their wages according to the number of working days. GE explained the different types of works performed, qualities and issues raised during the period of six months. He thanked all the groups for their coordination with DTA and hard work. SMGs members of 63DR007 and 63DR008b were highly satisfied with their total wages. However, SMGs of 63DR009a were a bit unsatisfied with their wages.

Completion of SMG work

District:

Specific maintenance work through specific maintenance group (SMG) has been completed in jumla. Under direct funding of RAP3, 76 SMGs members (male -42 and female-34) were involved in three different groups in three different DRCN roads. Approximately 80% of physical progress and financial progress (including cost of construction tools, materials, safety gears, civil work and management) has been estimated to be achieved. DTA has prepared final bill of SMG members and sent to TMO for review. Analyzing the feedback of SMG members during questionnaire, it looks like they are happy and willing to work as SMG in RAP3 for further specific maintenance activities. DTO/DCC is well satisfied with SMG work and RAP3 working modality and encouraging DTA to continue such maintenance activities in the DRCN roads of the district.

Culvert, Causeway and masonry drain on 63DR009a

District:

DCC has constructed four causeways on road 63DR009a. These causeways are constructed on river crossings at chainage 5+925, 6+000, 7+700 and 7+800. DCC also constructed two culverts at chainage 8+100 and 8+800. After the construction of these causeways and culverts it has been easier to drive motorcycle and other small vehicles without any difficulties. Also 150 m masonry drain has been constructed at chainage 6+900. The construction of drain has stopped the scouring of road section by water, flowing with high current and road section looks dry and easily passable. 

RMG of 63DR001 started a shop

District:

RMG Janak Shahi of Bagbazzar-Patharkhola has started a new shop so that he can utilize his leisure time i.e. morning and evening time and non-working days to gain profit from his shop. On interaction with him he said that he was able to start shop from savings he had done, working as RMG at RAP3. He also said that RAP3 has helped him lot to obtain family expenditure and also helped to maintain the road leading to their village in good condition. He is very happy to work for RAP3 and he mentioned that RAP has provided an opportunity to raise living standard of poor people like him. Finally he said that he will expand his shop in near future.   

CPD training

District:

As part of the capacity building under Continual Professional Development (CPD) RAP3 DTA conducted four days of LRN training from 1st - 4th June 2017 to DTO/SC/RAP staff. LDO Hari Narayan Belbase and CDE Raj Kumar Goit delivered short speeches during the opening session and requested all the members to actively participate in the training. The LRN courses were delivered by Prabhash Pokharel (GE), Ram Krishna Sharma (SAME) and Binod Yadav (IE) covering all the modules of Procurement, Implementation, Quality Control and Bio-engineering. Altogether 14 members attended the training out of which 9 members were from DTO and 5 from RAP3 DTA. An examination was conducted at the end where Binod Yadav (IE) obtained the highest mark (81.25%) from RAP3 DTA and Chudamani Bhatt (Sub-engineer) obtained highest mark (72.50%) from DTO staff

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