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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:13.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Urban Development (including Urban Transport, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (Including low cost sanitation, sewerage and solid waste management) and Urban Environment

Dated 12th January 2001


  1. Secretary, Deptt. of Urban Development, Govt. of India - Chairman
  2. Adviser (HUD) Planning Commission - Member
  3. Adviser (Water Resources) Planning Commission - Member
  4. Adviser (Transport) Planning Commission - Member
  5. Addl. Secretary and Project Director. National River Conservation Directorate - Member
  6. CMD, HUDCO - Member
  7. Chief Planner (TCPO) - Member
  8. Director ( NIUA) - Member
  9. Member Secretary, NCRPB - Member
  10. Adviser M/o Environment and Forest - Member
  11. Joint Secretary, Deptt. of UEPA - Member
  12. Secretary, Urban Development NCT Delhi - Member
  13. Secretary, Urban Development. Govt. of Tamil Nadu - Member
  14. Secretary. Urban Development. Govt. of Maharashtra - Member
  15. Joint Secretary, DEA. M/o Finance - Member
  16. Adviser (PHEE) CPHEEO, Deptt. of Urban Dev. - Member
  17. Chairman, Central Water Pollution Control Board - Member
  18. Municipal Commissioner, Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad. - Member
  19. Managing Director, U.P. Jal Nigam - Member
  20. Managing Director, Kamataka Urban Water supply And Sewerage Board, Bangalore - Member
  21. Member Secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran Board, Mumbai - Member
  22. Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat – Member
  23. Managing Director, Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board - Member
  24. Director Central Water Commission - Member
  25. Joint Secretary M/o Urban Development – Member Secretary

Terms of reference

Urban Development including Urban Transport:

  1. The review critically the policies, performance of various schemes and programmes during the Ninth Five Year Plan in the Urban Development Sector including foreign aided schemes with particular reference to the achievements of prescribed objectives, targets and pinpoint the short comings.
  2. To suggest necessary modification in the schemes, if any. required for better implementation.
  3. To review the follow-up action of the 74th Constitutional Amendment which envisaged effective decentralisation of the functions to the Municipalities including authorization to levy, collect and appropriate taxes and duties to augment the resources of the ULBs as part of Urban sector reforms.
  4. To suggest objectives, policies, strategies and programmes for the improvement of Urban Development Sector including Urban transport during the Tenth Five Year Plan period.

Urban Water Supply Sanitation, Solid Waste Management

  1. To make a realistic assessment of the current availability of water supply and sanitation facilities including sewerage and sewage treatment, low cost sanitation and solid waste management in urban areas of the country and to identify the main problems and weaknesses, if any, in die current policies, programmes and schemes.
  2. To formulate objectives, polices, strategies and methodology for die Tenth Five Year Plan, suggest modifications, if any. in the existing schemes, formulate new programmes, designed to address the specific problems in the urban water supply and sanitation. Policy issues that may be considered in addressing the given terms of reference may particularly include
    1. A realistic assessment of the extent to which contribution may be made by the beneficiaries and to suggest measures for additional resource mobilization through financial institutions, private sector efforts, special levies and cess etc.
    2. Emphasis be given to low cost technology options including indigenously developed alternatives and age-old community based practices to reduce the gap between demand and supply. Emphasis also be given to sustainability of the programmes/schemes. Ways and means be identified to remove regional imbalances in provision of these facilities.
    3. The concept of Zero Based Budgeting could be adopted while undertaking a review of all the on-going and proposed Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes for the Tenth Plan. Convergence of related Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes within the Sector as well as across the Sectors so as to obviate any duplication of effort and a thin spread of resource as also to reduce the over-head cost could be pursued with renewed emphasis.
  3. To review the current status of water supply and sanitation facilities in slums and to suggest policies, strategy and actions for improving accessibility to these facilities and suggest appropriate norms and priorities towards this end for the Tenth Five Year Plan.
  4. To suggest appropriate technologies for effective utilisation of the limited resources available, in particular, appropriate guidelines for selecting technologies which are technically and economically viable and socially acceptable and affordable and to suggest steps for extensive use of such technologies, to suggest areas of further R and D/S and T for improvement of the sector.
  5. To review the existing infrastructure administrative and-organisational set up both at the Centre and States, for planning, implementation, operation and maintenance, MIS, monitoring and evaluation, computerization etc. and suggest necessary improvement to achieve the objectives and targets of the Tenth Plan.
  6. To delineate die role of local institutions and municipal bodies in the light of 74th Constitution Amendment Act 1992 and to suggest appropriate measures for its' success in the areas of implementation and O and M of water supply and sanitation schemes.
  7. To review the current status of operation and maintenance of urban water supply and sanitation schemes and suggest policies, strategy, ways and means for effective operation and maintenance of the assets created including transfer of responsibilities of ULBs.
  8. To make a critical review of the achievements, roles and involvement of the International and other External Support Agencies like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and bilateral donors and define their future roles keeping in view the national policies, objectives and priorities.
  9. To review the impact of Water Supply and Sanitation activities on reduction in incidence of infant morbidity, mortality and communicable diseases in urban areas and to suggest appropriate policies and programmes.
  10. To suggest suitable measures for conjunctive use of surface and ground water, integrated management of water resources, sustainability of water sources including conservation of water, rain water harvesting and recharging of aquifers, recycling of treated waste water etc.
  11. To review the impact of industrial agricultural and municipal waste on drinking water sources and suggest remedial measures for abatement of such contamination.
  12. To suggest targets, preferably disaggregated , to be achieved for urban areas of different sizes in the Tenth Five Year Plan.
  13. To make a realistic estimate of outlays required for achieving the desired goals and objectives and targets, set for the Tenth Plan.

The Group will use the existing studies and reports and undertake new studies only it these are inescapable.

The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt any additional member (s) official or non-official and constitute smaller groups sub-groups as may be considered necessary.

The expenditure on TA DA of the official members in connection with the meetings of the group will be met by the respective Government Department Institutions to which they belong. TADA of non-official members will be borne by the Department of Urban
Development Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation as admissible under Government rules.

The report of the Working Group may be submitted to the Planning Commission within a period of six months.