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Monitoring is the regular observation and recording of activities taking place in a project or programme. It is a process of routinely gathering information on all aspects of the project. To monitor is to check on how project activities are progressing. It is observation; - systematic and purposeful observation. Monitoring also involves giving feedback about the progress of the project to the donors, implementers and beneficiaries of the project. Reporting enables the gathered information to be used in making decisions for improving project performance.

Monitoring is a continuing function that uses systematic collection of data on specific indicators to provide the management and the main stakeholders of an ongoing intervention with indications of the extent of achievement of objectives and progress in the use of allocated funds. In short we can say supervising activities in progress to ensure they are on-course and on schedule in meeting the objectives and performance targets.

Huge investments are made by the Government every year for creation of more infrastructure particularly in the shape of hospitals, school buildings, roads & bridges and power projects etc etc… for overall development of the state and welfare of the public. Under the circumstances it becomes all the more important to monitor the implementation of the programmes and execution of projects for achieving the physical and financial targets within the stipulated time period.

Monitoring of ongoing developmental works is being done regularly by the scheme implementing departments as well as the Planning & Development Department. Monitoring of schemes is also carried out by engaging third party agencies by different departments. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also felt the need to have the projects particularly mega projects inspected at the CM’s Secretariat level.

It is in this backdrop that the Monitoring Cell was established in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat vide Government Order No: 803-GAD of 2010 dated 15-07-2010 issued by General Administration Department. The Cell is working under the administrative control of the Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister. Presently two officers, one each of the rank of Joint Director (Planning) and Deputy Director (Planning) with subordinate staff are posted in the Cell for carrying out the job assigned to it.