PCU Administration

High Power Committee: High Power Committee (HPC) headed by Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra has been constituted as an advisory body for implementation of the Project. The Minister (Agriculture), Minister (ADF), Minister (Agricultural Marketing) and the Chief Secretary are the members of this Committee and the Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.) is the Member Secretary of this Committee. The HPC will meet once in a year to review the implementation of the Project and give overall advice and policy directives for its smooth implementation.

Project Steering Committee: The Steering Committee (SC) at the State level has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. Principal Secretaries of Planning, Finance, Agriculture, ADF are the members of the Steering Committee. The Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.) is the Member Secretary. The role of this Committee is to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Project and also to take policy decisions within the framework of the decisions of HPC. The Cabinet of the State has already authorized the Steering Committee to approve minor changes in the design, budget, and administrative issues involved in implementation of this Project. This committee will meet at least once in 6 months.

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High Power Committee: High Power Committee (HPC) headed by Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra has been constituted as an advisory body for implementation of the Project. The Minister (Agriculture), Minister (ADF), Minister (Agricultural Marketing) and the Chief Secretary are the members of this Committee and the Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.) is the Member Secretary of this Committee. The HPC will meet once in a year to review the implementation of the Project and give overall advice and policy directives for its smooth implementation.

Project Steering Committee: The Steering Committee (SC) at the State level has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. Principal Secretaries of Planning, Finance, Agriculture, ADF are the members of the Steering Committee. The Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.) is the Member Secretary. The role of this Committee is to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Project and also to take policy decisions within the framework of the decisions of HPC. The Cabinet of the State has already authorized the Steering Committee to approve minor changes in the design, budget, and administrative issues involved in implementation of this Project. This committee will meet at least once in 6 months.

Project Coordination Unit: The PCU will be overall responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of MACP.  The PCU oversees the implementation of the Project which is headed by the Project Director, who reports to the Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.), GoM. The head quarter of PCU is kept at Pune as the heads of all the three line departments are located at Pune. The PCU is headed by the Project Director, who is assisted by a number of experts in various fields, viz. Chief Finance Controller, Finance Specialist, Procurement Specialist, M&E Specialist, MIS Specialist, Social Development Specialist, Environment Specialist, Agri-business Specialist, Marketing Coordinator, Agriculture Coordinator, and Livestock Coordinator and number of support staff.

Project Implementation Unit - Agriculture Marketing: The PIU -Agri Marketing will function under the over all guidance and control of MD MSAMB. It has the Nodal Officer, Officer in charge (OIC) (APMC), OIC RH, OIC FCSC, Social/ Environmental Officer, Sr. Accounts Officer, Procurement Officer, Civil Engg. Specialist (for Contract Management), IT Expert, Administrative Officer and other support staff. Majority of this staff is taken from MSAMB and some specialist and support staff is either taken on deputation or on contract.

Project Implementation Unit - Agriculture:The PIU Agriculture comprises of Nodal officer, Agriculture officer and Agriculture Supervisor from the Department of Agriculture. Agricultural supervisor will also be designated as Community Extension Officer responsible for community mobilization, as well as, addressing social and environmental concerns of the sub-projects. Besides, PIU Agriculture will take Agricultural Marketing Expert, Procurement Officer, one accountant, one assistant having computer knowledge and two messengers drawn from the department or on contract. The functions relating to accounts of PIU (Agri.) will be looked after by the Accounts Officer from the department. The work of PIU (Agri) will be closely monitored and supervised by Director, Agriculture, (Extension and Training) under the overall control of Commissioner, Agriculture.

Project Implementation Unit - Animal Husbandry: The PIU AHD has one Nodal Officer, one accountant having computer knowledge and one messenger. Nodal Officer will have the additional responsibility of Community Extension Officer to look after community mobilization, as well as, social and environmental concerns at subproject level for a period of initial one year. If need be, an independent Community Extension Officer will be recruited on contract in PIU (AHD). The Accountant having computer knowledge and one messenger may be taken on contract. The procurement function and the accounting function of PIU AHD will be looked after by the officers from the department who will be designated as Procurement Officer and Accounts Officer for PIU AHD.

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