Monitoring and Evaluation Division (M&E)
M&E Division under E&S Wing is headed by Economic Adviser. The subjects dealt with by the Division includes monitoring of performance of PSUs through holding Quarterly Review Meetings, matters relating to Agriculture Ministry such as bio-fertilizers, balance fertilizer, soil health cards etc., organic fertilizers based on Urban Solid waste including City Compost; subject relating to renewable/non-renewable energy; clean technology & general environment issues; publication of the Yearbook (Indian Fertilizer Scenario); study relating to space technology in fertilizers sector; monthly bulletin of the Department of Fertilizers
M&E Division also deals with Techno Economic Clearance (TEC) for Project Imports for Renovation/Modernization/Revamping of existing fertilizer plants on the basis of two stage clearance/procedure. The guidelines framed by the Department of Fertilizers for dealing with TEC cases are as under:
Guidelines for dealing with TEC Cases
In accordance with requirement of Notifications, D/o fertilizer (DOF) has formulated internal guidelines for grant of Techno-economic Clearance (TEC). The TEC for Project imports for new fertilizer plant (initial setting up or substantial expansion) and renovation/modernization/revamping of the existing fertilizer plant is granted on the basis of two stage clearance/procedure as stated below:
(i) In the First Stage, the essentiality of the proposal is examined by Director/DS (E&S) of the DOF in consultation with PDIL for technical inputs and submits it through Economic Adviser and AS&FA for approval of Secretary, D/o Fertilizers. The proposal is examined on the basis of the estimated capital cost of the scheme/ Project and cost of goods that are proposed to be imported. Besides essentiality, the applicant/importer is also required to adopt competitive bidding process for procurement of goods so as to minimize the cost. In the case of proprietary item, the reasonableness of Price of imported item is to be established by the company/applicant. Once the essentiality and reasonableness of price of goods are established, the first stage Techno-economic clearance/approval of Project import is accorded. The competent authority for grant of first stage Techno- Economic Clearance/approval of Project Import is Secretary, D/o Fertilizers.
(ii) In the second stage, the Department of Fertilizers would attest the list of goods to be imported after ensuring that the procedure of Competitive Bidding has been followed by the applicants except in the case of items which are proprietary in nature. The lists of goods shall be attested by a technical officer of the rank of Deputy Secretary and also Dy. Secy to the Govt. of India and the second stage approval would be accorded by the Economic Adviser or equivalent Officer in the Department