Public Private Partnership (PPP) monitoring reports to be in public domain
The Central Cabinet has approved an institutional mechanism for monitoring the projects which are in Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that all the monitoring reports of over 432 Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the public domain and citizens can also seek the information under RTI.
It has been pointed out that several ministries failed to implement the guidelines issued earlier in 2009 necessitating the need for new mechanism. After approval by the Cabinet, the new mechanism is likely to be put in place within a month. It would require a quarterly monitoring wherein the reports will be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure to review the progress of projects to examine whether the private partners are meeting the obligations stipulated under the agreement signed with them.