The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) has proposed institutional frameworks vide section 8.0 of the Framework of Implementation–Part 1. The Mission will be implemented keeping the States as anchors and key implementers. The institutional framework under the Mission envisages the engagement of key stakeholders at the National, State, District and Gram Panchayat level for implementing the Mission.
While, Institutional frameworks have been set up at the National level for formulation and facilitating the implementation of the Mission by the Ministry, The State Institutional Frameworks will play a key role in implementing the Mission. The State Institutional arrangements will be expected to identify Rurban clusters, plan its development through preparation of Integrated Cluster Action Plans (ICAPs) and thereafter implement and support in the operations and maintenance of the Rurban cluster.
Empowered Committed (EC): Headed by Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, will be constituted at Ministry, which will approve the ICAPs submitted by the States and approve the CGF for the cluster and take other necessary decisions and steps to ensure coordination with other Central Ministries and State Governments, to facilitate successful implementation of the Scheme.
Expert Group: An Expert Group will be constituted at Ministry which will comprise representatives of relevant institutions and departments and eminent persons in the related sectors of the Mission. The mandate of the Expert Group will be to evaluate the ICAPs before it is sent to the Empowered Committee for final approval. Ministry may also seek guidance from the Expert Group on matters related to NRuM from time to time during the Mission period.
National Mission Management Unit (NMMU): The SPMRM will be run at the Centre, by the National Mission Directorate headed by the Joint Secretary, in-charge at the Ministry of Rural Development. This Mission Directorate would be supported by a National Mission Management Unit (NMMU).