Disaster Resilient Housing

Objective of the Organization

In the post Phailin scenario, World Bank Mission visited Odisha during October-December-2013 for assessment and need of the post-Phailin impact i.e. specially on life, property and livelihoods of the affected areas of the districts of Ganjam, Khurda and Puri. Due to Government of India intervention, the World Bank, based on the finding of their visit, agreed to extend assistance for disaster recovery and future risk reduction.

Around 30,000 disaster resilient houses have been taken up under ODRP within 5 KM from the High Tide Line (HTL) in Ganjam, Khurda and Puri districts. For the purpose, a policy guideline and ToR has been adopted for Owner Driven Construction of Houses (ODCH) @Rs3,00,000/- (Rupees Three lakhs only) per house. This amount would be provided to each beneficiary for construction of about 300 sq. ft house (One bed room, one drawing-cum-bed room, kitchen and toilet) having other facilities like electricity and water supply facilities.

Houses are being constructed by the beneficiaries either “In situ” or “Re-location” depending on availability of suitable land.

Administrative setup of the Organization

The management responsibility for the project falls under the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of OSDMA.  While other two District Management Units (DIUs), one at Ganjam and other at Khurda, are headed by the respective Collectors. The overall implementation of the component has been managed by the Nodal Officer (General Manager, OSDMA) under the aegis of OSDMA’s Managing Director-cum-Project Director, ODRP, having two Consultants (One for Administration and other for Engineering work) of Additional Secretary  and Chief Engineer rank respectively, for day to day implementation of the scheme in the field.

The DIU is headed by Collector of that district and supported by the Executive Engineers / Assistant Engineers / Junior Engineers / Social / Community Development Officer / Community Mobiliser / Account Officer / Accountant.

Staff Pattern

All staff like Executive Engineer / Assistant Engineer / Junior Engineer / Community Mobiliser / Account Officer / Accountant / have been recruited in a transparent manner and placed in different DIU as per the standing procedure followed by Government of Odisha.

Different categories of private persons who provide opportunities for corruption.

Since beneficiaries are constructing their houses, there is less possibility of corruption; only our engineers have to supervise the works to ensure quality of material and specifications.

Probable points and places of corruption

Only in infrastructure development for example, construction of roads, drain, electricity and pipe water supply in the “Re-location” sites. Where the use of materials and specifications are important are the probable points and areas of corruption.

Categories of Officers and Staff working at the points and places of      possible corruption.

Only Engineers who are involved in the supervision of both ODCH and infrastructure works in each “Re-location sites” in Ganjam district / Khurda district are possible places of corruption.

Internal Vigilance Organization.

A result monitoring and evaluation system are in place which supervises and monitor all progress of work which inter alia, include regular quality supervision and specification; periodic physical progress monitoring and Third Party Quality Audit. In addition to this, there are Grievance Cells are also put in place in each DIU in Ganjam and Khurda District.