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Process Document for Setting up Project Management Unit and Selection of Implementing Agencies for Integrated Program Strategy, Rajasthan Food Fortification Project


  • Sumita Mathur
  • Agency : Project Management Unit; Integrated Program Strategy
  • Objective : The objectives of the study were to understand, time and activity flow of setting up Project Management Unit (PMU); to observe selection of implementing agencies for various components of project and to develop an understanding of the managerial aspects of launching and implementing a project.
  • Background : The aim of this study is to understand and document the process of setting of Project Management Unit (PMU) and selection of implementing agencies for various project components. To achieve both objectives, i.e., setting up of project management unit and selection of implementing agencies, a time and activity flow chart was prepared. The analysis and process documentation was done by interview and general observation. Interview was taken from project director for the collection of information regarding various processes and the time allotted for each task. Each process of project functioning was observed carefully.
  • Methodology : To understand the various processes of the project, a time and activity flow diagram for each process was made. Four processes were described in detail, they are, Physical Infrastructure setting, Project staff recruitment, Inauguration of the Project Management Unit and Selection of Implementing Agencies.
  • Findings : It was learned that each development involves many steps that are necessary for the process to be completed. As the project officer of the IPS, Rajasthan above mentioned activities were managed, monitored and conducted and the findings are from this experience and are descriptive in nature.
  • Recommendations : It was noted that each process involved long time duration so it is recommended that some steps can be skipped as whole process gets delayed.
the study were to understand, time and activity flow of setting up Project Management Unit (PMU)