The Planning Commission will put the monitoring reports of over 432 Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the public domain. The cabinet on Thursday approved an institutional mechanism for monitoring these projects.
"We will place the reports on PPP projects on our website," Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia said. "If citizens want, they can also seek the information under RTI."
The plan panel had to seek the cabinet's approval for the monitoring mechanism after several ministries failed to implement its 2009 guidelines. After approval, the new mechanism would be put in place within a month.
The quarterly monitoring reports will be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure to review the progress of projects. "We would like to know whether the private partners are meeting the obligations stipulated under the agreement signed with them," Ahluwalia said.
India has the maximum number of projects under the PPP mode in the world.