Responsible Citizens, Institutions, NGOs, NRIs, Non-resident Villagers, Industrialists, Corporate, Officers,
Public Representatives willing to either donate resources, facilitate mobilization of resources, transfer
of technology, provide leadership, implement innovative ideas and work with the community for holistic
development of village(s)/ward(s) can register as partners through our website. Partnership is purely
voluntary and does not have the same meaning as defined/understood in the Partnership Act 1932.
The partner would provide professional leadership and work with local communities to achieve desired outcomes
of 20 Non-Negotiable points under the Smart Village-smart Ward (SVSW) programme. A Partner might participate
in the SVSW program through man/material/financial contributions, resource mobilization, technology transfer,
implementation of best practices & innovative ideas etc. This might involve significant amount of time
and effort. A Partner needs to coordinate with the Local communities, Panchayat/Municipality and concerned
Line Departments in their activities.
There is no mandate to make financial contributions towards the projects that a partner is working on. A
partner can also contribute by utilising their expertise to Facilitate mobilization of resources (labour
or material) or providing technology, Leadership or bringing innovative ideas.
It depends on the type of partnership opted, a General/ Lead Partner ensures that all 20 non- negotiable
commitments are fulfilled in the partnered Village/Ward. General/ Lead Partner can work with sector partners
who can work on one or more commitments as a team.
Partnerships can encompass many different forms of collaboration. Partnerships are defined as voluntary and
collaborative relationships between various parties in which all participants i.e partners agree to work
together as a team with the community to achieve desired outcomes on 20 Non-Negotiable Points.
In this partnership, the partner focuses on all non-negotiable commitments. Partner can opt to
work also on areas beyond these commitments. A General Partner will closely work with the Village/Ward
committees and the community.
In this partnership, a partner can focus on one or more non-negotiable commitments i.e., education,
health, sanitation, infrastructure, micro-enterprises etc. A partner can focus on as many commitments
as one desires based on their interest, resources, experience etc.
Partnership can be of any kind. One can be a partner to a village/ward/project by just donating money for
the projects, without spending time or effort on them. In such cases, concerned Line Department or a
Lead partner would look after the implementation.
The Survey and Village development plan are a good start for interacting with the local community and developing
a rapport with the local leaders and authorities. Following this process would give the partner a clear
picture of the requirements of people and help in developing a detailed plan for transforming the area
into a Smart Village/Smart Ward.
However, if the intervention planned by partner has the support of local community (ex. Gram Sabha,
village committee etc.) and approval from local authorities, the partner may carry out his activities
without completing the survey & village development plan.
The first step to start a project is to take the approval of the local community and contact the local panchayat/municipality,
informing your interest in taking up the project and your capabilities. In coordination with the line
departments or external engineers, develop an estimate for the project with total cost and timelines
and submit your proposal by logging into the SAPF portal.
Depending on the amount of your contribution, SAPF will find alternative means of funding for the
project through NRI donations, CSR Funds, Institutional grants or Matching grants from Government. Once
the required funds are pooled, the partner may start execution, under the guidance of concerned Line
A partner needs to reach out to the Local authorities and Line Departments before starting a project. Officials
from the concerned departments will help you with the process and guidelines to be followed. You can
refer to the SOPs on SAPF portal to know the process to be followed for a particular project.
A Partnership is not an employment or contractual relation. Hence, ID cards or any other authorisation will
not be provided. Partners can use the print out of their Village adoption confirmation mail as an official
document while communicating with government officials. No Partner is allowed to use Government logos,
Business cards or any other communication material. In special cases, where the partner needs some identification
proof to communicate with officials/community members, they might put up a request to the CEO to issue
an authorisation letter.
Partners can always contact Partner support at email@example.com or
0866-2494119 / +91- 8008944791 in case of any further queries/concerns not
covered in the SOPs or Partner FAQs.
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