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Rural Development
Rural Development

The Rural Development Vertical provides policy guidance to the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). It monitors the progress of the various schemes and programmes, including DAY-NRLM, MGNREGA, PMAY, NSAP, PMGSY, SPMRM, implemented by the Ministry. The Vertical also deals with work related to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Core Functions


  • To assist in policy formulation of rural development programmes and to make periodic assessments of the physical and financial progress achieved.

  • To analyze and furnish comments on EFC/SFC memorandums and Cabinet Notes received from MoRD.

  • To liaise with MoRD to engage States for greater cooperative federalism.

  • To provide a platform for the resolution of inter-sectoral and inter-departmental issues to accelerate the implementation of various schemes of the Ministry.

  • To monitor MoRD’s schemes such as MNREGA, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NRLM), and National Social Assistance Programme. The Vertical participates in the preparation of the Terms of Reference for evaluation of key CSS schemes of MoRD. It also provides inputs for the finalisation of reports pertaining to these schemes.

  • The Vertical coordinates with MoRD to review the updation of DMEO’s Output-Outcome Monitoring Framework.


The Vertical engages with experts from academia, industry leaders and civil society to deliberate on issues of rural development.

Line Ministries

Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development

Who’s Who
Name  Designation Email ID
Dr. Yogesh Suri Senior Adviser yogesh[dot]suri[at]nic[dot]in
Ms.Vandana Sharma Deputy Adviser vandana-pc[at]nic[dot]in
Sh. Dinesh Dhawan Senior Research Officer dinesh[dot]dhawan[at]nic[dot]in
Ms. C. Shyamala Economic Officer cshyamala[at]nic[dot]in