The Authority has constituted the following discipline based Sub-Groups / Sub-Committees:
(a) Resettlement & Rehabilitation Sub-group under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
(b) Environment Sub-group under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.
(c) Rehabilitation Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
(d) Environment Sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Member (E&R), NCA for undertaking the field visits in ISP and SSP Project areas to assess and ascertain pari-passu compliance of environmental safeguard measures.
(e)Narmada Main Canal Sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Executive Member, Narmada Control Authority.
(f) Hydromet Sub-group under the Chairmanship of Executive Member, Narmada Control Authority.
(g) Power Sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Member (Power), Narmada Control Authority.
The Executive Member, NCA is in-charge of the administrative works of the Authority under the general supervision and guidance of Chairman, NCA & Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources. The Executive Member, NCA is assisted by three Members viz. Member (Civil), Member (Power) & Member (Environment & Rehabilitation) and Secretary, NCA. The headquarters of the Authority is at Indore. There are three Regional Offices located at Indore, Bhopal and Vadodara to look after the field works related to the establishment of hydrometeorological network in Narmada basin, preparation of Annual Water Acount of Narmada basin and for monitoring of construction of Indira Sagar Project and Canal system of Sardar Sarovar Project. In addition, there is a Liaison Unit at New Delhi to liaise with the Central Ministries, Central Water Commission, Central Electricity Authority etc.
Various works being carried out by NCA Secretariat are monitoring of Projects (SSP Unit-II : Canal and ISP), preparation of Annual Water Account of river Narmada, establishment of Hydromet network and Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) in Narmada basin, monitoring of implementation of R&R of project affected families of Sardar Sarovar Project and environmental safeguard measures, establishment of Energy Management Center (EMC) for apportionment of power from SSP. Hon’ble Supreme Court in its majority judgement on Writ Petition (Civil) No.319 of 1994 has entrusted NCA with the responsibility for granting permission to raise the SSP dam height above EL 90.0 m.
Budget & Finance of NCA
The expenditure incurred by the Authority is to be borne out of the NCA fund, contributions to which are made by the participating States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Its expenditure is thus not included in the Budget of the Ministry of Water Resources.
There are two major heads for which the States are required to contribute their share. They are:
(a)NCA Office Expenses
The States contribute equally to meet all expenses such as salary, traveling allowance, contingent office expenses, establishment expenses of Energy Management Center (EMC), on monitoring of R&R and environmental safeguard measures, office and residential buildings of NCA. The EMC established by NCA shall be useful for monitoring distribution of electricity generated from SSP to the Party States as per shares allotted by the NWDT.
Party States have entrusted NCA with the works of establishment of a network of hydrometeorological stations and gauge and discharge sites in Narmada basin which also involves establishment of Real Time Data Acquisition System.The expenses on these items of work are booked under Hydromet expenses.
The States contribute as per an approved formula (44:40:15:1 Gujarat : Madhya Pradesh : Maharashtra : Rajasthan) adopted by Narmada Control Authority in its 62nd meeting. A Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) Project is being cimplemented by M/s ECIL, Hyderabad on turn key basis at a cost of Rs.12.85 crores for the establishement of 26 Remote Stations equipped with sensors for observations of hydrometeorolgocal parameters, and a Master Control Center (MCC) at Indore. This system on completion will enable real time communication of meteorological and hydrological data from Remote stations / Project station through satellite to MCC at Indore. Real time flood forecasts will be issued by MCC during
Constitution, functions and compositions of Narmada Control Authority & Review Committee
Narmada Control Authority
In pursuance of the decision of the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal under Clause-XIV of its final order, the Govt. of India framed the Narmada Water Scheme, which inter-alia constituted Narmada Control Authority (NCA) and Review Committee in 1980 for proper implementation of the decisions and directions of the Tribunal. The composition of the Authority which comprises 17 members is enclosed at Annexure-2.
The NCA has been vested with powers to implement the orders of the Tribunal with respect to the storage, apportionment, regulation and control of the Narmada Waters, sharing of power benefits from Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), regulated release of water by Madhya Pradesh, acquisition of land properties likely to be submerged under Sardar Sarovar Project by the concerned states, compensation and resettlement & rehabilitation of oustees, sharing of costs and implementation of environmental safeguard measures.
The Authority is headed by Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India as its Chairman.
So far, 77 meetings of Narmada Control Authority have taken place including one Special-Meeting.
Review Committee for Narmada Control Authority (RCNCA)
The Review Committee is headed by Union Minister of Water Resources as its Chairman with Union Minister of Environment & Forests, Chief Ministers of the States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan as Members. The Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India is the Convener of the Review Committee.
The Review Committee for Narmada Control Authority (RCNCA) may suo-motu or on the application of any party State or Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests review any decision of the Authority. In urgent cases, Chairman on the application of the Government of any Party State or Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests, grant stay of any order of the Authority pending final decision taken on review.
Twelve regular and one emergency meetings of RCNCA have taken place till date. Its last meeting was held on 9th September, 2004.
In case of non-resolution of serious differences in implementation of the Award, the Committee may refer the same to the Prime Minister, whose decision, in respect thereof, shall be final and binding on all concerned.