Self Sufficiency Scheme (SSS)


Self Sufficiency Scheme (SSS) is being implemented by the Government from 2011-12 onwards to encourage and improve the self reliant attitude of public and to enhance their increased participation in creation and maintenance of community infrastructure.

This kind of participatory approach involving contribution by public, supplemented with Government funds, helps the community attain “self sufficiency” in terms of the actual requirements. Self Sufficiency Scheme will be implemented both in rural and urban areas.

Public Participation:

The minimum public contribution for any of the identified work should be one third of the estimate amount for the work.

Procedure for selection of works under ‘Self Sufficiency Scheme’ :

    1. The need for taking up of works under “ Self Sufficiency Scheme “ may originate from individuals, groups, institutions, public or private companies or from the community.
    2. Request in the form of an application indicating the works to be taken up with consent and for contributing one-third of the amount by the public has to be given to the District Collector.
    3. The District Collector shall ascertain the actual need and feasibility of the work to be taken up with estimates.
    4. The applicant has to deposit the prescribed amount by means of Demand Draft to the District Collector.

Suggested list of works that may be taken up :

The following works may be taken up under “Self Sufficiency Scheme”

  1. Construction of buildings, laboratories, toilets, cycle stands and compound walls / fencing to Government Schools, Government Colleges and Government Hostels.
  2. Construction of buildings, compound walls and fencing to Government Hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Sub-centres, Veterinary Dispensaries, Livestock Centres and libraries.
  3. Construction of compound walls and other common facilities in Burial grounds including the Burial grounds belonging to Public Wakfs.
  4. Construction of Libraries, Noon Meal Centres, Anganwadis, School Kitchen Sheds and Public Distribution Shops.
  5. Creating community assets like community buildings, Drinking water, cement concrete roads and threshing floors.
    Construction of Integrated Sanitary Complex for Women and Men.
    Construction of bridges, culverts, upgradation of gravel / WBM roads to BT standard, renewal of worn out BT roads.
    Formation of Parks, Play Grounds, Traffic Islands, Fountains.Purchase of Furniture, Computers and accessories for Government Schools and Panchayat Union Schools, Libraries and buildings under usage of the public. Old Computers and Accessories should not be purchased.
    All types of works related to solid and liquid waste management and works.
    Provision for Solar lights in Anganwadis and other Public buildings owned by Government and Rural and Urban Local Bodies.
    Provision of Reverse osmosis plants for drinking water supply

    Conditions Stipulated:
    No permanent structure should be constructed without prior permission of the owner of the property.
    No rights can be claimed by the contributing person / entity over the property / use of property

    Prohibited Works:

    Construction of office and residential buildings belonging to central and State Governments, including Public Sector Undertakings and Co-operative Societies.Exception: Govt hospitals, PHCs , Veterinary Hospitals, PD shops, Milk Societies and Chilling Centres.
    Purchase of all movable items, equipments and furniture. Exception : Govt.Schools, Colleges, Noon Meal Centres, Anganwadis, Purchase of Tricycles, Mini Lorries, etc., for the purpose of solid waste management is permitted.
    Any work in Government aided / Self-financing Schools, Colleges and other Government aided / self- financing educational institutions.
    All works involving commercial establishments/units
    Assets for individual / family expenditure.
    Works within the places of religious worship and on land belonging to or owned by religious faiths / groups.
    Fund allocation and Release of Funds:
    Out of the total allocation of 74% will be reallocated to the Districts and Chennai Corporation based on population.
    1% of the total allocation shall be earmarked for Information Education and Communication (IEC) activities.
    The balanced 25% of the total allocation will be earmarked for sanction of special works by the Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj based on the request by the District Collectors.
    All Contributions received by the District Collectors should be by means of Demand Draft in the name of “District Collector’s Self Sufficiency Scheme Account”.