1. PROFILE
1. Set-up on 14th October 1968 as an evaluation and monitoring unit, the Evaluation unit is a full fledged Directorate functioning under the administrative control of the Planning and Co-ordination Department, with District Evaluation Offices in all the eleven district, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, Dimapur, Peren, Longleng and Kiphire districts . The Directorate has a total sanctioned strength of 121 and the Evaluation Directorate office is located at A.G Road, Kohima.
1.2. The Evaluation Directorate functions under the administrative control of the Planning and Co-ordination Department headed by the Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner. All Administrative matters and sanctions for the Directorate are routed through the administrative Department.

2. FUNCTIONS
2.1 The ultimate test for any programme is in terms of final outcomes. Often this can only be  determined over a period of time through evaluation of the programme/project.
2.2 The main function of the Evaluation Department is to undertake evaluation studies on the  intervention schemes/programmes of the Government to assess whether the   programmes are impacting the targeted beneficiaries  and grass root and to suggest ways and means to bring about improvement in their formulation and execution. Through the two aspects: retrospective and prospective and through cost-benefit analysis the Evaluation studies aid decision making by providing insight into the programme.
2.3 In addition to the independent state level studies carried out by the Directorate, the District Evaluation Offices conduct district specific studies as per the requirement of the respective District Planning & Development Boards and as may be entrusted by the Departments. Quick review studies are also undertaken to examine whether the findings, impact and suggestions made earlier still hold true and whether any follow-up action has been taken by the Departments concerned or not.
2.4 Evaluation studies are undertaken with the general guidance of the Evaluation Steering Committee which consists of:
i. The Development Commissioner                       -Chairperson
ii. Secretary, Finance Department                        -Member
iii.  Secretary, P & AR Department                        -Member
iv. Vigilance Commissioner                                    -Member
v. Commissioner & Secretary/Secretary
and Head of the Department whose scheme/report
is under study                                                           -Co-opted Members
vi .Secretary, Planning                                            -Member
vii. Director, Evaluation                                         -Member Secretary

2.5. The Steering Committee decides the schemes for which Evaluation Studies are to be undertaken and guides the Directorate on the approach and methodology  to be adapted for the study. On completion of the study the Committee scrutinizes and approves the reports for publication. The Committee also assesses the follow up actions taken by the Government as suggested/recommended in the Evaluation reports.

 

3. STAFF STRENGTH OF THE DIRECTORATE
3.1 Headed by an ex-officio Director, the Directorate has a sanctioned staff strength of 121. Details are given below:

Sl. No

Category of posts

Sanctioned Strength

A

Directorate/Headquarters

 i Additional Director

1

ii Joint Director

1

iii Deputy Director

1

iv Assistant Director

3

v Evaluation Officer

1

vi Inspector

6

vii Sub-Inspector

3

viii Registrar

1

ix Superintendent

1

x Other Ministerial Staff

19

Total of A

37

B.

District Evaluation Offices

i

District Evaluation Officer

11

ii

Inspector

19

iii

Sub-Inspector

11

iv

Ministerial Staff/others

43

Total of B

84

Total of A & B

121