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Economic target of 1 trillion dollars: UP is looking for a new consultant

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On behalf of the state government, the Planning Department issued the tender to hire a consultant for the task. The last day for submitting bids would be April 14 and technical bids will be open for review on April 18.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his second term will give high priority to achieving the unfinished agenda of making Uttar Pradesh a trillion dollar economy. The state government again issued a tender, looking for a consultant who could help the state with this difficult task.

By the government’s own admission, this “Herculean task requires state government to take giant leaps forward”, as it involves increasing the size of the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) nearly fourfold to achieve the goal within the next five years.

UP’s GSDP in 2020-21, in nominal terms, was Rs 17.2 trillion, about the same level as in 2019-20. According to advance estimates, the GSDP will be 19.1 trillion rupees in 2021-2022.

On behalf of the state government, the Planning Department issued the tender to hire a consultant for the task. The last day for submitting bids would be April 14 and technical bids will be open for review on April 18.

This is the second time that the government has considered appointing a consultant for this position. Previously, the state government launched the process in September 2020, and global professional services firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India became the selected consultant, after beating Boston Consulting Group, Grand Thorton India and an IT consortium iSAARC-UP. . However, the offers were canceled for technical reasons in March 2021.

According to the new Request for Proposals (RFP) document, the consultant will be required to critically analyze macro and micro sector data regarding the GSDP, trade, investment, expenditure, savings, labor participation labor, inflation, import and export, etc. the strengths and weaknesses of the UP economy.

It will also cover all key sectors such as agriculture and related sectors, infrastructure, rural development, industrial development, social sector, health, skills development, natural resources and technology-intensive sectors. emerging. It would also develop a strategic framework, create an implementation roadmap, design institutional reforms and also develop a monitoring and evaluation framework.

Describing the outcome of the work, the RFP document states that the task requires “well-thought-out, long-term strategies on a sustained basis and would also require organizational restructuring, targeted policies and rules for more effective governance, better decision-making. speed and better accountability”.

The consultant will also suggest the creation of reporting mechanisms and dashboards that can enable the office of the lead minister to monitor the level of implementation of each project, similar to how the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) monitors major national programs.

The consulting firm must submit the first draft of the technical report within 90 days of signing the contract and submit the final draft within 150 days.

A pre-tender meeting is scheduled for March 22.