As per the guidelines of NRLM, the Government of Meghalaya has formed a state society in the name - Meghalaya State Rural Livelihoods Society (MSRLS). The society is registered under the Meghalaya Society Registration Act XII of 1983 and was designated as the Nodal Agency for implementing NRLM in the state. The basic purpose of forming this society is to put in place a dedicated and sensitive support structure from the State level down to the sub-district level which will focus on building strong and self-managed institution of the poor at different levels. This will provide the poor a platform for collective action based on self-help and mutual cooperation, build linkages with mainstream financial institutions and Government departments to address the multi-faceted dimensions of rural poverty.
To emerge as the specialized agency for redressing poverty in the rural areas by focusing on the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable and thereby empower them. To bring about convergence among all poverty reduction and empowerment programmes in the state sector as also the non-state sector.
The Society will be initially responsible for managing the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) or any other project (s) which the State Government may entrust in the whole state.
Objectives of the Society:
The Society shall function as the apex implementing and coordinating organization for the NRLM as implemented in the State of Meghalaya.
The Society is governed by board of Governing Council and Executive Council as under;
A. Governing Council:
B. Executive Council:
MSRLS has a dedicated sensitive support structure in all levels of its implementation Structure as given under;
At State Level: State Mission Management Unit (SMMU) is the management unit at the state level. The SMMU is headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is also the State Mission Director (SMD) of the programme. The SMMMU is staffed with dedicated Thematic Specialist to lead the programme in the state. The thematic specialist will keeps on expanding as the program intervention expands.
At the District Level: District Mission Management Unit (DMMU) is the management unit of MSRLS at the district level. The DMMU is headed by the District Mission Manager with a team of dedicated support staffs. The District Project Managers will increases as the programme intervention expands in different thematic areas.
At the Block Level: The Block Project Management Unit (BMMU) is the implementation unit of MSRLS at the Sub-district level. The Block Project Manager (BPM) is the head of the BMMU and lead a team of dedicated staff in implementation of the project.