The Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) in Kerala is currently fully administered over an electronic platform.
1. The fund is operated by the Government Principal Secretary (Finance) who is a senior I.A.S officer. Presently Sri. Manoj Joshi IAS is the Finance Secretary. Contributions to CMDRF is remitted to bank accounts maintained in State Bank of India, City main Branch, Trivandrum as well as pool accounts of various nationalised and scheduled banks and the funds are released only through bank transfer. The pool accounts have been created recently for the functioning of the online portal. The funds can be withdrawn only under the hand and seal of the Finance Secretary.
2. Though the fund is operated by the Finance Secretary, the CMDRF is administered by the Revenue (DRF) department in Government. This would mean that the Finance Secretary who is authorized to operate the bank account of CMDRF can not withdraw /transfer the money at his or his department's whims and fancy. This is possible only as per a Government Orders issued by Revenue Secretary.
3. The financial delegation available to each tier/ officer involved in CMDRF administration is also fixed by Government orders. Government Orders regulate the amount that can be sanctioned by the District Collector, Revenue Special Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Revenue Minister, and the Chief Minister. Over and above, it rests with the Council of Ministers.
4. Now CMDRF is fully web managed and it has become extremely transparent. Transfers to the end beneficiary is done through Direct Bank Transfer system.
5. Right To Information Act (RTI) is applicable to CMDRF and the people are entitled to get all information on it. CMDRF funds are open to audit by the Comptroller and Accountant General and the budgeting and expenditure is subject to scrutiny by the State Legislature.

The CMDRF is a public fund constituted for the purpose of giving relief in cases of privation and also to those affected by fire, flood, cyclone sea erosion and similar other calamities. Educational Cultural and Charitable Institutions of a public nature, which are affected by such calamities and whose financial position does not enable them to repair the damage caused to their property and bring them to a normal condition are also eligible for financial assistance from the Fund. Relief may also be provided from the Distress Relief Fund for the workers thrown out of employment for the reason beyond their control, in units not covered by Employees State Insurance Schemes or Employees Provident Fund Schemes in the traditional sector alone. Financial Assistance from this Fund will be restricted to cases not covered by other special relief programs of Government.The term “Privation” does not refer to ordinary cases of poverty, but refers only to exceptional cases of real hardship due to sudden loss of income where the District Collector is satisfied that financial assistance would be necessary.

Receipt of Application.
The application for Financial Assistance in the specified format is received in the Village offices. People can also submit application onlinein the CMDRF portal, through Akshaya Centres, and also through the offices  of MPs and MLAs using the application interface provided to them.
In the case of accident deaths FIR and Death Certificates are to be produced.
For Medical treatments Medical Certificate from a qualified Medical Officer should be provided.
In the case of Distress due to calamities the Village Officer reports particulars of the people affected and forward this to Collector through Tahsildar .
Processing
The applications are processed by the Revenue Department. All the processing is done electronically –(cmdrf portal).The applications received in online modes  will be automatically forwarded to the concerned Village Office for validation of the details furnished by the applicant.
After the validation at village level  all applications will be  forwarded  to Taluk office, Collectorate and if necessary to Revenue Special Secretary, Revenue Minister, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers through electronic  process.
Sanction and Disbursement
Sanction of Payments under various levels

  • District Collectors - Up to Rs. 10,000
  • Special Secretary(Revenue Department) - Up to Rs. 15,000
  • Revenue Minister - Up to Rs. 25,000
  • Chief Minister - Up to 3 lakhs
  • Cabinet - for more than 3 lakhs

Currently the approved payments are then transferred to the beneficiary bank account through DBT.





CMDRF Expenditure Details
all in Indian Rupee

SUMMARY OF INCOME & EXPENDITURE

Total Amount Received*  view details 2898.98 Cr
Total Expenditure as on 08-12-2018 1199.69 Cr
*Disclaimer: Reconciliation of Cheque / Drafts / RTGS / NEFT / IMPS / UPI ID/QR in banks not completely reflected

 

Allotment updated as on 08-12-2018

Flood 2018 - Allotment of Relief ( Gos cosolidated )
457.30 crore for 7.37 lakh people  as immediet relief
 1256.55 crore to rebuild 243207 houses
   Immediate relief Rebuild Houses
SlNo District No of Beneficiaries Amount Sanctioned
(Crores in INR)
No.of Houses Amount Sanctioned
(Crores in INR)
Amount Alloted
(Crores in INR)
Alloted %
1 Thiruvananthapuram 2831 1.76 3098 28.00 14.00 50%
2 Kollam 7012 4.35 3199 15.38 7.69 50%
3 Pathanamthitta 52843 32.76 15597 88.23 44.12 50%
4 Alappuzha 166345 103.13 59575 253.10 126.55 50%
5 Kottayam 86780 53.80 18432 82.88 41.44 50%
6 Idukki 10630 6.59 8817 93.10 93.10 100%
7 Ernakulam 193448 119.94 79188 250.81 125.40 50%
8 Thrissur 135784 84.19 24715 219.45 109.73 50%
9 Palakkad 8067 5.07 8040 90.10 90.10 100%
10 Malappuram 40621 25.19 7538 46.91 23.46 50%
11 Kozhikkode 24708 15.32 5301 28.96 14.48 50%
12 Wayanad 8100 5.02 7629 45.00 45.00 100%
13 Kannur 293 0.18 1747 11.59 5.80 50%
14 Kasargod 13 0.01 331 3.04 1.52 50%
  Total 737475 457.30 243207 1256.55 742.39  
Total allotment  Rs. 1199.69 Cr.

Note:

  1. The number of beneficiaries is an estimate based on the amounts allocated to the districts based on demand.
  2. Payment to beneficiaries is Rs 6200 from Chief Mnister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). An amount of Rs 3800 is provided additionally from State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF).

  VIEW GOVERNMENT ORDERS

Allotment for Rebuilding of Houses

Wayanad District - Allotment of Releif for Damaged Houses ( GO No . 4621 / 2018 / Rev Dated 05-11-2018 )
SlNo Percentage of Loss Number of Houses Allotment per house Total Amount (INR)
1 100% (Full Damage) 576 298100 171705600
2 75% to 99% 82 298100 24444200
3 60% to 74% 781 173500 135503500
4 30% to 59% 787 74000 58238000
5 16% to 29% 1384 29500 40828000
6 15% 4019 4800 19291200
  Total 7629   45,00,10,500
Palakkad District - Allotment of Releif for Damaged Houses ( GO No . 4744 / 2018 / Rev Dated 15-11-2018 )
SlNo Percentage of Loss Number of Houses Allotment per house Total Amount (INR)
1 75% to 100% 1754 304900 534794600
2 60% to 74% 1193 179000 213547000
3 30% to 59% 1239 77500 96022500
4 16% to 29% 1510 31500 47565000
5 15% 2344 4800 11251200
  Total 8040   903180300
    less Fund Available  2199600
    Fund Allotted 90,09,80,700
Idukki District - Allotment of Releif for  Damaged Houses  ( GO No . 4893 / 2018 / Rev Dated 26-11-2018 )
   Plane land Hill area Total
SlNo Percentage of Loss Number of Houses Allotment per house Total Amount Number of Houses Allotment per house Total Amount Number of Houses Total Amount(INR)
1 75% to 100% 138 304900 42076200 1575 298100 469507500 1713 511583700
2 60% to 74% 55 179000 9845000 1344 173500 233184000 1399 243029000
3 30% to 59% 93 77500 7207500 1464 74000 108336000 1557 115543500
4 16% to 29% 116 31500 3654000 1532 29500 45194000 1648 48848000
5 15% 290 4800 1392000 2210 4800 10608000 2500 12000000
  Total 692   64174700 8125   866829500 8817 931004200
  PALAKKAD MALAPPURAM KOZHIKKODE WAYANAD KANNUR KASARAGODE
SlNo % of Loss No.of Houses Rate/ House Amount in Crore No of Houses Amount in Crore No of Houses Amount in Crore No of Houses Amount in Crore No of Houses Amount in Crore No of Houses Amount in Crore
1 15% 2344 4800 1.13 3838 1.84 2605 1.25 4019 1.93 825 0.4 110 0.05
2 16% to 29% 1510 31500 4.76 1321 3.9 1111 3.28 1384 4.08 333 0.98 65 0.19
3 30% to 59% 1239 77500 9.6 952 7.04 760 5.62 787 5.82 210 1.55 61 0.45
4 60% to 74% 1193 179000 21.35 675 11.71 464 8.05 781 13.55 211 3.66 39 0.68
5 75% to 100% 1754 304900 53.48 752 22.42 361 10.76 658 19.61 168 5.00 56 1.67
  Total 8040   90.32 7538 46.91 5301 28.96 7629 45.00 1747 11.59 331 3.04
Amount Allotted      100% *90.10 50% 23.46 50% 14.48 100% 45.00 50% 5.80 50% 1.52