The diversity of the State in terms of socio-geo-political context, represented by 16 different major tribes speaking more than 20 different dialects, is sensitive and challenging, and therefore poverty alleviation programs need to be inclusive in nature covering all Districts. It is in this backdrop that the State Mission ensures that the best human resource (indigenous tribe representation) is tapped from the respective community for effective dissemination of the program. The staffing pattern(s) at various levels is based on geography, number of blocks, population spread, implementation strategy and phasing. Also towards communitization, NSRLM inducts Community Resource Person as staff in support structures at the Resource Blocks, without reference to their formal qualifications.
Human Resource Policy and Manual is in place and is subject to periodic revision. The key elements in HR Policy include staffing, job profiles/competencies, recruitment and selection, transparency, immersion and induction, remunerations, performance management, appraisals and incentives, grievance redressal, staff learning and capacity building, internship, sabbatical, and deployment flexibility etc. Each staff is assigned dedicated theme over and above the standard responsibilities, to ensure there is no dilution in dissemination of program to the communities.
Staff Learning and Capacity Building: NSRLM realizes its success is critically linked to the quality and professional competence of the staff therefore, dedicated and adequate budget for staff learning and capacity building is earmarked. A structured capacity architecture/system for the purpose is in place across all levels for integrating Mission learning during implementation.
Administrative & Financial Rules: Being independent implementing agencies, NSRLM has developed and implements administrative and financial rules that facilitate smooth implementation of process intensive NRLM with flexibility for responding diligently to the needs of the community and, for nurturing and retaining the skilled professional staff.