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State Programe Management Unit(SPMU) In response to the lessons learnt from RCH-I and programme management support needs of RCH-II and National Rural Health Mission, the State Programme Management Unit (SPMU) have being established. The main objective of establishing this unit is to strengthen the existing management structures/functions at the state and district levels respectively as RCH-II is characterised by allocation of flexible funds to states, preparation of programme implementation plans by States and districts and performance linked disbursement based on MOU. Consultants recruited under SPMU are expected to improve the performance levels of the public health infrastructure and functionaries and to make the system more responsive and transparent. All these positions are on contract basis.
The SPMU consists of following four positions.
1. State Programme Manager
2. State Finance Manager
3. State Accounts Manager
4. State Data Officer
The SPMU is responsible for the overall state level planning and monitoring for NRHM, management of flexipool funds, initiation of health sector reforms, continuous process improvement and for secretarial functions to the State Health Mission and State Health Society.