NRLM aims to alleviate rural poverty and create sustainable livelihood opportunities for the rural poor. Towards this objective, NRLM seeks to promote sustainable community based institutions which will facilitate provision of financial services, economic services and other entitlements to the rural poor. In order to implement the programme in a Mission mode, the state governments are required to create autonomous societies, establish dedicated Mission implementation architecture at the state, district and block levels and set up adequate complementary systems (viz., human resource, administration, finance, procurement, MIS and M&E).
Thus, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is required to provide technical and professional support to the states to establish the Mission societies, implementation architecture and systems and guide them in the implementation and monitor their progress.
In this context,Union Cabinet in 2013 gave clearance to set up autonomous society at national level i.e. National Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (NRLPS) under Ministry of Rural Development. NRLPS is envisaged as a compact, professional and multi-disciplinary body to provide wide ranging professional and technical support to the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) and the State Rural Livelihoods Missions (SRLMs) in the implementation of their Mission Objectives.
The National Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (NRLPS) has been established to undertake the following objectives
To provide technical and professional support to the States to transit to the Mission mode, establish Mission implementation architecture and systems and prepare State Perspective and Implementation Plans (SPIPs) and Annual Action Plans (AAPs) and undertake appraisal of the SPIPs and AAPs.To provide professional support to the National Rural Livelihood Mission and the State Rural Livelihood Missions in the development of strategies for promoting social mobilization and inclusion, community institution building, capacity building, financial literacy and inclusion including SHG credit linkage and insurance, livelihood promotion, redemption of entitlements, convergence with other programmes, and monitoring and evaluation of the Mission activities.To undertake the capacity building and training programmes to strengthen the National Rural Livelihoods Mission and State Rural Livelihoods Missions.To guide and support the State Rural Livelihoods Missions, the Resource States and the National Resource Organizations under NRLM to conduct capacity building and training programmes for various stakeholders and facilitate inter-state collaboration in all Mission activities.To undertake all activities necessary to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to enable them to discharge their functions related to National Rural Livelihoods Mission.To promote participatory micro level planning for convergent poverty reduction.To provide professional support to the Central and State Governments in implementation of the Placement linked Skill Development Programme.To set up an efficient ICT based Management Information System for monitoring the implementation of NRLM and provide periodic financial and physical progress reports to the Ministry.To provide technical support to the Central Government and the State Governments on convergence of NRLM activities with other programmes/schemes of the Government of India and the State Governments.To enter into partnership and collaboration with other public and private institutions, banks, insurance companies, universities and other academic institutions, agencies, CSOs, N.G.Os, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and other bodies of repute, both national and international, in areas relevant to the objectives of NRLM.To undertake and support research, evaluation and other studies related to matters having a bearing on the objectives of NRLM which would provide inputs for improving the quality of implementation of NRLM.To collect information on and document best national and international practices, models and innovations in social mobilisation, financial inclusion, vulnerability reduction, livelihood promotion and public private partnerships and promote their replication.To organize conferences, symposia, workshops, consultation, seminars etc. on areas related to NRLM and other poverty alleviation programmes.To publish books, pamphlets and literature and take up or arrange production of print, audio and audio visual publicity material related to NRLM.To appoint professionals, consultants, retainers and other employees on contract or on deputation basis to carry out the functions of the Society.To receive grants in aid from the Government of India and resource support including financial support from national and international Agencies/ Organisations to undertake activities in furtherance of the objects of the Society.To acquire, hire or take on lease property, movable or immovable, and provide their maintenance as may be necessary to carry out the objects of the Society.To hire, lease, transfer or dispose of any movable or immovable property of the Society. The disposal and transfer of immovable property however shall be subject to prior approval of the Central Government.To incur expenditure on the basis of annual budget for carrying out the objectives of the Society in accordance with the Rules and Bye-Laws of the Society with due regard to economy and probity.To do all such other things as may be necessary, ancillary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Society.To perform any other tasks assigned to the society by the Central Government.