Preparation at Unit level
(a) The Programme Officer will consult the relevant Departments, Panchayats, Local bodies and concerned officials of the other Departments while preparing projects. He / she must have proper assessment of the facilities available from the Departments, so that he / she does not face an untenable situation if promised facilities are not made available to him / her. The Programme Officer should also consult the concerned Departments before undertaking any project on Government land, or based on its resources, so that complications may not arise at a later stage.
(b) The Programme Officer will make necessary arrangements for the broad required for the volunteers during camp. He / she will also ensue that the tools and equipments required for the projects in the camp are available in sufficient number. It has been observed that in many cases, improper supply of food and insufficient quantity of tools and equipments adversely affect the camp.
(c) The Programme officer should make pre-camp visits to the area for making proper board and lodging arrangements. He / She must ensure that sufficient facilities of latrines and bath are available.
(d) Care must be taken to see that necessary facilities are available to girl students to maintain their privacy and meet their needs.
(e) The Programme Officer should impart training to the NSS volunteers in which all the details of the projects should be given. The volunteers should be divided into different groups and committees and the role of each committee and group should be defined to avoid over-lapping.