Planning Office and District Planning & Development
The District Planning Offices
The District Planning Office has been created in
all District under the Deputy Commissionerís office and is
headed by (1) The District Planning Officer (DPO) as the
Head of Office, appointed by Personnel Department from
amongst IAS/ Sr. MCS and endorsed by the Planning
Department. There are also Research Officer, Assistant
Research Officer, Research Assistant and Ministerial
staffs appointed by the Planning Department/ Deputy
Commissioner. This office also services the District
Planning and Development Council (DPDC).
The Duties, Function & Role of District Planning
The main duties and function of District Planning
Office are as follows:-
- To convene meetings of the District Planning
Boards at least once in two months and to pursue the
recommendations of such meetings with the concerned
Departments of the State Government and other
- To prepare District Annual Plans for the districts
and to place the same before the District Planning
Boards for consideration before submission to
- To monitor the implementation of various plan
schemes in the districts in general, to identify the
limiting factors in the implementation of plan schemes
and to place the matter before the District Planning
Boards and State Government with specific suggestions
for ensuring speedy and efficient implementation of
- To compile and consolidate quarterly progress
reports of district-level plan schemes hitherto done
by the District Statistical Officers, to place such
consolidated reports before the District Planning
Boards for review and then to finalise the
consolidated quarterly progress reports of such
district-level plan schemes for submission to
Government in the month following each quarter.
Quarterly progress reports may be obtained from the
District Heads of Development Departments, who may
also furnish such other information and materials as
may be necessary for compilation of the reports;
- To take up such other activities as may be
assigned to them from time to time by the District
Planning Boards or by the Government;
- To perform all other functions as assigned to them
by Government; and
- To ensure co-ordination among all the District
heads of Development Departments in the formulation
and implementation of plan schemes.
Planning and Development Council (DPDC).
The District Planning & Development
Councils are constituted one each in all the seven
Districts with the District Headquarters as its main
office. The District Planning and Development Council were first constituted on 5-3-1986 by an executive order in 4 (four) Districts but after creation of new Districts, the number was increased to 7. Originally, they consisted of 1 (one) Chairman, 2 (two) Vice-Chairmen and 6 (six) Members.The
Chairman is the head of the Council, the Deputy
Commissioners of the concerned District is the Vice
Chairman, all the MLAs of the concerned District, the
CEMís are Members and the Additional Deputy
Commissioner/DPO is the Member Secretary. The function
of the council is to co-ordinate, monitor and review
the implementation of District Plans & Programmes. It
makes recommendations, Projection of local needs and
fixing priority within the objectives of
ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL ARE AS FOLLOWS :
- Take stock of the natural and human resources of the District as well as the level and pattern of development and exploitation of these resources.
- Projection of local needs and aspirations and translating them into schemes and programmes and fixing priorities within the objectives of the State/ National plan.
- Formulation of District development plans.
- Co-ordination in the implementation of District Plans and
- Monitoring and review of the implementation of District Plans and
- Take up such other studies and functions as may be assigned to it from time to time and such to make suitable recommendation to the State Government.
- Make recommendation with a view to ensuring co-ordination in the matter of planning in the State.
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