Functions and Duties
PREPARATION OF THE DISTRICT ANNUAL PLAN
– Plan schemes are submitted by the District Development Offices during the month of July-August every year. The schemes are compiled before placing in the District Planning & Development Council for approval.
THE DISTRICT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
– As per Article 243ZD of the Constitution the District Planning and Development Council has also been set up in the district with a Cabinet Minister from the District as Chairman, the Deputy Commissioner of the District and the Chief Executive Member as Co – Vice Chairman and with three MLAs and three MDCs from the district as members. The District Planning Officer is a Member Secretary of the Council. The District Planning Officer as member Secretary of the Council convenes the meeting of the District Planning & Development Council on the advice of the Chairman of the District Planning & Development Council. The scheme submitted by the District Development Offices, which are compiled and computerized and placed before the District Planning & Development Council for scrutiny and approval of the schemes. The council should generally meet once in 3(three) months. The approval schemes are sent to Planning Department for inclusion in the State Budget.