Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
Objectives of the Organisation: DRDA is an effective, supporting and facilitating Agency and plays very effective role as catalyst in development process. It ensures effective and qualitative utilization of funds intended for anti-poverty programmes for poverty alleviation/ eradication. It builds synergies among different agencies involved for the greater effective results. It co-ordinates with many departments, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Bank and other financial institutions, technical institutions with a view to gathering support and resources required for poverty eradication effort in the District.
This agency monitors closely the implementation through obtaining periodic reports as well as frequent field visit. It is the duty of DRDA to oversee and ensure that the benefits specifically earmarked for ascertain target groups (SC/ST/Women & disables) reach them.
It takes necessary steps to improve the awareness regarding rural development and poverty alleviation particularly among the rural poor. It strives to promote transparency in implementation of the different anti-poverty programmes. It publishes periodicals, details of the different programmes and their implementation. It ensures financial discipline inrespect of funds received by this agency from Central & State Government. It also exercises control on maintenance of accounts, cash books in respect of the funds allocated to the banks or implementing agencies in accordance with the guidelines of the programme. It coordinates and over sees conduct of BPL Census and such other services that are required from time to time. It monitors up dating of data in RURAL SOFT, PRIA SOFT. It has also implemented PAMIS and BETAN. It is also entrusted with works relating to non-conventional energies sources of the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy sources.
To achieve rural prosperity and ensure quality of life through PRIs.
Brief History: This Agency is a registered society under Society registration Act, It bears the registration No.JJP1/1DT.23.07.1993 . This DRDA came in to existence with effect from 1-4-1993. Previously it was known as Marginal Farmer & Agricultural Land Development Agency(MFALD) Later on it became Small Farmer Development Agency (SFDA) These agencies were only to cater the development of Marginal Farmer and Agricultural Labourers in rural area. Now DRDA has embraced manifold activities for up-liftment of rural poor. DRDA has become an autonomous agency having its own Governing Body registered under Society Registration Act, 1960. After 73rd amendment act past in the year 1993 President of Zilla -Parishad is the Chair Person of the Governing Body and the District Collector is its Chief Executive Officer.
Governing Body Consists of Following Members:
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