Jammu and Kashmir Government is committed to
provide a transparent, clean and responsive administration to the people
of state who are its citizens. The Department of Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj is responsible for implementing Poverty Alleviation
Programmes and other Socio-Economic developmental schemes for rural
upliftment and for strengthening institutions of local self government
i.e. Panchayats. The objective of Rural Development is to provide
responsive, accountable, transparent and people friendly administration.
To achieve this objective the department of Rural Development is
opportunities by way of implementing various employment generation
infrastructure i.e. rural roads, school buildings, rural huts, paths,
Lanes & Drains community Medical centers, Animal care centers, Common
facility centers, tanks ponds etc.
Raise the standard
of living in rural areas by ways of implementing poverty alleviation
programmes effectively and efficiently.
process of planning by giving Panchayats liberty to administer their own
matters at Panchayat level and at village level.
participation in the developmental process.
by way of imparting training at various levels to the elected
representatives and the officers and officials of the Department.
and Accountability in administration by way of constituting vigilance
cells in each district.
Financial and Administrative powers to Panchayats.
System and connect all Panchayats through NICs.
Provide healthy and
clean environment by launching & implementing Total Sanitation campaign
in all the Districts of the province.
The Department of Rural Development
and Panchayati Raj is headed by Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj and Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj who are assisted by Secretary to Government Rural
Development Department who is of the rank of IAS. Below him there are
three Additional Secretaries of the rank of senior KAS and two Under
At the provincial level, the Directorate is headed by the Director Rural
Dev. who is a major head of the Department in terms of Jammu and Kashmir
Book of financial powers. The post is held by senior KAS/IAS officers. He
exercises the administrative and the financial control over the whole of
the province and is assisted by Joint Director, (Planning) Deputy Director
(Adm), Divisional Publicity Officer (Publicity) Accounts Officer and other
ministerial staff to carry out the day to day working in the Directorate.
The Joint Director, (Planning) deals with the Planning process in respect
of formulation of the plans at the provincial level and their submission
to the Govt. for approval of the Planning and Development Deptt. He
monitors the schemes being implemented in the field and provides necessary
assistance to the Director Rural Development in effective implementation
of the schemes.
The Deputy Director (Administration) provides assistance to the Director,
Rural Development in all the Administrative matters. The assistance is
provided on the issues pertaining to establishment, legal matters and also
matters relating to disciplinary proceedings, complaints and other issues
related to the Administration. He is also designated as the Departmental
Vigilance Officer of the Department.
The Divisional Publicity Officer (Publicity) assists Director, Rural
Development in matters relating to the publicity of schemes and
The Block Development Officer (Headquarter) is the Incharge of the Cell
established for the disposal of grievances of disabled persons.
The Accounts Officer provides assistance to the Director, Rural
Development in the field of financial/accounts matters. He is also the
drawing and disbursing officer of the Directorate. He also formulates the
budget and monitors the Non Plan expenditure.
The Directorate of Rural Development Jammu exercises control over the
following six Districts namely:-
Besides these 6 Districts, Government of J&K has recently carved out Four
Additional Districts in Jammu province with their Headquarters at
These four newly created Districts have resumed functioning w.e.f Ist of
The Directorate of Rural Development has units at the District/Block
levels. There are 65 CD & NES Blocks functional in Jammu province, out of
which 57 Blocks are recognized blocks and 8 blocks are unrecognized.
At the District level, following officers are under the administrative
control of the directorate of Rural Development, Jammu.
1. Assistant Commissioner Development
2. Assistant Project Director, DRDA
3. Executive Engineer, REW
4. District Panchayat Officer
At the Block level, there is a Block Development Officer who is assisted
by Block Planning Officer, Junior Engineers and other field functionaries
like Panchayat Inspectors, V.L.Ws, Mukhi Savikas, Gram Savikas, and MPWs
Assistant Commissioner Development
Assistant Commissioner Development
releases the funds to the Block
Development Officers for implementation of various works approved under
the scheme by the District Development Boards/other competent authorities.
Assistant Commissioner Development consolidates the District Plan on the
basis of inputs received from the Block Development Officers. The District
Plan compiled by him is submitted to the Directorate of Rural Development
for technical vetting before it is considered by the District Development
Board for approval in its meeting. ACD is competent to accord
Administrative Approval of the works involving the estimated cost upto
Rs.5.00 lacs in accordance with Govt.Order No.300-Agri of 1996 dated
2. Assistant Project Director (District Rural Development Agency)
In every district there is a District Rural Development Agency with
District Development Commissioner as its Chairman and Additional District
Development Commissioner as Project Director assisted by the
Assistant Project Director DRDA who at present is exercising the over all
Administrative and Financial control over the affairs of the Agency as
well as the scheme SGSY implemented by the Block Development Officers.
3. Rural Engineering Wing
Govt has created the post of Superintending Engineer REW vide Govt Order
No. 146 RD of 2006 Dated 17-05-2006 to make the engineering wing more
effective for creating the quality assets and to give it more teeth.
In every district, there is a Rural Engineering Wing headed by the
Executive Engineer who looks after the technical aspects of the execution
of works. The Assistant Executive Engineers and Assistant Engineers posted
in the district work under his control. He accords technical sanctions of
the works involving estimated cost up to Rs.5.00 lacs and also accords
test checks of works to ensure quality of works in the District. He is
assisted by Junior Engineers and Work Supervisors at the Block/Panchayat
4. District Panchayat Officer
At the district level, the matters related to the Panchayats and Panchayat
Property/assets are attended to by the District Panchayat Officer. He is
assisted by Panchayat
Auditor posted in the District. The District Panchayat Officer is also the
Estates Officer of the Department and is implementing and supervising the
Rural Sanitation Programme in the district. At the Block Level, such
matters are supervised by the Block Development Officer assisted by the Panchayat Inspector and at the Panchayat
Level there is a Secretary Panchayat (VLW, Gram Sevika, and MPW).The
property of the Panchayats viz. Plantation Nurseries, Panchayat Ghars and
other Panchayat Assets are supervised by the Plantation
Supervisor/Plantation Watcher and Plantation Helpers.
Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), implemented by the BDOs at Block level is
also being monitored by the District Panchayat Officers. The scheme is
being implemented by Director, Rural Sanitation.
The District Panchayat Officer is the designated authority for
implementation of various provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati
5. BLOCK LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP
At the Block Level, the Block Development Officers is responsible for
formulation and implementation of Action Plans under various schemes
through the field staff, which comprises of:
I. Panchayat Inspector
II. Junior Engineers
III. Village Level Workers(VLWs)
IV. Mukhi Savikas/Gram Savikas.
V. Multi Purpose Workers(MPWs)
VI. Plantation Supervisors/Watchers.
3. Vital Information
Vital Information in respect of Rural
Development Department (Jammu Division)
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Sub Department(s) of Rural Development
DIVISIONAL PROCUREMENT SUPPLY AND MARKETING SOCIETY (DPSM) JAMMU
This society has been constituted as a unit of the Rural Development
Department to cater to the services of the District Rural Development
Agencies (DRDAs) vis-à-vis procurement and supply of raw materials for
DWACRA/TRYSEM beneficiaries and subsequently marketing of the finished
products produced by them. The society started working since October,
1997. The office is located at 21/1 Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.
To identify the
sources of equipment, supply of raw materials, machinery for the
production of various items under IRDP/DWCRA/TRYSEM like clot, yarn,
wool, cocoons, looms, spinning wheels, black smithy and carpentry items,
agricultural implements, quality animals etc. and to make arrangements
for procurement of the same.
technical guidance and consultancy to DRDAs, and the beneficiaries with
regard to the designing of different products, upgradation of skills and
products and also about the market trends.
To help the DRDAs
and beneficiaries in the marketing of the services or products so
created to ensure maximum return to the beneficiaries.
generate, utilize and promote new modes and techniques of production
relevant to the needs of the individual beneficiaries, groups and areas
as well as the prevalent trends in the market.
To assist and
advise the beneficiaries, groups of DRDAs and the Government in the
formulation and implementation of policies, action plan and project
profile for the alleviation of poverty.
To promote and
establish pilot projects and programmes including demonstration units.
To coordinate and
tie-up with similar other organizations/societies/agencies both
Government and voluntary, engaged in income generation poverty
support and promote field studies, surveys and research in the areas
concerning production management techniques and market trends.
periodic trainings refresher and orientation courses relevant to the
above stated objectives.
To take any other
steps which are relevant to the application, promotion and
implementation of the above said objectives
ADMINISTRATION OF DPSMS
There shall be a governing body of the
society comprising of the following members:-
1. Additional Chief Secretary (Planning & Development) -Chairman
2. Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. Finance Department -Member
3. Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture & Rural Development -Member
4. Director Rural Development, Jammu -Member
5. Director Agriculture, Jammu -Member
6. Director Animal Husbandry, Jammu. -Member
7. Director Sheep Husbandry, Jammu. -Member
8. Director Horticulture, Jammu. -Member
9. Director Industries, J&K. -Member
10. Chief Executive of the Society (General Manager) -Member Secretary
This Governing Body shall be the supreme Managing Authority of the Society
which shall give policy directions and exercise superintendence, control
and supervision over the affairs of the society. The day to day affairs of
the society shall be carried by the Chief Executive known as General
Manager of the society.