District Panchayat & Rural Development Department
District Panchayat & Rural Development Office is the apex body for general supervision over administrative, financial and other functions of Panchayati Raj Institution within the district relating to institutional issues under the overall control and general supervision of the District Magistrate.
District Panchayat and Rural Development Officer works under the control, supervision and direction of the District Magistrate and the primary nature of duties of the District Panchayat and Rural Development Officer are as follows:
(a) Exercise a general supervision over administrative, financial and other functions of Panchayat Samitis and Gram Panchayats within the district and issue suitable directions incidental thereto.
(b) Act as a Nodal Officer for general Supervision and Monitoring of various National Social Assistance related Programme.
(c) Arrange for disbursement of fund to the 3-tier Panchayats with the approval of the District Magistrate as and when necessary.
(d) Initiate actions and monitor different matters relating to appointment of employees of Gram Panchayats and of Panchayat Samitis against regular vacancies; and act as office of Member Secretary of District Level Selection Committee for recruitment of staff of Panchaayt raj establishment.
(e) Assist the District Magistrate and the District Panchayat Election Officer, subject to directions of the State Election Commission, in conduct of elections to the 3 tier Panchayats and constitution of Panchayat bodies.
(f) Monitor such development programmes schemes' at the Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat level as he may be advised to monitor by the State Government in the Panchayats and Rural Development Department, the Director of Panchayat and Rural Development and the District Magistrate.
(g) Conduct or make arrangement for conducting training programmes for the Panchayat functionaries and officers and staff having functional linkage with the Panchayats as may be entrusted by the State Government in the Panchayats and Rural Development Deptt, Directorate of Panchayats and Rural Development and the District Magistrates.
h) Inspection of all Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samity within the district.
COMPOSITION OF DISTRICT PANCHAYAT & RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
The office of the District Panchayat and Rural Development Officer is assisted by one Deputy District Panchayat & Rural Development Officer, one Panchayat Development Officer(HQ) and One Panchayat Audits and Accounts Officer (HQ) two Sub Assistant Engineer one Assistant Statistitian , one Assistant Training Co-ordinator deputed from SRD Cell and two Assistant Programme Support Associate deputed from Computerisation Cell and One Data Entry Operator, Two Panchayat Clerk Three RWP Assistant and Two Panchayat Peon. The District Magistrate, may, however, place staff at the DPRDO's disposal in addition to those mentioned above, as he may deem necessary in the interest of public service.
(Source: District Panchayat & Rural Development, Purulia)