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Aims and objectives of the Organization

India lives in its villages. Govt. therefore accords high priority for Rural development. DRDA is the bed rock for implementation and supervision of all anti-poverty, wage employment, rural housing and the programmes of Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India and some programmes of Govt. of Orissa.

 
Mission/Vision

If effective programme design is critical to successful implementation of rural development programmes, so is an effective delivery agency. None of the anti poverty progammes can have impact unless they are implemented with clarity of purpose and a commitment to the task.. It is here that the DRDAs play a critical role. DRDA is a supporting and facilitation organization and needs to play a very effective role as a catalyst in development process.

 
Brief History and Background of its Establishment

DRDA, Angul started functioning w.e.f. 02.07.1993 as a society registered under the provisions of Societies Registration Act, 1860. Both district level officials and public representatives like M.Ps, MLAs, Panchayat Samiti Chairpersons, etc are the members of the society. President,Zilla Parishad is the Ex. Officio Chairman of DRDA. All administrative and financial powers are vested on the Collector cum Chief Executive Officer . The Project Director of the Agency looks after day to day administration. DRDA receives funds under various programmes directly from Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India and State Govt. and in turn releases the same to various banks/executing agencies. It monitors the implementation of schemes, utilization of fund very closely. The Governing Body meets quarterly to review the performance of the schemes implemented by DRDA& blocks also approves the expenditures incurred under the schemes.

 

Zilla Parishad is the umbrella institution under which DRDA is one of the agency like other departmental Offices. ZP is headed by President , one of the ZP member indirectly elected by the other members. Vice President of the Parishad is also elected in the same procedure and acts as the President in his absence. PD DRDA is the Executive Officer of ZP and Collector is the Chief Executive Officer. The district level officials are also declared as the Addl. Executive Officers. All administrative and financial powers are vested on the Collector cum Chief Executive Officer . The Executive Officer looks after day to day administration. The ZP meets quarterly to review the performance of the schemes relating to the departments handed over to PRIs consequent upon the devolution of power as recommended in the 73rd Constitutional Amendment. There are also seven standing committees relating to different departments Chaired by different members of the ZP . They review department wise and recommend suggestions/issues to the ZP.

 

Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India constituted a Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DVMC)under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble M.P., Dhenkanal to effectively monitor implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and ensure proper utilization of funds along with quality of works. DVMC meets quarterly to review the performance of the schemes implemented and it is a precondition for release of funds from MoRD..