District Rural Development Agency

District Panchayat Officer:-

  • Exercise supervision and control over the Divisional Panchayat Officers, Extension Officer(Panchayats) and their staff in the District.
  • Exercise supervision and control over the Gram Panchayats and their executives and also provide guidance to them.
  • Inspect all the notified Gram Panchayats whose income exceeds Rs.21 lakhs (Rupees twenty one lakhs) in every year and visit other Gram Panchayats as many as possible for the purpose of inspection, superintendence and conducting of enquiries etc., and shall see that all Gram Panchayats are inspected himself or by Divisional Panchayat Officer in every year irrespective of inspection made by the Extension Officer (Panchayats) and also see that all defets pointed out by the Inspecting Officers are rectified within two months, and he shall take immediate action against the defaulters under the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act.
  • Inspect the Officers of all Divisional Panchayat Officers and Extension Officer (Panchayats) in the district in every year.
  • Hold enquiries and submit reports to the higher authorities on complaints of mal administration in Gram Panchayats.
  • Maintain necessary statistics about the working of Gram Panchayats, within the District, including Jawahar Rozgar Yojana. T.F.C. and other Government Grants.
  • Prepare and submit Annual Confidential Reports relating to the post of Extension Officer (Panchayats) and Divisional Panchayat Officers in the District and submit to the Commissioner of Panchayat Raj with his remarks.
  • Review the replies on audit reports, in respect of notified Gram Panchayats only.
  • Assist the District Collector in dischage of the statutory functions assigned to District Collector under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994.
  • Inspect the works taken up in Gram Panchayats with Gram Panchayat Funds, Jawahar Rozar Yojana, T.F.C. and other Governments grants.
  • Supervise and inspect the work relating to the general revision of house tax in Gram Panchayats.
  • Take steps for collection of amounts covered by surcharge certificates issued by the Local Fund Department.
  • Countersign the Travelling Allowance bills of Divisional Panchayat Officers.
  • Prepare, publish and maintain the electoral rolls of Gram Panchayats, in safe custody.
  • Competent authority for transfers and postings of Junior Assistants –cum-Bill Collectors and other Provincialised staff in Gram Panchayats.
  • Prepare and submit Annual Administration Reports of all Gram Panchayats in the District to Commissioner, Panchayat Raj.
  • Sanction of annual grade increments to Divisional Panchayat Officers.
  • Sanction of earned leave to the Executive Officers and other employees of Gram Panchayats above 30 (thirty) days.
  • Sanction of earned leave to Divisional Panchayat Officers, Extension Officer (Panchayats) and their staff.
  • Sanction of casual leave to Divisional Panchayat Officers.

Divisional Panchayat Officers:

  • Exercise supervision and control over the Extension Officers (Panchayats) and their offices within the Division.
  • Exercise supervision and control and provide guidance to the Gram Panchayats and their executives in his jurisdiction.
  • Inspect all the Gram Panchayats in his jurisdiction every year, and see that all irregularities pointed out by the Inspecting Officers are rectified by the executive authorities of Gram Panchayats within two months from the date of inspection and shall submit reports to District Panchayat Officer in case of defaulters for necessary action under the provisions Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994.
  • Inspect the offices of Extension Officer(Panchayats) every year and see that the defects pointed out in the inspection are rectified by the Extension Officer (Panchayats) in the same year.
  • Hold enquiries and submit reports to higher authorities on complaints of mal-administration of Gram Panchayats in his jurisdiction.
  • Maintain necessary statistics about the working of Gram Panchayats in his jurisdiction, including Jawahar Rozgar Yojana, T.F.C and other Government Grants.
  • Initiate and submit Annual Confidential Reports of Extension Officers(Panchayats) to the District Panchayat Officer,
  • Review the replies to audit reports in respect of non-notified Gram Panchayats only.
  • Approve the journeys performed by the Sarpanches, Executive Officers of Gram Panchayats and other staff in Gram Panchayats.
  • Inspect the works taken up, with Gram Panchayat funds and other Gram Panchayat grants, including Jawahar Rozgar Yojana and T.F.C.
  • Inspect and supervise the work of Revision Officers appointed for revision of house tax.
  • Take steps for collection of amounts covered by the surcharge certificates issued by the Local Fund Audit Department.
  • Take steps for augmenting the resources of Gram Panchayats for improving the financial position of Gram Panchayats.
  • Fix up the upset price for leases, auctions and sales of various sources proposed by the Gram Panchayats.
  • Arrange special collection drives in Gram Panchayats, for realization of various taxes, fees and other amounts due to the Gram Panchayats to strengthen the finances of the Gram Panchayats.
  • Obtain, scrutinise the annual budgets of the Gram Panchayats and ensure their approval by the Gram Panchayats in time.
  • Obtain the annual administration reports of all Gram Panchayats consolidate and submit report to District Panchayat Officer.
  • Countersign the Travelling Allowance bills of Extension Officer(Panchayats).
  • Verify the disqualification of members under various provisions of the Act, and submit reports to District Panchayat Officer.
  • Sanction the contract amounts for services of street lighting, sanitation and water supply proposed by the Gram Panchayats, upto an amount Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) per year.
  • Prepare and submit report on casual vacancies in Gram Panchayats, in the Division to the District Panchayat Officer.
  • Sanction of earned leave upto 30 (thirty) days to the employees of Gram Panchayats (Provincialised) and to Executive Officers of Gram Panchayats.
  • Sanction of annual grade increments to the Extension Officer (Panchayats) and Executive Officers of Gram Panchayats. and
  • Sanction of casual leave to Extension Officer (Panchayats).