District Development Commissioner formulates the plans with the assistance of District Level Officers as per guide lines and parameters set by planning and Development Department. The plan is discussed in a meeting of District Development Board members formally for incorporating the views of the Members. The District Development Commissioner has to reflect the aspirations and felt needs of all the areas in the District while formulating the District plan.
The District development Commissioner has to monitor all the developmental programmes in the District. Besides being the District Development Commissioner, DeputyComissioner have multifarious functions. As Deputy Commissioner he supervises maintenance of land records. He is sanctioning authority for relief and rehabilatation and evacuation during natural calamities are main functions of Deputy Commissioner . All appeals are heard by him against the decisions given by Sub- ordinate authorities. As District Collector, he collects land revenue and arrears thereof. He acquires land for public purpose. In the capacity of District Magistrate, he is responsible for maintenance of law and order. He is liason officer between civil and military. He is custodian of evacuee and migrant property.
To implement the concept of decentralised planning at District level the post of Chief Planning Officer was created in each district to formulate , coordinate, monitor the district plan activities. The Chief Planning Officer as such acts as an representative of Planning and Development Department and ensures implementation of Government Programmes and Policies at district level. He also acts as staff officer to the District Development Commissioner and advises him and other district officers about the formulation of plan, implentation of plan, fixing of priorities in different sectors and monitoring of the programmes and schemes being implemtned in the district. Besides, the implemtation of different dedvelopemntal schemes, like C.D.P., MPLAD and Tribal Sub Plan and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes like EAS, JGSY, SGSY, IAY etc. are also being looked after by the Chief Planning Officer. The Public representation and their redressal is also one of the main activities Of the Chief Planning Officer.
Asstt.Commissioner Development is the District Officer of Rural development department who looks after the developmental activities of the Rural Development Department in the district. The Centrally sponsored schemes like EAS,JGSY, IAY etc. are being implemented through the office of the At.Commr.Development. He Coordinates district administration,/RD department and the block offices of the district. Besides, the works executed through Rural Development Engineering Wing of other departments an also being looked after by the Asstt. Commissioner Development.
The District Rural Development Agency is an autonomous body which sponsores the beneficiary oriented cases are sponsored to various financial institutions and units are established . SJSRYscheme is being implemented by the agency and 33% of subsidy is being provided for each unit established in the Rural Areas of the District. Besides, the agency also helps the below poverty line population by providing them kits for different trades. The Project Officer DRDA is the Executive Officer of the Agency who works under the Control of the Chairman (District Dev.Commissioner). The Agency has its governing Body which approves the programmes and plan of the agency.
District Informatics Office has been established in each district of the country and same are connected through NICNET. The information from one centre to another is being forwarded through NICNET by the Centre and also through E-MAIL. The District Informatic Officer is an officer from Govt. of India who heads the centre and he works under supervision/control of the District Development Commissioner in each district. The Centre also provides basic computer facilities to various departments in the district and also the technical knowhow.
The Main functions of the Horticulture Department in the district are providing of high quality seedlings under Area Expansion Programme. The Archadists are also provided guidance for use of pesticides, fungicides etc. in their orchards by the field staff of the department to improve the quality and production of the different fruits in the district. Besides, under the Area Expansion Programme the fencing material is distributed among the archiedists at subsidised rates to motivate them for bringning more and more waste land under the Horticulture Activity. The Department also ensures that good quality of plats are provided to the archiedists so that the production of the fruits is increased and quality is improved.
The Education Department is one of the main sectors of the economy . The Chief Education Officer who heads the District Education Sector coordinates all the all the activities of the Education Department in the district the proposals for opening , upgradation, construction and repair of school buildings is forwarded are by him and priorities are fixed in case of Primary,Middle and High School Levels by the Chief Education Officer.
Providing of primary health care in rural and urban areas of the district is the main function of the District Health Office. All the primary Health Centres, dispensaries, Sub-centres are under the Administrative Control of the Chief Medical Officer. The opening of new health centres is recommended by the Chief Medical Officer to the District Development Board after fixing the priorities. The Chief Medical Officer coordinates all the activities of the Health sector at district level.
In order to coordinate the activities of various financial institutions and the government departments lead bank has been established in each district of the UT. The bank with maximum activities and branches in the district works as the lead bank. In Srinagar J&K Bank is the lead bank The lead bank office convenes the meeting of DLRC , DLCC, BLCC . The Lead Bank Officer heads the Lead Bank Office and coordinates all the activities of the banks and spnsoring agencies. Besides, helps in achieving of the various financial and physical targets of the district.
The development of Industrial activities in the district is the main function of district industries centre.The registration of Small Scale Industries providing technical no how approval of the schemes ,providing the subsidy is the main function of DIC .The General Manager of DIC heads the district Industries centre and cordinates all the activities of Industrial development of the district .The arranging of finance raw ,material technical know how marketing etc is arranged by the district industries centre.
The Employment exchanges are established by Government in each District of the UT .The exchange register un employed educated and uneducated youth for providing employment.The Self employment Scheme is also implemented by the District Employment Exchange. The Department is headed by the Deputy Director Employment at district level. The Self Employment cases are sponsored to various financial institutions for providing of financial assistance to estab lish the units under the programme and the department provides margin money and interest subsidy for such cases after their sanction by the concerned financial institutions.
The office of the Superintending Engineer Roads and Buildings is assigned the job of constructing roads, buildings and bridges in the district taken under various schemes such as district plan, UT plan MP Fund CDP, NABARD assistance . The various divisions of the department in the district work under the control of the Superintending Engineer who coordinates all the activities of the divisions with the district development Commissioner and the Chief Engineer R&B. The administrative approval for various works is accorded by the S.E. PWD as per his competance.in rural section The Superintending Engineer represents the R&B sector at various levels and also provides the feed back to the concerned departments.
The post of S.E.Hydraulic was established by abolising the post of S.E. Irrigation Flood Control and S.E. PHE. The S.E.Hydraulic is now one officer at district level who coordinates the activities of Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Flood Control etc. The plan of these sectors is now vetted by the S.E.Hydraulic at district level. The P.H.E.Department being core sector gets enough funds in each plan for providing of potable water to the people in both urban and rural areas of the district especially in the far flung areas . Almost all the villages and Patties of the district have been covered under the scheme .
The Intensive Child Development Scheme is operational in district Srinagar through four ICDS blocks of Srinagar Ganderbal Kangan and Lar. Under the Scheme the poor children of the rural and urban areas having mal nutrition are being provided nutrition through ICDS centres along the health care. The Anganwari Workers and MPWs provide necessary awareness to the pregnant mothers and other villagers about the sanitation, health care etc.
District Social Welfare Office is assigned the job of providing financial assistance to the handicaped, old aged, poor and other down trodden sections of the society. Monthly financial asistance is being provided by this office under various schemes like ISSS, NOAP,NSAP.Family benefit etc There are various other departments which also work for the welfare of the people and various programmes/schemes are implemented by these departments. The cooperative department has a net work in villages of the district and provides essential commodities at competative rates.
The Sheep Husbandry and Animal Husbandry Departments have been assigned the job of increasing the producation of the livestock, milk, wool and meat by providing high quality livestock to the breeders in the district. The health care of the livestock is also being looked after by these departments. The department of fisheries is working to increase the production of fish especially trout in the district and various hatcheries have been established . Besides the private persons have also been motivated to establish the farms .
The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom works for the development of local handicrafts cottage industry and handlooms in the district and various schemes are being implemented to give boost to the producation of Handicrafts and Handloom .
The Department of Sericulture is providing necessary technical knowhow and equipment to the rearers of silkworms in the district. Nursaries have been established to provide necessary raw material for the silkworm to the rearers and efforts are made to improve the quality and increase the production of silk.
The department of social forestry was established with the objective of making it a social compaign to plant more and more trees with the help of World Bank. The programme has been very much successful in the district and has now become part of the district plan as the World Bank assistance is not available. Accordingly the department of forests also works for the protection upgradation of the forests in the district. The degraded forests are being covered under various schemes for planting of more and more trees. Besides efforts are made to minimise the dependance of people on the timber and fuel which is being extracted from the forests by providing them alternate sources . The Conservation of soil and protection from the erosion is being done by the Soil Conservation Department in Forest and Agricultural lands and efforts are made to bring more and more land under the agriculture activity and protected from erosion by developing it and by conserving it.
Providing of adequate irrigation facilities during Kharif and Rabi season in the district.
It acts as bridge between banks and the sponsoring agency in order to provide employment to the unemployed educated youth.
The sector is engaged in providing health care and medical facilities to the masses and is not only taking the curative measures but also lays its emphasis more on preventive measure under Blindness, Leprosy, Puls polio, Tuberclosis. It organises camps for general awarness.