Deputy Commissioner is the head of the District administration. The Deputy Commissioner is the executive head as well as judicial head of the district. The DC is aided by a number of officers like Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub-Divisional Officers of Civil Sub-Divisions and Extra Assistant Commissioners to assist him in different type of activities.
As executive head the DC plays an important role in coordinating with all developmental heads of the district for all round developmental activities under various programmes such as M.P. scheme (MPLAD), MLA’s scheme, Border areas development funds, Employment assurance schemes and so on. The District Planning Officer is assigned to see, formulate and release of fund for development scheme. There also exists the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) and the DC is the Chairman of the said agency. The Project Director is the functional head of the agency. All schemes of rural development are implemented by Block Development Officers and the necessary funds are routed through this agency.
|Name||Designation||Holding Charges||Contact Number||E-mail Id|
|Shri Pravin Bakshi, IAS||Deputy Commissioner||223835/ 223806(O)/ 223826(R)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shri D.D.Shira, MCS||Additional Deputy Commissioner & Project Director||DRDA, Registration, Revenue Branch||9856078607|
|Smti. S.B.Marak, MCS||Additional Deputy Commissioner & CEO||Housing, Tura Municipal Board||9436313060|
|Smti. A.V.D Shira, MCS||Additional Deputy Commissioner||Establishment Branch, General Branch,Certificate Cell & Nazareth Branch||9436160250|
|Shri. Z. J. Sangma, MCS||Additional Deputy Commissioner||Election, Executive Judicial & District Selection Committee||9436114745|
|Smti. M.L.K. Marak, MCS||Extra Assistant Commissioner||Election Branch & Bakijai Officer||9615044302|
|Smti. P.T.D Sangma, MCS||Extra Assistant Commissioner||Revenue||9436728421|
Maintenance of law and order is another important aspect of district administration to give proper security and to safeguard the lives and properties of the citizen. In this regard the DC act as the District Magistrate for maintenance of law and order in the district. The District Magistrate is assisted by Additional District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrates and other Executive Magistrates and keeps close link with police department for necessity. The Superintendent of Police is the head of the Police Administration.
In revenue matter the DC is assisted by ADC i/c of Revenue and other Revenue and Enforcement staff. There is constitutionally recognized Garo Hills Autonomous District Council in West Garo Hills District. Hence all types of revenue collection like settlement of Hats (Bazar), Ghats, Ponds, Ferries, Professional tax are directly dealt by Dist. Council, except matters like acquisition of Govt. land, encroachment of Govt. land, allotment of land to central department, payment of compensation money etc.
The DC plays a key role during Natural disaster period like flood, earthquake, landslide, cyclone/storm damage or fire incidence. The DC generally takes prompt action whenever situation arises in any part of the district, and provides assistance either in cash or kind to the victims according to the nature of damage.
Besides all these the DC being the head of the district also holds the post of Chairman of various committee, colleges, schools, Banks etc.
Deputy Commissioner (Development) is responsible for implementation of various state & centrally sponsored Schemes & Block Establishment. State sponsored schemes are
|Scheme||Annual Allocation||Head of Department|
|Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP)||Rs. 1 Crore for each LA||Director, C & RD Shillong|
|Construction of Rural Road Programme (CRRP)||Rs. 5 lakh / constituency|
|Chief Minister Special Rural Development Fund (CMSRDF)||Rs. 5 lakh / constituency|
|Intensive Arts & Culture Development Programme (IA&CDP)||Rs. 2.5 lakh / constituency||Director of Arts & Culture|
|Development of Traditional Folk Music (DTFM)||Rs. 2.5 lakh / constituency|
|Intensive Sports & Youth Development Programme (ISYDP)||Rs. 2.5 lakh / constituency||Director, Sports & Youth Department|
|General CD Scheme||Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh||Director, C&RD Shillong|
MPLADS (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha)
Scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India.
Annual Allocation: Rs.2 Crore (Rupees two crore) per MP Constituency.
MPLADS (LS) – Schemes benefited for entire Garo Hills.
MPLADS (RS) – Schemes benefited for whole state of Meghalaya.
Nodal District – Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Tura.
State Nodal Department – Director, Programme Implementation & Evaluation, Shillong.
SC/ST certificates are issued to the citizen belong to scheduled tribe and scheduled caste communities. This certificate holds immense importance in view of the citizen of the district as the district is a tribal majority district. Garo Tribal community forms the major population of the district. Other than Garos many other tribal communities reside in the district like Hajong, Koch, Rabha and also Khasi and Jaintia. Other than that the branch also handles issue of other certificates like PRC, Domicile and Senior Citizen Certificate.
This branch is responsible for managing the establishment jobs like maintaining the employees service books, transfer & posting, tours, profident fund, leave, grants for advance etc.
Schemes implemented by the District Planning Office:
|Scheme||Head of Department|
|Block Level Science Fair||Science and Technology Cell under Planning Department, Shillong|
|National Childrens’ Science Congress|
|National Science Day|
|Voluntary Action Fund||Planning Department, Shillong|
|Chief Minister Youth Development Scheme||Director, Sports and Youth Affairs, Meghalaya, Shillong|
|Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Programme||Planning Department, Shillong|