The Decentralised Planning Division functions under a Chief, supported by a team as in organogram.

Major Sectors Dealing

 Decentralized Planning

 Rural Development

 Urban Development

 Welfare of Scheduled Castes

 Welfare of Scheduled Tribes

 Welfare of Other Backward Classes

 Welfare of Minorities

 Welfare of Forward Communities

Responsibilities of the Division

 Formulation of Five Year Plans and Annual Plans.

 Preparation of Plan Budget & Economic Review .

 Offer comments, advices, remarks and appraisal reports in files and project proposals received    from Sectoral Departments and Government from time to time.

 Answering of Legislative Assembly questions.

 Representing Working Group meetings in respect of the concerned departments for the approval of projects.

 Conducting studies in the concerned sectors.

 Overall monitoring of District Planning Offices.

Key Initiatives of the Division

 Implementation and monitoring of plan of Local Self Government Institutions in collaboration with the Local Self Government Department.

 Prepare draft guidelines, instructions etc. for Local Level/District Planning.

 Undertakes need based studies to improve the decentralized planning process by identifying the critical gaps and shortfalls in the scenario.

 Periodically convenes the District Planning Officer’s meeting with a view to evaluate their performance in co-ordinating the activities such as MPLADS, WGDP, Review of District level plan schemes and provide necessary guidance to them for better functioning.