Powers and Duties of District Watershed Developement Officer

  • ​​Works under both administrative and technical guidance of the Commissioner, W.D.D, Bangalore and administrative control of Chief Executive Officer, Z.P, concerned at the district level. In charge of all Watershed schemes for Planning, execution, progress in implementation evaluation and reporting.
  • Maintains close liaison with other District Heads of Line Departments and other related organizations.
  • Ensure timely sanction, release of funds to schemes in the Districts and their proper utilization.
  • Ensure timely furnishing Utilization Certificates in stipulated time.
  • Arrange for auditing & checks in accounting.
  • Approves tour programmes, diaries of officers of the District Watershed Development Office and reviews work, countersigns bills etc.
  • Coordinates activities of each sector through regular meetings , field visits, periodical trainings etc.
  • Ensures project documentation, publicity of programmes, coordination on community participation and proper monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum 10 field visits per month.
  • Any other works entrusted by the Commissioner, Watershed Development Department / CEO Z.P.
  • Ensure integration with other sectors for integrated Watershed Development.
  • Planning for and arranging concurrent midterm and final evaluation of schemes / projects entrusted to him.
  • Ensure planning implementation and monitoring of physical and financial progress of watershed Development Schemes of Districts and of project components entrusted by Commissioner, Watershed Development Department / CEO, Z.P.
  • ​Responsible for progress in schemes / components entrusted for which he is in-charge.​