Daman & Diu Government



Daman & Diu government refers to the central government of India under whom the jurisdiction of the union territory lies. It is the second smallest union territory of India. The government of Daman and Diu is taking serious initiatives to elevate the economic, social as well as political condition of the districts of Daman and Diu.

The several government departments of Daman and Diu are as follows:
  • Public Works Department
  • Planning & Statistics
  • Land & Revenue
  • Medical & Health Services
  • Industry
  • Panchayats
  • Transport
  • Food & Civil Supplies
  • Fisheries
  • Collectorate
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Chief Electoral Officer, Daman

Under the chief electoral officer of Daman and Diu these are the ruling officers:
  • Returning Officer
  • AERO & ARO -Collector
  • AERO & ARO -Additional District Magistrate
  • AERO & ARO - Collector of Diu
  • Deputy Secretary of Elections

Daman and Diu government departments include the Medical and Health Services, Fisheries, Daman and Diu Public Works Department, Planning & Statistics, Daman and Diu Industry and many other departments that are meant for public services.

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation(OIDC)



OIDC is an integral part of the administration of Daman and Diu. OIDC, known as Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation, is a multipurpose organisation that performs a number of activities including promoting tourism and industrial estates of the union territory.

Some of the areas undertaken by OIDC of Daman and Diu are:
Housing - Housing seems to be core activity of OIDC. OIDC aims at providing the best housing to the people of Daman and Diu. Moreover, to cater to the increasing demands of residential complexes, OIDC has developed a residential complex at Silvasa. OIDC is also developing about 140 residential flats at Diu.

Industrial estates - The industrial estates of ODIC includes about 100 units for generating options for employment for the workers in Daman and Diu. The industrial estates developed by OIDC are provided with a number of facilities that include: Drainage system, green open spaces, well-lit roads and drinking water supply.

Besides, OIDC at Daman and Diu also provide a number of other services. To name a few:
  • Raw material
  • Promoting tourism
  • Quality liquor
  • Branded computer

It is noteworthy in this context that in most of the states in India, the aforesaid services are offered by separate government corporations. As Daman and Diu is a union territory, all the activities are undertaken by a single corporation. The single corporation of Daman and Diu is directed towards avoiding the multiplicity of the government corporations.

OIDC, Daman and Diu has also been declared as Infrastructure Development Corporation in the recent years. The administration of Daman and Diu has entrusted all the major infrastructure projects to the Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation.

Panchayat of Daman and a Diu



Panchayats in Daman and Diu were transformed into a two tier Panchayat system after the 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India. In 1994, amendments in the Panchayat Regulations led to the formation of the two tiered Panchayat system. The Village Panchayat and District Panchayat are the two tiers of the Daman and Diu Panchayat. The first election of the Panchayats at Daman and Diu was held in the year 1995. The Second and Third Schedules decide the functions of both the Village Panchayat and the District Panchayat of Daman and Diu.

The District Panchayat of Daman and Diu was constituted on 18 September 1995. The District Panchayat in Daman and Diu holds 35 members; whereas, the total number of Village Panchayats in Daman and Diu are 14. Out of the 14 Village Panchayats, 10 are situated in the district of Daman and four are present in Diu.

Some of the subjects undertaken by the Panchayats, Daman and Diu are:
  • Social Forestry and Farm Forestry.
  • Minor irrigation, Water management and watershed development.
  • Non-conventional energy sources.
  • Small Scale Industries including Food Processing.
  • Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Poultry.
  • Drinking Water.
  • Fisheries.
  • Maintenance of Community Assets.
  • Agriculture, including agriculture extension.
  • Roads, curverts, bridges, ferries, waterways and other means of communication.
  • Technical training and Vocational Education.
  • Khadi Village and Cottage Industries.
  • Rural Housing.
  • Health & Sanitation including Hospital, Primary Health Centre and Dispensaries.
  • Women and Child Development.
  • Rural electrification, including distribution of Electricity.
  • Public Distribution System.
  • Social Welfare including welfare of handicapped and mentally retarded.
  • Poverty Alleviation Programme.
  • Education, including Primary Schools.
  • Welfare of weaker Section in particular the Schedules Castes and Schedules Tribes.
  • Libraries.
  • Markets and Fairs.
  • Family Welfare.

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Last Updated on: September 18, 2014

     


     

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