Local Government Department is mandated with administration and management of the local government institutions in the province. Different entities including the Directorate General along with 25 offices of Assistant Directors, LG&RDD are working under the Administrative control of Secretary, LG&RDD. The DG office is responsible to look after the following functions:-
Major Development schemes/ projects/ Initiatives monitored by AD offices in the Province are as follows:-
(Rs. In Million)
The Directorate General and field offices of Directorate of Local Government, Elections and Rural Development were abolished as part of the devolution process of 2000-01. Though a skeleton Directorate General, Development and Monitoring was established in 2002, only at the provincial secretariat level however, the need for revival of the erstwhile Directorate General still remained a dire need for the local government system to be supervised and regulated. To this need, the Directorate General, Local Government, Elections and Rural Development was notified to be implemented with effect from 1st January, 2013.