District Planning and Monitoring Cell (DPMC) was established with support from UNICEF, vide a Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNICEF and the District Magistrate of Vaishali. Itís envisaged as a potential Secretariat for the District Planning Committee. Main role of DPMC is to provide support in scaling up inclusive planning processes across the district and in developing a consolidated district plan encapsulating the needs and aspirations of local communities. The Cell is armed with competent consultants and necessary equipment and leaded by District Magistrate and linked with every key department.

Composition of District Planning and Monitoring Cell, Vaishali

*    District Collector cum Magistrate, Chairperson

*      Deputy Development Commissioner, Deputy Chairperson

*      District Planning Officer, Member Secretary cum nodal Officer

*      Civil Surgeon, Member

*      District Superintendent of Education, Member

*      District Welfare Officer, Member

*      District Programme Officer, ICDS, Member

*      District Panchayat Raj Officer, Member

*      Executive Engineer, PHED, Member

*      Representative of UNICEF, Member


In addition, a Steering Committee to monitor and guide the progress of the integrated district planning exercise in line with relevant directives of central and state governments was also formed, which included the Chairpersons of Zilla Parishad, the Nagar Parishad of Hajipur and the Nagar Panchayats of Mahnar and Lalganj; besides the District Planning Officer, the Deputy Development Commissioner, DPMC, UNICEF representative, representatives of Praxis (the designated Technical Support Institute).