Rural Area Coordination Committee (RACC)
Rural Area Coordination Committee (RACC) mainly coordinates the activities of all Union Councils and of all Government and Semi-Government Departments or institutions in the rural area of ICT. The RACC is a local government institution at the district level and consists of all the elected chairman of the 12 Union Councils, and ex-officio members such as representatives from CDA, WAPDA, A.E.S. Departments and heads of various other nation building departments, including engineers and directors.
RACC coordinates agreement between various government and semi-government departments, Union Councils, planning and implementation of local development schemes for each fiscal year, as well as various other activities. When a unanimous decision cannot be obtained at a meeting, the 12 elected chairman of Union Councils settle the issue by vote. Currently RACC is been administered by the DC-ICT.
Integrated Rural Development (IRD)
The Integrated Rural Development Program was launched throughout the country. In 1975, a Markaz was set up at Tarlai Village as a Pilot Project, with a later addition of two other Rural Development Marakiz Sihala and Bhara Kau in 1977 and 1978, respectively. The objectives and functions of IRD Markaz are coordinating, service and development as outlines below:
Coordination of development activities at Markaz level.
Provide technical knowledge, skill in field of agriculture, agro-based industries.
Impart training/skill to field functionaries, councilors, progressive farmers and group leaders.
Provision of facilities of agro-machinery at subsidized rates.
Provision of agriculture inputs on the door steps of farmers.
The main functions of the Department of the Local Government and Rural Development is to coordinate the activities of Local Government Institutions at different levels including those of the Union Councils, Rural Development Markaz and Rural Area Coordination Committee as well as activities among the other nation-building departments. The department is responsible for:Identification, planning and implementation of development schemes under various development programs like PSDP, SAP and KPP in the rural areas of ICT.
Operation and maintenance of existing water supply schemes and metaled roads constructed by the Department.
Guide the local representatives in their official routine work and supervise all the activities being carried out by the local government institutions.
Provide guidance in all process from planning to implementation of development and non-development schemes.
Make arrangement to hold periodical elections for local bodies.
Perform duties according to the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance/ Rules, 1961.