District Management Unit (DMU)

District Management Unit (DMU) will be established at district level at District Forest Establishments for North, Unakoti, Khowai, West, Sepahijala, Gomati and South, and would function as the dedicated and extended wing of the PMU for project implementation and as a subordinate office of the autonomous society. DMU will be headed by a DFO rank officer and would be designated as DMU Chief. S/he will coordinate and facilitate project implementation at the district and sub-divisional level, and would extend all technical inputs and guidance on day-to-day basis to the SDMUs. DMU Chief will be responsible for supervising and guiding the works carried out by specialized agencies/ resource organisations, and facilitate convergence at the district level.

The DMU will receive funds for regular operation of the DMU as well as for SDMUs, RMUs and JFMCs/ EDCs. The DMU will operate and report expenses to the PMU, and will act as the controlling and supervising unit for the project implementation. In addition, DMU would also be involved to channelize funds to JFMCs/ EDCs through as system of ‘Fund Advice Note’ to be prepared and recommended by RMU Chief and forwarded by SDMU Chief to DMU Chief for releasing funds to JFMCs/ EDCs.

The DMU Chief will coordinate with the district administration for inter-sectoral convergence, organize and participate in DLAC meetings at district level, extend support for preparing annual plans, estimates etc. The DMU Chief will also monitor, supervise and follow-up with the subordinate offices, and provide guidance on documentation and reporting the physical and financial progress. DMU Chief will be guided by the project Operation Manual as well as PMU.

DMU Chief will be supported by Data Analyst-cum-Accountant that will have the responsibility to coordinate with the SDMUs and RMUs, and assist in maintaining the project accounts adopting double-entry accounting system using accounting software, and timely prepare SOEs for onward submission. Women candidates will be encouraged to join the Project at various positions. The structure of DMU is given in the figure below.