To implement the provisions in the LG Act 2009, Section 273 a,b,l,o,p:

  • Formulate local area plans and priorities in respect of the Dzongkhag Thromde and submit to the Thromde Tshogde for approval;
  • Promote planned development and appropriate land use, control of squatter and illegal settlements and regulations of commercial activities;
  • Ensure that urban planning and development are carried out in a manner which is consistent with the national urban development policies;
  • Carry out preparation of structure plans including land use plans within the Thromde areas and recommend their approval to the Ministry for urban development;
  • Carry out land pooling scheme or any other appropriate planning techniques and prepare local area plan within the jurisdiction of the Thromde;


  • To review Urban Development Plan (UDP) on a 4 to 5 yearly basis for securing environmentally balanced, yet socially and economically dynamic development
  • To coordinate preparation of local area plans that meets the objectives of UDP.


  • Manage, evaluate and monitor the overall functioning of the sections under UPDD.
  • Prepare and detail the five year plan activities in line with the investment plan. 
  • Prepare work plan to carry out the five year plan activities and monitor the progress. 
  • Coordinate preparation of UDP/LAP.
  • Develop implementation strategies for sustainable development.
  • Implement strategies approved by Thromde Tshogde through physical plans i.e UDP.
  • Public consultation. 
  • Liaise with Zimpon’s office, MoWHS, NLCS and other agencies. 
  • Coordinate with other divisions of the organization. 
  • Conduct land verification and property transactions.
  • Prepare and present planning reports for submission to the Thromde Tshogde and the MoWHS.
  • Identify sites for various government organizations and institutions as required and requested.
  • Any other task assigned by the Executive Secretary.