The overall mandate of the division is to ensure all the development activities within the Thromde Jurisdiction comply with the Development Control Regulations, Building rules and regulations/standards/codes/guidelines, and any circulars/notifications/decisions taken by the Ministry/Thromde Tshogde for provision of safe and comfortable living environment without compromising on traditional architectural /aesthetic values. The DRD is mandated to carry out the following activities:

  • Promote planned development in accordance with appropriate land use/precinct plans, control of squatter/ illegal settlements/encroachment of State Land  and regulation of commercial activities;
  • Issuance of construction/development permits/demolition permits in accordance with Traditional Architectural Guidelines, codes, standards, laws and rules.
  • Site monitoring/inspections to verify compliance of approved drawings.
  • Issue and renew occupancy at periodic intervals to ensure compliance to safety and other regulations;
  • Compliance of development/construction on State land on lease.
  • Site verification for issuance of entertainment licenses and monitoring of entertainment places in line with the Rules Governing Places and Programmes of Entertainment, 2014.
  • Issuance of time bound approval for entertainment activities in consultation with Entertainment Licensing Committee (ELC).
  • Verification of Site/Precinct Plan for issuance of Trade Licenses.
  • Site identification for dumping of construction waste materials in consultation with the management.
  • Verification and approval of locations for display of banners/advertisement boards.
  • Handling of queries and conflicts relating to Building Constructions and other Development within Thromde Area


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