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.