System of Rice Intensification
Status of Irrigation Development
Physical Status of Irrigation Projects
Services and Irrigated Area of NISs
Facts and Figures
OFFICES AND FUNCTIONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors exercises the powers and functions of NIA.
COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD
The Secretary of Agriculture was designated Chairman of the Board by virtue of Administrative Order No. 17 (14 October 1992) which attached NIA to the Department of Agriculture. Before this, the Secretary of Public Works and Highways served as Board Chairman.
POWERS AND DUTIES PURSUANT TO PD 552:
THE RATIONALIZATION PROGRAM IN NIA
The Rationalization Plan (RPlan) for NIA was authorized under Executive Orders 366 (2004) and 718 (2008). NIA's RPlan aims to improve the delivery of service and productivity thru the merger of offices and streamlining their functions; and the creation of irrigation management offices out of the irrigation systems offices and provincial irrigation offices. The Internal Audit Service and Irrigation Engineering Center are new offices in the central office created under the RPlan. Certain functions and responsibilities that used to be lodged at the central office are decentralized to the field offices. The Irrigation Management Transfer Program is a major component of the RPlan.
NIA started implementing its five-year phased Rationalization Plan in 2008.
The Administrator is NIA's chief executive officer. He is supported by a Senior Deputy Administrator and two Deputy Administrators: for engineering and operations; and administrative and finance. The central office issues guidelines and policies and exercises control over field operations.
Decentralization of functions is achieved through delegation of various authorities to field offices.