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Panchayati Raj Department, Bihar Government

Panchayati Raj Department of Bihar

पंचायती राज विभाग, बिहार सरकार

पंचायती राज विभाग, बिहार सरकार का परिचय

(Introduction of Panchayati Raj Department)

After the 73 rd Constitutional Amendment Act., Government of Bihar enacted the Bihar Panchyat Raj Act, 1993 (Replaced by BPR Act,2006) and a three tier system of Panchayat Raj (Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayats) started functioning after general election in April/ May 2001. At the state level the Panchayat Raj Department coordinates the functioning of the PRIs.

Organisational Structure of PRIs

The organogram given below depicts the structure of the PRIs at the District, Block and Village levels and Panchayat Raj Department at the State level. There are various Standing Committees and other Committees in each tier of PRIs headed by Adhyaksha/ Upadhyaksha, Pramukh/ Up Pramukh and Mukhia in ZP, PS& GP respectively to regulate the affairs of the PRIs.

  1. The DDC cum CEO (Deputy Development Commissioner-Cum-Chief Executive Officer) of Zila Parishads carry out the policies and directives of the ZP, discharge duties defined under the Act, control the officers and secretary of ZP, have custody of all papers and documents of ZP and draw and disburse money.
  2. The functions of the BDO cum EO in Panchayat Samiti are namely, to exercise all the powers conferred under the Act, lay down the duties of officials, supervise and control the officers and officials under him, supervise the execution of all works, have custody of all papers and documents of Panchayat Samiti and draw and disburse money out of PS fund.
  3. The Mukhiya is responsible for convening the meeting of Gram Sabha, maintenance of the records of GP, financial and executive administration, supervision over the work of GP employees and transaction of business connected with the Act.
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