Panchayath Raj System
The Panchayath Raj Act-1993
Role of Taluka and Gram Panchayaths
provides a 3-tier structure
of Panchayats. The Zilla Panchayat forms the apex institution
at the district level. Each of the four taluks in the KOPPAL
district has the Taluk Panchayat, where again the members are
directly elected from the people, and which has a similar
administrative structure headed by the Executive Officer(EO).
At the lowest level there are the Gram Panchayats which are having
jurisdiction over a group of villages so notified .
| ZILLA PANCHAYATH
|| at the District Level
| TALUKA PANCHAYATH
|| at the Taluka Level
| GRAM PANCHAYATH
|| at the GP (Group of Villages) level
are the intermediate tier of the Panchayat Raj
Institutions at the taluka level. Since 1999, certain specified
development schemes earlier executed by the Zilla Panchayat
have been tranferred and delegated to the Taluk Panchayats for
implementation. Gram Panchayats are the lowest tier of Panchayat
Raj Institutions, They have responsibilities of civic administration
with independent power of taxation.