Dharwad Zilla Panchayath is a three - tier Panchayath raj system with elected bodies at the Grama, Taluka and District levels constituted as per the 73rd amendment to the constitution for greater participation of the people and more effective implementation of rural development programs (and to function as units of local self government). The Zilla Panchayaths were constituted as per the provisions of The Karnataka Panchayath Raj Act, 1993. The Zilla panchayath structure and activities are categorised into two important parts as listed below
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:
For smooth functioning & administration of the Zilla Panchayath, an officer designated as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the State Government to carry out administration of Zilla Panchayath smoothly. The rank of Chief Executive Officer is not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner of a district. Chief Executive Officer is designated Head of Department for all the department offices within the Zilla Panchayath
The Administration - OFFICIAL STRUCTURE:For smooth functioning & administration of the zilla panchayath office , an officer designated "Chief Executive Officer" is appointed by the state government to carry out administration of Zilla Panchayath. Chief Executive Officer is designated head of department for all the department offices within the Zilla panchayath. He is assisted in the discharge of his duties by Senior Officers in the Zilla Panchayath.
- Deputy Secretary
- Chief Planning Officer.
- Chief Accounts Officer
- Project Director
The work of Zilla Panchayath can be divided into following sections
- DEVELOPMENT SECTION
- ADMINISTRATION SECTION
- PLANNING SECTION
- ACCOUNT SECTION
1.Development Section: Headed by Deputy Secretary, This section is concerned with execution of all rural development schemes, water supply schemes, Minor irrigation works, road works and other developmental works.
2.Administration Section: Headed by Deputy Secretary, This section is concerned with the establishment issues and general administration of all the departments of zilla panchayath.
3.Planning Section: Headed by Chief Planning Officer, This section looks after formulation of Draft Annual Plan, formulation of action plan for different development schemes & monitoring & evaluation of schemes.
4.Accounts Section: Headed by Chief Accounts Officer, This section is responsible for receipts and releases of funds regarding all departments and various development schemes. Also this section is involved in taking up audit of all the departments coming under zilla panchayath.
5.Council Section: Headed by Deputy Secretary, This section is concerned with recording the deliberations of zilla panchayath and various standing committees, it also follows up on various decisions taken therein & other issues regarding the zilla panchayath members.