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STANDING COMMITTEES

Each Standing Committee shall consist of such number of members not exceeding seven including the Chairman as specified by the Zilla Panchayat elected by the members of Zilla Panchayat from amongst elected members. The election of members of standing committee shall be held as soon as may be after every general election of member Zilla Panchayat or on its reconstitution or establishment under this Act or immediately before the expiry of the term of office of the members of the Sanding Committee:

Provided that the Social Justice Committee shall consist of at least one member who is a woman and one member from either the scheduled castes or the scheduled tribes whichever has more number of elected members.

The term of office of every member of the standing committee shall, save as otherwise provided in this Act, be twenty months from the date of his election or till he ceases to be a member of the Zilla Panchayat, whichever is earlier.

The Adhyaksha shall be the ex officio member and Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Planning Committee. The Upadhyaksha shall be the ex officio member and Chairman of the General Standing Committee. The other standing committees shall elect the Chairman from among their members.

No member of the Zilla Panchayat shall be eligible to serve on more than two Standing Committees.

The Chief Executive Officer shall be the Ex-Officio Secretary of the General Standing Committee and he shall nominate one of the Deputy Secretaries as Ex-officio Secretary for each of the remaining Standing Committees. The Chief Executive Officer shall be entitled to attend the meetings of all the Standing Committees.

Sl. No.
Standing Committee
President
1
General Standing Sri S K Manjunath
2
Finance & Planning Smt Uma M P Ramesh
3
Social Justice Sri D Siddappa
4
Education & Health Sri P Vageesh
5
Agriculture & Industry Sri N G Nataraj
Meeting was held on 16.07.2016 (Click here for committees details)

FUNCTIONS

The General Standing Committee shall perform functions relating to the establishment matters and functions relating to communications, buildings, rural housing, village extensions, relief against the natural calamities and allied matters and all miscellaneous residuary matters.

The Finance and Planning Committee shall perform the functions relating to,-

(a) the fiancés of the Zilla Panchayat framing of budgets, scrutinizing proposals for increase of revenue, examination of receipts and expenditure statements, consideration of all proposals affecting the finances of the Zilla Panchayat and general supervision of the revenue and expenditure of the Zilla Panchayat;

(b) the plan priorities, allocation of outlays to developments, horizontal and vertical linkages, implementation of guidelines issued by the Government, regular review of planned programmes, evaluation of important programmes and small savings schemes.

The Social Justice Committee shall perform functions relating to,

(a) promotion of education, economic, social, cultural and other interests of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes;

(b) protecting them from social injustice and all other forms exploitation;

(c) amelioration of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes;

(d) securing social justice to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Women and other weaker sections of the society.

The Education and Health Committee shall perform the following functions,-

(a) be in-charge of all educational activities of the Zilla Panchayat;

(b) undertake the planning of education in the district within the framework of the national policy and the national and State plans;

(c) survey and evaluate the educational activities of the Zilla Panchayat;

(d) perform such other duties pertaining to eduction, adult literacy and cultural activities as the Zilla Panchayat may assign to it;

(e) health services, hospitals, water supply, family welfare and other allied matters.

The Agriculture and Industry Committee shall perform functions relating to,-

(a) agricultural production, animal husbandry, co-operation, contour bunding and reclamation;
(b) village and cottage industries;

(c) promotion of industrial development of the district.

(6) The Standing Committees shall perform the functions referred to above to the extent the powers are delegated to them by the Zilla Panchayat.