Bagalkot Zilla Panchayat is a body constituted under the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993. The Zilla Panchayat is a body corporate and is assigned a legal status. The Zilla Panchayat is entrusted with execution of development schemes, providing civic functions in rural areas and looking after the duties of the government delegated in respect of certain departments as per the schedule of the Act.
The Government appoints the Chief Executive Officer to carry out administration of Zilla Panchayat and also appoints Chief Accounts Officer, Chief Planning Officer and one or more Deputy Secretaries who work directly under the Chief Executive Officer and assist him, at Taluk Level Executive officers help CEO in implementing Taluk Level Programmes.
Nearly 27 different departments come under ZP like Education, Health, Forest, Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Fisheries, Agriculture etc. CEO is assisted in the discharge of his duties by Senior Officers in the Zilla Panchayat like –
- Deputy Secretary
- Chief Accounts Officer
- Chief Planning Officer
- Project Director