Zilla Panchayat

Zilla Panchayath Administration:

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.

The executing authority is the Chief Executive Officer appointed by the Government.

There are 5 sub-committees:

  • Planning, Finance and Audit sub-committee headed by the ZP Adyaksha
  • General Standing sub-committee headed by ZP Upadyaksha
  • Education and Health sub-committee
  • Agriculture and Industry sub-committee
  • Social Justice sub-committee

The Chief Executive Officer is assisted by

  • The Deputy Secretary (ADM)
  • The Deputy Secretary (DEV)
  • The Chief Planning Officer
  • The Chief Accounts Officer
  • Project Director


  • Surakshini Portal to prevent Child Marriages is now being implemented across the state.
  • MGNREGA State Level Award for overall Besr Performance.
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Award from Union Water Resources Ministry for Water bodies Rejunvenation at Bagalkot District.

Role of Planning Section:

The Chief Planning Officer heads the Planning Section and Council Section. This section

  • Compiles the requirements of the plan amounts of Grama Panchayath, Taluk Panchayath and the Zilla Panchayath
  • Prepares the perspective plan of the Grama Panchayath,Taluk Panchayath and the Zilla Panchayath
  • Distributes the plan schemes grants released from the government to Zilla Panchayath among Zilla Panchayath, Taluk Panchayath and Grama Panchayath
  • Monitors the progress of implementation of plan schemes
  • Prepares Taluk Panchayath Grama Panchayath and Zilla Panchayath annual developmental plan
  • Prepares the draft plan for Zilla Panchayath and urban local bodies for submission to the Finance Committee and general body meeting.
  • Prepares the MMR for each Plan schemes
  • Prepares the notes for monthly and quarterly KDP meetings
  • Prepares the notes for review meeting of District-in-charge
  • Prepares the guidelines, allotment and physical targets of the action plan
  • Monitors the implementation of all housing schemes in the rural areas of the district
  • Feeding and monitoring grama panchayati samanya mahiti
  • Prepares the notes for District Planning Committee meeting
  • District Planning Committee – Election
  • Chief Planning Officer work as secretery of social justice sub – committee.

Role of the Accounts Section :

  • The Chief Accounts Officer is the financial head.
  • The section prepares the budget of Zilla Panchayath
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual accounts
  • Advises the CEO regarding financial transactions
  • Monitors the repayment of loans, interest on loans from other departments
  • Internal audit of Taluk Panchayath, Grama Panchayath and Zilla Panchayath
  • Releases the amount from Zilla Panchayath to various implementing officers
  • Chief Accounts Officer work as secretery of finance and audit sub – committee

Role of Counsel section:

  • Preparation of agenda for the Zilla Panchayath general body meetings and special meetings
  • Answer the questions of the ZP members
  • Issue meeting notices
  • Record meeting proceedings
  • Take follow-up action on whatever points were taken up at the meetings
  • Zilla Panchayath Sub – Committee Election

Role of Administrative section:

  • Supervision of the administrative work of all departments coming under Zilla Panchayath and Zilla Panchayath office
  • Administrative and general supervision of Zilla Panchayath activities
  • Deputy Secretary works as Secretary of 2 standing sub-committees

Role of Development section:

  • Deals with all correspondence for RDPR programs and sends reports for RDPR schemes
  • Implements rural drinking water supply
  • Implements NREGA central scheme

Role of Project Director Section:

  • Implements SGSY, Rajiv Gandhi drinking water scheme, Swacha grama and IREP schemes
  • Implements NRLM Scheme