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    • Zila Panchayat at District level

  • Constitution of State Election Commission and State Finance Commission

  • Division of Panchayats into territorial constituencies and one member directly elected from each ward.

  • Not less than 1/3rd seats reserved for women.

  • Panchayats have a mandatory term of five years.

  • Any panchayat if dissolved before the expiry of its term, fresh elections within six months.

  • Indirect elections of chairpersons of Intermediary and District Panchayats.

61.

The State Government has ensured the following measures to strengthen the Panchayati Raj

Institutions in the State :

  • Transfer of funds, functions and functionaries, to PRIs.

  • Powers and functions to Gram Sabha.

  • Direct election of chairperson of a panchayat at village level.

  • Reservation for OBCs.

  • Determination of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees which a Panchayat can levy

  • Provision for maintenance of accounts and auditing of Panchayats.

Status of Panchayati Raj in Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election

62.

Consequent to the enactment of the 73rd

constitution Amendment Act Uttar Pradesh enacted

appropriate legislations for setting up strong, viable Panchayats at village, intermediary and district level. After constitutional amendment first General Elections were held in the year 1995. Thereafter, second general elections were held in the year 2000. In the months of August, 2005 elections to 52,000 Gram Panchayat were completed and elections to 820 Kshettra Panchayat and 70 Zila Panchayats were held in

October, 2005.

Status of elected PRIs representative in General Election 2005 in Uttar Pradesh is as follows :-

Sr.

No.

Name of the

No.

PRIs

PRIs

of

ST

Female

Male

SC

Female

Male

OBC

Female

Male

General

Female

Male

43

16

5085

6964

1301 0

8233

7931

10694

02

00

101

76

196

139

115

187

00

00

12

04

39

09

11

04

GP Pradhan -

-

51

GP Member

-

38

KP Pramukh

-

53

KP Member

-

37

ZP Adhyaksh

-

74

ZP Member

-

40

Percentage of women elected Panchayati Raj Representatives is as follows :-

1

2

3

Pradhan, GP Pramukh, KP Chairman, ZP

520

820

70

00

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