ADMINISTRATION OF GRAM PANCHAYATS
At Division level:
The jurisdiction of a Divisional Panchayat Officer is coterminous with the jurisdiction of a Revenue Division. A Divisional Panchayats Officer has about 300 to 400 Gram Panchayats under his jurisdiction. Also, the span of control would be over 6 to 8 Extension Officers (Panchayats).
At District level:
The Gram Panchayat administration at District level will be under the supervision of District Panchayat Officer. On an average there will be about 900 to 1200 Gram Panchayats in a District. A District Panchayat Officer is required to inspect all the Gram Panchayats in his jurisdiction between two ordinary elections, inspect all notified Gram Panchayats annually.