CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF ZILLA PRAJA PARISHADS
A Zilla Praja Parishad is constituted by the Government for a District and the same is composed of Following members:
Zilla Parishad territorial constituency members.
Members of the Legislative Assembly having jurisdiction in the District.
Members of the House of people having jurisdiction in the District.
Members of the Council of States who are registered voters in the District.
Two persons belonging to minorities who are to be co-
Elections to Zilla parishad territorial constituency (ZPTC) members are conducted directly, whereas, the chairperson is elected from among the members of Z. P. T. C. The members are elected for a term of five years on political party basis. The Mandal Parishad presidents are permanent invitees to the Zilla Parishad meetings.
Whereas, the reservation for the categories of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their population, whereas, the reservation to backward classes will be 34%. Further, reservation to women will be one-
The last elections to Zilla Praja Parishads were held in the year 2006
To assist Commissioner, Panchayat Raj and Rural Employment, as also the District Collectors there are departmental Officers, viz. District Panchayat officer at District level. Divisional Panchayat Officer at Divisional level and the Extension Officer (PR&RD) at the mandal level. The said Officers assist Commissioner, Panchayat Raj only with regard to the administration of Gram Panchayats.
Whereas, for the other two tiers, i. e. Mandal Parishads and Zilla Parishads, Officers of Panchayat Raj Department function as Executive Authorities viz. Mandal Parishad Development Officers and Chief Executive Officers.