CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF MANDAL PRAJA PARISHADS
A Mandal Praja Parishad is constituted for a revenue Mandal, as such, both the Mandal Parishads and the revenue Mandals are coterminous. A mandal praja parishad is composed of the following members:
Mandal parishad Territorial constituency members.
Members of the Legislative Assembly having jurisdiction over the Mandal.
Members of the House of people having jurisdiction over the Mandal.
Members of the council of States who are voters in the Mandal.
The Mandal Parishad Territorial constituency (MPTC) members are directly elected by the voters, whereas, the Mandal President is elected by the MPTC members. The members are elected for a term of five year. The elections to MPTCs is done on political party basis. The elections are conducted by the State election commission.
The Sarpanches of the Villages in the Mandal are permanent invitees to the Mandal Parishad meetings.
The reservation to scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes will be in proportion to their population, whereas reservation to backward classes in the State is 34% and for women it is one-
The developmental administration of the Mandal vests in the Mandal Parishad. It shall exercise all the powers conferred on, and perform all the functions entrusted to it by or under APPR Act, 1994 and such other powers and functions as may be conferred on, and entrusted to it by the Government for carrying out the purposes of the said act. It shall do extension and review functions at the Mandal level. It shall also exercise and perform such of the powers and functions of the District Board including the powers to levy and tax or gees as may be transferred to it under the Act.
Every Mandal parishad shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be entrusted to it by rules.
Every Mandal Parishad may levy a duty in the form of a surcharge on any tax by a Gram Panchayat or on land chess or local chess levied within its jurisdiction in such manner and subject to such maximum as may be prescribed.
The Chief Executive of a Mandal is the Mandal Parishad Development Officer and all the activities at the Mandal level will be under his control.