Taluka Panchayat Committees
Taluka Panchayat Committees – The formation of the executive committee and the social justice committee is mandatory in the taluka panchayat.
✓ No person who is not a member of the Panchayat can become the Chairman of the Committee.
✓ The members of the committee will elect one of them as the chairman of the committee. But if the President or the Vice-President is a member of the Committee, the President will become the Chairman of the Committee ex-officio and if he refuses to be the Chairman himself, the Vice-President will be the Chairman of the Committee and if both refuse to be the Chairman, a member of the Committee will be elected as the Chairman.
The chairman or member of the committee may resign from the chairman or membership of the panchayat.
Executive Committee :
✸ (Gujarat Panchayat Act, 1993, Section 123-1-(1) In order for a maximum number of nine and a minimum of five members to delegate the powers, functions, and duties to the Taluka Panchayat Executive Committee for a period of two years, the Executive Committee has to act accordingly and for this, the Taluka Panchayat should make a resolution.
✓ The Executive Committee can form a maximum of two sub-committees, but it has no power to make a final decision on any matter.
A person aggrieved by the decision of the committee will be able to appeal to the taluka panchayat.
✓ In the first meeting of the Executive Committee, the Chairman of the Committee is elected or elected. The taluka development officer has the right to call such a meeting.
The Taluka Development Officer will be the Secretary of the Committee.
Committee on Social Justice :
✓ (Gujarat Panchayat Superintendent 1993, section 123-1(2))
The number of members – is 5 and the term is the same as that of the panchayat.
Formation of Committee: Elected Panchayat
✓ Selection from among the members will be made as follows.
(1) A member of the Valmiki Safai Karamchari caste and if there is no such elected member in the Panchayat, a member of this caste who is qualified to be elected to the Panchayat may be co-opted.
(2) The remaining members shall be appointed from the members of the Panchayat elected from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and thereof at least one person shall be a female member of that caste.
✓ If such members are not sufficiently elected to the Panchayat, the remaining members
Co-opt can be done by those who are eligible to be elected to the Panchayat.
✓ Co-opt members/members of the committee have voting rights but cannot be the chairman of the committee.
The function of this Committee is to ensure social justice for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes as well as the weaker sections of the people.
It is to be seen that economic and educational development takes place as well as they are not treated discriminatorily in public places.
The Taluka Panchayat cannot withdraw as the functions and duties of the Social Justice Committee are determined by the rules.
A person aggrieved by the decision of the Social Justice Committee will be able to appeal to the Social Justice Committee of the district within 60 days.
The chairman or member of the committee can be released by resigning to the taluka panchayat.
The meeting of the Committee has to be convened at least four times a year, that is, every three months.
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◾️ Other Committees :
• If the Taluka Panchayat finds it necessary, it may form one or more committees other than the Executive Committee and the Social Justice Committee.
Prior approval from the state government is required for the formation of the committee.
The membership of such a committee shall be a maximum of five.
The term of the Committee shall be one year.
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