Committee, District, Panchayat, Population, Municipalities

An Act to constitute District Planning Committees for the purpose
of Article 243 ZD of the constitution of India and for matters
ancilliary thereto”
Be it enacted by the Madhya Pradesh Legislature in the Forty Sixth
Year of the Republic of India as follows: –
Short title, extent and commencement.
1.(1) This Act may be called the Madhya Pradesh Zila Yojana
Samiti Adhiniyam,1995.
(2) It extends to the whole of Madhya Pradesh.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State
Government may, by notification, appoint.

  1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise, require: –
    (a) “Committee” means the District Planning Committee constituted
    under Section 3;
    (b) “District” means a district as construed in the Madhya Pradesh
    Land Revenue Code, 1959 (No. 20 of 1959); and includes one or
    more such revenue districts or parts thereof as are comprised
    within the Zila Panchayat constituted for the district.”
    (c) “Panchayat” means a Panchayat constituted under the Madhya
    Pradesh Panchayat Raj Adhiniyam, 1993 (No. 1 of 1994);
    (d) “Population” means the population as ascertained at the last
    preceding census of which relevant figures have been
    (e) “Municipalities” means Municipal Corporations, Municipal
    Councils and Nagar Panchayats Constituted under the Madhya
    Pradesh Corporation Act, 1956 (No. 23 of 1956) or the Madhya
    Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1961 (No. 37 of 1961).
    District Planning Committee.
  2. (1) “There shall be constituted for a revenue district or a group of
    revenue districts and part thereof with a common Zila Panchayat
    a District Planning Committee, to consolidate the plans prepared
    by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the district and to
    prepare a draft development plan for the district as a whole.”
    (2) Every Committee shall, preparing the draft development plan: –
    (a) have regard to –
    (i) Matters of common interest between the Panchayats
    and Municipalities including spatial planning, sharing of
    water and other physical and natural resources, the
    integrated development of infrastructure and
    environmental conservation;
    (ii) The extent and type of available resources whether
    financial or otherwise;
    (b) Consult such institutions and organisations as the State
    Government may, by order, specify.
    (3) Where the term of the existing members of the
    Municipality /Zila Panchayat has expired and the elected
    members cease to be members of the committee then the
    committee with remaining members shall continue to
    discharge the functions till new elections are held.
    Composition of Committees.
  3. (1) The Committee shall consists of 10, 15 or 20 members in
    different districts, as specified in the Schedule.
    (2) (i) Four-fifth of the total number of members of the Committee
    shall be elected in the prescribed manner by and from amongst
    the elected members of the Zila Panchayat and of the
    Municipalities in the district or group of revenue districts, as the
    case may be. 5
    (ii) The number of members to be elected from the rural and
    urban areas shall be as nearly as is possible, in proportion
    to the ratio between the population of the rural areas and
    urban areas of the district or group of revenue districts, as
    the case may be.
    (iii) Where the urban area of the district comprises more than
    one Municipality, seats of the urban area shall be
    distributed amongst such Municipalities in the prescribed
    (3) The remaining members of the committee shall be :
    (a) a Minister of the State of Madhya Pradesh to be nominated
    by the State Government, who shall be the Chairperson of
    the Committee ;
    (b) the District Collector who shall be the Member Secretary;
    (c) where the number of the members of the committee, as
    specified in the schedule is –
    (i) fifteen, one member, or
    (ii) twenty, two members to be nominated by the State

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