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
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
(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.
- 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.
- (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
(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.
- (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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