(Act 13 of 1994 as amended by Acts 7 of 1995, 7 of 1996, 8 of 1998, 11 of 1999, 13 of 1999,13 of 2000 ,12 of 2001, 9 of 2003, 3 of 2005 & Act 5 of 2005)
An Act to replace the present enactment relating to panchayats and District Councils by a comprehensive enactment.
Preamble - Whereas it is expedient to replace the present enactments relating to Panchayats and district councils by a comprehensive enactment to establish a three-tier Panchayat Raj system in the State in line with the Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992, for securing a great measure of participation of the people in planned development and in local Governmental affairs, by constituting Village, block and district Panchayats;
And endow such Panchayats with such powers and authority to enable them to function as institutions of self-Government.
And entrusting such panchayats the preparation of plans and implementation of schemes for economic development and social justice including the implementation of schemes in relation to the matters listed in the Eleventh Schedule to the Constitution:
Be it enacted in the Forty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follow: -