3. Grama Sabha

  1. For the purpose of this chapter, each constituency of village panchayat may be specified as a village under clause (g) of article 243.
  2. All persons whose names are included in the electoral rolls relating to a village comprised within the area of a village panchayat shall be deemed to be constituted as Grama Sabha of such village.
  3. 3[Grama Sabha shall meet at least once in three months at the place fixed by the Village Panchayat and to such meetings, the convenor of the Village Panchayat shall, compulsorily invite the member of the Block Panchayat, the District Panchayat and the Legislative Assembly representing the area of the Grama Sabha. Provided that the Convenor shall, on a request in writing made by not less than ten percent of the members of any Grama Sabha, convene a special meeting of the Grama Sabha within fifteen days with the agenda given along with the request. Provided further that such special meeting shall be convened only once within the period between two general meetings]
  4. The member of a village panchayat representing the constituency comprised in the area of a village shall be the convenor of that Grama Sabha; however due to any reason, physical or otherwise, the convenor is unable to perform his functions as such, the President may appoint a member representing any adjacent constituency as the convenor.
  5. Every meeting of the Grama Sabha shall be presided over by the President of the village panchayat or in his absence the vice-president or in the absence of both of them by the convenor of Grama Sabhas.
  6. The village panchayat shall place before the Grama Sabha a report relating to the developmental programmes relating to the constituency during the previous year and these that are proposed to by undertaken during the current year, and the expenditure therefore, the annual statement of accounts and the administration report of the preceding year. If in any circumstances, any decision of the grama sabha could not be implemented, the president shall report the reason therefore, before the Grama Sabha.
  7. The village panchayats, the block panchayats and the district panchayats shall give due consideration to the recommendations and suggestions, if any, of the Grama Sabha.

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3 Inserted by Act 13 of 1999.
4 Omitted by Act 13 of 1999.