162A. Subjects to be dealt with by the standing committees

  1. The following subjects shall be dealt with by the standing committees of the panchayat, namely: -
    1. in a village panchayat, -
      1. The standing committee for finance shall deal with the subjects of finance, tax, accounts, audit, budget, general administration, appeal relating to tax and subjects not allotted to other standing committees;
      2. The standing committee for development shall deal with the subjects of development planning, socio-economic planning, spatial planning, agriculture, soil conservation, social forestry, animal husbandry, diary development, minor irrigation, fisheries, small-scale industry, public works, housing, regulation of building construction, electricity, etc;
      3. The standing committee for welfare shall deal with the subjects of development of scheduled caste-scheduled tribe, development of women and children, social welfare, social security, slum improvements, poverty alleviation, public distribution system, Public Health, Sanitation, Education, Art and Culture and entertainment, water supply, sewerage and environment;
    2. In the Block Panchayat, -
      1. The Standing Committee for finance shall deal with the subjects, like finance, accounts, audit, budget, general administration and subjects not allotted to other standing committee;
      2. Standing Committee for development shall deal with the subjects like development planning, socio and economic planning, agriculture, animal husbandry, minor irrigation, fisheries, small-scale industry, public works, housing, electricity and maintenance of watershed;
      3. Standing Committee for Welfare shall deal with the subjects like Development of Scheduled Caste – Schedule Tribe, Development of Women and Children, Social Welfare, Public Health, Education, Art, Culture and Entertainment and Environment;
    3. In the District Panchayat, -
      1. Standing Committee for finance shall deal with the subjects like finance, accounts, audit, budget, general administration and subjects not allowed to other standing committee;
      2. The standing committee for development shall deal with the subjects like development planning, socio-economic planning, agriculture, soil conservation, animal husbandry, minor irrigation, fisheries and small scale industry, etc.
      3. The standing committee for public works shall deal with the subjects like public works, housing, spatial planning and environment;
      4. the standing committee for Health and Education shall deal with subjects like public health and education;
      5. The standing committee for welfare shall deal with subjects like social welfare, development of women and children and development of scheduled caste-scheduled tribe.
  2. The standing committees of the panchayat may perform such other powers and functions of the panchayat as may be entrusted to it by the panchayat in addition to the powers and duties conferred on it by rules made in this behalf.
  3. Every resolution passed by the standing committee shall be placed before the panchayat in its next meeting and the panchayat shall have power to modify such resolution if considered necessary.
  4. Where any of the standing committees cannot function effectively by reason of the resignation of the majority of its members or for any other reason, powers and functions of such standing committee shall be vested in the steering committee constituted under section 162 B till its re-constitution.
  5. The ex-officio Secretaries referred to in sub-section (11) of section 179 shall attend the meetings of the respective standing committee and render necessary assistance to the committee in the discharge of its functions.