Zilla Panchayat —>At the district level
Taluka Panchayat —> At the taluka level
Grampanchayat —> Group of villages notified as a gram panchayat
Taluk Panchayats are the intermediate tier of the Panchayat Raj Institutions at the taluka level. Since 1999, certain specified development schemes earlier executed by the Zilla Panchayat have been tranferred and delegated to the Taluk Panchayats for implementation. Gram Panchayats are the lowest tier of Panchayat Raj Institutions, They have responsibilities of civic administration with independent power of taxation.
The work of Zilla Panchayat can be divided into following sections
Administration Section :
Headed by Deputy Secretary, This section is concerned with the establishment issues and general administration of all the departments of Zilla Panchayat.
Development Section :
Headed by Deputy Secretary, This section is concerned with execution of all rural development schemes, water supply schemes, Minor irrigation works, road works and other developmental works.
Accounts Section :
Headed by Chief Accounts Officer, This section is responsible for receipts and releases of funds regarding all departments and various development schemes. Also this section is involved in taking up audit of all the departments coming under Zilla Panchayat.
Planning Section :
Headed by Chief Planning Officer, This section looks after formulation of Draft Annual Plan, formulation of action plan for different development schemes & monitoring & evaluation of schemes.
Council Section :
This section is concerned with recording the deliberations of Zilla Panchayat and various standing committees, It also follows up on various decisions taken therein & other issues regarding the Zilla Panchayat members.