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Constitution of Zilla Parishad under WB Panchayat Act

CHAPTER XIII
Constitution of Zilla Parishad

140. Zilla Parishad and its constitution. – (1) For every district [except the district of Darjeeling,] the State Government shall constitute a Zilla Parishad bearing the name of the district.
(2) The Zilla Parishad shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(i) Sabhapatis of the Panchayat Samitis within the district, ex officio;
(ii) such number of persons, not exceeding three, as may be prescribed on the basis of the number of voters in the area from each Block within the district, the Block being divided by the prescribed authority for the purpose into constituencies in the prescribed manner, elected by secret ballot at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed from amongst the persons whose names are included in the electoral roll, pertaining to any Block within the district, prepared in accordance with such rules as may be made in this behalf by the State Government and in force on such date as the State Election Commissioner may declare for the purpose of an election,} by persons whose names are included in such electoral roll pertaining to the constituency comprised in such Block:]
[Provided that seats shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in a Zilla Parishad and the number of seats so reserved shall bear, as nearly as may be and in the manner and in accordance with such rules as may be made in this behalf by the State Government, the same proportion to the total number of seats in that Zilla Parishad to be filled up by election as the population of the Scheduled Castes in that Zilla Parishad area, or of the Scheduled Tribes in that Zilla Parishad area, as the case may be, bears to the total population of that Zilla Parishad area and such seats shall be subject to allocation by rotation, in the manner prescribed, to such different constituencies having Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes population which bears with the total population in that constituency not less than half of the proportion that the total Scheduled Castes population or the Scheduled Tribes population in that that Zilla Parishad area, as the case may be, bears with the total population in that thatZilla Parishad area]:
[Provided further that not less than one-third of the total number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall be reserved for women belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, as the case may be]:
[Provided also that not less than one-third of the total number of seats, including the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, in a Zilla Parishad shall be reserved for women, and the constituencies for the seats so reserved for women shall be determined by rotation, in such manner as may be prescribed]:
[Provided also that notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this sub-section [* * * * *] when the number of members to be elected to a Zilla Parishad is determined, or when seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in a Zilla Parishad, in the manner as aforesaid, the number of members so determined or the number of seats so reserved shall not be varied for three successive general elections:]
[Provided also that no member of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes and no woman for whom seats are reserved under this sub-section, shall, if eligible for election to a Zilla Parishad, be disqualified for election to any seat not so reserved]:
[Provided also that such division into constituencies shall be made in such manner that the ratio between the total population of all the Blocks in a district and the number of constituencies in the Zilla Parishad shall, so far as practicable, be the same in any that Zilla Parishad]:
[Provided also that the State Election Commissioner may, at any time, for reasons to be recorded in writing] [issue an order making fresh determination] of the number of members in a Zilla Parishad or fresh reservation on rotation of the number of constituencies in that that Zilla Parishad and, on such order being issued by the State Election Commissioner, the determination of the number of members [or the number of seats to be reserved or the sequence of rotation of reservation of seats or any combination of them as may be specified in such order] shall not be varied for [the next] three successive general elections:
[Provided also that the provisions for reservation of seats for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall cease to have effect on the expiry of the period specified in article 334 of the Constitution of India];
(iii) members of the [House of the People and] the Legislative Assembly of the State elected thereto from a constituency comprising the district or any part thereof, not being Ministers:
(iv) members of the Council of States not being Ministers, [registered as electors within the area of any Block within the district.]
(3) Every Zilla Parishad constituted under this section [* * * * * *] shall be notified in the Official Gazette and shall come into office with effect from the date of its first meeting at which a quorum is present.
(4) Every Zilla Parishad shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall by its corporate name sue and be sued.
[(5)(a) Notwithstanding anything contained in the forgoing provisions of this section, when the area of a district (hereinafter referred to as the former district) is divided so as to constitute two or more districts, for each of the newly constituted districts the State Government shall by notification constitute a Zilla Parishad bearing the name of the district with the following members, namely:-
(i) Sabhapatis of the Panchayat Samitis within the newly constituted district, ex officio;
(ii) the members elected to the Zilla Parishad of the former district under clause (ii) of sub-section (2) from the constituencies referred to therein comprised in the Blocks within the newly constituted district;
(iii) members of the House of the People and the Legislative Assembly of the State elected thereto from a constituency comprising the newly constituted district or any part thereof, not being Ministers;
(iv) members of the Council of States, not being Ministers, having a place of residence in the newly constituted district.
(b) Notwithstanding anything in this Act, every Zilla Parishad constituted under this sub-section shall be deemed to have been duly constituted in accordance with the provisions of this Act and shall come into office with effect from the date of its first meeting at which a quorum is present, and the Zilla Parishad of the former district shall with effect from the date of coming into office of the newly constituted Zilla Parishads, cease to exist.
(c) The members of the newly constituted Zilla Parishad, other than the ex officio members, shall, subject to the provisions of section 145, hold office with effect from the date of its first meeting at which a quorum is present for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the members of the Zilla Parishad of the former district.
(d) All rules, orders, bye-laws and notifications made or issued from time to time under any law for the time being in force, applicable to the Zilla Parishad of the former district and continuing in force immediately before the coming into office of the newly constituted Zilla Parishads under this sub-section, shall, after the coming into office of the newly constituted Zilla Parishads, continue in force in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and shall be applicable to the newly constituted Zilla Parishads until they are repealed or amended.
(e) The properties, funds and liabilities of the Zilla Parishad of the former district shall vest in the newly constituted Zilla Parishads in accordance with such allocation as may be determined by order in writing by the prescribed authority, and such determination shall be final.]
(6) An order made [under clause (e) of sub-section (5)] may contain such supplemental, incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary to give effect to such reorganisation.

141. Term of office of members of Zilla Parishad. – (1) The members of a Zilla Parishad, other than ex officio members, shall, subject to the provisions of sections 145 and 213A, hold office for a period of five years from the date of its first meeting and no longer.
(2) There shall be held a general election for the constitution of a Zilla Parishad within a period not exceeding five years from the date of the previous general election held for such Zilla Parishad:
Provided that if the first meeting of the newly-formed Zilla Parishad cannot be held before the expiry of the period of five years under sub-section (1), the State Government may, by order, appoint, any authority, person or persons to exercise and perform, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, the powers and functions of the Zilla Parishad under this Act or any other law for the time being in force, for a period not exceeding three months or until the date on which such first meeting of the newly-formed Zilla Parishad is held, whichever is earlier.]
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142. Disqualifications of members of Zilla Parishad. – A person shall not be qualified to be a member of a Zilla Parishad, if –
(a) he is a member [* * * * *] of any municipal authority constituted under any of the Acts referred to in sub-section (2) of section 1; or
[(b) he is in the service of the Central or the State Government or a Gram Panchayat or a Panchayat Samiti or a Zilla Parishad and for the purposes of this clause, it is hereby declared that a person in the service of any undertaking of the Central or the State Government or any statutory body or Corporation or any public or Government company or any local authority or any co-operative society or any banking company or any university or any Government sponsored institution or any educational or other institution or undertaking or body receiving any aid from the Government by way of grant or otherwise or a person not under the rule-making authority of the Central or the State Government or a person receiving any remuneration from any undertaking or body or organisation or association of persons as the employee or being in the service of such undertaking or body or organisation or association of persons out of funds provided or grants made or aids given by the Central or the State Government, shall not be deemed to be in the service of the Central or the State Government; or]
(c) he has, directly or indirectly by himself or by his partner or employer or an employee, any share’ or interest in any contract with, by or on behalf of, the Zilla Parishad or a Gram Panchayat or a Panchayat Samiti within the district:
Provided that no person shall be deemed to be disqualified for being elected a member of a Zilla Parishad by reason only of his having a share or interest in any public company as defined in the Companies Act, 1956, which contracts with or is employed by a Gram Panchayat, or a Panchayat Samiti within the district or the Zilla Parishad of the district; or
(d) he has been dismissed from the service of the Central or a State Government or a local authority or a co-operative society, or a Government company or a corporation owned or controlled by the Central or the State Government for misconduct involving moral turpitude and five years have not elapsed from the date of such dismissal; or
(e) he has been adjudged by a competent court to be of unsound mind; or
(f) he is an undischarged insolvent; or
(g) he being a discharged insolvent has not obtained from the court a certificate that his insolvency was caused by misfortune without any misconduct on his part; or
[(h)(i) he has been convicted by a court –
(A) of an offence involving moral turpitude punishable with imprisonment for a period of more than six months, or
(B) of an offence under Chapter IXA of the Indian Penal Code, or
(C) under section 3 or section 9 of the West Bengal Local Bodies (Electoral Offences and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1952, and five years have not elapsed from the date of the expiration of the sentence; or
(ii) he is disqualified for the purpose of election to the State Legislature under the provisions of Chapter III of Part II of the Representation of the People Act, 1951; or]
[(i) he has not attained the age of twenty-one years on the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations for any election; ]
[(j) he has been convicted under section 189 at any time during the last ten years; or]
[(k) he has been surcharged or charged under section 192 at any time during the last ten years; or]
[(l) he has been removed under section 213 at any time during the last five years.]

143. Sabhadhipati and Sahakari Sabhadhipati. – (1) Every Zilla Parishad shall, at its first meeting at which a quorum is present, elect, in the prescribed manner, one of its members to be the Sabhadhipati and another member to be the Sahakari Sabhadhipati of the Zilla Parishad:
Provided that the members referred to in [clauses (i), (iii) and (iv)] of sub-section (2) of section 140 [shall neither participate in, nor be eligible for, such election:]
[Provided further that subject to such rules as may be made in this behalf by the State Government, a member shall not be eligible for such election unless he declares in writing that on being elected, he shall be a wholetime functionary of his office and that during the period for which he holds or is due to hold such office, he shall not hold any office of profit unless he has obtained leave of absence from his place of employment or shall not carry on or be associated with any business, profession or calling in such manner that shall or is likely to interfere with due exercise of his powers, due performance of his functions or due discharge of his duties]:
[Provided also that subject to such rules as may be made by the State Government in this behalf, the offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in such manner that the number of offices so reserved at the time of any general election shall bear, as nearly as may be, the same proportion to the total number of such offices in West Bengal as the population of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, as the case may be, in all the Blocks within West Bengal taken together bears with the total population in the same area, and such offices shall be subject to allocation by rotation in the manner prescribed]:
[Provided also that after being elected to an office of a full time office bearer, he shall be allowed lien or leave of absence from the place of his employment for his full tenure in such office with effect from the date of his joining to such office by the Department or authority or undertaking or aided institution of the State Government under which he holds his office of profit:]
[Provided also that the offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati in any Zilla Parishad having the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes population, as the case may be, constituting not more than five per cent of the total population in the Blocks within the district, shall not be considered for allocation by rotation]:
[Provided also that in the event of the number of Zilla Parishad areas having the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes population constituting more than five per cent of the total population, falling short of the number of offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati required for reservation in West Bengal the State Election Commissioner, may, by order, include, for the purpose of reservation, other such offices of theSabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati beginning from the district having higher proportion of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, as the case may be, until the total number of seats required for reservation is obtained]:
[Provided also that not less than one-third of the total number of offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in West Bengal, shall be reserved by rotation for the women belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, as the case may be]:
[Provided also that not less than one-third of the total number of offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati in West Bengal including the offices reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, shall be reserved for the women, and the offices so reserved shall be determined by rotation in such manner as may be prescribed]:
[Provided also that determination of the offices of the Sabhadhipati within the State reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and women shall precede such determination for the offices of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati]:
[Provided also that if, for any term of election (hereinafter referred to in this proviso as the said term of election), the office of the Sabhadhipati in aZilla Parishad is reserved for any category of persons in accordance with the rules in force, the office of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati in that Zilla Parishad shall not be reserved for the said term of election for any category and if, in accordance with the rules applicable to the office of theSahakari Sabhadhipati, such office is required to be reserved for the said term of election, such reservation for the same category shall be made in another office of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati within the State in the manner prescribed, keeping the total number of offices so reserved for the said term of election equal to the number of such offices required to be reserved in accordance with the rules in force]:
[Provided also that when in any term of election, an office of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati is not reserved on the ground that the corresponding office of the Sabhadhipati is reserved in the manner prescribed, such office of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati not reserved on the ground as aforesaid, shall be eligible for consideration for reservation during the next term of election in the manner prescribed]:
[Provided also that notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this section or elsewhere in this Act, the principle of rotation for the purpose of reservation of offices under this sub-section shall commence from the first election to be held after the coming into force of section 39 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Amendment) Act, 1994, and the roaster for reservation by rotation shall continue for every three successive terms for the complete rotation unless the State Election Commissioner, for reasons to be recorded in writing and by notification, directs fresh commencement of the rotation at any stage excluding one or more terms from the operation of the rotation]:
[Provided also that no member of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes and no woman, for whom the offices are reserved under this sub-section, shall, if eligible for the office of the Sabhadhipati or the Sahakari Sabhadhipati, be disqualified for election to any office not so reserved]:
[Provided also that the provisions for reservation of the offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall cease to have effect on the expiry of the period specified in article 334 of the Constitution of India].
(2) The meeting to be held under sub-section (1) shall be convened by the prescribed authority in the prescribed manner.
(3) The Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati shall, subject to the provisions of section 146 and to their continuing as members, hold office for a period of [five years]:
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(4) When –
(a) the office of the Sabhadhipati falls vacant by reason of death, resignation, removal or otherwise, or
(b) the Sabhadhipati is, by reason of leave, illness or other cause, temporarily unable to act,
the Sahakari Sabhadhipati shall exercise the powers, perform the functions and discharge the duties of the Sabhadhipati until a new Sabhadhipatiis elected and assumes office or until the Sabhadhipati resumes his duties, as the case may be.
(5) When –
(a) the office of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati falls vacant by reason of death resignation, removal or otherwise, or
(b) the Sahakari Sabhadhipati is, by reason of leave, illness or other cause, temporarily unable to act,
the Sabhadhipati shall exercise the powers, perform the functions and discharge the duties of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati until a new Sahakari Sabhadhipati is elected and assumes office or until the Sahakari Sabhadhipati resumes his duties, as the case may be.
(6) When the offices of the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati are both vacant or the Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati are temporarily unable to act, the prescribed authority may appoint [for a period of thirty days at a time] a Sabhadhipati and a Sahakari Sabhadhipati from among the members of the Zilla Parishad to act as such until a Sabhadhipati or a Sahakari Sabhadhipati is elected and assumes office [or until the Sabhadhipati or Sahakari Sabhadhipati resumes his duties, as the case may be].
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(8) The Sabhadhipati and the Sahakari Sabhadhipati of a Zilla Parishad shall be paid out of the Zilla Parishad Fund such Word substituted for the[remuneration] and allowances and shall be entitled to leave of absence for such period or periods and on such terms and conditions, as may be prescribed.
[(9) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the State Government may, by an order in writing, remove a Sabhadhipati or aSahakari Sabhadhipati from his office if, in its opinion, he holds any office of profit or carries on or is associated with any business, profession or calling in such manner that shall, or is likely to, interfere with due exercise of his powers, performance of his functions or discharge of his duties:]
Provided that the State Government shall, before making any such order, give the person concerned an opportunity of making a representation against the proposed order.

144. Resignation of Sabhadhipati and Sahakari Sabhadhipati or a member. – (1) A Sabhadhipati or a Sahakari Sabhadhipati or a member of aZilla Parishad may resign his office by notifying in writing his intention to do so to the prescribed authority and on such resignation being accepted the Sabhadhipati, the Sahakari Sabhadhipati or the member shall be deemed to have vacated his office.
(2) When a resignation is accepted under sub-section (1), the prescribed authority shall communicate it to the members of the Zilla Parishad within thirty days of such acceptance.

145. Removal of member of Zilla Parishad. – (1) The prescribed authority may, after giving an opportunity to a member of a Zilla Parishad other than an ex officio member to show cause against the action proposed to be taken against him, by order remove him from office –
(a) if after his election he is convicted by a criminal court of an offence involving moral turpitude and punishable with imprisonment for a period of more than six months; or
(b) if he was disqualified to be a member of the Zilla Parishad at the time of his election; or
(c) if he incurs any of the disqualifications mentioned in clauses (b) to (g) of section 142 after his election as a member of the Zilla Parishad; or
(d) if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Zilla Parishad without the leave of the Zilla Parishad, [* * * * *]; or
(e) if he does not pay any arrear in respect of any tax, toll, fee or rate payable under this Act, or the Bengal Village Self-Government Act, 1919, or the West Bengal Panchayat Act, 1957, or the West Bengal Zilla Parishads Act, 1963.
(2) Any member of a Zilla Parishad who is removed from his office by the prescribed authority under sub-section (1) may, within thirty days from the date of the order, appeal to such authority as the State Government may appoint in this behalf, and, thereupon, the authority so appointed may stay the operation of the order till the disposal of the appeal and may, after giving notice of the appeal to the prescribed authority, and after giving the appellant an opportunity of being heard, modify, set aside or confirm the order.
(3) The order passed by such authority on such appeal shall be final.
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146. Removal of Sabhadhipati and Sahakari Sabhadhipati. – [Subject to the other provisions of the section, a Sabhadhipati or a Sahakari Sabhadhipati] of a Zilla Parishad may, at any time, be removed from office [by a resolution carried by the majority of the existing members referred to in clause (ii) of sub-section (2) of section 140] at a meeting specially convened for the purpose. Notice of such meeting shall be given to the prescribed authority:
Provided that at any such meeting while any resolution for the removal of the Sabhadhipati from his office is under consideration, the Sabhadhipatior while any resolution for the removal of the Sahakari Sabhadhipati from his office is under consideration, the Sahakari Sabhadhipati shall not, though he is present, preside, and the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 150 shall apply in relation to every such meeting as they apply in relation to a meeting from which the Sabhadhipati or, as the case may be, the Sahakari Sabhadhipati is absent:
[Provided further that no meeting for the removal of the Sabhadhipati or the Sahakari Sabhadhipati under this section shall be convened within a period of one year from the date of election of the Sabhadhipati or the Sahakari Sabhadhipati]:
[Provided also that there shall not be more than one resolution for the removal of the Sabhadhipati the Sahakari Sabhadhipati within a period of six months]:
[Provided also that if, at a meeting convened under this section, either no meeting is held or no resolution removing an office bearer is adopted, no other meeting shall be convened for the removal of the same office bearer within six months from the date appointed for such meeting].
147. Filling of casual vacancies in the office of Sabhadhipati or Sahakari Sabhadhipati. – In the event of removal of a Sabhadhipati or aSahakari Sabhadhipati under section 146 or when a vacancy occurs in the office of a Sabhadhipati or a Sahakari Sabhadhipati by resignation, death or otherwise, the Zilla Parishad shall elect another Sabhadhipati or Sahakari Sabhadhipati in the prescribed manner.

148. Filling of casual vacancy in the place of an elected member. – If the office of a member of a Zilla Parishad becomes vacant by reason of his death, resignation, removal or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled by election in the prescribed manner.

149. Term of office of Sabhadhipati, Sahakari Sabhadhipati or member filling casual vacancy. – Every Sabhadhipati or Sahakari Sabhadhipati, elected under section 147 and every member elected under section 148 to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the person in whose place he becomes a member.
150. Meetings of Zilla Parishad. – (1) Every Zilla Parishad shall hold a meeting [in its office at least once in every three months on such date and at such hour as the Zilla Parishad may fix at the immediately preceding meeting:]
Provided that the first meeting of a newly-constituted Zilla Parishad shall be held at such time and at such place within the local limits of the district concerned, as the prescribed authority may fix:
Provided further that the Sabhadhipati when required in writing by one-fifth of the members of the Zilla Parishad to call a meeting [shall do so fixing the date and hour of the meeting] [to be held within fifteen days after giving intimation to the prescribed authority and seven days’ notice to the members of the Zilla Parishad,] failing which the members aforesaid may call a meeting [to be held] [within thirty-five days] after giving intimation to the prescribed authority and seven clear days’ notice to the Sabhadhipati and the other members of the Zilla Parishad. Such meeting shall be held[in the office of the Zilla Parishad on such date and at such hour] as the members calling the meeting may decide. [The prescribed authority may appoint an observer for such meeting who shall submit to the prescribed authority a report in writing duly signed by him within a week of the meeting on the proceedings of the meeting. The prescribed authority shall, on receipt of the report, take such action thereon as it may deem fit:]
[Provided also that for the purpose of convening a meeting under section 146, at least one-fifth of the members referred to in clause (ii) of sub-section (2) of section 140 shall require the Sabhadhipati to convene the meeting]:
[Provided also that if the Zilla Parishad does not fix at any meeting the date and hour of its next meeting or if any meeting is not held on the date and hour fixed at the immediately preceding meeting, the Sabhadhipati shall call a meeting of Zilla Parishad on such date and at such hour as he thinks fit].
(2) The Sabhadhipati or in his absence the Sahakari Sabhadhipati shall preside at the meeting of the Zilla Parishad and in the absence of both [or in the refusal of any or both to preside at a meeting], the members present shall elect one of them to be the President of the meeting.
(3) One-fourth of the total number of members of the Zilla Parishad shall form a quorum for a meeting of a Zilla Parishad:
Provided that no quorum shall be necessary for an adjourned meeting.
(4) All questions coming before a Zilla Parishad shall be decided by a majority of votes:
Provided that in case of equality of votes the person presiding shall have a second or casting vote:
[Provided further that in case of a requisitioned meeting for the removal of the Sabhadhipati or the Sahakari Sabhadhipati under section 146, the person presiding shall have no second or casting vote].
(5) [The Executive Officer and the Additional Executive Officer] of a Zilla Parishad shall attend meetings of the Zilla Parishad and shall participate in the deliberations thereof:
[Provided that if for any reason the Executive Officer] [and the Additional Executive Officer] cannot attend any meeting of the Zilla Parishad Words[the Executive Officer shall] depute the Secretary of the Zilla Parishad to attend such meeting.

151. List of business to be transacted at a meeting. – A list of the business to be transacted at every meeting of a Zilla Parishad except at an adjourned meeting, shall be sent to each member of the Zilla Parishad in the manner prescribed, at least seven days before the time fixed for such meeting and no business shall be brought before or transacted at any meeting other than the business of which notice has been so given except with the approval of the majority of the members present at such meeting:
Provided that if the Sabhadhipati thinks that a situation has arisen for which an emergent meeting of the Zilla Parishad should be called, he may call such meeting after giving three days’ notice to the members:
Provided further that not more than one matter shall be included in the list of business to be transacted at such meeting.

152. Report on the work of Zilla Parishad. – The Zilla Parishad shall prepare and submit annually in the prescribed manner a report on the work done during the previous year and the work proposed to be done during the following year to the prescribed authority within the prescribed time.

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