The Panchayat Raj Act, 1993 provides for a 3- tier structure of Panchayats. The Zilla Panchayat forms the apex institution at the district level. Each of the eight taluks in the Hassan district has a Taluk Panchayat, where again the members are directly elected from the people, and which has administrative structure similar to Zilla Panchayat, headed by the Executive Officer(EO). At the lowest level there are the Gram Panchayats which are having jurisdiction over a group of villages so notified. 


Zilla Panchayat at the district level
Taluka Panchayat at the taluka level
Grampanchayat group of villages notified as a gram panchayat


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The political body of Hassan Zilla Panchayat consists of the following members :

The election to the Zilla Panchayat  was held on 19/12/2005 and the has elected 40 new members. The term of Zilla Panchayat is 5 years. The hierarchy for the elected representatives in zp may be visualised as shown below :

Political Structure


The role of these members is to create and  improvement of  the infrastructural felicities such  as   roads,  bridges,  drinking   water  facilities,  dispensaries, vet.  hospitals,  schools etc. They conduct meetings regularly to highlight the problems, needs, action to be taken etc., and pass the resolutions of public interest which in turn planned and executed by the CEO of Zilla Panchayat.




Ph : 08172-267462 (O)

Mob : 9449999123 / 9980829333 (M)

Shwetha Devaraj

smt. B.S Shwetha Devaraj

Vice President
Ph : 08172-267589 (O)

Mob : 9141052212 / 7349449828 (M)



Shri. H.P Srinivas


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