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Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules 1996 (Chapter 1 Preliminary)

Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules 1996 (Chapter 1 Preliminary)

Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules 1996

 Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules 1996

Notification No. F. 4(10) RD & PR/Legal/95, dated 30.12.1996, published in Rajasthan Gazette, Extraordinary, Pt 4-C(i), dated 30.12.1996, page 189 (246)

Updated on February 9, 2022

G.S.R. 104. – In exercise of the powers conferred by Sections. 3, 5, 7, 8, 25, (1), 32(1), 33(c), 35(1), 37(3), 38(1), 39(2), 44, 45(3), 53(1), 60, 65(1), (2), 67(2), 68(2), 69, 74(1), (4), 75(1), (2), (3), 77, 78(1), (2), 79(2),


1. short title and commencement. (1) These rules may be called the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.

2. Interpretation. (1) In these rules, unless the subject or the context otherwise requires:

(i) “Act” means the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 (Rajasthan Act No. 13 of 1994);

(ii) “Accountant General” means the Accountant General, Rajasthan;

[(ii-a) “Authorized Agency” means, for the purpose of selection to the post of the primary and upper primary school teacher, the director of elementary education in Rajasthan;]

(iii) “Clear days” include Sundays and holidays but do not include the day of the meeting and the day of the receipt of the notice;

(iv) “Day” means the calendar day beginning and ending at midnight, but an absence from headquarters that does not exceed 24 hours shall be reckoned as one day at whatever hours the absence begins or ends;

(v) “Development Commissioner” means the officer appointed with that designation by the state government;

(vi) “Director Local Fund Audit Department” means the officer appointed with that designation by the state government;

(vii) “Form” means a form appended to these rules;

(viii) “Head of the office” means the Sarpanch in the case of a panchayat, Vikas Adhikari in the case of a panchayat samiti, and Chief Executive Officer in the case of a Zila parishad;

(ix) “Land Revenue” means the annual demand payable directly to the state government on any account whatsoever in respect of land or of any interest in or use of land, and shall include assigned land revenue;

(x) “Meeting” means a meeting of the concerned Panchayati Raj Institution or of its Standing Committee, if any;

(xi) “Member” means a member of a Panchayati Raj Institution and includes a Sarpanch;

(xii) “Motion” means a proposal made by a member for consideration in the meeting of a Panchayati Raj Institution or a Standing Committee, if any;

(xiii) “Panchayat,” “Panchayat Samiti,” and “Zila Parishad” mean the institutions of self-government established under the Act for rural areas respectively at the level of a village, a block, and a district;

(xiv) “Panchayat Fund” means the fund constituted for each Panchayati Raj Institution by its name under Section 64 of the Act;

(xv) “Patwari” means an official appointed with that designation;

(xvi) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these rules;

(xvii) “Secretary,” “Vikas Adhikari,” or “Chief Executive Officer” means the officers appointed with the such designation by the state government or by such authority as may be authorized by the government on this behalf respectively for a panchayat, panchayat samiti, or Zila parishad, as the case may be;

(xviii) “Section” means a section of the Act;

(xix) “Tehsildar” means an officer appointed with that designation under the provisions of the Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956 (Act No. 15 of 1956);

(xx) “Treasury” shall include sub-treasury, and where a panchayat keeps its funds in a post office or a branch of a nationalized bank, scheduled bank, or Gramin Vikas bank, it shall also include such a post office or branch of the bank;

(xxi) “Year” means the financial year beginning on the 1st of April and ending on the 31st of March following.

(2) All words and expressions used but not defined in these rules have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Act.

Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Rules 1996 (Chapter 1 Preliminary)

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