Zilla Panchayat Tumakuru

Elected body is formed by

  1. 57 members are elected from geographically demarcated Zilla Panchayath constituencies from the rural areas. The term of elected members is 5 years.
  2. Member of Parliament representing the MP constituencies in the district
  3. Members of State Legislative Assembly and State Legislative Council representing the district.
  4. The Presidents of 10 Taluka Panchayats of the District.

ADHYAKSHA:- Is being selected by the members of Zilla Panchayath. The Adhyaksha is the head of the Zilla Panchayath and he is Ex-officio chairman of Finance, Audit and Planning Committee.

UPADHYAKSHA:- Is elected by the member of the Zilla Panchayat. The Upadhyaksha is deputy to the Adhyaksha, and discharges duties in the absence of Adhyaksha & is the chair-person to the General Standing Committee of Zilla Panchayat


To facilitate greater discussion in the functioning of zilla panchayat , 5 standing committees have been formed. Each standing Committee consists of zilla panchayat members not exceeding seven in number including the chairman, who are elected by the zilla panchayat from among the elected members.


The members of the Committees are elected from the directly elected members of the zilla panchayat. The term of the Adhyaksha, the Upadhyaksha, and all the 5 standing committee is 20 Months.


For smooth functioning & administration of the Zilla Panchayath office , an officer designated as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the State Government to carry out administration of Zilla Panchayath smoothly. The rank of Chief Executive Officer is not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner of a district. Chief Executive Officer is designated Head of Department for all the department offices within the Zilla Panchayath.
Zilla panchayat Structure :