Shimoga Zilla Panchayat is a body constituted under the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993. The Zilla Panchayat is a body corporate and is assigned a legal status. The Zilla Panchayat is entrusted with execution of development schemes, providing civic functions in rural areas and looking after the duties of the government delegated in respect of certain departments as per the schedule of the Act.
The Zilla panchayat structure and activities are categorised into six important elements as listed below.
- The Political Structure
- The Administration
- Annual Budget
- Departments coming under the direct administrative control of Zilla Panchayat
- Development schemes and works taken up by Zilla Panchayat
- Role of Taluka and Gram Panchayats in the Zilla Panchayat.