The district Panchayats and municipal
councils shall send their presidents to the provincial panchayat.
Its strength will naturally vary from province to province. In
the case of smaller provinces, one more representative besides
the president of the district panchayats and municipal council
may be sent to the provincial panchayat.The term of the
provincial panchayat shall be three years. It shall usually meet
twice a year.7.1 Functions
Function of the
provincial panchayat shall be:
a. to guide, supervise and coordinate the
activities of the district panchayats and audit their
b. to maintain special reserve of guardians
c. to arrange for university education,
specially higher technical training and research work.
d. to organise well coordinated transport
and communications within the province.
e. to provide for adequate irrigation
f. to organise famine relief in times of
g. to run provincial cooperative bank for
providing cheap credit facilities to district panchayats.
h. to develop the natural resources of the
province and, where necessary, to manage the ’key’
To facilitate education and executive,
legislative and judicial work in the language of the region,
the provinces shall be reorganised on linguistic basis.
The provincial panchayat shall be the
legislature of the province. It shall, of course, be uni-cameral,
and will posses full powers within its territories to enact laws
in regard to provincial functions specified earlier.
There shall be a complete separation of
function between the legislature and the executive. The
provincial panchayat shall appoint minister or commissars in
charge of different departments. The minister, though fully
responsible to the panchayat, shall not be appointed from
amongst the members of the provincial panchayat. "Where the
chief executive and the chief legislative are practically
identical, and the members of the former are substantially or
heavily salaried as in England, true responsibility ceases,
manoeuvres and intrigues of party politics become rampant, and
legislation cannot be disinterested1."
a. to make arrangement for collegiate or post-basic education.
b. to maintain well equipped hospitals for special diseases.
c. to maintain a reserve of district guardians for emergencies.
d. to run district cooperative banks and marketing societies.
e. to make adequate arrangements for irrigation.
f. to organise inter-taluka sports and tournaments.
6.3 Municipal Councils
In towns, there shall be
ward panchayats and municipal councils that will have extensive
executive and legislative powers. Their functions will be, more
or less, on the lines of the district panchayats; they shall
coordinate the activities of the ward panchayats.
The municipal councils shall own and manage all public means of
transport, electric powerhouses and water supply arrangements.