Panchayat, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department

About Department

On the recommendations of Balwantray Mehta Committee, Gujarat Panchayats Act, 1961 was applied in the state since 1-4-1963. In order to make Panchayats more polite, Gujarat Panchayats, Act, 1961 was revoked by Government of India and Gujarat Panchayats Act, 1993 was implemented with effect from 15-4-1994.

Panchayats, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department takes policy decisions on the matters relating to Panchayats, Rural Housing and Rural Development, Department also issues orders and provide guidelines. Thus, this department carry out work with advise, suggestions, control and monitor the same.

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Smt. Anandiben PatelSmt. Anandiben Patel
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