Local Government Institutions under Punjab Local Government Act 2013

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District Education Authority
Functions of District Education Authority

S.No.

Topic

Detail

1

Budget & Finance

Establish, manage and supervision of primary, elementary, secondary and higher secondary schools, adult literacy and non-formal basic education, special education institutions

Maintenance of schools

Approve the budget of the Authority and allocate funds to educational institutions

Plan, execute and monitor all development schemes of educational institutions

2

 

Policy implementation

Implementation of policies and directives of the provincial government

Ensure free and compulsory education for children (five to sixteen years) according to the spirit of Article 25-A of the constitution

3

Ensuring standards

Ensure teaching standards, infrastructure standards, student safety and hygiene standards and minimum education standards for quality education

Constitute school management councils which may monitor academic activities

4

Conduct of examinations

Undertake students’ assessment and examinations, ranking of schools on terminal examination results and targets,

5

Promotion of co-curricular activities

Sports, scouting, girl guide, red crescent, award of scholarships and conduct of science fairs in Government and private schools

 
District Health Authority
Functions of District Health Authority

S.No.

Topic

Detail

1

Budget

Establish, manage and supervise primary and secondary health care facilities and institutions

Approve the budget of the Authority and allocate funds to health institutions

Coordinate planning and allocate finances for provision of service delivery at district level

 

2

Oversight/monitoring

Provide stewardship, ownership and oversight of health service delivery at primary and secondary levels within the policy framework given by the

Government

Ensure timely and adequate reporting of progress on health indicators and issues relating to disease surveillance, epidemic control, disaster management to the Government

3

Coordination and linkages

Develop referral and technical support linkages between primary and secondary levels of health care on the one hand and tertiary level health facilities and medical education institutions on the other

Develop linkages between private and public health sectors for enhancing access and coverage of health care facilities to the general public and improving quality of these services

Coordinate health related emergency response during any natural calamity or emergency

Liaison with the Government for technical and logistic support in case of any emergency or disaster like situation

4

Human Resource

Ensure human resource management and capacity development of health service delivery personnel under the policy framework

Ensure performance based contracts with service delivery managers

Monitor, exercise oversight and performance evaluation of service delivery managers as per agreed performance indicators either directly or through a third party

5

Policy Implementation

Implement policies and directions of the Government including achievement of key performance indicators set by the Government

Ensure implementation of minimum service delivery standards, infrastructure standards, patient safety and hygiene standards and minimum public health standards as prescribed by the Punjab Health Care Commission

 
Musalihat Anjuman and Panchayat
A panchayat or Musalihat Anjuman is a local government institution made at grassroots level for amicable settlement of the dispute. Musalihat Anjuman will be constituted in city area whereas Panchayat will be constituted in village area.

 

Musalihat Anjuman

Panchayat

Upper Body

Constituted by city council and by Municipal committee for a ward or group of wards

Constituted by village council

Objectives

Amicable settlement of disputes

Amicable settlement of disputes

Total Members (including women)

9

9

Women members

2

2

Method of selection

Nomination

Nomination

Membership

Residents of local government (but not the members of the local government)

Residents of local government (but not the members of the local government)

Term

5 years

5 years

Who can refer the case

Any person may refer a civil or criminal dispute

Any person may refer a civil or criminal dispute

Limitations

Not to assume jurisdiction in a non-compoundable offence

Not to assume jurisdiction in a non-compoundable offence

What if the case is already in court?

Settlement is subjected to the approval of court

Settlement is subjected to the approval of court

Referring the case by court

Court can refer the case

Court can refer the case

Referring the case by police

Police can refer compoundable case

Police can refer compoundable case

 
Punjab Finance Commission
The Punjab Finance Commission will be constituted to determine the fiscal transfers from province to districts.

S.No.

Topic

Detail

1

Membership

1.      Minister for Finance (Chairperson)

2.      Minister for Local Government (Co-Chairperson)

3.      3 Members of Punjab Assembly nominated by Leader of house

4.      2 members of Punjab Assembly nominated by Leader of Opposition

5.      Secretary, Finance

6.      Secretary, Local Government

7.      Secretary, Planning & Development

8.      2 professional members nominated by Punjab government from private sector

2

Decision making

Majority vote (those present and voting)

3

Recommendations

Formula for resource distribution between provincial government and local governments

Distribution of provincial Allocable Funds among Local Governments

Distribution of Octroi and Zila Tax amount amongst local government

4

Reporting

Report on the analysis of the fiscal transfers, the situation of own-source revenue of the local governments and the reach and quality of their services

5

Instrument for Funds Distribution

The Provincial Allocable Amount and shares of the local governments shall be determined by the award (called Provincial Finance Commission Award), which shall remain in force for a period of five years.

6

Certification

PFC shall certify:

·         Provincial allocable fund and its calculation

·         Transfer of funds in accordance with determined share of local government

7

Redressal of grievances

A local government can make a reference to PFC for redress of grievance regarding fiscal transfer

Punjab Local Government Commission

S.No.

Topic

Detail

1

Membership

Minister for Local Government (Chairman)

2 members of Punjab Assembly nominated by leader of house

1 member of Punjab assembly nominated by leader of opposition

2 technocrat (including at least 1 woman) nominated by Punjab Government

Secretary, Local Government

2

Tenure

5 years (other than chairman and secretary, LG who will be ex-officio members)

3

Inspections

Conduct annual and special inspections of the local governments and submit its reports to the Government

4

Inquiry

Under the direction of the Punjab Government conduct

Inquiry itself or through any other agency

Conduct audit itself or through any other agency

5

Social audit

Conduct social and performance audit on the basis of specific performance indicators through a third party and publish the report of such audit;

6

Dispute resolution

Resolution of disputes between any department of the Punjab government and local government or between two or more local government

7

Annual report

Submit to the Punjab Government an annual report on overall performance of the Local Governments

8

Planning meetings

Organize consultative planning meetings of National and Provincial legislators, the Mayors and the Chairmen on a periodic basis to provide their participation in development activities

9

Authority of Commission

Decision of the Commission shall be binding on the local government failing which the Commission may report the matter with specific recommendations to the

Government for an appropriate action

10

Powers of the commission

·         The Government may, on the recommendation of the Commission, suspend a Mayor or a Chairman for a maximum period of ninety days for fair conduct of inquiry

·         Where, on an inquiry the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairman or Vice Chairman of a local government is found guilty of misconduct by the Commission, the Commission shall recommend to the Government any appropriate action including removal of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairman or Vice Chairman and the Government may pass appropriate orders including the removal of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairman or Vice Chairman.

 
Punjab Local Government Board
The Punjab Local Government Board will be constituted to look after the affairs of the local government employees. 

S.No.

Topic

Detail

1

Membership

·         Secretary local government as ex-officio chairman of board

·         Secretary of the board appointed by the Punjab Government

·         3-5 members as appointed by the Punjab government

2

Functions

·         Appointments, transfers, disciplinary actions and other service matters of Local Government Service Cadre

·         Setup and operate pension fund for the benefit of its employees

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