The 73rd & 74th Constitutional Amendments mandated grass root level planning at the Village/Tehsil and District level (i.e Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad) as well as in Urban Local Government and their consolidation into a district plan in each district.

The District Planning Committee is the apex body constituted by the Administration in accordance with Section 196 (1) of the A & N Islands (Municipal Council) Regulation, 1994 to deal with the grass root level planning. The District Planning Committee shall consolidate the draft plans of the Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samities, Zilla Parishad and Municipal Council by incorporating the draft plan of the departments. The District Planning Committee shall deliberate/discuss various plan proposals of the department and shall submit its suggestions/recommendations along with draft consolidated District Annual Plan to the A & N Administration.

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