Panchayat samiti (block)
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It has been said to be the "panchayat of panchayats".
They operate at the
Typically, a panchayat samiti is composed of elected members of the area: the
The samiti is elected for five years and is headed by a chairman and deputy chairman elected by the members of the panchayat samiti. One
A coterminous mandal parishad is constituted for each revenue mandal. A mandal parishad is composed of:
Mandal parishad territorial constituency (MPTC) members are directly elected by the voters, whereas the mandal president is elected by the MPTC members. The members are elected for a term of five years. The election to MPTCs is done on a party basis. The elections are conducted by the state election commission.