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60(2) Every Standing Committee shall consist of such number of members including its Chairman as prescribed and one of the seats of members to be elected in every Standing Committee shall be reserved for women as per sub-section (4), and all elected members of the Panchayat except the President and the Vice-President shall be elected as members of any of the Standing Committees.

committees $ (4) In every standing committee there shall be members elected by the elected members of the Panchayat from among themselves under the proportional representation system by single transferable vote and a member shall not be a member of more than one Standing committee at a time.

62[(4a) The members to be elected to each Standing Committee shall be elected under the guidance, supervision and control of the State Election Commission as prescribed and the State Election Commission shall designate or nominate thereto an officer of the Government or Local Self Government Institution to be the Returning Officer.]

(5) The Chairman of every standing committee, except the standing committee for finance, shall be elected by the members of the respective standing committee from among themselves.

(i) in a Panchayat where the office of the Vice President is reserved for women, the office of the Chairman of a Standing Committee except that of the Standing Committee for Finance and in a Panchayat where the office of Vice-President is not reserved for women, the offices of Chairman of the two Standing Committees except the Standing Committee for Finance, shall be reserved for women:

Provided that in the case of District Panchayat where the office of the Vice-President is reserved for women, offices of the Chairman of two Standing Committees except the Standing Committee for Finance, and where the office of the Vice-President is not reserved for women, the offices of the Chairman of the three Standing Committees except the Standing Committee for Finance, shall be reserved for women.

(ii) The State Election Commission shall after each General Election, distribute the offices of Chairman of the Standing Committees reserved among the different Standing Committees by rotation, in the order of the Standing Committees specified in sub-section (1) of section 162.

(5b) The Chairman of any other Standing Committee except the Standing Committee for Finance shall be elected under the guidance, supervision and control of the State Election Commission as prescribed and the State Election Commission shall designate or nominate thereto an officer of the Government or Local Self Government Institution to be the Returning Officer.]