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                                                 *THE KERALA PANCHAYAT RAJ
                                                   AND OFFICERS) RULES, 2007
S.R.O. No. 695/2007.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 185 A read with sub-section (1) of Section 254 and Section 255 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994), the Government of Kerala hereby make the following rules, namely:
1.Short title and commencement.-(1) These rules may be called the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Professional Relationship and Conduct Between Elected Authorities and Officers) Rules, 2007.

(2) They shall come into force at once. 2. Definitions.- (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires -

(a) "Act" means the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994);

(b) “Committee" means a Standing Committee constituted under Section 162 or a Steering Committee constituted under Section 162 B in a Panchayat or any other Committee of the Panchayat constituted by the Panchayat consisting of the members of the Panchayat only;

(c) “Elected Authority" means the Panchayat Committee or any other Committee and as required by the context the Elected Authority includes the President and Vice-president of the Panchayat, Chairperson of the Standing Committee and an elected member of the Panchayat;

(d) "Officer" includes the Secretary appointed under sub-section (1) of Section 179, officers and employees appointed to the Panchayat Service as per rules made under sub-section (4) of Section 180 of the Act or rules made under the Kerala Panchayat Act, 1960 (32 of 1960), and any Government Officer or employee whose service has been lent to the Panchayat under subsection (2) of Section 176 or sub-section (1) of Section 181;

(e) “Panchayat" means a Village Panchayat or a Block Panchayat or a District Panchayat constituted under sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Act;

(f) “Panchayat Committee” means an administrative committee consisting of all the members of a Panchayat;

(g) "Secretary" means the Secretary of a Panchayat;

(h) "Section" means a section of the Act;

(i) Masculine gender used shall be deemed to be feminine gender wherever necessary.

(2) The words and expressions used and not defined in these rules but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Exercise of power and discharge of duty.- 
(1) Every elected authority and officer shall maintain the friendly co-operation in exercising powers and discharging duties conferred on the elected authority or officer, as the case may be, under the Act and Rules and no behaviour which may cause prejudice to this shall arise from both of them
  • Published as G. O. (P)No. 184/2007/LSGD, Thiruvananthapuram, dt. 28-7-2007. Malayalam version Published in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No. 1510 dt. 14-8-2007.