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Briefly explain Mandal and Zilla Parishad.

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20-40 grama panchayats come under a Mandal Parishad. All the Mandal Parishads in the district come under the Zilla Parishad. The members of the Mandal Parishad are elected directly by the voters. Some members of Mandal Parishad are nominated. 

The members of Mandal Parishad elect one member as Mandal President and another member as Vice President through the indirect election. 

The Zilla Parishad members are elected by voters directly. Some members of Zilla Parishad are nominated. The Zilla Parishad members elect one member among them as Chairman and another member as Vice-Chairman in the indirect election. 

The Zilla Parishad and the Mandal Parishad coordinate the activities of the Panchayats in the district and the Mandal, approve their plans, and coordinate the allocation of funds.

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