LOCAL COUNCIL BOARD (LCB), KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PESHAWAR.
Local Council Board is an autonomous body created under the statute. It was created under Section 46 of the NWFP, Local Government Ordinance 1979 and has been given protection under the Local Government Ordinance-2001 and Local Government Act 2012.
The core function of the Local Councils Board is to cater for services including appointments, promotions, postings, transfers, pension etc. of the personnel paid out of the Local Fund. It is the successor of the defunct NWFP Local Government Board created under the Basic Democracies Orders 1959 and Municipal Administration Ordinance-1960.
CONSTITUTION OF LCB:-
1. Secretary to Govt: of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, LG&RDD Chairman
2. Additional Secretary LGE & RDD Member
3. Additional Secretary (Regulation) E&A Dept. Member
4. Additional Secretary (Regulation) Finance Dept. Member
5. Secretary Local Council Board. Member/Secretary
FUNCTIONS of the Local Council Board:
Administration of all service matters in respect of PUGF(LCS) employees including their appointments and transfers etc.
Taxation and lease proposals.
Conducting of departmental examinations if any.
Arranging Training Facilities, Seminars and Conferences to improve the working of the employees.
Operating the funds of the Board.
Such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Government.
With the passage of time and trust of the Provincial Government, the Local Council Board had been assigned a number of functions of the Local Government and Rural Development Department thus relieving the Provincial Government of the financial burden on engagement of Secretariat staff. As the time passed, extra functions have been assigned to the LCB office and now virtually it is functioning an extension arm of the LGE & RDD under the Secretary, LGE & RDD.
SERVICE STRUCTURE OF THE LCB:
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Councils Provincial Unified Group of Functionaries (LCs-PUGF), service structure comprises of the following :-
Administration Cadre BPS-19, BPS-18, BPS-17, BPS-16 & BPS-11
Engineering Cadre BPS-18, BPS-17, BPS-16 & BPS-11
Accounts Cadre BPS-18, BPS-17, BPS-16 & BPS-11
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA:
25 District Governments.
60 Municipal Committees.
957 Union Coucils