What is the Full Form of BDC?

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BDC is well known term used at the block level or rural area. The BDC full form is “Block Development Council” and also familiar as “Block Development Committee“.

In Hindi, it is called Kshetra Panchayat Member. BDC is a committee at the block level which works to oversee the development works of Panchayats. In India, for the development of rural area Block Development Committee was for formed as an administration.

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Other than West Bengal, block level committees are considered as the third level administration. In some states, the committee is known as Talukas like Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and South Indian states. And in states like Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, other term is used like Circles.

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It is a committee which is maintain the connection between block and panchayat for all the development projects. Block Development Committee looks after the work of implementing the schemes and the distribution of funds.

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Qualification of BDC Member

The qualification to become a BDC Member varies from state to state. In many of states there is no educational qualification required for BDC, but the candidate standing in the election of BDC must be from the same village.

Different State Government and the State Election Commission are in discussions to keep some minimum educational qualifications for the BDC Member. However, nothing is announced so far from the States or from election commission.

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Documents Required to Become BDC Member

The documents required to become a member of BDC as below:

i) The name of the candidate who standing in the election must be in the voter list of the Gram Sabha,

ii) Candidate must have caste certificate

iii) PAN Card

iv) Aadhaar Card

v) Birth Certificate

vi) Character Certificate

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vii) Domicile Certificate

viii) Property Declaration Proof

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BDC Selection Process

The election process of BDC is done by a simple process. This election is done by the Election Commission of the State Government. 

The election is taken with the ballot paper. The election is taken by ward wise, the citizens of a ward can vote to select the BDC member of their Gram Sabha. And there is a number of BDC member can be selected for a big Gram Sabha. 

Completing the voting process, the votes are counted, and wining candidates becomes a BDC member. After this, the certificate is given to the winning candidate by the State Election Commission. And a day is selected to take the oath and oath is taken by the Gram Panchayat Secretary.

Responsibility of BDC

BDC has an important role to develop a village and life style of the villagers. BDC is involved in maximum village development projects. They are responsible for implementation of all the development related Panchayat plans or schemes. The distribution of funds is also done by the BDC itself. They responsible for:

  • Pavement Solution
  • Soil filling
  • Drainage solution
  • 100 Day work
  • Pond digging
  • Tree Plantation
  • Cleaning
  • Road/ Path construction, etc.

Salary of BDC Member

The salary of the BDC Member varies from state to states. In some states of our country, BDC member gets 4000 to 4800 rupees as an honorarium.

In some states BDCs are not given any honorarium, but they are provided different allowances by the government, which is includes traveling allowance, and Rs 500 is provided to BDCs every time they attend panchayat meetings.

BDC Full Form: FAQs

Q1. What is BDC?

Ans: BDC is a committee at the block level which works to oversee the development works of Panchayat and looks after the work of implementing the schemes and the distribution of funds.

Q2. What is the Full from of BDC?

Ans: The full form of BDC is “Block Development Committee”.

Q3. What is the minimum required qualification to become a BDC member?

Ans: The required qualification to become a member of BDC varies from state to state. In many of states there is no educational qualification required for BDC, but the candidate standing in the election of BDC must be from the same village. Nothing is announced so far from the States or from election commission regarding the qualification of the BDC candidates.

Q4. What is the tenure of a BDC?

Ans: Like the village panchayat head, village panchayat member the term of a BDC and BDC member is same, it is five years.

Q5. What is the salary of a BDC Member?

Ans: The salary of the BDC Member varies from state to states. In some states of our country, BDC member gets INR 4000 to 4800 as an honorarium. In some states BDCs are not given any honorarium, but they are provided different allowances by the government, which is includes traveling allowance, and Rs 500 is provided to BDCs every time they attend panchayat meetings.

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