The State Planning Board was constituted through General Administration Department’s resolution dated 24.10.1972. The Chief Minister is the Chairman of the State Planning Board. In addition, there is one Vice Chairman and 11 part-time Members.
After the promulgation of the District Planning Committees Act, 1995, District Planning Committees have been set up in all Districts of the State. Consequent to the 73rd and 74th amendments in the Constitution the three-tier Panchayati Raj system has been established in the State and the urban local bodies have also been revitalised. In consonance with Article 243ZD of the Constitution, the elected members of Zila Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies comprise 4/5th of the members of the District Planning Committees.