Increased administrative and financial powers to the Chairman of District Panchayat and Janpad Panchayat in relation to the schemes run from the state budget
Implementation of the schemes and the payment of the amount to be done after the approval of chairman
In relation to the confidential report of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chairman of District Panchayat and the Janpad Panchayat will communicate their opinion to the Reporting Officer
District and Janpad panchayat officials will get development fund every year for development works
Approval of amount for new vehicle to the Chairman and Vice Chairman of District Panchayat
Raipur, November 20
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while addressing the Chhattisgarh State level Panchayati Raj Conference held at Indoor Stadium in Raipur on Friday, made several important announcements regarding the rights of officials of Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Making the announcements, Chief Minister said that in the implementation of the state budget schemes run by the Chhattisgarh Government, Panchayat and Rural Development Department, the note-sheets would be presented to the Chairman of the District Panchayat in the case of District Panchayat and the Chairman of the Janpad Panchayats in the matters related to the Janpad Panchayat for approval. This provision will not be applicable for central government schemes.
Similarly, in relation to the financial rights of District Panchayat Chairman and Janpad PanchayatChairman, he said that the amount of state budget schemes run by the Chhattisgarh Government, Panchayat and Rural Development Department will be paid after approval of the concerned Chairman District Panchayat with the joint signature of the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Accounts Officer or Assistant Accounts Officer and in the case of Janpad Panchayat, with the joint signature of Chief Executive Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer, or in his absence, any officer authorized by the Collector.
While making an announcement regarding providing funds to district and Janpad panchayat officials, Mr. Baghel said that Rs.15 lakh per year for district panchayat Chairman, Rs.10 lakh for district panchayat vice-chairman and Rs.4 lakh for district panchayat member, while in case of Janpad Panchayat Rs 5 lakh will be provided for the Chairman, Rs 3 lakh for the vice-chairman and Rs 2 lakh for the member of the Janpad panchayat. In this way a total budget provision of Rs 45 crore will be made through re-appropriation.
In relation to the writing of confidential report of the officers and employees of the District Panchayat, the Chief Minister said that in the confidential report of the Chief Executive Officer of the District Panchayat, in relation to the work done by the Chief Executive Officer as the Secretary of the District Panchayat, the Chairman, Zila Panchayat shall communicate his opinion to the Reporting Officer (Collector) writing the confidential report.
Similarly, in relation to the writing of confidential report of the officers and employees of the Janpad Panchayat, in the confidential report of the Chief Executive Officer of the Janpad Panchayat, in relation to the work done by the Chief Executive Officer as the Secretary of the Janpad Panchayat, the Chairman, Janpad Panchayat will communicate his opinion to the reporting officer (Chief Executive Officer, Zila Panchayat) to write the confidential report.
In relation to providing vehicles to District Panchayat Chairman and Vice Chairman, Mr. Baghel said that consent has been given to spend Rs. 2 crore per year for providing vehicles to Zilla Panchayat Chairman. Approval of additional expenditure of Rs 6.13 crore will be given for providing vehicles to the Janpad Panchayat Chairman.
The Chief Minister increased the honorarium of Sarpanchs from Rs. 2 thousand to Rs. 4 thousand, the honorarium of District Panchayat Chairman from Rs. 15 thousand to Rs. 25 thousand, the honorarium of District Panchayat Vice Chairman from Rs. 10 thousand to Rs. 15 thousand and that of District Panchayat members from Rs.6000 to Rs.10,000. The Chief Minister said in the conference that the sarpanchs will now have the right to get the works done up to a cost of Rs 50 lakh. The new revised SoR will be applicable soon. Mr. Baghel announced the formation of a committee under the chairmanship of the Panchayat Minister to consider the increase in the allowance of Rs.200 to Rs.500 given to panchs for the meeting of Gram Panchayats and to consider other demands of the office bearers of Panchayati Raj Institutions.