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Exercise for creation of new village panchayats begins

Exercise for creation of new village panchayats begins
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Chief Secretary SP Singh suggested the District Collectors to submit the details of the respective districts for the formation of new village...

Khammam: Chief Secretary SP Singh suggested the District Collectors to submit the details of the respective districts for the formation of new village panchayats.

Addressing the Collectors’ through a video conference, S P Singh said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had taken the vital decision of creating about 21,700 new village panchayats as against the existing 8,684 across the State.

As part of that, Singh directed the Collectors of respective districts to submit complete details of the district in a prescribed format before the prescribed time limit.

He suggested the Collectors to prepare a perfect report by taking inputs from Mandal Parishad officials besides collecting the details of geographical locations and population, and submit the report after scrutiny by either Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer or District Panchayat Officer.

“The government has taken decision to transform tribal thandas and Koyagudems into village panchayats. Submit details of villages which have more than 500 persons besides details of villages that are merged with urban local bodies,” he directed, adding that the government was working for the all-round development of thandas by transforming them into Village Panchayats through new Panchayat Raj Act, he informed.

Principal Secretary of Pachayat Raj and Village Development Vikas Raj, Secretary of Municipal and Town Development Navin Mittal, Special Officer of Chief Ministers’ Office Smitha Sabharwal explained the Collectors the rules and regulations that must be followed while collecting the details for submitting the report.

District Collector D S Lokesh Kumar, Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Marapaka Nagesh and the officials of City Municipal Corporation were present along with others.

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