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Elected Representatives must Utilise Grant in Constituencies only

Bhopal. Elected representatives of jila and janpad panchayats could utilize grant in the development works of their respective constituency. Directives in this regard have been issued by the panchayat and rural development department.

Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava has said that grant is provided by Madhya Pradesh Government to the elected representatives of Janpad and Jila Panchayats like Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. Under this, President of Jila Panchayat, Vice President and each elected member of Jila Panchayat can sanction work of their preference worth Rs. 25 Lakh, Rs. 15 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh respectively in their constituencies. Similarly, works according to their preference worth Rs. 12 lakh, Rs. 8 lakh and Rs. 4 lakh can be sanctioned by President janpad panchayat, Vice President and Member janpad panchayat respectively.

Bhargava has informed that clear directives have been issued by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department related to the proper use of this grant. Accordingly, Jila Panchayat Presidents in their entire districts, Presidents Janpad panchayat in their Janpad panchayat constituencies and members of jila and janpad panchayats could sanction infrastructure development works in their respective constituencies.

The grants can be utilized for construction of cement concrete road and drainage system, culverts, boundary wall of government buildings, construction of government buildings including community halls, school buildings, health centers, construction of additional room in government buildings, passengers waiting rooms, boundary wall of crematories and graveyards, gram choupals, rangmanch (Stage) construction, public platforms, laying of paver blocks inside government properties, LED street lights, construction of public toilets and toilets in government buildings, spot source Nal-Jal yojana, construction of ground level water tanks and R.O. water plants. Potable water transportation, construction of muram and gravel road, construction of check dams and stop dams, Swagat Dwars, solar energy lights and purchase of water tanker are banned under this grant.

Competent administrative and technical permissions are necessary to obtain for these works. Moreover, it is must to select gram panchayat as an implementing agency. Work can be carried out by the concerned department on the basis of consent. These works will be monitored constantly and it is necessary to upload work permission on Panchayat Darshan Portal. A legal action will be taken against the sarpanch and secretary in case of complaints of irregularities in the works.