The committee had discussed the provisions of the draft bill for five days. The seven-member Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao has submitted its draft panchayat raj bill for decentralisation of power and devolution of funds for greater and speedy rural development to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The experts committee had prepared the new bill after examining the PR Acts of other States for about two months with the objective of strengthening village panchayats. The Cabinet sub-committee also sought the views of legal experts, including the Advocate-General. The draft bill proposed executive powers to sarpanches along with accountability, greater allocation of funds to panchayats, cooption of three members to panchayats, convening of gram sabha once in two months and management committee once in a month.
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