Cabinet sub-committee submits draft PR bill to CM

  • By Hindu
  • | Sunday | 14th January, 2018

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.


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 committee comprising Ministers Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, K. T. Rama Rao, A. Indrakaran Reddy, Eatala Rajendar, Tummala Nageshwar Rao and T. Harish Rao met under the chairmanship of Mr. Krishna Rao at the Secretariat on Saturday and finalised the draft bill. The committee had discussed the provisions of the draft bill for five days.

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. A tribunal will be set up as appellate authority to allow sarpanches to appeal against disciplinary action by the District Collector.

The other provisions include continuing same reservation for two consecutive elections, removal of members who abstained for three consecutive meetings of management committee, constitution of mandal and district-level committees for building permissions, provision of special citizen charter, powers to the sarpanch-led management committee to impose fine on people violating rules and dumping garbage and sewage on roads, encroaching road space for constructions etc. Stay updated with all the Hyderabad Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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