Jamnagar Dt 26. Representations have been made by MLA Raghavjibhai Patel to improve the guideline of the Finance Commission and to resolve the issues of development works of the Gram Panchayat.
In a letter to the state's panchayat minister, he said the guideline of the 15th Finance Commission needs to be amended. There is a provision to hand over 50% of the grant to the Panchayat. Instead, provision should be made for 100 per cent and payment for development works should be made online. Instead, the payment should be made as per the provision of the 14th Finance Commission and the deposit practice should be canceled as per the guideline of the 14th Finance Commission for district decentralized development works.
Presentations have been made to alleviate the difficulties encountered in the development works being carried out by the Gram Panchayats. In the ongoing development work, work is being done at the price as per SOR 2015-16. It is no longer affordable.
Therefore, the current prices should be fixed. If there is a demand for development works in temples, Samajwadi etc. at the Panchayat level, then provision should be made to take these works from the 1st Finance Commission and other grants, and to fill the vacancies of District Panchayat.