|January 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm #4060|
The Bogmalo Panchayat on Sunday conducted its gram sabha with only 20 villagers.
Surprisingly, when the village has a population of about 3,000 residents, only 20 villagers were present for the gram sabha.
Initiating the discussion, a villager sought to know from Sarpanch Laximan Kavlekar whether the panchayat completed all the works undertaken by them. The villager also sought to know how many resolutions taken by the gram sabhas have been implemented by the panchayat members.
Kavlekar told the villager that most of the works are completed, but could not give relevant answer as to how many resolutions are being implemented.
The villager sought to know the status of the panchayat football ground. While bringing to the notice of the 20 villagers present for the gram sabha, the villager stated that for the last several years the work of the ground has been pending and the files are collecting dust in the panchayat.
The secretary stated that ever since he has taken over the charge, he has been following the ground issue and presently the file is pending before South Goa Collector.
The secretary informed that the process of the ground could not be expedited as Bogmalo Panchayat is still reflecting under the Chicalim Panchayat and only a small part of the Bogmalo Panchayat is delimited and separated from the Chicalim Panchayat.
“As the entire delimitation has not taken place, most of the revenue of the Bogmalo village goes to Chicalim Panchayat,” stated the secretary.
The secretary informed the members about the implication of charging Re 1 as house tax and said the government has given time period till January 31 to file their objection.
The secretary read a letter from an NGO to pass a resolution demanding the Centre to grant special status to Goa.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Bogmalo Gram Sabha: Only 20 attend meet“