Chaos at Raia gram sabha

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November 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm #4890

Chaos and confusion prevailed at the gram sabha of Raia village panchayat, on Sunday, over the issue of ‘development proposals’. 

The gram sabha, which went on for three hours, saw first one and half hour being wasted in confirming the minutes of the last gram sabha. 

The former sarpanch and panch along with some of the locals took on  the  sarpanch Xavier Fernandes. The ‘naïve’ panchayat  secretary also came in the line of attack over the ‘incorrectly’ written gram sabha minutes.  

A villager Edwin Vaz countered the Sarpanch, who  was focusing on the agenda and confirmation of the minutes, and compelled the  secretary to correct the minutes.

Sarpanch entertaining ‘only proposals for the village  development and not  any other matter’ for discussion took the  former sarpanchas, panchas by surprise. Though  objections were raised by  some gram sabha members, the sarpanch succeeded in countering them.

Finally, the gram sabha discussed proposal under a central government scheme – Nirman  Bharat  Abhiyan  suggesting  improvement of sanitation in the village. The proposal was moved by Martin  Rodrigues and  Raymond Rocha. 

Rodrigues said that a village water and  sanitation committee needs to be in place for availing the funds  and suggested to form the same at the earliest with the help of  PWD appointed  motivator.

Panch Romaldo Gonsalves focused on ST Sub Plan, which allows to  invest  central  government fund earmarked  for ST in ST dominated areas for infrastructure development. 

He suggested to undertake construction of  couple of  roads by utilizing these funds. The proposal was approved with a resolution.

It was also resolved  to have a separate agency for South Goa to impound stray cattle.  

It was decided to have an awareness camp for the senior citizens to highlight  their issues and problems.  

Before asking  former sarpanch Romaldo Gonsalves to propose a vote of thanks, the sarpanch said  that “those villagers  who feel that their  genuine  questions were not answered at the gram sabha, can appeal to the director of panchayats, because it cannot be entertained in the  gram sabha”  And, this angered some of the villagers.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Chaos at Raia gram sabha

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