|January 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm #5104|
Upset at being ignored by the government for the interaction with the 14th Finance Commission, pancahyats under the banner of Salcete panchayt forum will submit a memorandum to the commission directly.
Convenor of Salcete block panchayat and Raia sarpanch Xavier Fernandes pointed out that only five panchayats had been invited and said panchayats stand to lose the share that would have been allotted to them under the commission.
Fernandes said that under the 13th commission each panchayat received about 2 lakh and they had now decided to ask that devolution of funds be done directly to panchayats.
“We fail to understand why the government has not invited sarpanchas from Salcete for the session,” Fernandes said.
The finance commission will take into consideration measures needed to augment the consolidated fund of a state to supplement resources of panchayats and municipalities in the state.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Salcete panchayats to meet finance commission directly“