October 20, 2020 2:34:47 am
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday denied rumours concerning any discount or scrapping of the honorarium of Panchayati Raj or Urban Local Body representatives.
Such considerations have been raised by the removing of Section 10 of the amended J&Okay Panchayati Raj Act, which said the remuneration for sarpanch and panches. The Rural Development Department had earlier clarified that no matter the omission of Section 10, the PRIs will proceed to be paid their honorarium.
But the PRIs have raised different considerations concerning the amended Act, stating that the creation of the District Development Councils “leaves them disempowered.”
“Block Development Councils are elected our bodies. Now they’re creating territorial constituencies which could have elected representatives. What this does is that if Block Development Chairpersons formulate plans, they are often rejected by these elected representatives,” Shafiq Mir, chairman of All J&Okay Panchayat Conference mentioned.
Meanwhile, talking at an occasion in Baramulla, LG Sinha said that the UT authorities shouldn’t be imposing property tax as being “misrepresented” by some individuals.
However, he mentioned that the Urban Local Bodies are competent to determine on such points in session with the general public and for the event of the ULBs themselves.
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