District panchayat aid for renal patients

Scheme to support those whose annual income is less than ₹3 lakh The Ernakulam district panchayat has formulated a scheme to provide financial support to patients requiring dialysis. The scheme envisages supporting those whose annual income is less than ₹3 lakh. District panchayat president Ullas Thomas said that the scheme has been included in the […]


BJP, Congress draw strategies for panchayat polls in Himachal

Even as the state election commission notified polls for 3,615 gram panchayats across the 12 districts, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition have begun drawing strategies. Though the polls are held without using party symbols, political parties view control over gram panchayats as building blocks to consolidate their power. Both the Congress […]


First time, Panchayat funds to be audited online

The exercise, to be conducted through AuditOnline, an application developed by the Ministry, is a bid to ensure accountability in the utilisation of funds at the ground level. In the first such exercise, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has decided to conduct an online audit of 20 per cent of the estimated 2.5 lakh gram […]


Munroe panchayat to deliver groceries for quarantined families

Kit costing ₹1,000 includes 5 kg rice, 1 kg green gram In order to ensure that the families under home quarantine are not stepping out, Munroe Thuruthu panchayat will door-deliver free groceries and vegetables. At present several families in the panchayat have been instructed to stay indoors and the authorities will start distributing the provisions […]


Panchayat arranges marriage of minors, CWC sends notice

A 17-year-old boy in a village in Lohardaga district was on Friday made to marry a minor girl in the same village on the orders of the panchayat apparently because the two would talk to each other on phone for “long durations”. The boy, an intermediate student and a native of Simdega district, stays with […]


Krishnaiah sees bidto reduce quota of BCsin panchayat polls

‘34% reservation given based on population’ National Backward Classes Welfare Association president R. Krishnaiah alleged that the State government was conspiring to reduce the reservation quota for Backward Classes in the forthcoming Gram Panchayat, MPTC and ZPTC elections from 34% to 27%. In a release, Mr. Krishnaiah alleged the Chief Secretary and Panchayat Raj Secretary […]


6th phase of panchayat polls in J&K today

The sixth phase of panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday. Polling will be held at 3,174 polling stations — 410 in Kashmir division and 2,764 in Jammu division — from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., officials said. According to the State Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra, 771 polling stations have […]


Panchayat hall renovated

The renovated district panchayat hall, Priyadarshini Hall, at Kakkanad was inaugurated on Tuesday by district panchayat president Asha Sanil. On the occasion, NSS LP School headmaster Vidhu P. Nair, who won a national award, was felicitated. Playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan was the chief guest at the programme. The hall will be available for functions at […]