1323 lllegal construction cases are pending with Dy Director North & South: Godinho

Govt planning to enhance the expenditure power of the Sarpanch for the welfare of the Villages, says Godinho

Goemkarponn desk
PANAJI: Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has informed that the number of illegal construction cases pending with the Deputy Director of Panchayat North is 772 cases and with the Deputy Director of Panchayat South are 551 cases.
“The number of illegal construction cases pending with the Deputy Director of Panchayat North is 772 cases and with the Deputy Director of Panchayat South are 551 cases. GIA grants to Panchayats will be increased,” said Godinho.
He further said that the state government is planning to enhance the expenditure power of the Sarpanch for the welfare of the Villages.
“As per section 64(1)(d) the Sarpanch of the Village Panchayat can incur expenditure not exceeding rupees five thousand per month on any matter in an emergency and in the public interest,” he added.
Godinho said that there is no proposal to enhance the aforesaid expenditure power of Sarpanch at present. However, the Village Panchayat can incur expenditure  per their powers in terms of Goa Panchayat Raj (Application of Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat Funds) (Conditions and Limitations) Rules, 2021. The financial powers are recently enhanced in February 2021.

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