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SC asks Centre to come up with policy to protect cheated homebuyers

SC asks Centre to come up with policy to protect cheated homebuyers

NEW DELHI: Keen to empower institutions of

local self-government

“Before we conducted the much-delayed panchayat polls last year, these funds were not reaching the grassroots. It is under governor’s rule that panchayat polls were finally held, enabling transfer of funds directly to elected sarpanches for undertaking development works,” said a functionary.


To ensure that the central funds are effectively utilised by the gram panchayats, a “back to village” initiative was started, requiring Class I officers to travel to the villages and guide the sarpanches and others, and also oversee the utilisation of funds.






Panchayats, in addition to being involved in the selection of eligible beneficiaries for various government welfare schemes, will get Rs 50 lakh-80 lakh per year for implementation of key national schemes such as the

National Health Mission

, Samagra Shiksha, etc.


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