State BJP welcomes passing of Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Tapir Gao has welcomed passing of the Arunachal Pradesh Amendment Bill in the Assembly and congratulated Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Panchayati Raj Minister, Alo Libang for what he termed, a progressive step.
“This amendment was long overdue as per the population size of the state”, expressed Gao.
“Apart from improving efficiency of planning and implementation, restructuring of the Panchayat will also save lot of financial resource on honorarium which can be used for developmental purposes”, added Gao.
Annually, about Rs 5 crores was spent on honorarium for 1779 Anchal Samiti Members, which will be now available for developmental works at the Gram Panchayat level.
With the amendment, the structure of the Panchayat in the state will be two tier, which is in line with the provision of Article 243(B) sub clause (2) of Constitution.
“It will lead to all inclusive growth and transformational change in the rural sector”, he added.