MLCs hail CM’s decision for release of honorarium for Sarpanches, panches

MLCs hail CM’s decision for release of honorarium for Sarpanches, panchesSrinagar : Four MLCs elected from Panchayat quota namely Ghulam Nabi Monga, Ali Mohammad Dar, Dr. Shehnaz Ganai and Sham Lal Bhagat in a joint statement issued have welcomed the decision of the coalition government, headed by Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah, Finance Minister, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar for providing honorarium to Sarpanches and Panches with effect from 1st April 2013.

It is pertinent to mention that recently the government released an amount of Rs. 39 crore for providing honorarium to Sarpanches and Panches.

They also thanked the government for providing the insurance cover to sarpanches and panches. They said that with this decision the promise of coalition government stands fulfilled with regard to strengthening of Panchayat institutions.