No proposal toincrease fund limit of works under Local bodies, Panchayat institutions: Naeem Akhtar

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Ministerfor Education, Naeem Akhtar, today said that there is no proposal underconsideration of the Government to increase the limit from fifty thousand tothree lakh rupees for works falling in the Local body purview and from threelakh to five lakh rupees in case of Panchayati Institutions.

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While replying on behalf of Minister in-charge Housing & Urban Developmentto a question of Yasir Reshi, Akhtar said the Department through Urban LocalBodies is taking the small natured construction works mostly below Rs 1 lakh atMunicipal Councils/Committees, which does not come under e-tendering.

He said developmental works beyond Rs 1 lakh come under e-tendering categoryand all the works approved in the Annual Action Plan under IntegratedDevelopment of Major Towns (IDMT) were put to e-tendering and allotted tosuccessful bidders.