Gangtok, 29th August (IPR): The East District Zilla Panchayat passed its Annual budget of Rs. 1132.24 lakh during the District Planning Committee Meeting held at the Conference Hall, EDZP today. The meeting was attended by Minister RDD Shri Sonam Lama as Chief Guest and was chaired by Adhyashya, EDZP.
During the meeting the Minister expressed his happiness to have met the Zilla Panchayat from all over the east district and also expressed his satisfaction over the plan and proposals placed by the concerned Zilla Panchayat members for the overall development of their territory. The Minister was also positive towards the various proposals of the Zilla Panchayat members which he said is targeted towards the benefit of the rural areas and the masses. He assured that the plan and suggestions placed during the meeting shall be taken up positively by the government. The minister further said that the government shall always try to develop the rural areas of the state and with the support of rural representatives and asked the zilla panchayats to come forward in support of the government for the betterment of the state. The Minister further added that the rural representatives will be given free hand in working in the villages and will not pressurize while working in the field. At the same time he asked the Zilla Panchayats to work honestly and diligently in the larger interest of the state. He assured the house that the government is working for maintaining proper coordination between Gram and Zilla Panchayat.
Adhyakshya, East District Zilla Panchayat in his address said the this District Planning Committee Meeting can be termed as a historical event as this is the first time that any minister has attended such meeting of the Zilla Panchayat. At the same time he thanked the minister for his presence. He further asked the representatives to recommend genuine cases for the approval of the government. He elaborated on the importance of Gram Sabha and District Planning Committee in passing the proposals meant for the rural areas.
The day long meeting discussed and unanimously passed the Shelves of Schemes under MGNREGA under East District, Gram Panchayat Development Plan for Pakyong Sub- Division, Estimate Budget for GMC, Estimate Budget for Rangpo Nagar Panchayat and Singtam Nagar Panchayat, discussed Schemes under 4th SFC 2019-20 (I and II Phase), EDZP and Schemes under 4th SFC 2018-19 Improvement Grant ,EDZP.
The meeting also included interactive session wherein Zilla Panchayats and the line department officials raised and discussed on various issues related to rural development.
Amongst others the meeting was attended by Upadhyakshya, EDZP, District Collector cum Sachiva, East District Zilla Panchayat, Commissioner, GMC, ADC, Development (Gangtok and Pakyong), Zilla Panchayat Members of East District, Block Development Officers of East District and officers from various line departments.