Block development officer (BDO), Salcete, Amitesh Shirvoikar, on Friday, informed that most of the panchayats from Salcete have sent their Gramin Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs) for the financial year 2019-2020 to the BDO office, for commencing the process of execution.
Speaking to this daily, Shirvoikar said, “Over twenty panchayats have sent their GPDPs. A few have adopted the last-prepared plans for this financial year, while a few others have combined the plans. The panchayats of Colva, Rachol and Loutolim, however, did not send the GPDPs for the financial year 2019- 2020.”
The state government is in the process of preparing participatory GPDP for the next financial year. The directorate of panchayats has involved the panchayat committees for effective
Besides creating awareness on how to plan and how to make use of the village resources, training to the sarpanchas and panchayat secretaries was imparted by the then director of panchayats Ajit Panchwadkar.
“Once these plans are submitted to our office, the panchayats are asked to prepare files pertaining to the works. The BDO office considers the files based on the certificates issued by the panchayat secretary that these respective works are not proposed or taken up by other agencies or elected representatives. The execution of the works are then started,” he informed.