Soon, GPs to be graded, high scores will fetch more funds  

Those that score third class (up to 49 marks) will only get 50% of the funds allotted.

Published: 16th September 2018 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2018 04:29 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Department has told gram panchayats (GPs) to ramp up their ongoing work to avail funds as they will be graded henceforth. The higher the score, the more the funds.According to a circular issued by the department,  gram panchayats will soon be ranked based on various parameters.

Those that score third class (up to 49 marks) will only get 50% of the funds allotted. For a second class, 70% funds will be released and for first class, 80% of the funds will be made available. Gram panchayats scoring distinction will get the entire amount in their kitty. 

There are 6,024 gram panchayats in Karnataka. To avail the 14th Finance Commission funds for the year 2017-18, each gram panchayat has to fill the prescribed form which focuses on the its performance in financial discipline and village health. They will be graded for 100 marks in four categories. 

Speaking to Express, RDPR director M K Kempegowda said these guidelines have been issued based on directives from the Union government. “Every year, we get some `2,000 crore from the Union government under the 14th Finance Commission. Part of the funds are released for regular expenses based on the population of each gram panchayat.

The remaining funds will be released based on their performance. This is just to encourage them to perform better and create healthy competition among gram panchayats,’’ he said. Each GP has to fill the prescribed format online. Vigilance officials will verify the information submitted before releasing funds.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.