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CM Rawat digitally transfers Rs 93.3153 Cr to Panchayats

The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat digitally transferred a sum of Rs 93.3153 Crores to the bank accounts of three tier Panchayati Raj bodies of Uttarakhand on Monday. The amount pertains to the monthly grants of October, November and December 2020 under the allocation made by the fourth finance commission to the Panchayati raj bodies. CM Rawat said that the digital transfer of the grant to the bank accounts of the Panchayats would help in timely completion of the development works.

The secretary Panchayati Raj, H C Semwal said that Rs 28.9536 Crores was digitally transferred to village panchayats, Rs 21.7134 Crore to the Chhetriya Panchayats and Rs 42.6483 Crores to District Panchayats by CM Rawat through Public Finance Management System (PFMS). He said that the ministry of Panchayati Raj, government of India has appreciated the initiative taken by Uttarakhand in digitally transferring the grants to Panchayats. He added that the joint secretary Khushwant Singh Sethi has appealed to the states to follow the example of Uttarakhand and start digital transfer of grants. 

It is pertinent to mention here that all 7791 Panchayats in the state are linked with the PFMS platform of online transfer of funds. The Panchayats would use the amount for various development and other projects in the rural areas of the state.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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