Thursday, September 4, 2008

Constitution of new Gram Unnayan Samiti

To comply the order issued by the Panchayat & Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal vide no. 2975/PN/O/1/1A-1/04 (Part02) dated:21/07/2008 new Gram Unnayan Samiti in each of the 118 Gram Sansads under Bagnan-I Block has to be constituted after 7th Panchayat General Election, 2008.
The Department has mentioned in the order that the every Gram Panchayat shall convene a special Gram Sansad meeting within 31st august, 2008 but no Gram Panchayat in Bagnan-I has convened till date. Under Rule 71 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Gram Panchayat Administration) Rules, 2004, Part-II, Chapter XI the extra-ordinary meeting of a Gram Sansad for constitution of the Gram Unnayan Samiti shall be convened by the Gram Panchayat giving clear fifteen days notice specifying the date, time and the venue which shall be a place within the jurisdiction of the Gram Sansad.
(2) The notice for the extra-ordinary meeting shall be deemed to have been served if a public announcement to that effect is made either by beat of drums or through public announcement system or by distribution of leaflets.
(3) The presence of at least one-fifth of the Gram Sansad members shall form a quorum for the meeting failing which the meeting shall be adjourned.
(4) The adjourned meeting shall be held on the 7th day after the date of such meeting and the attendance of at least one-tenth of the total members shall form a quorum.
(5) The members attending the meeting shall record their attendance in a register.
(6) The Block Development Officer and ex-officio Executive Officer of the Panchayat Samiti, if feels necessary, may appoint an observer not below the rank of an extension officer for such meeting who shall submit a report to him in writing under seal and signature within a week on the proceedings of the meeting.
(7) In case of any dispute on election of members in Gram Unnayan Samiti, the Gram Panchayat shall refer the matter to the Block Development Officer and ex-officio Executive Officer of the Panchayat Samiti for decision.
As per order of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department vide no. 110/PN/O/1/1A-1/04 dated 27/01/2005 & under Rule 69 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Gram Panchayat Administration) Rules, 2004, Part-II, Chapter XI if there is no quorum in a meeting, the meeting shall be adjourned to be held at the same place and hour on the seventh day after the date of such meeting. Attendance of at least one-tenth of the total number of members shall form a quorum for the adjourned meeting. According to the order, if there is no quorum in the adjourned meeting, the meeting shall be further adjourned and special Gram Sansad meeting shall be convened after one month.
Under Rule 72 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Gram Panchayat Administration) Rules, 2004, Part-II, Chapter XI A Gram Unnayan Samiti shall consist of the following members, namely:—
(a) the member or members of the Gram Panchayat elected from the particular Gram Sansad, ex- officio;
(b) the person or persons securing the second highest votes in the preceding Panchayat election;
(c) one member from a non-governmental organization, either registered or otherwise recognized by the State Government and other community based organisations like the Samabay Krishi Unnayan Samiti, Village Education Committee, Anganwari Center, Managing Committee of the Shishu Shiksha Kendra, Water-Shed Committee, Water-User Committee, Forest Protection Committee, if being member of the Gram Sansad and operating in the Gram Sansad area, to be elected to the Gram Unnayan Samiti:
Provided that the membership shall remain restricted to three non-governmental organisations or other community based organizations;
(d) one member from a self-help group, functioning in the Gram Sansad area for at least six months, having a bank account and all the members of the group being members of the Gram Sansad, to be elected to the Gram Unnayan Samiti:
Provided that the membership shall remain restricted to three self-help groups of which at least two shall be from the women led self-help groups;
(e) one serving or retired Government employee residing in the area and being a member of the Gram Sansad to be elected to the Gram Unnayan Samiti;
(f) one serving or retired teacher residing in the area and being a member of the Gram Sansad to be elected to the Gram Unnayan Samiti;
(g) another ten members or one per cent of the total members of the Gram Sansad, whichever is higher, to be elected from the remaining members of the Gram Sansad:
Provided that not less than one-third members of the Gram Unnayan Samiti shall be women.

Under Rule 73 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Gram Panchayat Administration) Rules, 2004, Part-II, Chapter XI the Gram Panchayat member elected from a Gram Sansad shall be the Chairperson of the Gram Unnayan Samiti:
Provided that in the event of there being two elected members from any constituency, the member senior in age shall be the Chairperson.
(2) The Gram Unnayan Samiti shall have a Secretary to be selected by the Gram Unnayan Samiti from amongst its members in its first meeting.

Under Rule 70 of the West Bengal Panchayat (Gram Panchayat Administration) Rules, 2004, Part-II, Chapter XI (1) The Gram Unnayan Samiti may constitute the functional committees, consisting of three to four members and invite any other member of Gram Sansad having technical knowledge to assist the Gram Unnayan Samiti and/or any of the functional committees.
(2) The tenure of the Gram Unnayan Samiti and its functional committees shall be the same as that of the Gram Panchayat. The Gram Sansad shall review the performance of the members of the Gram Unnayan Samiti every year in its annual meeting and may renew the membership of the existing members or replace all or any of the members, other than the members as referred to in rule 72 (a) and (b), by electing new members.
(3) The Gram Sansad may elect the members by simple majority determined by raising of hands or by division. The result of the election shall be recorded in a register by the presiding officer appointed by the Gram Panchayat from its employees, other than the Gram Panchayat Karmees, for the purpose of meeting, read over for information of the members and signed by the presiding officer before the meeting is closed. As per order of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department vide no. 110/PN/O/1/1A-1/04 dated 27/01/2005, the Executive Assistant/ Secretary/ Job Assistant/ Nirman Sahayak/ Sahayak will act as Presiding Officer.

1 comment:

Debkumar said...

Really it is a good gesture on the part of a BDO. Creation of this type of blog at grass-root level is something new. Please carry on.