1st Phase on 02.07.2013 in the districts of North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Bankura, Purulia, Howrah, Hooghly and Burdwan; 2nd Phase on 06.07.2013 in the districts of Nadia, Malda, Murshidabad and Birbhum; 3rd Phase on 09.07.2013 in the districts of Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur.
Panchayats & Rural Development Deptt. is entrusted with the responsibility of constitution and framing policy related to functioning of the rural local self-government, i.e. the Panchayats, providing administrative support to the three tier panchayat system as well as implementation of various rural development programmes including the major poverty alleviation programmes in the rural areas of the State.
As the election to the Panchayati Raj bodies is likely to be held in the first or second week of July, 2013, for which training of all personnel who will be engaged in the election process, will be conducted after 15th of June, 2013
The eighth Panchayat General Elections to 3-tier Panchayats will be held in this State within a short period from now. As has been assessed, around four lakhs of polling personnel will be required for smooth conduct of the above elections.
Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLE) engaged for the purpose of making data entry who are paid on pro-rata basis, the Department makes an ad-hoc increase of 30% in respect of data entry charge in respect of all existing data entry interfaces.
Government of India have since increased the rate of pension from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/- per month under IGNWPS and IGNDPS with effect from 01.10.2012 as well as increased the grant from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- under NFBS with effect from 18.10.2012.
The unemployment allowance payable shall be paid to the applicant of a household subject to the entitlement of the household at a rate equal to one-fourth of the prevailing wage of the scheme for the first thirty (30) days during the financial year and at a rate equal to half of the wage rate for the remaining period of the financial year.
Financial Adviser (to be filled up by an officer in the rank of Special Secretary or Joint Secretary) has been introduced in the following six departments: Home, Health and Family Welfare, Urban Development, Public Health Engineering, Public Works, Panchayat and Rural Development department.