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Panchayats and Rural Development

Panchayats and Rural Development Department is entrusted with the responsibility of constitution and framing policy related to functioning of the rural local self-government, i.e. the Panchayats.

Panchayats and Rural Development


Date of Panchayat General Election 2013

Panchayats and Rural Development, State Election Commission,

State Government has notified dates of Panchayat General Elections which will be held in 17 districts of West Bengal (except the district of Darjeeling).

Panchayat Election Acts, Rules, Guidelines, Forms

Panchayats and Rural Development, State Election Commission,

Guidelines for Observers, Handbook of Presiding Officer, Handbook of Returning Officer, West Bengal Panchayat General Election Act, 2003, West Bengal Panchayat General Election Rules, 2006, West Bengal Panchayat (Constitution) Rules, 1975

Training regarding Ensuing Panchayat General Election, 2013

Panchayats and Rural Development,

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

Panchayat General Election in West Bengal – 8th

Panchayats and Rural Development,

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.

Enhancement of Contractual Remuneration of MGNREGA Employees

Panchayats and Rural Development, ,

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.

Increase of Grant and Pension rate under IGNWPS and IGNDPS Scheme

Panchayats and Rural Development, ,

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.

West Bengal Rural Employment Guarantee (Procedure for Payment of Unemployment Allowance) Rules, 2012

Panchayats and Rural Development,

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.

Creation of Posts for the System of Financial Advisers

Finance, Health, Home, Panchayats and Rural Development, Public Works, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs,

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.

Re-Employment at Panchayat as Nirman Sahayak and Gram Panchayat Secretary

Panchayats and Rural Development,

The Candidate must have retired as UDC or above rank preferably having past working experience in rural set up from any State Govt. department for GP Secretary.

Transfer Policy of P.D.O/ P.A/ A.O under P&RD

Panchayats and Rural Development,

Guidelines regulating the transfer of P.D.O and P.A & A.O under the Directorate of Panchayats & Rural Development, West Bengal.
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