Elected representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) must work with dedication and commitment for development of their respective areas so that they could meet the expectations of the people of their areas. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a delegation of HP Zila Parishad Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons Union that called on him at Dharamshala today.
Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed to strengthen the PRIs as they were the grassroot institutions of democracy and vital for development of rural areas. He said that the State Government has provided several powers to elected representatives of the PRIs.
Jai Ram Thakur assured the members of the Union that the State Government would consider their genuine demands sympathetically.
Chairman of the Union Krishan Pal Sharma urged the Chief Minister to make separate budget provision for PRIs from State Finance Commission. He also urged the Chief Minister to make provision of discretionary fund for Chairperson, Vice Chairpersons and Members of Zila Parishad and also provision of Zila Parishad priorities on the analogy of MLA priorities.
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Virender Kanwar, Chairman Woolfed Trilok Kapoor were present on the occasion among others.