Punjab govt has dissolved all Panchayat Samitis, Zila Parishads and Gram Panchayats with immediate effect in state
Punjab government has dissolved all the Panchayat Samitis, Zila Parishads and Gram Panchayats with immediate effect in the state. The elections for Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads will be held on November 25 while the elections for Gram Panchayats will be held on December 31 this year. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department Financial Commissioner Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari has issued a notification under the Punjab Panchayati Raj Act 1994, in this regard.
Meanwhile, the government has asked the Panchayati Raj Department to appoint administrators in the panchayats. The state has more than 13 thousands panchayats in 23 districts of the state.