IEP Chandigarh, December 14
Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to the draft of The Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2022, further to amend the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994.
After sub-section (3) of section 51 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act,1994 (hereinafter called the principal Act), sub-section namely “(3A) The Director or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be, shall assess the amount due, if any, from the person removed under sub-section (3) on account of any loss, waste or mis-application of Gram Fund or property as consequence of his negligence or misconduct and the Deputy Commissioner shall recover the amount of loss within a period of three months from the date of order and if the amount is not recovered within the said period, the same shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue, shall be inserted.
Appeal against any orders passed under section 51 of the Act, would now lie with the Divisional Commissioner instead of State Government.
Further, in section 53 of the principal Act, In sub-section (2), for the words, “Block Development and Panchayat Officer”, the words, “SDO (C)” shall be substituted, the words “and take necessary steps for its recovery” occurring at the end shall be omitted and after sub-section (4), the sub-section namely, (4A) The Deputy Commissioner shall recover the amount of loss assessed by the District Development and Panchayat Officer within a period of three months from the date of order and if the amount is not recovered within the said period, the same shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue, shall be inserted.
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