An official release from the district panchayat announced that 78 new panchayat residences were to be constructed in the Rajkot district, Gujarat.
67 panchayat buildings will be constructed using funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and 11 will be funded using grants from the 15th Finance Commission, the release further said. District Development Officer (DDO) of Rajkot, Dev Chaudhary said that the plan is to complete the construction of these buildings by the first week of May.
11 village panchayat office buildings will be constructed in Jamkandoarana taluka, 10 each in Vinchhiya and Upleta talukas, eight each in Rajkot and Jasdan talukas, seven each in Kotda Sanghani and Padadhari talukas, six in Dhoraji, five in Gondal, four in Jetpur and two in Lodhika.
The proposed construction of the new office buildings will be capable of providing online services. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had announced earlier this year that the state government has plans to make 200 services available online in villages.
Also, the Rajkot district panchayat has decided to construct offices for 10 to 12 village panchayats, which currently have no panchayat office. This is part of the government initiative to provide office to every village panchayat.