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Panchayats


Head of office designation

:

Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats)
Thoothukudi District,
Thoothukudi.

Address

:

Collectorate,
3rd Floor, Korampallam,
Thoothukudi – 628 101

Phone Nos.

:

0461 – 2340597, 2340225

Fax No.

:

0461 – 2341557

Email ID

:

adp.tntut@nic.in


Department Profile


In Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, Office of the Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats) is the District Level Office for monitoring the Rural Local Body.


Up to 31.07.1998, this office was designated as Divisional Development Office, Thoothukudi, a Division Level Office.


As per G.O. Ms. No.244, Rural Development Department, dated 01.08.1997, the name of this office has been changed as Office of the Development Officer (Panchayats), a District Level Office and then as per G.O. Ms. No.122, Rural Development Department, dated 08.06.1998, the name of this office has once again been changed as Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats), Thoothukudi District, Thoothukudi.


Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats), will supervise the matters relating to inspection of Village Panchayats, Panchayat Unions, and District Panchayat Office, records, works, and assets etc., any other proceedings under the Tamilnadu Panchayats Act 1994 against Village Panchayat Presidents / Chairmen / Members of Village Panchayat, Panchayat Union, District Panchayat etc.


The main function of Village Panchayat is to fulfill basic amenities like Water supply, Health, Roads and maintenance of Street Lights. Panchayat Administration, monitoring of Village Panchayat President activities and releasing of funds to the following schemes are being implemented through office of Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats). He also release the statutory and non statutory grants and Assigned revenues for 3 tiers and monitoring of collection of taxes, fees, fines and other revenue due to Village Panchayats and works taken up in their own general funds for 3 tiers. He is monitoring the maintenance of Drinking water supply, Street lights, etc., in rural areas.


In Thoothukudi District, Upto 24.10.2011, there were 408 Village Panchayats in 12 Panchayat Unions and the 5 Village Panchayats namely Athimarapatti, Meelavittan, Muthaiahpuram, Sankaraperi, Thoothukudi Rural Village Panchayats have been merged with Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation from 25.10.2011 onwards.


At present, there are 403 Village Panchayats in 12 Panchayat Unions.


The Assistant Director of Rural Development (Panchayats) released State Finance Commission, Pooled Assigned Revenue and Thirteenth Finance Commission grants to 3 tiers with the approval of the District Collector / Inspector of Panchayats as detailed below for last three years.


State Finance Commission Grants


  • Allocation to Village Panchayats
  • Under State Finance commission Grant allocation to Village Panchayats has been made in two types.

    • Population Basis Fund
    • Under this category on the Population Basis funds are admitted and released to all Village Panchayats every month. From this fund expenditure may be incurred for Village Panchayats Administration and works.


    • Minimum Basis Grant
    • Under this category Rs.25,000/- has been admitted for every month and totally Rs.3,00,000/- for a financial year. This fund may be incurred for the Electricity Charges and water Charges to TWAD Board.


  • Allocation to Panchayat Unions
  • Under State Finance commission Grant allocation to Panchayat Unions has been made in two types.


    • Population Basis Fund
    • Under this category on the Population Basis funds are admitted and released to all Panchayat Unions every month. From this fund, expenditure may be incurred for Panchayat Union Administration and works.


    • Population Basis Fund
    • Under this category Rs.2,50,000/- has been admitted for every month and totally Rs.30,00,000/- for a financial year.


  • Allocation to District Panchayat
  • Under this category fund is released to District Panchayat every month. The amount may be incurred for administration and works.



State Finance Commission Grants - Released to Local Bodies

(Amount - rupees in lakh)


Year

Amount released to

Village Panchayats

Panchayat Unions

District Panchayat

2008 - 2009

2238.129

929.556

206.450

2009 - 2010

2014.454

585.093

210.185

2010 - 2011

3081.315

1240.355

211.533

2011 - 2012

4931.756

2432.008

617.339

2012 - 2013 7483.526 3819.434 819.659

 

 

Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund Works

Year

No. of works for which AS accorded

Estimate
(Amount - rupees in lakh)

2008 - 2009

53

90.040

2009 - 2010

47

96.52

2010 - 2011

58

110.46

2010 - 2011 (Addl.)

39

63.98

2011 - 2012 178 131.740
2012 - 2013 17 119.20

Pooled Assigned Revenue

Under this category, fund is released to Village Panchayats and District Panchayat on State level to do the Development works.


(Amount - rupees in lakh)

Year

Amount released to

Village Panchayats

Panchayat Unions

District Panchayat

2008 - 2009

596.080

317.910

79.477

2009 - 2010

296.460

158.113

39.528

2010 - 2011

129.962

69.313

17.328

2011 - 2012

627.513

309.073

Nil

2012 - 2013 376.964 185.669 Nil

13th Finance Commission Grant


Under this category, fund is being released to the account No. II of Village Panchayats to remit EB Charges and Water Charges.


Year

Amount released to (Amount - rupees in lakh)

Village Panchayats

Panchayat Unions

District Panchayat

2008 - 2009

478.606

Nil

Nil

2009 - 2010

478.310

Nil

Nil

2010 - 2011

789.213

Nil

Nil

2011 - 2012

1453.973

Nil

Nil

2012 - 2013 965.360 Nil Nil

Drought Relief Works


Year

Estimate
(Amount - rupees in lakh)

2008 - 2009

2.100

2009 - 2010

25.000

2010 - 2011

10.000

2011 - 2012

Nil

2012 - 2013 Nil

Mines and Minerals - Lease & Seigniorage amount


Under this category Mines and Seigniorage amount has been obtained from office of Assistant Director (Mines) and released to account No. I of the concerned Village Panchayats.


For the Year

Amount Released to
Village Panchayats -
Seigniorage amount - Rs. in lakh

2008 - 2009

164.720

2009 - 2010

303.215

2010 - 2011

585.648

2011 - 2012

862.390

2012 - 2013 366.436

Availability of Street Lights in Rural Areas


Tube Lights

Mercury Vapour Lamps

Sodium Vapour Lamps

CFL Lamps

Solar Lamp

Total

58422

56

1508

2966

94

63046


Availability of Water supply pumps in Rural Areas


Jet Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps

Submersible Pumps

Mini Power Pumps

India Mark II / III Hand Pumps / Filter Points

Total

288

211

1481

1609

7624

11213


General Fund works


Rural Local Body

Total Nos.

2008-2009

2009-2010

No. of Works taken

Estimate Amount
(Rs. in lakh)

No. of Works taken

Estimate Amount
(Rs. in lakh)

Village Panchayats

408

53

61.920

192

165.00

Panchayat Unions

12

49

199.840

183

350.690

District Panchayat

1

94

338.000

54

250.00


Rural Local Body

Total Nos.

2011-2012

2012-2013

No. of Works taken

Estimate Amount
(Rs. in lakh)

No. of Works taken

Estimate Amount
(Rs. in lakh)

Village Panchayats

403

582 580.020

678

597.910

Panchayat Unions

12

313 424.760

492

763.040

District Panchayat

1

47 263.00

Nil

Nil

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