Port Blair, April 8: Former State President, BJP, Shri Vishal Jolly today met the Secretary-RD, PRIs & ULBs, Shri. Suneel Anchipaka and elaborately raised the issue of difficulties being faced by the restored Panchayat Samitis.

He pointed out that after the restoration of the middle tyre of Panchayati Raj Institution by the Central Government, the offices together with other infrastructures, funds and logistics for Panchayat Samitis have not yet been handed over to the newly constituted Samitis, due to which the developmental projects coming within the purview of Panchayat Samitis are have not yet commenced. Apart from this, few other connected issues were highlighted.

The Secretary-RD, PRIs & ULBs, Shri. Suneel Anchipaka gave a patient hearing and assured that all efforts would be taken to ensure that all required arrangements are made at the earliest and the Panchayat Samitis starts functioning in its complete shape sooner.