Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Elected sarpanch unable to take charge

The New Indian Express, April 10, 2007

BHAWANIPATNA: The panchayat election is over but an elected sarpanch in Kalahandi is still running from pillar to post to take charge.

Jyotibhusan Majhi of Kendupati under Bhawanipatna Sadar block was officially elected sarpanch of Kendupati on February 15. But despite his attempts, the secretary and panchayat executive officer are yet to hand over the charge to him.

"On one pretext or the other, these officials are dodging," Majhi alleged.

On being asked by these officials, he came to the panchayat office on March 11, 26, 28 and 31 but in vain. He has brought the matter to the notice of the gram panchayat officer of Bhawanipatna but is yet to get any result.

Majhi is now contemplating to approach the Collector. "If I don't get help from any quarter, I will be forced to resort to agitation," Majhi added.

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