RoC. No. GWS01-COOR/103/2021-GWS,1396763, 09/09/2021
Sub: GVWV &VSWS Department - Village Secretariats - Proper Coordination between Grama Panchayats & Village Secretariats - Delegation of authorities to certain functionaries- Hon'ble High Court suspended the Orders issued by Government - Requested to take necessary action -Regarding.
1.G. O Ms.No.2 GVWV & VSWS Department, Dt.25.03.2021
2. Orders of the Hon'ble High Court in I.A No. 1 of 2021 in WP.No.10503 of 2021
It is to inform that in the reference 1st cited above that the Government issued following orders so has to ensure better service delivery and coordination between Grama Panchayat and Village Secretariat(s) in the interest of public.
i. Executive functions: Panchayat Secretary shall act as Executive Officer of the Gram Panchayat and shall function as a Link Officer between Gram Panchayat and Village Secretariat(s).
ii. Drawing and Disbursement functions and Coordinator for implementation of Government Schemes:
a. Panchayat Secretary (I to V) shall act as a Drawing and Disbursement Officer (DDO) for himself/ herself and existing Panchayat Staff (regular/outsourcing / contractual staff) of Gram Panchayat.
b. Village Revenue Officer (VRO) shall act as a DDO for all the Functional Assistants in the Village Secretariat including Digital Assistant, except the Panchayat Secretary (Grade I to V) and existing Panchayat Staff (regular / outsourcing / contractual staff).
c. VRO shall act as a Drawing and Disbursement Officer for drawing and disbursing of honorarium to the Grama Volunteers.
d. VRO shall also act as a Coordinator for activities related to service delivery. of Government Schemes and shall ensure effective implementation of State Government schemes / services being rendered by Village Secretariats.
III. Administrative Functions:
a. All Village Functional Assistants including Digital Assistants, except Panchayat Secretary (Grade I to V) and existing Panchayat Staff (regular/ outsourcing/ contractual staff), shall seek approval of Casual Leave from the respective Head of the concerned Department at the Mandal level and Casual Leave application shall be routed through VRO.
b. Sarpanch is the competent authority to sanction Casual Leaves of Panchayat Secretary (I to V) and existing regular Panchayat Staff of Gram Panchayat,
Sri. Tirumella Krishna Mohan, Sarpanch Thokalavani Palem, Kolluru (M) Guntur District has filed a Write Petition Vide No. 10503 of 2021 in the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh and challenged the Orders issued by the Government in the reference 1st cited. The Hon'ble High has passed the following orders: "suspended forthwith, pending further orders"
In view of the orders passed by the Hon'ble High Court in I.A No. 1 of 2021 in W P.No.10503 of 2021, the District Collectors are requested to take necessary action for smooth functioning of Village Secretariats and better coordination between Grama Panchayats & Village Secretariats.