Port Blair, Nov 08: The Pradhad of Tushnabad Panchayat today claimed that the normal functioning of the Panchayat has suffered a major hit because of sudden transfer of the Panchayat Secretary and a MTS from the Panchayat without a valid reason.
Talking to Andaman Sheekha, Miss Mary Jasinta, Pradhan of Tushnabad Gram Panchayat said that the Panchayat has funds but it can neither give work orders nor can carry out any other official works due to unavailability of Panchayat Secretary.
She claimed that even after meeting several top officials the problem of the Panchayat has not been resolved. “In many occasions officers did not even meet us,” she claimed.
Meanwhile, in a letter addressed to the Secretary RD she said that the PRI members of the area have now decided to stage Dharna on 12.11.2018 onwards infront of the Panchayat and the Dharna will continue until a fulltime Panchayat Secretary and a MTS is posted.