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Showcause issued to Barpeta Zilla Parishad

By STAFF Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Jan 30 - The State Government has issued showcause notice under Sub-Section 2 of Section 125 of Assam Panchayat Act, 1994 as to why the Barpeta Zilla Parishad should not be dissolved for its �abuse/misuse� of power and persistent default in performing its duties as allotted.

As per provisions in Section 105, Sub Section 6 (a) and (b) of Assam Panchayat Act, 1994, a Zilla Parishad should share revenue with its Anchalik Panchayats and Gaon Panchayats. But Barpeta Zilla Parishad in its previous and present tenure has not shared revenue as per provision of the Act., an official release said.

Section 125 of the said Act provides that in case of abuse of power, and/or persistent default in performance of duties, the Zilla Parishad may be dissolved by the Government. The failure of the Barpeta Zilla Parishad to share revenue continuously proves misuse of powers of the Zilla Parishad and persistent failure in performance of its duties as allotted.

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