Panchayat Minister Devendra Babli.
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The Haryana government has released the draft of this policy amidst protests by sarpanches going on across the state against e-tendering in Haryana. Additional Chief Secretary of Development and Panchayat Department Anil Malik has sought objections and suggestions on the draft for ten days. A committee will be constituted to resolve the objections and suggestions coming on the draft. After disposal of objections and suggestions, notification of e-tendering will be issued.
The Haryana government has decided to conduct e-tendering for development works above Rs 2 lakh in panchayats. For this, orders have been issued from the Panchayat Department to all Panchayat officers. Here, the officials of the Chief Minister’s Office had prepared a report after taking feedback from the selected sarpanchs of the state and suggested an amount of Rs 5 lakh instead of Rs 2 lakh. Now the government has released the draft policy prepared to implement the e-tendering system.