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In view of the 5th General Election to the PRIs to be held in the year 2015-16, a decision was taken by the Government to give incentive to the unanimously elected Gram Panchayats and the Sarpanches, Panches, Members of Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti so as to build an atmosphere of social harmony and integration in the villages.  It  also helps in reduction of litigation and saving of election expenses. This amount is utilized for development works in the villages. 

The incentives are being given  as under:-
Where election of complete Gram Panchayats is held unanimously    Rs.11,00,000
Where election of Sarpanch is held unanimously     Rs.5,00,000
Where election of Panch is held unanimously (Per Panch)    Rs.50,000
Each Member of Zila Parishad elected unanimously     Rs.5,00,000
Each Member of Panchayat Samiti elected unanimously    Rs.2,00,000
    An amount of Rs.more then 210 crore had been released for various development works.

The incentives are being given  as under:-

Where election of complete Gram Panchayats is held unanimously

Rs.11,00,000

Where election of Sarpanch is held unanimously

Rs.5,00,000

Where election of Panch is held unanimously (Per Panch)

Rs.50,000

Each Member of Zila Parishad elected unanimously

Rs.5,00,000

Each Member of Panchayat Samiti elected unanimously

Rs.2,00,000

          An amount of Rs.more then 214 crore had been released for various development works.