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.