Panchayats to issue certificates for contractual staff

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Shimla, May 22 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to authorise gram panchayats to issue certificates to candidates for engaging contractual staff under various schemes notified by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj departments.

The certificates would be issued to candidates belonging to families who have no member in government service or are residents of panchayats or blocks in the state.

He further stated that earlier, no authority was specified by the Government to issue such certificates due to which the certificates were being issued by different authorities including Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Tehsildar and Pradhan Gram Panchayat, thus creating confusion regarding validity of the certificates issued by different authorities and its acceptance by selection committee constituted for the purpose.

Certificates would be issued by the concerned Panchayat Secretary or Panchayat Sahayak on the basis of Panchayat record.

These certificates would be countersigned by the Pradhan and Up Pradhan of the concerned Panchayat, the spokesman said.

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