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(ii) participating in and canvassing of programmes of Health and Literacy and such other time bound developmental programmes;

(iii) collecting essential socio-economic data; (iv) providing feedback on the performance of development programmes;

(v) resort to moral sanction to pay taxes, repayment of loans, promote environmental cleanliness and to maintain social harmony;

(vi) mobilise local resources to augment resources of the Panchayat;

(vii) supervising development activities as volunteer teams and;

(viii) make arrangements for reporting urgently incidence of epidemics, natural calamities etc.

(2) The Grama Sabha shall make periodical reports to the Village Panchayats in respect of matters specified in a Section 3A.]

CHAPTER III

CONSTITUTION OF PANCHAYATS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS

4. Power of the Government to constitute and specify the name and headquarters of Panchayat.- (1) The Government shall, by notification in the Gazette, constitute with effect from such date as may be specified in the notification

(a) a Village Panchayat for each village or for group of villages;

(b) a Block Panchayat at intermediate level; and

(c) a District Panchayat for each District Panchayat area and specify the names and headquarters of such panchayats.

(2) The Government may, at the request of the Panchayat concerned, or after consultation with the Panchayat and after previous publication of the proposal by notification,

(a) increase the area of any *[Village Panchayat or Block Panchayat] by including within such Panchayat area any village or group of villages; E l

(b) diminish the area of any [Village Panchayat or Block Panchayat] by excluding from such Panchayat area any village or group of villages;

(c) alter the headquarters of a Panchayat at any level:


(d) alter the name of a Panchayat at any level:

Provided that any alteration extending or reducing the area of a **[Village Panchayat or Block Panchayat] under clause (a) or Clause (b) shall not be brought into force before the expiry of the term of the existing committee of that Panchayat.

(3) The Government may, after consultation with the Panchayat, pass such orders as they deem fit as to the disposal of any part of the property vested in a Village Panchayat #sor Block Panchayat] which has ceased to exercise jurisdiction over any village or group