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211. Power to require village officer to collect taxes and fees due to Panchayats.- Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the Secretary shall have power to require the village officer having jurisdiction over Village Panchayat area or any part thereof to collect any tax, cess, surcharge or fee due to the Panchayat on such conditions as the Government may, by general or special order, determine.

212. Panchayat Funds.- (1) Every Panchayat shall constitute a fund in accordance with provisions of this section. (2) (a) All moneys received by the Village Panchayat except 60[the money accepted for the Block Panchayat or District Panchayat or the Government] and those received on behalf of the Block Panchayat, the District Panchayat or the Government shall constitute a fund called the "Village Panchayat fund" and shall be applied and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under:

Provided that the Village Panchayat shall have power, subject to such rules as may be prescribed, to direct that the proceeds of any tax or surcharge levied under this Act shall be earmarked for the purpose of financing any specific public benefit. A separate account shall be kept of the receipts from every such tax or additional tax and the expenditure thereof.

61[(b) The Village Panchayat fund shall consist of the following components, namely:

(i) Own income of the Village Panchayat which shall consist of taxes, duties, cesses and surcharge levied under this Act or any other law, lease, rents and other receipts from properties and enterprises, fees for licences and permissions, fines and penalties, income from endowments and trusts managed by the Village Panchayat, unclaimed deposits and other forfeitures and miscellaneous income from sources such as purampokes, fishing lands and shall include the share of the taxes collected by Government and transferred to the credit of the Village Panchayat and the grants released by Government.;