Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page0338

235J. Period within which Secretary is to grant or refuse to grant permission to execute work.— Within thirty days after the date of receipt of an application made under Section 235F for permission to execute any work or of any information or of document or further information or documents required under any rules or bye-laws, made under this Act, the Secretary shall by an order in writing either grant or refuse to grant such permission on any of the grounds mentioned in Section 235L and shall intimate the fact to the applicant in writing:
Provided that the said period of thirty days shall not commence until the site has been approved under Section 235 1.
235K. Reference to Village Panchayat where Secretary makes delay in granting or refusing approval or permission.- (1) Where, within the period specified in Section 2351 or 235J, as the case may be, the Secretary has neither given nor refused approval of a building site, or permission to execute any work, as the case may be, the Village Panchayat shall be bound on the written request of the applicant, to determine whether such approval or permission should be given or not.
(2) Whether the Village Panchayat does not, within one month from the date of receipt of such written request, determine whether such approval or permission should be given or not, such approval or permission shall be deemed to have been given, and the applicant may proceed to execute the work. But it shall not be so as to contravene any of the provision of this Act or any rules or bye-laws made thereunder.