Hyderabad: Dashing the hopes of Sarpanches, who’re urging the state government to appoint them as caretakers till elections, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday announced the appointment of persons-in-charge. Unlike never in the past, as many as 4,383 new panchayats will come into existence from August 2, 2018, he said.
"As per the promise made to the scheduled tribes, the Girijan Tandas and the Adivasi Gudems have been converted into panchayats. In 1,500 village Panchayats only STs will become Sarpanches. Creation of New Panchayats has been done through an Act Passed in Assembly. The Act will come into force immediately after the term of present Gram Panchayats comes to an end.”