Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: A resolution to expedite collection of taxes to enhance general fund balance of village panchayats was passed at the gram sabha meetings held in village panchayats on Friday.

House tax, profession tax and water tax were collected and pooled in as general fund of the respective village panchayats to take up basic infrastructure improvement works. However, there was some slackness on the part of the village panchayat administration in collecting the same from the residents, official sources said.

Hence, in order to create awareness among the general public about the need to contribute their share as tax for taking up basic infrastructure improvement works, it was decided to pass a resolution at the Gram Sabha meeting, they added.

Participating in the gram sabha meeting held at Kilambi village panchayat near here, the District Revenue Officer, A. Nambirasan, called upon the villagers to take active part in work taken up by the elected local body since it was for providing better infrastructure facilities to the people.