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PHC, primary schools, anganwadi centres in JK to be under panchayats: Rajnath Singh

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Srinagar: Primary health centres, primary schools and anganwadi centres in Jammu and Kashmir will come under the administrative control of the panchayats after the local body polls are over next month.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was quoted as saying on Friday that powers for ‘own fund generation’ like collection of the building permission fees, taxes on entertainment, advertisement, hoardings, various kinds of businesses and profession will also be given to the panchayats.

“The functions and functionaries of all the 29 subjects transferred to the panchayats under the 73rd amendment of the Constitution will be transferred to the Panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir, including institutions like primary health centers, primary schools, aganwadi centers to name a few,” he said in a statement.

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