Tripura ranks second for model accounting in Panchayat Raj system

Agartala, Apr 25 : Tripura has secured second position in the country after Orissa for introducing model accounting system in Panchayat Raj system and village committees in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTADC), official sources said today.

Tripura panchayat minister Manik Dey said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would award a certificate and a cheque of Rs30 lakh at a function in Vigyan Bhavan of New Delhi on the occasion of the Panchayat Raj Day tomorrow.

Joint resident commissioner of Tripura R K Vaish in Delhi would receive the award. He said the accounting system in Panchayat Raj and Village Committees were brought under CAG for auditing and a special software known as Panchayat Raj Institution Accounting or commonly known as PRIA soft was introduced following the advice of the central government.

Entire Panchayat Raj System is being computerised in the state, he added. Dey said, Tripura government had introduced secret ballots in 1978 for panchayat elections and introduced three tier-panchayat system in 1993 to ensure decentralisation of power and democratic system.

The TTAADC was formed in Tripura in 1987 under sixth schedule to safeguard the economic, political and cultural interest of the tribals in the state, which forms one third of the state population. The TTAADC constitutes two third of the state territory.