With a view to maintaining transparency in village records, the Punjab government has announced to start e-panchayat system from April 1.
District development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Avtar Singh Bhullar during a training programme held at the district library said the project aimed to computerise the panchayat system in the state to end corruption.
"To maintain transparency at the grassroots level, it is important to make online the panchayat system which would show all the money spent on developmental works in villages. Now, residents can see where where development funds are being utilised in their village. They will able to check all the funds spent through online system," he said.
Crores were spent on the development of villages but there were no record as where the funds were spent due to manual system, he added.
The panchayats will now regularly update the information on expenses made on the development of villages through the model accounting system.
"It will also lessen the chances of corruption at the grassroots level," he said.