An open letter to the Goa Chief Minister: Conspiracy to curtail powers of panchayats

"The Goa Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2009 is being reintroduced with modifications in the earlier Bill. A Draft Model Panchayat Act (DMPA) was circulated to all the States by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj in the month of April 2009 requesting for suggestions/comments within three weeks. Given this situation, would it not be fair for the Government of Goa to wait for the final version of the Act and then carry out necessary amendments to further improve upon the existing Goa Panchayati Raj Act, 1994?"