235 K. Reference to village Panchayat where Secretary makes delay in granting or refusing approval or permission

  1. Where, within the period specified in section 235 I or 235 J, as the case may be, the Secretary has neither given nor refused approval of a building site, or permission to execute any work, as the case may be, the Village
    Panchayat shall be bound on the written request of the applicant, to determine whether such approval or permission should be given or not.
  2. Whether the village panchayat does not, with in one month from the date of receipt of such written request, determine whether such approval or permission should be given or not, such approval or permission shall be deemed to have been given, and the applicant may proceed to execute the work. But it shall not be so as to contravene any of the provision of this Act or any rules or bye-laws made thereunder.