The Village Panchayat of Latambarcem started off as the Office of Group Gram Panchayat Latambarcem-Advalpal and the old Panchayat Ghar was a temporary set up in Pundalik Ghadi’s house Kasarpal in the year 1963-64 this office became solely V.P. Office for Latambarcem Village as Advalpal got their own separate Panchayat office.
However, the population of Latambarcem over the years was increasing and so the said premises of Office were felt insufficient to transact the daily routine work of the Panchayat & so the construction of the new building of V.P. Latambarcem was undertaken under RDA scheme for which foundation stone was laid by. Shri Vassu Paik Gaonkar who was the Minister for Panchayat Raj. The premises of V.P. Latambarcem Panchayat Ghar was inaugurated by Shri Vassu Paik Gaonkar who was the Minister for Panchayat Raj in 1991 with the presence of Shri Pandurang Raut Hon;ble Minister of Tourism Until the Old Panchayat building was inaugurated the V.P. Latambarcem was governed by the 7 members body which further became a 9 member Panchayat till date.
The 9 members Panchayat comprise of the following wards Panaswada Goa Dodamarg – I, Kharpal– II, Ladfem-III, Kasarpal Khaitwada IV, Kasarpal Deulwada V, Nanoda VI, Bhatwadi Sawardhat VIII, Ussap VIII and Vadawal IX. The 9 members Panchayat premises (Old Panchayat Ghar) was not sufficient for conducting urgent public meetings as Latambarcem is a highly populated village, thus keeping of various records also became a matter of concern.
Keeping in mind about the present and the future the construction of V.P. Office was undertaken through RDA. The foundation stone for the new Panchayat Ghar was laid on 24 th April 2005 at the hands of Shri. Shripad Naik, the then Hon’ble Member of Parliament of India along with Shri. Manohar Parrikar, the then Ex. Chief Minister of Goa & Shri Rajesh Patnekar MLA Bicholim during the tenure of Sarpanch Shri. Tulshidas K. Gaonkar, Shri. Shyam Harmalkar – Dy. Sarpanch and Members, Shri. Dilip U. Gawas, Shri Manohar Vasu Ghadi, Shri Vasant R. Gawas, Shri Babasaheb K. Rane, Mrs. Rajeshwari Rajaram Malik, Mrs. Ashwini Anand Ghadi, Smt. Parvati Mahadev Gaonkar Also present was & Shri Ramchandra Gaonkar (Z.P. Member Latambarcem Const.)
The New Village Panchayat Office is now functioning in the New Panchayat Ghar since 19 th May 2006, which was in inaugurated on 19 May 2006 by Shri. Subhash Ankush Shirodkar, Minister of Panchayat Raj & by Shri Rajesh T. Patnekar MLA of Bicholim, under the chairmanship of Shri Tulshidas K. Gaonkar, the then Sarpanch of V.P. Latambarcem Shri. Shyam Harmalkar – Dy.
Sarpanch and Members, Shri. Dilip U. Gawas, Shri Manohar Vasu Ghadi, Shri Vasant R. Gawas, Shri Babasaheb K. Rane, Mrs. Rajeshwari Rajaram Malik, Mrs. Ashwini Anand Ghadi, Smt. Parvati Mahadev Gaonkar and Co-opted Member Shri Rajaram Shankar Parwar