The committee consists of two former Panchayati Raj
ministers - Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy and Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao.
Three tyre Panchayati Raj
Institutions was put in place by the constitution (Seventy Third Amendment) Act 1992 during the prime ministership of late Rajeev Gandhi.
assumes particular importance as a means of producing democratic functioning and decision making through decentralized governmental power, thereby restructuring political institutions.
Apart from an introduction which gives an overview of the Panchayati Raj
system, the volume has special articles such as "Appraisal of Panchayats in Fifth Scheduled Areas", "Panchayats and Women" and "Fiscal Decentralization".
Former panchayati raj
minister and senior Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar said, " Ensuring devolution to panchayats through central government schemes is the singlemost effective way to promote efficiency in the delivery of public goods and services.
In order to appreciate, recognize and encourage the Gram Panchayats for their outstanding performance through effective Gram Sabhas, especially in respect of improvements in the social and economic structure of the village, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
has instituted National level Awards for Best Gram Sabhas and name it as "Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha".
Chhavi Rajawat, sarpanch of the gram panachayat from Soda, Rajasthan, will speak on the 'Role of Panchayati Raj
Institutions in the safety of women'.
I express my deep concern at the instance of killing of elected representatives of Panchayati Raj
Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to reporters here, Abdullah said the recent attacks on sarpanches are an attempt by militants to derail the panchayati raj
system, and added that the state government will not remain a silent spectator to these attacks.
Considering the fact that three decades had lapsed for the panchayati raj
institutions to find a place in Jharkhand, Deo felt that the elected representatives of PRIs in the State would greatly benefit from the foundation training in capacity building and local governance.
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for enhancing reservation for women in Panchayati Raj
institutions from one-third to at least 50 per cent
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
Vilasrao Deshmukh would release a booklet on water security on the occasion, which would also be attended by Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma.