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Panchayati Raj in India: Theory and Practice

Author Name : Rajesh Kumar Sinha

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  • Publisher : Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 13 : 978-93-85046-64-3
  • Page no : 240 + x
  • Publication Year : 2020
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"Panchayati Raj system, although a part of Indian history and tradition, has been given a constitutional framework through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 which came into force on 24th April 1993. This Amendment was a milestone in Indian democracy in more than one senses. It not only provided a legal status to Gram Sabha as an institution of direct democracy where every member can take part in the decision-making process but also ensured inclusion of marginalized sections of the society such as women, Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the leadership positions in Panchayats. Today approximately 46 percent of elected representatives in Panchayats are women. Twenty-five years have passed since the 73rd CAA came into force. Quarter century is good enough a time to take stock of the achievements and challenges Panchayati Raj system in India. It is noticed that although the basic structure of Panchayati Raj system remains same across the country as envisaged by the 73rd CAA, there are variations across the country in the size, infrastructure, human resources, power and functions of Panchayats. Varied educational, social and economic status of States also have an impact on the leadership abilities of elected representatives of Panchayats. Through various articles based on theoretical analysis, empiral study and field experiences written by academicians and practioners, this book tries to understand the journey of rural decentralization in India, the journey full of achievements and challenges. The book also tries to prescribe practical solutions to key challenges being faced by Panchayati Raj system. This book will be useful to students of decentralized rural governance, public administration, political science and also to policy makers in India".
Table of Content "About the Editor – Preface and Acknowledgements – Introduction – 1. Decentralization in India: A Perceptual and Experiential Analysis – 2. Dialectics of Democracy: A Field View from Uttar Pradesh – 3. Empowerment of Panchayats in India: An Assessment – 4. Rural Development and Democratic Decentralization in India: Analyzing the Role of PRIs – 5. Working of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Odisha: An Overview – 6. State of Panchayati Raj System in India: Inferences from Selected Border Villages – 7. Participation in Development: Decentralized Governance and Development in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh – 8. Challenges of Panchayati Raj in Jammu Region: An Observation – 9. Panchayats in Fifth Schedule Areas: A Review of Implementation of PESA Act – 10. Social Audit - Community Monitoring for Social Accountability in PRIs – 11. Capacity Building for Strengthening Panchayats - A Review – 12. Whatever Happened to Panchayati Raj? – 13. Participatory Local Planning/ Budgeting: An Experiment with Direct Democracy – Subject Index".
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Title Panchayati Raj in India: Theory and Practice
Author's Name Rajesh Kumar Sinha
Publisher Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Page No. 240 + x
Year Of Publication 2020
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 978-93-85046-64-3
Book size width -
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Edition 1st
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Binding type Hard bound
About The Book "Panchayati Raj system, although a part of Indian history and tradition, has been given a constitutional framework through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 which came into force on 24th April 1993. This Amendment was a milestone in Indian democracy in more than one senses. It not only provided a legal status to Gram Sabha as an institution of direct democracy where every member can take part in the decision-making process but also ensured inclusion of marginalized sections of the society such as women, Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the leadership positions in Panchayats. Today approximately 46 percent of elected representatives in Panchayats are women. Twenty-five years have passed since the 73rd CAA came into force. Quarter century is good enough a time to take stock of the achievements and challenges Panchayati Raj system in India. It is noticed that although the basic structure of Panchayati Raj system remains same across the country as envisaged by the 73rd CAA, there are variations across the country in the size, infrastructure, human resources, power and functions of Panchayats. Varied educational, social and economic status of States also have an impact on the leadership abilities of elected representatives of Panchayats. Through various articles based on theoretical analysis, empiral study and field experiences written by academicians and practioners, this book tries to understand the journey of rural decentralization in India, the journey full of achievements and challenges. The book also tries to prescribe practical solutions to key challenges being faced by Panchayati Raj system. This book will be useful to students of decentralized rural governance, public administration, political science and also to policy makers in India".

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