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Auditing Auditing

Impact of Social Audit on the Performance of MGNREGS A Study in Tamilnadu and Karnataka

Governments are facing an ever growing demand for more accountable and socially responsible. The people are becoming more assertive about their rights to be informed and to influence governments...

MGNREGS Social Audit: A Primer

"Social Audit is a Scheme" it means auditing of a scheme by the active involvement of the primary stakeholders of the scheme. This report shows the pictorial presentation of Social Audit...

Social Audit Toolkit

The aim of the Social Audit Toolkit is to create awareness among the stake holders to understand the concept of social audit. It also provides guidance to the organisations in government, NGO, CBOs...

Devolution Devolution

Panchayati Raj Institutions and issues in decentralized delivery of services - A Field Based Study

It has become obligation on the part of Panchayati Raj Instituttons to manage delivery of services in rural areas as constitutional mandatory. It is because 29 subjects, which are supposed to be...

Gram Swaraj Expenment in Direct Democracy

The state government has initiated a bold experiment in local self- government by amending the Panchayat Raj legislation to devolve powers to the village-level Gram Sabha. What does the new...

Decentralised Governance in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya-Pradesh Panchayat Raj Adhinliyam, 1997 was enacted by the state assembly, delineating the powers and functions of Panchayati Raj institutions in scheduled areas. Four years on, this...

Local government and market intervention under decentralisation : a case study of vellanad gram panchayat, Kerala.

Recent debate on development thinking and practice have emphasised more on local level social development over the holistic general economic development of the national economy. The shift in...

Devolution of functions, functionaries and funds to Panchayat Raj Institutions - A Perspective – 2015

Since 1992, Panchayati Raj System has gone a long way. Today, it is the bedrock of India’s rural development and poverty alleviation efforts. It has the potential of building a progressive India in...
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e-Governance e-Governance

PESA, Left-Wing Extremism and Governance: Concerns and Challenges in India’s Tribal Districts

This document is a report on functioning of PESA Act, 1996, which governs areas in nine states covered under the 5th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The report prepared by Institute of Rural...

Finance Finance

e-Khajane

e-Governance projects across the country face various challenges, starting from lack of planning to lack of proper budgeting to lack of change management & capacity building. Government...

Status of implementation of the MGNREGA in Assam: All is not well.

Based on secondary and primary data, the present paper assesses the status of implementation of the MGNREGA in the State of Assam. Secondary data reveal that the implementation of the MGNREGA is...

Rural labour market in the context of MGNREGA.

The article brings together secondary data pertaining to the rural labour market and argues that it is inappropriate to judge the impact of the Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment...

Small and medium enterprises in the era of globalisation

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector has been undergoing a metamorphosis in the era of globalisation for over a decade and a half. Many
developments of relevance to SMEs (Small and...
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General General

Panchayati Raj Institutions and parallel bodies in Andhra Pradesh: A model for synergy

Decentralization is being actively considered by the Government of Andhra Pradesh by interfacing between the PRIs and CBOs. The various CBOs that the government has created have resulted in...

Panchayat Elections A Turning Point

The heavy voter turn-out in the recent Panchayat elections in Punjab could signify a break in the hitherto widely prevalent sense of alienation among the rural population of the state. The...

Kerala Panchayati Raj Bill

THE Kerala Panchayati Raj Bill that is being sent to a Select Committee this week, and is expected to be passed by the state legislature by April 20, proposes in effect to centralise power in the...

Karnatakas New Step Backwards

The enactment of the new Karnataka Panchayati Raj bill in replacement of the earlier Act of 1983 reveals not so much a commitment to progressive decentralisation as a unanimity among legislative...

Decentralisation in Jammu and Kashmir

THE most refreshing aspect of this publication is that it deals with the socio-economic and even political situation in Kashmir without any reference to terrorism and kil- lings. It thus restores...

Planning Planning

Experience Sharing Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) “Hamari Yojana Hamara Vikas”

Experience Sharing Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) “Hamari Yojana Hamara Vikas” by Development & Panchayats Department-Haryana. Workshop on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) onDec...

Awards & Best Practices Awards & Best Practices

Village Development Plan (Tingvong Gram Panchayat)

The report comprised of four chapters. In first chapter describes Village profile of Tingvong Gram Panchayat. Second Chapter describes the Processes in Preparation of Village Development Plan. In...

Village Development Plan (Kitam Manpur Gram Panchayat)

The report comprised of four chapters. In first chapter describes Village profile of Kitam-Manpur Gram Panchayat. Second Chapter describes the Processes in Preparation of Village Development Plan....

Capacity Building Capacity Building

State Legislation on Scheduled Areas

The Report consisting of seven chapters which provides the following state respective acts. The Provisions of the Panchayats. (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, Andhra Pradesh Act,...

Myrada’s capacity building intervention : creating social capital in the communities in Southern India

Capacity building is a recent concept that emerged in the lexicon of international development and is included in the programmes of most international organisations that work in development....

Management of school education: role of Panchayati Raj Institutions.

This paper considers how Panchayati Raj Institutions manage elementary education in coordination with the Education Department in Madhya Pradesh. It is
based on a field study on Recent Trends...

Building capacities of rural women artisans: case studies of women empowerment from Thar Desert of western Rajasthan.

The terrain of the desert of Rajasthan in India is harsh, arid and tough with shifting sand dunes, sparse population, extreme temperatures, and stunted vegetation. The Thar thus makes the lives of...

Hamara Gaon Hamara Raj: A Booklet on Tribal Self Rule Law in Madhya Pradesh

This is a booklet on Tribal Self Rule Law in Madhya Pradesh. It discusses about powers and provision of Gram Sabha and Panchayat at the appropriate level. It further discusses the reservation of...

Election Election

Zilla Parishad elections in Maharashtra and the district political elite

The Constitution-making process in contemporary India continues via the establishment of Panchayati Raj in the Indian states. Panchayati Raj is, in part, the result of India's commitment to...

Politics of Panchayat Elections

CHIEF MINISTER Karpuri Thakur, in racing through the Gram Panchayat elections against all advice, has left nobody in any doubt about his anxiety to consolidate the Janata party base as well as his...

Panchayat Elections Dismal Record

Panchayat elections have been postponed many times in several states on the flimsiest of grounds, clearly violating constitutional norms. Should this practice be allowed to continue?

Panchayat Elections A Turning Point

The heavy voter turn-out in the recent Panchayat elections in Punjab could signify a break in the hitherto widely prevalent sense of alienation among the rural population of the state. The...

Active Panchayat Series: Sanitation in Gram Panchayats

The publication aims to assist elected representatives and government functionaries in developing and promoting sanitary habits in the villages. It guides them on how to keep their village clean,...

Gender Issues Gender Issues

An empirical study of women laboures at workplace and at home in rural punjab.

The study attempts to analyse the problems faced by the women labourers at the workplace and on the domestic front along with their social status and living
conditions in the rural areas of...

SHG linked micro-enterprises - the Kerala experience

Setting up of micro-enterprises or micro-businesses by women seeking microfinance has become a popular employment generation and poverty eradication
model in India. The exponential growth of...

Child Development in Gram Panchayats

The document is a resource book for the elected representatives and functionaries of Gram Panchayats which discusses about child development in panchayats. The book addresses various issues related...

Microfinance livelihood initiatives and women empowerment in selected villages of Andhra Pradesh

Developing countries have large number of their population living below poverty line. Therefore, it becomes imperative to formulate situation-specific poverty alleviation policies and programmes to...
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Human Resources Human Resources

Panchayat Leadership and Resource Groups.

In the Third Five Year Plan it is proposed to democratize the functioning of Community Development Program through two institutions, the village Panchayat and the village cooperative. The former...

Community Development and Panchayati Raj Leadership in Mysore

India's success in promoting democratic, social and economic rural development largely depends upon the leaders that direct its Panchayati Raj and Community Development Programs. From the...

A Study on the role of Gram Panchayat Vikas Adhikari (Pancha yat Secretary) in U.P.

The present study reviews the performance of GPVA and the way of functioning of Panchayat Secretariate, based on the responses of GPVA and People of the rural areas. The paper exam- ines the...

Women in Panchayats (Capacity Building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs))

The document is a handbook for Trainers for the Women in Panchayats (Capacity Building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs)). This Trainers’ Handbook is a compilation of resources including...

Health Development in Gram Panchayats

The document is an Active Panchayat Book for Health Development in Gram Panchayats. It will enable the Elected Representatives and functionaries of the Gram Panchayat to be informed about their...