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Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs)

The Report provides the Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs). The Ministry of Rural Development,...

Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF): A Re-look

Spates of programmes are launched by various Ministries as part of the propoor development planning, through Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs). Of late, the promotional strategy is convergence, and...

Social Audit of MGNREGA (A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh)

In August 2005, the Indian Parliament passed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which mandates the provision of 100 days of guaranteed employment to any rural household in India....

Socio-Economic and Caste Census – 2011

The Government of India has decided to conduct the Socio Economic and Caste Census in the year 2011. The Socio Economic and Caste Census would be carried out by the respective State/ Union...

First Independent Review Mission for Backward Regions Grant Fund - West Bengal

The expected of this First Independent Review Mission for Backward Regions Grant Fund report is to mitigate regional imbalances, contribute towards poverty alleviation in backward districts and...
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Devolution Devolution

Report of the Working Group on Democratic Decentralisation & PRIs

The Report explores the Recommendations of the Working Groupwhich includes Brief Review of Panchayati Raj Legislations, Deepening Peoples’ Participation, activity mapping, Reforms in Fiscal...

Panchayati Raj and Decentralised Governance

One of the important reasons for SCs and STs not receiving adequate benefits from 50 years of planning and development has been the lack of opportunity for their participation and involvement in...

PANCHAYATI RAJ – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Panchayati Raj Institutions, the grass root units of local self government have been
considered as instruments of socio economic transformation in rural India. Involvement of
people at...

Meaning, Nature and Aspects of Decentralisation

Decentralisation has assumed an important role in matters of governance in the
developing world over the last few years. In their efforts to democratize the governing
structure and...

Devolution of Financial Powers and Functions to Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan

Devolution of power and functions refers to the empowerment of Panchayati
Raj Institutions to enjoy financial and functional autonomy. The spirit of the
constitution is to empower...

e-Governance e-Governance

Household Energy use pattern with levels of Development ( Factors Affecting Adoption of Renewable Technologies)

The present study Report is a modest attempt at generating such information. It is a micro study and is entirely exploratory in nature aimed at identifying the dimensions of the problem of rural...

Impact of e-Governance on Democratic Decentralization in India

The e-governance initiatives have come a long way since the advent of the World Wide Web. This paper explores how the application of Information & Communication Technology (e-Governance) has...

E-Governance in Local Governments: Aiming Towards Good Governance

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a major innovation of modern governance systems. It is argued that the introduction of ICT in governance provided for a participant and...

Governance in Gram Panchayats

This Active Panchayat Book is aims to enabling the elected representatives, especially the newly elected ones and gram panchayat functionaries in their day to day core functioning to understand...
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Finance Finance

Gandhian Economic Model as an Alternative

With the emergence of industrialization and capitalism, philosophers from the western countries brought up a new thinking of development, which they called the ‘Western model of Development’, or...

Mid Term Appraisal of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 – 2012)

This report by the Planning Commission, Government of India, presents the findings from the Planning Commission’s Mid Term Assessment of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan.

Gender Budgeting Handbook

This Handbook prepared for the Government of India codifies norms and procedures for Gender Budgeting in India and presents concepts and gender budgeting tools across Ministries and Departments.

Evaluation of UN Women’s work on Gender Responsive Budgeting in India

The report ‘Evaluation of UN Women’s Work on Gender Responsive Budgeting in India’ was conducted to review the UN Women GRB programme’s current strategy and work plan, and to share learnings which...

Gender Responsive Budgeting: A Focus on Agriculture Sector

Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population in India. Evidence from various nationally representative survey points to the fact that an overwhelming...

General General

Information System for Rural Industries

In India there has been high industrial growth due to rapid expansion of various types of industries including real industries in recent years than ever before. This is evident from the...

Planning for Information Technology for the Development of Rural Industries in Backward Regions.

The creation of vast new information systems through the convergence of previously distinct industries and advances in technology demonstrate that the information revolution has begun in India. The...

Panchayati Raj and Cooperatives Ideological and Structural Nexus

The cooperative form of organisation with its stress on pooling together of resources and labor on a voluntary basis aims at promoting the economic and other interests of members in conformity with...

Supervision and control The Pattern of Supervision and Control in India : An Overview

The view that control and supervision of local bodies is antithetical to self- government is untenable since local government cannot remain entirely independent and oblivious of other institutions...

Reorganising Rural Local Self-Government And District Administration

The ideology embodied in the Constitution of India may broadly be described of welfare liberalism. To the political leadership and politically articulate sections in general, ‘economic freedom’ has...

Capacity Building Capacity Building

National Training Policy for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

The Report pertaining to the, Strengthening the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj system across the country is a key objective of the Ministry of Rural Development. The overall vision of the...

Indira Mahila Yojana

This Report pertains to the Indira Mahila Yojana (IMY), and it will ensure coordination and convergence of various programmes meant for women in an integrated fashion so as to maximise the benefits...

Mobilisation and Management of Financial Resources by Panchayati Raj Institutions - A Study of Haryana State

This Report deals with different chapters namely Status and Management of Panchayat Finances, Socio-economic Profile of the Elected Representatives, Financial Domain of the Panchayati Raj...

Local Governance - Second Administrative Reforms Commission (Sixth Report)

In this report on Local Governance, the Administrative Reforms Commission has examined in detail the issues relating to rural and urban local governance in India with a special focus on the need...

Swacch Bharat Pakhwada (Activities Under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G))

This Power point presentation pertains to the Activities Under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) in occasion of the programme Swacch Bharat Pakhwada during 1st to 15th October, 2017

Human Resources Human Resources

Personnel Administration Problems of Personnel Administration In Panchayati Raj

Panchayati Raj has created new administrative challenges for the bureaucracy. Development administration is expected to evoke a new responsiveness from the people. The effectiveness of the...

Profiles Of Development Personnel Development Bureaucracy : character and significance

Designing an administrative apparatus in true with the values and tasks of development administration was not an easy proposition in a country like India. The principal challenge, as stated by...

Mainstreaming Smart Village in Rural Development: A Framework for Analysis and Policy

The Report explains the main objective of the program was to make the villages smart and as growth centres of the nation. Through this program, government intended to breathe life into the...

Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and Governance in India and South Asia

This report presents the results and successes of joint programmes between the Government of India and UN Women to strengthen the leadership skills and confidence of women leaders in gram...

Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs)

The Report provides the Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs). The Ministry of Rural Development,...

Gender Issues Gender Issues

Gandhian Philosophy and Women Development in India

The objective of the paper is to look into the areas where systematic or persistent discrimination targets women and to understand whether Gandhian philosophy could provide an answer to this issue....

Rhetoric versus reality analysing the impact of legislations on rural women of Kadera

Women in the entire world have never got their due share easily. Their fight for their rights now has been a perpetual affair. In such a struggle for revolution, reservation at grass root politics...

Election Election

Political process in Panchayati Raj Panchayati Raj and Political Parties

A crucial issue to be considered in describing the various political process at work in Panchayati Raj instituitions relates to the role of political partice in these institutions.According to Jaya...

Awards & Best Practices Awards & Best Practices

Child-friendly Local Governance in Kerala

This report is based on a research study conducted in two of Kerala’s gram panchayats: Adat Panchayat in Thrissur District and Vaniyamkulam Panchayat in Palakkad District on child-friendly...

Successful Governance Initiatives and Best Practices: Experience from Indian States

This Compendium is the product and documented by the State Plans Division of the Planning Commission of India in collaboration with the Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC), United Nations...

Business Models For Dairy-Based Livelihoods

The report covers successful case studies on dairy based livelihoods promotion from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. It illustrates the role of women in enhancing the value-chain...

Rural Tourism: An alternate Opportunity for Rural Areas

The document describes the declining fortunes of the primary sector in advanced economies, confronting the impacts of globalization, and the efforts of third world nations to gain a foothold on the...

Protection of Children - Role of Panchayats in India

This paper pertains to the children below 15 years constitute about 40% of the total population in India. If all of them are happy and healthy, they can make a positive contribution to the progress...
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Planning Planning

Structure And Functioning Of Panchayati Raj Institutions : Broad Patterns And Trends Structural Patterns

Panchayati Raj was introduced in various states following the recommendations made by the Balwantray Mehta Study Teamin 1957. The concepts and basic objectives have been dealt with in the...

Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs)

The Report provides the Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs). The Ministry of Rural Development,...

National Training Policy for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

The Report pertaining to the, Strengthening the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj system across the country is a key objective of the Ministry of Rural Development. The overall vision of the...

Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Grassroot Planning: Some Issues and Concerns

The ideas of ‘decentralised planning’, ‘planning from below’, ‘peoples’ participation in planning’, ‘multi-level planning’, ‘grass roots planning’, ‘Planning at Panchayat level’, etc. have been...

Climate Change Vulnerability (Cases from CIRDAP Member Countries)

This monograph focuses on the impact of climate change – one of the key concerns for
sustainable rural development. Six insightful articles based on studies in different CIRDAP