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National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (Manual for District 2017) - Level Functionaries

The purpose of this Development Role Manual for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at...

Social Audit Manual for Trainers

The Social Audit Manual for Trainers has been developed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in
close collaboration with central and State government officials and experts from community...

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....

Devolution Devolution

Devolution of Powers and The Panchayats

“A 243 G powers, authority and responsibilities of panchayats – Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the legislature of a State may, by law endow the panchayats with such powers...

Devolution of Powers and Local Self-Government

The idea of local self-government had existed in India even in ancient times. Even if we accept its beginning as an organisational concept with the Ripon’s resolution it is more than a century and...

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

Decentralization and Democratic performance in Development planning: Reflections from the Grassroots

The present chapter examines the actual practice and performance of democratic decentralization and local governance with the support of the field based data collected from 678 key functionaries of...

General General

District Government in Madhya Pradesh Laudable Objective, Inappropriate Mechanism

Madhya Pradesh has taken a step towards decentralisation of administration by creating district government. But the district planning committees have been so overwhelmed by non-plan functions and...

Devolution of functions, functionaries and funds to Panchayat Raj Institutions-A perspective

Panchayati Raj system is the forum for decentralized
planning and implementation of Government programmes; it is the best platform to give vent to the people’s needs and aspirations. Hence,...

Report of the Task Force on Panchayati Raj Institutions (Pris)

The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 marked a new era in the democratic set up of the country as it created Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) as tiers
of self governance below the...

Decentralization and Rural Management

Jharkhand has its own story to tell concerning the process of decentralization and rural development in the State. It shares the legacy of neglect and apathy from its parent State Bihar regarding...

Decentralised Governance

The centralized state, on account of its many well-recognized failures, has lost a great deal of legitimacy everywhere, and decentralization of governance is widely believed to promise a range of...

Capacity Building Capacity Building

Mission Antyodaya

Mission Antyodaya is a convergence framework for measurable effective outcomes on parameters that transform lives and livelihoods. ‘Mission Antyodaya’ seeks to converge government interventions...

Capacity Building: Beyond NCBF

Capacity Development is a process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time.

Decentralization and Democratic performance in Development planning: Reflections from the Grassroots

The present chapter examines the actual practice and performance of democratic decentralization and local governance with the support of the field based data collected from 678 key functionaries of...

Hand Book Preparation of Gram Panchayat INRM Plan for Mission Water Conservation under MGNREGA

This handbook was presented at the National Resource Training Team (NRTT) orientation workshop of Saksham
capacity building programme of MoRD at National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD),...

MGNREGA Sameeksha II United Nations Development Programme AN ANTHOLOGY OF RESEARCH STUDIES (2012-2014)

The Act was notified in 200 rural districts in its first phase of implementation (with effect from 2 February 2006). In FY 2007–08, it was extended to an additional 130 rural districts. The...

Human Resources Human Resources

Best practices by the States for girl child education

Right to Education as a Fundamental Right The question arose for the first time before the Supreme Court in Mohini Jain v. State of Karnataka 1 . The main issue before the Bench was whether it...

Gender Issues Gender Issues

Violation of Human Rights and Dignity Gender Perspectives in India

Providing equal dignity, respect and value to all individual is as easy to articulate but is actually difficult to deliver. All individuals are entitled to
certain basic rights under any...

Building a New Future for Women in India through Indigenous Women Leaders in Panchayati Raj

Every country deserves to have the best possible leader and that means women have to be given a chance to compete. If they are never allowed to
compete in the electoral process then the...

Election Election

Panchayati Raj A Policy Perspective.

If we do not have proper elections, we will have a gap between the State Governments and the rural administration… We must institutionalize panchayat elections. We should be able to have a system...

PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS - 2011

The last General Elections to the Panchayats were held in the year 2000-2001 after a gap of 23 years through a secret ballot as against by hand raising procedure which was followed in the earlier...

Panchayat Elections in Andhra

The Andhra Government's cash incentive scheme to encourage unanimous election of panchayats appears to have been fairly successful. In the current elections, some 6,000 of the 15,000 villages...

Electoral and Functional Dynamics Of Zilla Parishads And Panchayat Samitis In Maharashtra

Landmark Amendments to the Constitution (73rd and 74th) were made in 1992 in order to restore the rightful place to the local bodies in political governance of the country. As per these Amendments,...

HAND BOOK FOR RETURNING OFFICERS

General Elections to the three tiers of Panchayats are held
simultaneously. Each voter will cast his votes, in the same polling
station, for choosing the members for election to Gram...
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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

DECENTRALISATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Democratic decentralisation and people’s participation is increasingly becoming a subject of discussion considering its importance in social development. Democracy will be more meaningful when it...

Kerala – A Case Study of Classical Democratic Decentralization

The first Administrative Reforms Committee of the State headed by late Shri E.M.S. Namboodiripad recommended, way back in 1958 for a strong Local Government system to ensure that the gains of...

Participatory Identification of Poor

NRLM aims at bringing all rural vulnerable and Poorest of the Poor (PoP) households out of poverty. Under
the existing framework of implementation of NRLM, only rural households included in...

Defending Decentralisation in Kerala

More than 47 percent of Kerala's population live in urban areas. The high rate of urbanisation in the state spotlights the need for powerful Local Self Government institutions in urban areas....