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A Brief Report of Special Social Audit under MGNREGA 2016-17 – Punjab State

A Special Social Audit of 10 Gram Panchayats that spent around Rs 40 Lakh during the financial year 2016-17 under MGNREGA was conducted by the Social Audit Unit from 20/07/17 to 09/08/2017 . A...

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...

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

Engendering Grassroots Democracy: Research, Training, and Networking for Women in Local Self-Governance in India

The author discusses efforts to promote women's effective participation electoral politics in rural India as an illustration of feminist politics and participatory democracy. She argues that...

Women's political participation and changing pattern of leadership in rural areas of U.P.

Women, after being marginalized for long are being brought to the forefront through their involvement in decision making process. Passage of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment played a key...

The Role and Crisis of Women Leader at the Village Panchayat : Concerns Of Gujarat Women

With the statutory reservation Provision more than one million rural women have now assumed Panchayat Seats as member and one third of them as chair person in almost all states and Union...

Kitam Manpur Gram Panchayat Development Plan

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical amenities...

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical

Capacity Building Capacity Building

Engendering Grassroots Democracy: Research, Training, and Networking for Women in Local Self-Governance in India

The author discusses efforts to promote women's effective participation electoral politics in rural India as an illustration of feminist politics and participatory democracy. She argues that...

Study on EWRs in Panchayati Raj Institutions

This volume presents the findings of the most comprehensive all-India survey yet attempted to assess, as accurately as
possible, the quality of participation of elected women representatives...

Selli Pet Gram Panchayat Development Plan - Puducherry

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical amenities...

Tingvong Gram Panchayat Village Development Plan

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical amenities...

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical

Human Resources Human Resources

Women's political participation and changing pattern of leadership in rural areas of U.P.

Women, after being marginalized for long are being brought to the forefront through their involvement in decision making process. Passage of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment played a key...

Focus Group Discussion (FGD)

A focus group discussion involves gathering people from similar backgrounds or experiences together to discuss a specific topic of interest. It is a form of qualitative research where questions are...

Kitam Manpur Gram Panchayat Development Plan

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical amenities...

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is a Scheme that will actualize the dreams of rural India. The SAGY will keep the soul of rural India alive while providing its people with the physical

Gender Issues Gender Issues

The Role and Crisis of Women Leader at the Village Panchayat : Concerns Of Gujarat Women

With the statutory reservation Provision more than one million rural women have now assumed Panchayat Seats as member and one third of them as chair person in almost all states and Union...

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...

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,...
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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

Capacity building for people’s plan campaign In Kerala

This Power point Presentation on “Capacity building for people’s plan campaign in kerala” presented by Dr.J.B.Rajan, Kerala Institute of Local Administration.

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...