Decentralised Administrative System July 2002, Kerala
The workshop concept paper provides the constitutional provisions which are adopted in decentralised administrative system in Kerala in the light of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment act, 1993. The project was initiated and supported from the Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SAD) for the strengthening of decentralisation process in Kerala. This report was prepared while conducting a workshops attended by elected representatives, official volunteers and experts. Data were collected from more than 5000 participants using a semi-structured questionnaire consisting of 92 topics related to decentralised administrative system. It is concluded that several efforts are being initiated by the government of Kerala towards achieving people cantered governance and strengthening of the democratic process at the grass root level.