Zilla Panchayat in Goa: Critical Analysis
Local governments take care of the day-to- day problems of the ordinary citizens living in rural and urban areas. The advantage of local government is that it is so near to the people and easily approachable. It is convenient for the people to approach local representatives for solving their problems quickly and with minimum cost. By Passing the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, Local Self Governments were established in India at three levels; District, Taluka and Village level. As a small State, Goa does not require Zilla Panchayats, so the existence of all levels of governments leads to over representation The present article gives a detailed account of working of Zilla Panchayats in Goa which is a one tier Local self-government in India.