Capacity Building for Local Body Leaders

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  • Author :G. Palanithurai
  • Year of Publication :2001
  • ISBN: :9788170228882
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 144
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Panchayati Raj, Political Science

About the Book :

Much publicised even in the last quarter of this century is the decentralisation of power which transfers volume of responsibilities from higher level institutions to grassroot level organisations with much emphasis on people's responsibility, and accountability and transparency of the government. The training experiences are valuable for strengthening grassroots democracy. Hence, all the training programmes are well documented and compiled. To perfect the training methodology the documents are compiled and presented in the forms of a book for the readers. This kind of exercise would build the capacity of the leaders to meet the challenges of this century and further to improve the method and material of training.

About Author :

Ganapathy Palanithurai, Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj studies, Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute—Deemed University, Gandhigram is an academic activist working with academic community, civil society, policy community and political community to impress upon them the importance and need of democratic local governance in India to enable the poor to lead a decent dignified human life. All his academic, research and outreach activities are being supported by an array of funding agencies namely the World Bank, the UNDP, the UNICEF, the Hunger Project, SDC, DANIDA, Action Aid International, the Ford Foundation, Population Foundation of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Toolkit Foundation—Netherland, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and State Planning Commission. He was a visiting Professor in Cologne University, Germany. He has to his credit seventy three books, 126 research articles, 112 popular articles in popular newspapers, 83 monographs published in a span of three decades. He is the coordinator of UGC-SAP and UGC innovative programme. He held several administrative positions like Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dean, Student's Welfare, Member, Syndicate, Member Senate, Member, and Academic Council in Gandhigram Rural Institute. He was and is member of many advisory committees of the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu pertinent to local government and rural development.