Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Financial Status of Panchayats (Volume-7)

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System in India
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Overview

  • Author :G. Palanithurai
  • Year of Publication :2010
  • ISBN: :9788180696725
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 251
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Encyclopedia, Panchayati Raj, Political Science, Reference Work, Rural Development

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About the Book :

This volume deals with the financial status of panchayats in Indian states. Across the country states are not giving adequate attention to fiscal devolution towards the panchayats. Panchayats are facing series of crises and mostly they are financial in nature. Since the State Governments are facing financial crisis they are not in a position to devolve adequate resources to the panchayats. Recommendations of the State Finance Commissions have not been implemented. Despite provisions in the Constitution, many states are reluctant even to constitute State Finance Commissions. Some of the State Finance Commissions have submitted their reports but there was no action on the part of the state governments. Only a few states are committed to financial devolution. Experiences of the states have been captured and analysed.


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.