The Chairman of this committee was Balwantrai G Mehta. The committee submitted its report in November 24th and recommended the establishment of the. i Committee Recommendations of Balwant Rai Mehta was a committee appointed by the Government of India in January to . and the subject was also dealt with in its th Report by the Law Commission of India. Project Abstract The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee was the benchmark in the . Under section 2, the report further recommended that at the block level.

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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Panchayati raj[edit] Panchayati Raj is a system of governance in which are the basic unit of administrations. It has 3 levels: Gram panchayat village levelMandal Parishad or block samiti or panchayat samiti block level and Zila committed district level The term “panchayati raj” is an ancient concept that has been adopted by the people of Bharat for their local administration of a village.

Mahatma Gandhiadvocated Panchayati Raj, a decentralized form of Government where each village is 197 for its own affairs, as the foundation of India’s political system. The term for such a vision was Gram Swaraj “village self- governance”.

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The leader of the panchayat was generally called the mukhiya or sarpanch, an elected position. Various Committees on Panchayati Raj: Takhatmal Jain Study Group: The recommendations of the committee were approved by NDC in January and mfhta set the meha for the launching of Panchayati Raj Institutions throughout the country. The panchayat raj system was first adopted by the state of Rajsthan in Nagor district on mehhta Oct The second state was Andhra Pradesh, while Maharashtra was the Ninth state.

This system was adopted by state governments during the s and 60s, as laws were passed to establish panchayats in various states. It also found backing committef theIndian Constitution, with the 73rd amendment in to accommodate the idea. The Amendment Act of contains provision for devolution of powers and responsibilities to the panchayats, both for the preparation of economic development plans and social justice, as well as for implementation in relation to 29 subjects listed in the eleventh schedule of the constitution.

Local body grants, as recommended by the Central Finance Commission 2. Funds for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes 3. Funds released by the state bapwant on the recommendations of the State Finance Commissions In the history of Panchayati Raj, in India, on 24 Aprilthe Constitutional 73rd Amendment Act came into force to provide constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj institutions.


The Act aims to provide a 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all States having a population of over 2 million, to hold Panchayat elections regularly every 5 years, to provide seats reservations for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and women; to appoint a State Finance Commission to make recommendations regarding the financial powers of the Panchayats and to constitute a District Planning Committee, to prepare a development plan draft for the district.

The 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj consists of: Powers and responsibilities are delegated to panchayats at the appropriate level: Block panchayat[edit] A block panchayat panchayat samiti is a local government body at the tehsil or taluka level in India. This body works for the villages of the tehsil or taluka that together are called a Development Block.

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The panchayat samiti is the link between the gram panchayat and the district administration. There are a number of variations of this institution in different states. In general, the block panchayat is a form of the Panchayati raj but at a higher level. The samiti is elected for 5 years and is headed by the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman.

Departments[edit] The common departments in the Samiti are as follows: Animal Husbandry and others. There is an officer for every department. Implementation schemes for the development of agriculture.

Establishment of primary health centres and primary schools. Development of cottage and small-scale industries, and the opening of cooperative societies.

Establishment of youth organisations. Sources of income[edit] The main source of income of the panchayat samiti are grants-in-aid and loans from the State Government. District level panchayat[edit] The governing system at district level in Panchayat Raj is also popularly known as “Zila Parishad”.

Chief of administration is an officer from IAS cadre. Provide essential services and facilities bapwant the rural population 2. Supply improved seeds to farmers. Inform them of new farming techniques 3. Set up and run schools and libraries in the rural areas 4. Start Primary Health Centers and hospitals in villages.

Start vaccination drives against epidemics 5. Execute plans for the development of the scheduled castes and tribes. Run ashramshalas for adivasi bslwant.

Set up free hostels for them 6. Encourage entrepreneurs to start small-scale industries and implement rural employment schemes 7. Provide employment Sources of Income: Taxes on water, pilgrimage, markets, etc. Fixed grant from the State Government in proportion with the land revenue and money for works and schemes assigned to the Parishad.


Through these amendments local self governance was introduced in rural and urban India. Short title and commencement. Insertion of new article 21A. The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine.

Substitution of new article for article The State shall endeavour to mehtw early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years.

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Amendment of article 51A. We could not achieve this goal even after 50 years of adoption of this provision. The task of providing education to all children in this age group gained momentum after the National Policy of Education NPE was announced in The Government of India, in rwport with the State Governments, has made strenuous efforts to fulfil this mandate and, though significant improvements were seen in various educational indicators, the ultimate goal of providing universal and quality education still remains unfulfilled.

In order to fulfil this goal, it is felt that an explicit provision should be made in the Part relating to Fundamental Rights of the Constitution.

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With a view to making right to free and compulsory education a fundamental right, the Constitution Eighty-third Amendment Bill, was introduced in Parliament to insert a new article, namely, article 21 A conferring on all children in the age group of 6 to 14 ablwant the right to free and compulsory education. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects. The second type amendments made to the constitution are amendments 3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 51, 54, 61, 62, 70, 73, 74, 75, 79, 84, 88, 95 and Remember me on this computer.

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