Overview for New Panchayati Raj at Work
Panchayati Raj institutions have always been considered as a means to good governance and the sentry third constitutional amendment was effected in the hope that it would lead to better governance. Consequent to the seventy third constitutional amendment act, state government have elected bodies at the village, intermediate and district levels, with adequate representation from the weaker sections and women. The present work concerns itself with the functioning of new Panchayati Raj system in the western part of the country. The study covers the origins and growth of Panchayati Raj institutions in India, the structural patterns, elections to Panchayati Raj institutions, socio economic and political background of the Panchayati Raj elite and their perceptions and orientations of various issued pertaining to the functioning of Panchayati Raj institutions. The book will be useful for the policy makers, administrators, scholars and students of political science, public administration, sociology and rural development and all those connected with the Panchayati Raj system in the country.
S. Nagendra Ambedkar (Author)
S. Nagendra Ambedkar obtained M.A. and M.Phil degree in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad and a doctorate in political science from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Presently he is working as Director, Regional Centre of Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University at Ajmer, Rajasthan. He has contributed about 20 research articles on Panchayati Raj and State Government and political in the Journals of National and International repute. His published books include (i) Political Elite, (ii) Integrated Rural Development Programme: Implementation Process, and (iii) New Panchayati Raj at Work.