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New Issues in Panchayati Raj

Amitava Mukherjee (Author) D. Bandyopadhyay (Author)
Synopsis This book is one of the outcomes of the project entitled ‘Strengthening Panchayati Raj System’ of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, funded by the Ford Foundation, New Delhi. The papers in the book are written by outstanding authorities on the subject. These papers record the experiences and thinking of these authorities on some of the newer issues that confront the Panchayati Raj System in India. Assessment of the current situation in Panchayats, particularly relating to participation of women in the process of local governance; the story of implementation and deviations of 73rd Constitutional amendment; analyses of the role of new community-based institutions such as Self-Help Groups in rural development; analyses of the tactics adopted by the legislators, bureaucracy and the rich to appropriate power to themselves, against the letter and spirit of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment; ways and means to integrate community-based organizations with the Panchayati Raj System and several “Dos and Don’ts” have all been included in the book. The book will be an invaluable guide to serious students of Panchayati Raj System in India, to administrators and researchers.
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About the authors

Amitava Mukherjee

Dr. Amitava Mukherjee is the Executive Director, Development Track, New Delhi, a knowledge company and currently the Chief Technical Advisor (Pro-poor Public-Private Sector Partnership), with the United Natons Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok. He was earlier Professor of Economics and Planning, Lal Bahadur Shastri Natioinal Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Consultant to various UN agencies and international organisations. He has written extensively on decentralization, poverty and hunger, with over thirty books and numerous papers to his credit.

D. Bandyopadhyay

D. Bandyopadhyay, IAS (Retd.), was the Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and Secretary (Revenue), Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Executive Director, Asian Development Bank; and is presently connected in different senior capacities with various State and Central organizations, as also with civil society organisations.

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Bibliographic information

Title New Issues in Panchayati Raj
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180690733
length 172p., Index; 23cm.