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Govt mulls comprehensive amendments to PR Act

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:49

Karnataka Government is mulling comprehensive amendments to the state Panchayat raj Act to plug loopholes and make it more effective, Minister for Panchayat raj and Rural Development H K Patil said on Monday.

Ansari lauds performance of woman representatives

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:35

Lauding "exceptional performance" of women representatives despite challenges of proxyism, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said they will occupy more than 50 per cent seats in all the three tiers of governance after 10 to 15 years.

J&K govt approves Rs 55.50cr to strengthen Panchayat Raj

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 18:12

In its effort to strengthen the Panchayati Raj System, Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the annual plan 2013-14 under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) to the tune of Rs 55.50 crore for funding.

J&K govt committed to strengthening panchayat raj system: NC

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 20:17

The government in Jammu and Kashmir is committed to strengthening the panchayat raj system in the state, the National Conference (NC) said.

Committee on leveraging Panchayat Raj institutions call on Mukherjee

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 13:33

An expert committee on leveraging Panchayat Raj institutions for the more efficient delivery of public good and services called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.

`Centre, not states, responsible for PRIs`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 18:26

The main responsibility for effective devolution of functions, finances and functionaries to PRIs rests with the central government and not with the states, an expert committee has said.

NC-Cong cannot be trusted to empower Panchayat in J&K: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 21:30

Criticising NC-Cong coalition govt for allegedly failing to empower Panchayat Raj institution in J&K, BJP said it cannot be trusted with the task.

HC clears way for polls to Panchayat Raj Institutions

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 12:58

The Panchayat Raj Institutions in Andhra Pradesh will soon go for elections as the High Court here paved the way.

Bandh called by rural bodies affects normal life

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 12:49

Normal life was disrupted due to a bandh by the Jharkhand Rajya Panchayat Parishad to demand devolution of power to the three-tier Panchayat Raj system.

AP Cong govt afraid of losing local polls?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 12:23

The term of elected councils in ULBs ended way back in September 2010 while that of PRIs expired in August 2011.

`Self-governance will develop in Panchayat Raj`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 00:49

Congratulating the people for reposing faith in Panchayat Raj, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday underlined the role of powerful panchayats in ameliorating the socio-economic structure in the state.

Tripura ranks second for model accounting in Panchayat Raj

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 16:31

Tripura has secured second position in the country after Orissa for introducing model accounting system in Panchayat Raj system and village committees in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, official sources said.