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Govt to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 14:50

The government said it is trying to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions even as it admitted that there is widespread corruption in the grassroot system.

Android smartphones for Bihar village heads

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 13:39

Good days are ahead for thousands of "mukhiyas" (village heads) in Bihar as the state government has decided to provide them Android smartphones to ensure transparency in the implementation of welfare and development schemes at the panchayat level.

AJKPC welcomes Cabinet nod for Panchayati Raj Act amendments

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 18:23

All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) has welcomed state Cabinet`s approval to extend provisions of 73rd constitutional amendment to the state for empowering panchayati raj institutions.

Not going to dilute J&K`s status by adopting all central laws: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 22:30

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he was not going to dilute the status of Jammu & Kashmir by "automatically implementing" all central acts and amendments.

GJM wants Panchayati Raj in Darjeeling

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 18:37

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha demanded the introduction of the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in Darjeeling.

President presented publication on panchayati raj

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 14:00

President Pranab Mukherjee was presented an encyclopaedic publication on the status of panchayati raj institutions in the country, an official release said.

Correct data of BPL families needed: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 14:46

Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling Friday stressed the need for having correct data of BPL families to ensure that schemes and benefits reach the targeted beneficiaries.

Goa govt mulls amending Panchayati Raj Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:35

The Goa government is contemplating an amendment in the Panchayati Raj Act allowing elections for panchayats to be held at party level.

High economic growth key to poverty reduction: President

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 21:32

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday emphasised the importance of high economic growth for poverty reduction.

Mani Shanker Aiyar expresses displeasure over Food Bill in present form

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 22:47

Mani Shanker Aiyar expressed strong displeasure over the present form of Food Security Bill, saying the proposed legislation ignores the role of panchayats in Public Distribution System (PDS) and relies more on bureaucracy.

Will urge Omar govt to implement Panchayat Raj Act: Soni

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 19:06

Ruling coalition member Congress on Saturday said it will talk to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the issue of implementation of the Panchayati Raj (PR) Amendment Act in J&K and urge him to adopt the same within two months.

Goa government`s grassroots democracy muddled: Church

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 16:54

The Goa government is muddled as far as grassroots democratic concepts are concerned, the social arm of the influential Catholic church in Goa said.