Haryana elects young sarpanches in PRI polls

Haryana will now have a large number of young sarpanches as people have largely voted for them as village heads in the third and final phase of the elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

80 percent turnout in Haryana panchayat poll's first phase

Nearly 80 percent of people exercised their franchise in the first phase of the elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Haryana held on Sunday, a senior election department official said.

Haryana Panchayat polls: Model Code of Conduct put on hold

The Haryana State Election Commission has put on hold the model code of conduct that came into force with the announcement of panchayat elections on September 8, in the wake Supreme Court hearing the petition pertaining to the validity of education qualifications of those contesting the village polls.

PM Modi to address conference on National Panchayati Raj Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference on National Panchayati Raj Day on Friday in order to highlight the steps taken by the government for the real devolution of administrative and financial powers.

AJKPC demand inclusion of 73rd, 74th Amendment in CMP of govt

All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) on Monday asked the political parties forming a new government in state should include implementation of 73rd and 74th amendment of Indian Constitution in their Common Minimum Program (CPM).

AJKPC accuses J&K govt of undermining autonomy of PRIs

An organisation representing Panchayats on Monday accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of trying to undermine the autonomy of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the state.

High economic growth key to poverty reduction: President

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

Chit fund scam: Saradha Group`s office closed in Odisha

Economic Offence Wing of Odisha Police sealed office of Saradha Group at Balasore while Kendrapara involved panchayati raj institutions to create awareness against investment in chit funds.

J&K: PDP to bring resolution seeking more power for panchayats

PDP said it will move a resolution during the coming autumn session of the J&K Assembly seeking more powers for Panchayati Raj institutions.

Videograph gram sabha proceedings, states told

Centre has advised state governments to videograph gram sabha proceedings, besides introducing a slew of schemes for improving their set up.

Nitish asks CAs to help panchayati raj institutions

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Friday urged professional chartered accountants to assist in e-accounting and management of balance sheets and account statements of panchayati raj institutions.

Panchayati Raj institutions to play active role in UID

Panchayati Raj institutions will
be active partners in the ambitious Unique Identification
Number programme.

Govt to assess utilisation of funds given to PRIs

The Government has decided to assess the utilisation of the over Rs 400 crore given by it under a national award to Panchayati Raj Institutions for improving sanitation conditions in villages.

Scheme for e-governance in Panchayat bodies in the offing

Government is formulating a Centrally-sponsored scheme for e-governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Panchayati Raj institutions to be given substantial powers

Exuding confidence that the party
will emerge the winner in the panchayat polls beginning
tomorrow, ruling Congress in Rajasthan today promised to
devolve substantial powers to the Panchayati Raj institutions
in the state.