By an amendment inthe list of functions of the Regulation were widened. The main opposition party in the state has now announced its decision to introduce an amendment to the State Panchayati Raj Act in the state assembly incorporating the provisions of the 73rd Amendment. The members of the gram panchayat are elected for a period of five years by the members of Gram Sabha.
This is nothing but a brazen attack on democratic process with a view to make the forthcoming urban local bodies elections, a non starter. Each Halqa Panchayat comprises of 7 to 11 Panches and a Sarpanch.
Deputy Commissioner of the District Presidents of all Panchayat Samitis in the district heads of all Government Departments in the district members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies in the district a representative of each cooperative society some women and Scheduled Caste members, if not adequately represented co-opted members having extraordinary experience and achievements in public service.
A naib sarpanch is nominated by all the panches of a halqa panchayat. Sources of income[ edit ] Taxes collected locally such as on water, place of pilgrimage, local mandirs templesand markets A fixed grant from the State Government in proportion to the land revenue and money for works and schemes assigned to the Parishes Village level panchayat[ edit ] Sarpanch as its elected head.
Construct bridges, roads and other public facilities and their maintenance Provide employment. Security and Political Angle The elected panchayat representatives have been demanding adequate security cover. The issue of the 73rd Amendment is finding increasing resonance in the state and herein lie the seeds of future conflict.
Attack on Democracy The peaceful and the successful conduct of panchayat elections in after a gap of nearly three decades and the proposed urban local bodies elections before the end ofseem to have rattled the terrorist groups and their handlers across the border. The key mandatory provisions of 73rd Amendment are as under: The state IG of police has proposed to provide adequate security cover to them.
Further, the two partners in the ruling coalition government in the state have taken opposing stands with the national party favouring implementation of the 73rd Amendment and the regional party opposing it.
Resignations could also be attributed to the fact that many of the elected representatives are upset about the fact that the panchayats have not been empowered. It is also believed that all the killings are not terrorist related but could be related to settling political scores and personal feuds in the garb of militancy.
In what seems to be a well chalked out plan to deter the masses from participating in the democratic process, a systematic attack on the roots of democracy was initiated during Aprilwith LeT Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists warning the duly elected panchayat members either to quit or be ready for dreadful consequences.
The political parties on their part need to rise to the occasion and show political dexterity and sagacity and not allow the atmosphere to get vitiated. A special Department of Panchayats and Rural Development was created in to administer the Regulation.
The Chief Minister has promised security to the members of the panchayats amid reports of mounting resignations by them in the wake of attacks by militants.
As elections to the Block and District Councils which are part of the 3 tier PRIs in the state are to be held shortly, the likelihood of increased public agitations, instigated or otherwise retains a high probability. The chief of administration is an officer of the IAS cadre.
The Chief Minister has accepted the fact that devolution of power to the panchayats had not gone down well with a section of politicians and bureaucrats.
This could bring violent protests back to the streets. Encourage entrepreneurs to start small-scale industries and implement rural employment schemes.
The political stage is thus getting set for bitter controversy which could provide the separatists and the hardliners an opportunity to whip up sentiments in the Valley on the emotive issue of Article The Sarpanch and Panches would be elected directly by the people.
But this is easier said than done. District Councils of India The governing of the advance system at the district level in Panchayat Raj is also popularly known as Zila Parishad. Failure on this score will allow the separatists to hijack the agenda and plunge the Valley once again into conflict.
The security forces need to be aware of the possibility of conflict once again consuming the state.
The state government has not accorded concurrence to make the 73rd Amendment applicable to the state. Village level worker will be the secretary of the halqa panchayat.
Finally, in a positive development, the elections to the village panchayats were conducted successfully in Provide essential services and facilities to the rural population Supply improved seeds to farmers and inform them of new farming techniques Set up and run schools and libraries in rural areas Start primary health centers and hospitals in villages; start vaccination drives against epidemics Execute plans for the development of the scheduled castes and tribes; run ashram shalas for Adivasi children; set up free hostels for them.Oct 23, · Panchayati Raj - Part 2 This lesson covers the second part of Panchayti raj.
In India, the Panchayati Raj now functions as a system of governance in which gram panchayats are the basic units. In the history of Panchayati Raj, in India, on 24 Aprilthe Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act came into force to provide constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj institutions.
This act was extended to Panchayats in the tribal areas of eight states, namely: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya. THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR PANCHAYATI RAJ (AMENDMENT) ACT, (Act No.
XV of ) [23rd April, ] An Act to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, Be it enacted by the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature in the Sixty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:– 1.
Short title and commencement. Jul 02, · Amendment to J&K Panchayati Raj Act will now allow indirect election of Sarpanches The state government defended the amendment, saying it was the procedure at highest level of governance at the state and central government.
The government moved a Bill to amend Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, in the Upper Author: PTI. JAMMU AND KASHMIR PANCHAYATI RAJ ACT, Act No.
IX of (Amended upto Act ultimedescente.com of ) [11th July, ] An act to provide for the Constitution of Halqa Panchayats, Block Development Councils and the. Title: Rajasthan Panchayati Raj(Amendment) Act, Download: Rajasthan Panchayati Raj(Amendment) Ordinance, Download: Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Third Amendment) Act,Download