Panchayati Raj: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Union Cabinet approves adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act

On October 21, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj act. Key highlights The adoption of Panchayati Raj act will now establish the three tier of Grass root level democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. So far, the three-tier system was not in ..

SVAMITVA Scheme: Property cards for rural landowners

On October 11, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute property cards to rural land owners under svamitva scheme. Highlights The property cards are to be distributed to villages in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand. Around 763 villages are to be benefited. This includes 346 villages from Uttar ..

Maharashtra government to exempt all serving and retired soldiers of Maharashtra from Gram Panchayat property tax

Rural development ministry of Maharashtra government announced exemption of Gram Panchayat property tax for all serving and retired soldiers in Maharashtra. The resolution has been issued on that matter. The moves have been taken to honor the soldiers who risk their lives, to save the country. Previously the recipients of defence gallantry awards were excluded ..

Haryana Government postpones Panchayat Elections

On June 30, 2020, Haryana Government announced that due to COVID-19 crisis, the state government is cancelling Panchayat elections this year. The panchayat elections have been postponed to February 2021. Panchayati Raj Act According to the Panchayati Raj Act, the current Panchayat members of Haryana including the Sarpanch and Panches will continue to function till ..

Railways to create 8 lakh employment opportunities for migrant workers

On June 24, 2020, the Indian Railways reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan through video conferencing. Highlights With the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan operating in states namely UP, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, the Indian Railways are to play huge role in the programme. The Indian Railways will engage 1000s of migrant ..