Mains-35: Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels

Sharing of Revenue and Cooperative Federalism

The Constitution provides for inter-state councils which serve as a platform for consultation as well as serve the foundation for cooperative federalism between centre and states. The 14th Finance commission also recommended a substantially higher share of tax revenue to states to strengthen their autonomy and also recommended the role of inter-state council be reactivated. ..

Case of empowering local bodies

It has been more than two decades since the passing of the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments had been passed, according constitutional status to the local bodies across the country. With bureaucratic hassles and delays, the important of local bodies cannot be discounted as they play an important role in the delivery of public services ..

The rural-urban divide in India is stark when it comes to standards of living such as education, healthcare, sanitation and drinking water. To what extent, the anomaly in distribution of powers between centre and states is responsible for this? Analyze.

The rural-urban divide is a challenging scenario for India. The division of powers has led to fragmented approach towards rural development. 73rd Amendment The 73rd constitutional amendment gave a new vigor to the rural governance by ushering the democratic decentralisation. But the tussle between the central and state government led to dilution of provisions. As ..


The local self government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance.” Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situatio

While keeping Rajasthan's Panchphal Yojana in focus, critically discuss how innovative solutions can augment resources and multi-dimensional benefits for panchayats?

The real intention behind 73rd constitutional amendment act was to ensure power devolution to the 3rd tier so that they can act as local self-government unit. However one of the major issues is the lack of adequate financial sources.Innovative solutions like Rajasthan’s “Panchphal Yojana” can help not only in resource augmentation but also can have ..