Panchayati Raj

  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party by Ram Vilas Paswan 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    Several NDA leaders attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as well as Bihar. Rashtriya...
  • Vasundhara Raje cabinet to constitute 5th State Finance Commission soon June 6, 2014

    The Vasundhara Raje cabinet on Thursday resolved that the Rajasthan government would soon constitute the Fifth State Finance Commission for the Panchayati Raj and Local Bodies' welfare and their financial matters. This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, according to a CMO official. As per...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva February 14, 2014

    Government should amend the Panchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect the land rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Friday while presenting the recommendations of a group of eight Governors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal sub-plan...
  • Vasundhara Raje stresses on improvement of schemes January 4, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday directed officials to prepare a roadmap for an integral development of villages of the state. Chairing a meeting of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department, she asked officials to work on a five-point special action plan to improve road networks, water drainage and drinking...
  • Sarpanch disrupts Rahul's Jammu rally, complains about Omar government November 6, 2013

    Jammu: A sarpanch on Wednesday disrupted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Jammu and complained about the Omar Abdullah government. Sarpanch Parikshit Singh blamed the Omar government for not empowering panchayat representatives and of not providing adequate security to sarpanches who have been the target of terror attacks in...
  • Congress works for poor and delivers: Rahul Gandhi September 17, 2013

    Baran: In an apparent attack on Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the opposition leaders only make tall claims and work for the rich while his party has stood by the poor and believes in helping them realise their dreams. Addressing a rally in this town of...
  • Need to strengthen Panchayati Raj system: PM April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: There was need to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system to ensure inclusive development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday. "We must try that Panchayati Raj does not become just a slogan, it becomes a reality in our lifetime," Manmohan Singh said while addressing a conference to...
  • Odisha to include disabled persons under MGNREGA and NRLM February 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After including persons with 75 per cent disability in the subsidised Rice for Differently Abled Persons (RDP) scheme, Odisha government has decided to provide jobs to them under MGNREGA and NRLM programmes. This has been resolved at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary BK Patnaik, official sources...
  • Assam: BJP accuses Congress of 'siphoning off' money January 20, 2013

    Tezpur: BJP has accused the ruling Congress in Assam of being involved in "siphoning off" money allotted for development projects under the 'Panchayati Raj' system during the past 11 years. Though the Panchayati raj system is for the rural development, it has not happened during the last 11 years of...
  • Lokpal: Rahul's idea fails like Rajiv's Bill December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: In a strange coincidence, Rahul Gandhi's idea of conferring Constitutional status on Lokpal failed in the Lok Sabha much like his father Rajiv Gandhi's Panchayati Raj Bill 22 years ago. A BJP MP sought to strike an ominous note of coincidence claiming that government of the day was not...
  • My appointment no counter to Telangana: Deo July 12, 2011

    The new Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister, Kishore Chand Deo in an interview to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Omar's Janata Darbar hit among Kashmiri youth May 22, 2011

    Srinagar: 'Janata Darbar' is fast becoming a hit among the people of the Kashmir, especially youth, giving a shot in the arm to Omar Abdullah government in the state, which has been of the firm belief that last year''s protests were not aimed against it. As the 41-year-old Omar prepares...
  • Women empowerment in Kerala Panchayat polls October 23, 2010

    Thiruvanathapuram: This time posters of women candidates line the streets of Kerala like never before. The upcoming Panchayat elections will be the first after the quota for women in local bodies was raised to 50 per cent. Many like R Preetha have welcomed the move. Preetha herself has proved her...
  • Village headmen to be elected through EVMs April 12, 2010

    Chandigarh: India, which has successfully tested the electronic voting machine (EVM) in general elections, will now use it at the grassroot level - to elect village heads or sarpanches. With elections to Panchayati Raj institutions in Haryana likely to be held next month, state election commission officials on Monday said...
  • Dialogue never hurt anyone: Mani Shankar Aiyar December 1, 2008

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar talked to minister for panchayati raj , Mani Shankar Aiyar on the Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari's reassuring words to cooperate with India in the fight against terrorism and how Indian politicians respond to Zardari. Karan Thapar: Mr Aiyar do you trust Asif...
  • Ministers fight over who rules over Panchayati Raj September 22, 2008

    New Delhi: A turf war is on between two ministers in the Manmohan Singh government on an issue close to the heart of late Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi. The two UPA ministers have chosen to war over the ‘Panchayati Raj’ phenomenon, which was envisioned by former Congress chief and the then...
  • Women in panchayats cross the million mark April 20, 2008

    New Delhi/Patna: Even as politicians debate 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state Assemblies, the village panchayats have gone several steps ahead. The latest survey on elected women representatives carried out by the Panchayati Raj Ministry reveals that there are over one million women panchayat members and...
  • Indian Panchayat to be exported to SL October 28, 2006

    New Delhi: India's centuries old system of local self-government - Panchayati Raj - could find an export market. While peace talks are on in Sri Lanka, an all party committee from Colombo - not including the LTTE - is being briefed on the Panchayati Raj system in India. The committee...
  • It's testing times for panchayats September 17, 2006

    New Delhi: According to Union Cabinet Minister of Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar, there's a silent revolution happening in all of India's 2,50,000 panchayats. To take it forward, the Panchayati Raj Ministry has decided it's time to give more teeth to administration at the grassroot-level. So, the ministry has now come up...
  • Panchayats get a power meter September 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Inspired by the Human Development Index the Panchayati Raj Ministry with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Reserach has come out with an index that measures decentralistaion of power at the level of panchayats. There is a silent revolution happening in India's 2 lakh 50 thousand...