Rural Local Self Government

Rural Local Self Government

OVERVIEW

The Constitution of India visualises Panchayats as institutions of self-governance. At present, there are about 3 million elected representatives at all levels of the panchayat, 1/3rd of which are women. These members represent more than 2.4 lakh (240,000) Gram Panchayats, about 6,000 intermediate level tiers and more than 500 district panchayats. Let us learn more about the same in this chapter.

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