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Local Bodies and issues

Local Bodies Updates/news

Local bodies are the cornerstone of representative and inclusive democracies. It involves the devolution of power to the lowest level among the public. In this section, we will provide you with the updates and issues related to local bodies in India:

Local Bodies Updates/news
  • Critical Analysis of 15th Finance Commission Recommendations for Local Bodies
    Synopsis: Critical analysis of the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission Recommendations on grants to the local bodies. Background The primary task of the Union Finance Commission (FC) is to rectify the vertical and horizontal imbalances between the Union, the States, and the Local bodies. Part IX and Part IX-A of the Constitution ...
  • Recommendation of 15th Finance Commission and challenges faced by Local Bodies
    Recently, 15th Finance Commission report has provided many recommendations for improving the functioning of Local Bodies. The challenges faced by local bodies in India are manyfolds and there is no one-stop solution to them. Approach of previous Finance Commissions with respect to Local Bodies: So far four Finance Commissions (11th FC to ...
  • 15th Finance commission: Reforming financial governance of India’s municipalities
    Source: Indian Express Gs2: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein. Synopsis:  The reforms suggested by the 15th Finance commissions (interim report) can improve the financial governance of India’s municipalities. Background: The 15th Finance Commission submitted an interim report for FY ...
  • Sixth Schedule discriminates against the non-tribal
    Context – The Sixth Schedule was incorporated to protect the rights of the minority tribals living within a larger state dominated by the majority. More in news Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) an influential students’ body in Meghalaya has put up banners labelling all Bengalis in the state as Bangladeshis. It is also spearheading an agitation ...
  • ‘Back to Village’ programme in J&K
    Back to Village(B2V) programme News: Jammu and Kashmir Government announced the third phase of ambitious Back to Village(B2V) programme. Facts: Back to Village(B2V) programme: The programme aims to involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development. It also aims to energize ...
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