ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Self-Government and Its Instrumentalities

Self-government of any kind must have not only a clearly demarcated field of activities, but also the instruments with which to govern in this field. Consequently, an essential power the states must endow the panchayats with is that to recruit and control their own staff. At the same time, unless traditional notions like permanent employment, security, service cadres and reserved posts are reconsidered, panchayats will be unable to innovate instrumentalities suited to their purpose.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top