ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Limits of a 'Devolution Index'

The National Council of Applied Economic Research and the Ministry of Panchayati Raj have prepared an index to measure and assess how far the states have progressed in "empowering" panchayati raj institutions. The devolution index measures the functions, finance and functionaries of the PRIs as also accountability in the institutions, and accordingly ranks states. This article critically discusses the experiment to measure and compare states in the empowerment of PRIs.

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