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

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The Mandal System in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

The mandal system came into existence as an administrative reform, as part of reducing the size of erstwhile taluks and making them more effective and manageable. The decentralisation of taluks into mandals was done with a two-pronged strategy of modernising the revenue administration, record-keeping as well as further decentralising the panchayati raj system. It was hoped that the division of erstwhile large taluks into mandals could make them more manageable, and also that the administration of the state government, especially the revenue administration, will become modernised.

The question of how governments should be organised must be as old as the study of politic

— Triesman (Saito 2011)

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Updated On : 23rd Mar, 2020

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