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

Decentralisation and Local Governments: The Indian Experience

The idea of devolving power to local governments was part of the larger political debate during the Indian national movement. It had strong advocates like Mahatma Gandhi who felt that the panchayats had to be the basis of government in independent India. This volume maps the trajectory that decentralisation of government has taken in the decades following Independence and discusses the constitutional changes and policy decisions that make governance more accountable to and accessible for the common man. It presents a set of twenty-five readings that analyse the impact of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, which gave autonomy to the institutions of both rural and urban governance.
T R Raghunandan | V M Sirsikar | Nirmal Mukarji | C H Hanumantha Rao | B K Chandrashekar |Norma Alvares | Niraja Gopal Jayal | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Benjamin Powis | Amitabh Behar | Yamini Aiyar | Ahalya S Bhat | Suman Kolhar | Aarathi Chellappa | H Anand | Raghabendra Chattopadhyay | Esther Duflo | Nirmala Buch | Ramesh Ramanathan | M A Oommen | Indira Rajaraman | Darshy Sinha | Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal | M Govinda Rao | U A Vasanth Rao | Mary E John|Pratap Ranjan Jena | Manish Gupta | Pranab Bardhan | Sandip Mitra | Dilip Mookherjee | Abhirup Sarkar | M A Oommen | J Devika | Binitha V Thampi