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

Articles By Decentralisation

Enablers of Successful Fiscal Decentralisation

Kerala is among the few states that have a successful record in fi scal decentralisation. This study qualitatively analyses primary data from three gram panchayats in Kerala to identify the factors that enable successful decentralised fiscal governance through panchayati raj. Based on the findings of the study, we have constructed a framework to assess the readiness of gram panchayats to carry out successful decentralised fiscal governance.

The Mission Antyodaya Project

This article outlines the significance of the decentralisation reforms, which turned the dual federation of India into a multi-tier system, mandating systemic outcomes in democracy, accountability, local economic development, and social justice. It also examines how the grand design to strengthen the process of horizontal equity at the local level failed and probes into the potential of the Mission Antyodaya project to give an improved lease of life to the reforms and rural development.