Decentralisation policies have become a more or less uniform fashion among governments. The democratic left and right in capitalist democracy advocate institutional redesigning in terms of affirmative state. Decentralisation facilitates the identification of people's interests and desires by allowing them to participate directly in the design and execution of plans. In India, the Panchayati Raj system is widely regarded as the most important Decentralisation tool for making democracy fully democratic and sensitive. Only on two occasions, the Union and the Provinces did the Indian states act as a federation. The 73rd amendment reinforces India's Decentralisation process and makes it easier for states to delegate authority to local governments. It has been argued that, while the origins of decentralised governance can be traced back to ancient India, the current form of Decentralisation invented and established by several Western scholars bears no resemblance. Although Decentralisation potentially provides significant opportunities for effective rural growth, its execution is often plagued by a variety of issues. This research aims to recognise political Decentralisation and rural governance problems in India.
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Parvez Shahid Ali. Democratic Decentralisation in India and Challenges of Rural Governance. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022; 13(4):225-2. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00035
Parvez Shahid Ali. Democratic Decentralisation in India and Challenges of Rural Governance. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022; 13(4):225-2. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00035 Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-13-4-1
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