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Concept Of Village Panchayat: Constitutional Analysis

By Nidhi Kumari, CNLU CONCEPT OF VILLAGE PANCHAYAT It is the oldest system of local government in the Indian subcontinent. The word “panchayat” literally means “assembly” (ayat) of five (panch) wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the local community.[i] Traditionally, these assemblies settled disputes between individuals and villages.British established local self-government […]

Women in Panchayats

By Shreeyam Jain & Anjali Singh, CNLU Patna INTRODUCTION: The year 1993 saw history in the making. After a long-drawn-out exercise, in the summer of 1993 (24th April 1993) Presidential sanction was bestowed to the 73rd constitutional amendment bill, which inter alia confirmed the entry of women into rural local […]