Monday, September 17, 2007

Local self governments in rural and urban India

Vinodvyasulu writes: transition to local government
While the 73rd and 74th amendments have created local self governments in rural and urban India, the process of transition from the earlier system where the State Government alone was responsible for the delivery of critical services to citizens to one where local elected bodies take on this responsibility has been slow. One reson has been the fact that line departments of states have not been restructred after the constitutional amendments. It was not realised that this was important. How does one work to bring about such a transformation, in which the personnel and funds now with line departments are devolved to LSGs? How does one redesign the line deparment as policy makers, as providers of resources, as setters of standards etc and not as implementors? How does one get the MLAs to adapt to this new reality? I will be happy to exchange ideas on this Posted Aug 10, 2007 1:07 am Reply Please sign in to post messages. It's fast and free to join.

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