Panchayati Raj in Rajasthan

After Independence, Rajasthan was the first state to establish Panchayati Raj. The scheme was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Nehru on October 2, 1959 in Bagdari Village of Nagaur district. Panchayati Raj in India aims to build democracy at grass-root level and signifies the system of rural self government. Panchayats are an effective vehicle for people’s participation in administration, planning and democratic process and so organisation of village Panchayats has Continue Reading

Historical Background of PRI in Rajasthan

Historical Background of PRI in Rajasthan (1)

Since Ancient times, village panchayats have been an integral part of social life. It is believed that this system was first introduced by King Prithu during colonisation Ganga-Yamuna Doab. Rigveda mentions – Gramini as the leader of the village. Shreni was a well-known term for merchant guilds. A fairly detailed description of the village communities is found in Kautilya’s Artha-Shastra. These rural republics in India continued to flourish in the Continue Reading

Lokayukta in Rajasthan

Lokayukta Rajasthan

The ‘Lokpal’ is the central governing body that has jurisdiction over all members of parliament and central government employees in case of corruption. Whereas, the ‘Lokayukta’ is similar to the Lokpal, but functions on a state level. Lokayukta is an independent institution whose jurisdiction is the entire state of Rajasthan. Presently, Justice S. S.S. Kothari is the post of Lokayukta of the state of Rajasthan. The Lokayukta (sometimes referred to the institution itself) Continue Reading

Rajasthan Sampark: Good Governance Initiative

Information technology is an important ingredient in bringing about transparency in the governance and allowing direct interface of citizens with government. Keeping in mind these advantages, Rajasthan Government launched an online portal Rajasthan Sampark dedicated towards providing citizens with a centralized platform with facility to lodge his/ her grievances to the respective departments. Rajasthan Sampark: Introduction Basic idea behind launch of Rajasthan Sampark Portal is to provide citizens with facility to register complaints pertaining Continue Reading

System of Governance in India

To understand the system of governance in India is simple terms, we shall start by dividing Governance in three parts – What to Govern – Areas/ Sectors How to Govern – Rules/Acts/Policies/Schemes Who Governs – Departments/authorities   What to Govern: Areas/Sectors The system of governance in India is a unique mix of both unitary ( all powers with centre) and federal (all powers with state) system. To simplify the areas Continue Reading