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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Panchayat
The Panchayat (पंचायत in Devanagiri) is an Indian political system that groups five villages in a quincunx (four peripheral villages around a central one were laid out as the '5' side of a die).
Panchayat also refers to a council of elected members taking decisions on issues key to a village's social, cultural and economic life: thus, a panchayat is a village's body of elected representatives.
Panchayat also refers to a council of elected members taking decisions on issues key to a village's social, cultural and economic life: thus, a panchayat is also a village's body of elected representatives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Panchayat   (908 words)

  
 The Hindu : Panchayat raj in Karnataka - II
The three-tier structure of panchayat and administrative decentralisation should cover identification of activities, programmes and schemes to be devolved from the State level to panchayat raj institutions, demarcation of the role of each tier and the specification of the extent of autonomy of decision- making in each case.
But, at the level of panchayat raj institutions, we are concerned with proper implementation of development works in keeping with the wishes of the people and with their full participation.
In Karnataka, elections to gram panchayats are conducted on a non-party basis since the passing of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993 (though at the other two levels of taluk and district it is still conducted on party lines).
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/10/04/stories/05042524.htm   (1153 words)

  
  Panchayat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
‘Panchayat’ literally means assembly (yat) of five (panch) wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the village community.
Panchayat also refers to a council of elected members taking decisions on issues key to a village's social, cultural and economic life: thus, a panchayat is also a village's body of elected representatives.
The term ‘panchayat raj’ is relatively new, having originated during the British administration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panchayat   (378 words)

  
 A panchayat fights Coke for its water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perumatty panchayat has asked Coca Cola officials to appear before its council to prove with facts and figures that the plant is not violating its license conditions.
The panchayat blames the soft drink giant for the depleting groundwater levels in Plachimada and neighbouring villages.
The company has also informed the panchayat that it is ready to adopt the primary health centers and educational institutions in the area.
us.rediff.com /news/2003/nov/25george.htm   (482 words)

  
 Department of Panchayat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Panchayat Raj-Municipality Act on the basis of 73 rd and 74th amendments of the Constitution came into force in the State on 23-4-1994 and 30-5-1994 respectively.
As in the grama sabhas of the panchayats, in municipalities where the population is less than 1 lakh, there is provision for forming ward sabhas in each ward.
The amendments to the Panchayat Raj/Municipal Act passed by the Legislative Assembly in February 1999 were intended to strengthen the power decentralisation process and to expand the powers and responsibilities given to the three-tier system as per the 73rd and 74th amendments in the Constitution.
panchayat.nic.in /kerala.htm   (2727 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The panchayats receive funds from three sources – (i) local body grants, as recommended by the Central Finance Commission, (ii) funds for implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes, and (iii) funds released by the state governments on the recommendations of the State Finance Commissions.
This Act was extended to Panchayats in the tribal areas of eight States, namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan from December 24, 1996.
PANCHAYAT Panchayat also refers to a council of elected members taking decisions on issues key to a village's social, The product and service information provided by [1]] and economic life: thus, a panchayat is also a village's body of elected representatives.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=panchayat   (647 words)

  
 Nepal - The Panchayat System
The BVNC was intended to circumvent the possibility of opposition within the panchayat and to create a loyal core of elites to select and endorse candidates for political office, thereby neutralizing the influence of underground political party organizers in the rural areas.
By the time the movement succeeded in totally uprooting the panchayat system, at least fifty people were dead, and thousands were injured as a result of the force used by the authorities in suppressing the agitation.
In the midst of continued violence, a royal proclamation on April 16 dissolved the Rashtriya Panchayat and invalidated provisions of the 1962 constitution inconsistent with multiparty democracy.
countrystudies.us /nepal/60.htm   (1837 words)

  
 NOW with Bill Moyers. Panchayat Letter to Coca-Cola | PBS
Besides, the Panchayat has also received authentic report that besides the shortage of drinking water in the locality, on account of indiscriminate extraction of the water by the company, the available water in the area has become unusable and non-drinkable.
The Panchayat therefore has reasons to believe that the company is manufacturing in the licensed premises within the Perumatty Grama Panchayat soft drinks, which are harmful to the members of the public and which cause serious health hazards to those who use the same.
The Perumatty Grama Panchayat therefore feels that further continuance of manufacturing unit within its limits by the company is not only harmful to the residents of the Panchayat but will forbid the Panchayat from discharging its constitutional and mandatory obligation enjoined on it under the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act.
www.pbs.org /now/transcript/transcript_perumattyletter.html   (1024 words)

  
 Khaleej Times Online - Panchayat orders to chop off hands of six minors
The verdict was passed by the panchayat of Kanderkeda village in Simdega district on September 20 after the parents of the six boys failed to deposit the fine slapped by the panchayat, according to local media reports.
When the theft was brought to notice of the panchayat, it slapped a fine on the boys’ parents.
The panchayat should take a lenient view and should not pass a judgment that will destroy the life of the boys,” said father of Mangru Miz, one of the main accused.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=§ion=subcontinent&xfile=data/subcontinent/2006/September/subcontinent_September930.xml   (280 words)

  
 Vilasrao Salunkhe's Pani Panchayat is making people return to villages in Maharashtra.
With farmers paying 20 percent of the cost of lift irrigation, the government provided another 50 percent and the remaining 30 percent was provided by pani panchayat as interest free loan.
The half a dozen landless people of Mahur who have joined the pani panchayat scheme have taken land on lease from landholders and put to good use their quota of water.
Balasahib who studied till the 12th class is the village patkari, the man who operates the lift irrigation scheme, bills the villagers, collects payments and ensures that each member of the panchayat gets his due share of water.
www.goodnewsindia.com /Pages/content/inspirational/paniPanchayat.htm   (1447 words)

  
 Dalits, Panchayat Raj And Power Equations By Goldy M. George
Theoretically Panchayat Raj would mean the power distribution from a stringent centralized set-up to a decentralized one, gazed with radical change both at the level of delivery of goods and in the social composition.
When the Panchayat Raj institutions have been seen by the upper castes as the tool for the lower castes to assert their right as individuals living in a democratic polity the latter have become targets of caste based discrimination and violence.
Goud is a Panchayat in Janjgir district of Chhattisgarh.
www.countercurrents.org /george090507.htm   (1635 words)

  
 Nepal - The Panchayat System under King Mahendra
Each village panchayat sent a member to sit on one of seventy-five district (zilla) panchayat, representing from forty to seventy villages; one-third of the members of these assemblies were chosen by the town panchayat.
Members of the district panchayat elected representatives to fourteen zone assemblies (anchal sabha) functioning as electoral colleges for the National Panchayat, or Rashtriya Panchayat, in Kathmandu.
The National Panchayat of about ninety members could not criticize the royal government, debate the principles of partyless democracy, introduce budgetary bills without royal approval, or enact bills without approval of the king.
countrystudies.us /nepal/19.htm   (1215 words)

  
 officialwebsite of kerala.gov.in
As in the grama sabhas of the panchayats, in municipalities where the population is less than 1 lakh, there is provision for forming ward sabhas in each ward.
The amendments to the Panchayat Raj/Municipal Act passed by the Legislative Assembly in February 1999 were intended to strengthen the power decentralisation process and to expand the powers and responsibilities given to the three-tier system as per the 73rd and 74th amendments in the Constitution.
The panchayats are selected for award on the basis of general conduct of administration, collection of revenue, performance of village assemblies, planning, people's participation, transparent and efficient execution, physical achievement, distribution of social security pension etc.
www.kerala.gov.in /dept_panchayat/index.htm   (2871 words)

  
 The Hindu : Panchayat Raj in Karnataka - I
This was the beginning of a full-fledged three-tier system of panchayat raj in Karnataka, making use of the 11th Schedule in the Constitution to decentralise power and functions to panchayat raj bodies at all the three levels.
The elected gram panchayat must be accountable to the gram sabha, which should be convened at least once in six months or twice a year, to discuss a well-structured agenda.
The gram panchayat should be the focal point of convergence of all schemes and programmes at that level, with provision to coordinate with higher or different levels of administration.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/10/03/stories/05032524.htm   (1304 words)

  
 The Hindu : Kerala / Kochi News : Thrikkakara panchayat embarks on major development plan
She said the centre would operate from the panchayat office and a staff of the panchayat administration would accept the complaints.
The panchayat president said the plan for setting up a national-level sports complex in Thrikkakara received a shot in the arm with the district administration allocating 36 more cents of land for the complex.
The panchayat's experiments with decentralised facilities for disposal of waste met with resounding success as was evident from the units running at the NGO Quarters, Surabhi Nagar residential area and the Thrikkakara Cooperative Grama Panchayat Hospital, said Ms.
www.hindu.com /2006/10/12/stories/2006101218040300.htm   (532 words)

  
 Empowering children
Modelled on a gram panchayat, each bal panchayat comprises between 14 and 18 members in the age group of 9-16, has a president and a secretary elected by the children of the village, and takes itself very seriously.
Perhaps one achievement the bal panchayats are immensely proud of is that "not a single child marriage was held" in their villages on the last akhatees day.
In Kesarpura, 92 children have returned to school, but only after the bal panchayat reached out to the families of each one of them and argued with the parents that their child needs to be in school and not in the fields tending animals or performing household chores.
www.frontlineonnet.com /fl1820/18200670.htm   (1764 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Panchayat presidents float new forum
MADURAI: If elected, our panchayat presidents would reside in the locality from where they are chosen, regularly visit the office to ensure transparent governance, desist from involving in antisocial activities and they will not amass wealth by misusing their official position.
Karuthakannan, president of Thanakankulam panchayat, said the panchayats were not provided with sufficient funds and many were struggling to pay even electricity bills and remuneration for sanitary workers.
The President of Thethoor panchayat near Alanganallur, K. Karadi said that efforts should be made to change the situation where relatives of women-panchayat presidents interfered in the day-to-day functioning of the local body.
www.thehindu.com /2006/09/25/stories/2006092517830100.htm   (270 words)

  
 Panchayat draws caste lines between lovers
On Wednesday evening, the panchayat of the Loharhedi village ordered that an upper-caste youth, Ravinder, be tonsured and paraded through the village with a garland of shoes around his neck.
The panchayat earlier ordered that the girl also be tonsured, but withdrew the decision at her family's request.
The panchayat has handed over the girl to her parents, and she has been sent to the place of a relative outside the village.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/20000916/ina16030.html   (424 words)

  
 PM's VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH PANCHAYAT CHIEF
The Prime Minister gave a patient hearing to the Panchayat representatives and, at the same time, apprised them of the limitations and practical problems faced by the government at times.
While assuring the panchayat chiefs that their suggestions would be looked into, the Prime Minister asked the chiefs and villagers to increase mutual co-operation and pool together their resources to bring to fruition the various plans.
In response to a question from a Panchayat chief from Gujarat, Mr Vajpayee alluded to the collective efforts to overcome the recent spell of drought in Gujarat and added that such proposals like the building of check dams were laudable.
www.isro.org /pressrelease/Aug01_2000.htm   (740 words)

  
 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
In a blatant eyewash, a couple exiled from their village by a khap panchayat four years ago because of a gotra controversy over their marriage was today allowed to return but told to live like outcasts outside the phirni (village boundary demarcating the residential area).
Today’s panchayat was convened on the intervention of the district administration.
The panchayat ruled that Ashish and Darshana would live outside the phirni and build a house in their fields, adding that there would be no marriages between Gehlawat and Dagar gotras in this village in future and that no villager would pass any comments on the couple.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20041110/main5.htm   (734 words)

  
 Orissa Forest Development Corporation ....
The Grama Panchayat shall have the power to regulate procurement and trading of minor forest produce whether produced in Government Lands and forest areas with in the limits of the Grama or collected from reserve Forests and brought in the Grama.
All such applications shall be placed before the Grama Panchayat immediately in its next meeting and with approaval of the Grama Panchayat the Sarpanch shall register the applicant as trader in minor forest produce for one trading year ending next septemeber and grant a certificate of Registration in Form No.2 to thate effect.
In purchase of the decisions on the Gram Panchayat under sub-rule (3) the Sarpanch / Secretary shall cancel the registration of the trader and in case of the person carrying an illegal trade in Minor Forest Produce, the Sarpanch shall forthwith jodge the complaint with the concerned Divisional Forest Officer.
www.orissafdc.com /ntfp_grampanchayat.php   (1102 words)

  
 A Panchayat in Kerala is an engine of change.
Vallikunnu, a coastal gram panchayat in the backward, Muslim-majority Malappuram district was hailed as an example of people's participation in development.
The panchayat also set up 112 'ayalkkoottams' [neighbourhood committees] which have a key role in implementing projects in their respective areas.
As it appears substantially unedited, an explanatory comment is in order: the article's reference to a 'village' and 'panchayat' might give you the impression of a single location with a monstrous population of 42000.
www.goodnewsindia.com /Pages/content/inspirational/vallikunnu.htm   (2308 words)

  
 Chief juror also guilty, says gang-rape victim -DAWN - National; August 4, 2002
Deposing as PW14, she was referring to the reported remarks of Faiz Muhammad Mastoi alias Faiza, the chief juror, which he made when she approached the Panchayat to seek pardon for the act of her brother.
He said she was a purdah-observing lady but she was not supposed to be clad in ‘burqa’ before the Panchayat because she was seeking pardon (this reflects the helplessness of a family seeking pardon according to the Balochi custom).
He said when he and Mukhtaran appeared before the Panchayat he pronounced that here she was to seek pardon from the Mastois.
www.dawn.com /2002/08/04/nat26.htm   (977 words)

  
 TN PRIs
These village panchayats fall in the category where the post of president is reserved for Scheduled Castes and the social elite in these villages has managed to ensure that the Dalits did not dare file nominations.
The monthly funding for the panchayats was not adequate as the Government deducted a portion of the arrears due to the TNEB.
Local officials claim that the newly elected panchayats are corrupt, do not understand developmental needs, and work against the best interests of the people, a sentiment which is reciprocated by the panchayats.
www.panchayats.org /discgroup/dnrm_tnpri4.htm   (1204 words)

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