REPORTS
NEWS AND EVENTS
National Level
Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policymaking, Programme Design and Execution
Summary :The Report illustrates how convergence across sectors can be used to enhance qualitative and sustainable outcomes for development. And it also assesses convergence initiatives underway in six states which reveal significant scope to achieve superior results.
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Citizens’ Report on Governance and Development, 2013
Summary :The Citizens’ Report on Governance and Development – unique to the Indian political landscape - the Report touches every aspect of governance and development in the country. The Report brings out the issues and challenges in governance and development for wider discussion and corrective action.
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Report of the Team for the Study of Community Development Projects and National Extension Service - The Balvantray G. Mehta Committee
Summary :The Balvantray G. Mehta Committee examined the working of the Community Development Programme (1952) and the National Extension Service (1953) and recommended the establishment of the scheme of Democratic Decentralization which finally came to be known as Panchayati Raj.
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Second Administrative Reforms Commission, 2008 (Hindi)
Summary :In second Administrative Reforms commission report on Local Governance, the Administrative Reforms Commission has examined in detail the issues relating to rural and urban local governance in India with a special focus on the need for real democratic decentralization in the country in order to usher in genuine grass roots democracy as envisaged by the founding fathers of our republic and as now specifically mandated by our Constitution.
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Second Administrative Reforms Commission, 2008 (English)
Summary :In second Administrative Reforms commission report on Local Governance, the Administrative Reforms Commission has examined in detail the issues relating to rural and urban local governance in India with a special focus on the need for real democratic decentralization in the country in order to usher in genuine grass roots democracy as envisaged by the founding fathers of our republic and as now specifically mandated by our Constitution.
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Centrally Sponsored Schemes Identifying a domain for the Panchayati Raj Institutions, 2007, Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Summary :Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) are special purpose grants extended by the Central Government to States to encourage and motivate State governments to plan and implement programmes that help attain national goals and objectives. CSSs are formulated by concerned Ministries and Departments and implemented through counterpart State level departments and para-statal bodies identified for the purpose.
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Report of the Committee on the Feasibility of Rapid Fund Transfer to Panchayats Through Banking Channels, 2005, Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Summary :This report provides the information on feasibility and modalities for rapid transfer of funds to Panchayats through the banking channels without delay or diversion.
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Report of the Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects 2011, Ministry of Finance
Summary :This report starts out by addressing the challenges faced by large complex IT projects in Government. Part I discusses the public policy challenges. Technology challenges are discussed in Part II. All projects are then evaluated within this framework in Part III.
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Greening Rural Development in India 2013 (Volume-1)
Summary :Greening rural development programmes led by the Government of India, The report recommends measures needed to achieve green, including measuring and tracking, the use incentives and the building of capacities. It also contains a number of case studies showing how green results can be achieved. This report also examines the potential contribution to environmental sustainability of the schemes administered by the Ministry.
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Case Study Panchayati Raj and Planning In India (Participatory Institutions and Rural Roads)
Summary :The institutional structure of the Panchayati Raj, the local self-government system in India, and the implementation of rural development programmes in the context of a participatory approach have been examined in this paper. The paper is divided into three sections, The first sets out a brief background of decentralized development efforts in India. The second set is about Working of the Participatory Planning System and the third set is about Policy area for institutional development to enhance approach to rural development.
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