01 Sep 2012
To strengthen the panchayati raj system in Uttarakhand, the state government is planning to impart training to panchayat and local unit representatives through professional experts.
18 Jul 2016
Hyderabad: Pitching for financial inclusion, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank is trying to make it attractive for institutions to offer banking services to everyone, as it is a necessary building block for sustainable growth.
24 Nov 2015
Ahmedabad: Ahead of the rural and semi-urban local bodies elections, Gujarat Congress today released a vision document for the Panchayati Raj institutions.
08 Sep 2015
Chandigarh: Opposition Congress criticised the BJP government in Haryana for allegedly passing the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in a 'haphazard manner' by withdrawing the Ordinance on September 1.
16 Mar 2015
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday advocated taxation powers to panchayats in order to strengthen them.
18 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
03 Nov 2014
Patna: Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy".
10 Dec 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld an amendment to the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act providing for educational qualifications and other eligibility criteria for those aspiring to contest the rural local body elections.
09 Sep 2015
Chandigarh: Haryana announced panchayat poll dates yesterday, a day after the state assembly passed a bill making it mandatory for contesting candidates to possess minimum educational qualifications and also ensure that they have a functional toilet at home.
05 Mar 2014
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday has passed the J-K Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill which seeks to allow payment of honorarium to chairpersons of District Planning and Development Boards and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of Block Development Councils.