Prime Minister to launch ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday’ campaign
- News: The Centre, in collaboration with States and panchayats, will launch a 11-day, nation-wide village self-governance campaign.
- Aim: To improve rural livelihoods and strengthening the Panchayati Raj across the country,
- It will begin on April 14 from Mhow in MP, on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
- Activities: A social harmony programme along with village farmer assemblies will be held in gram panchayats, focussing on agriculture and farmers
50% quota for women in panchayats planned
- Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj would be pushing a Constitutional amendment for PRIs
- It seeks to increase the reservation for women in panchayats from 33% to 50% in the budget session of Parliament
- Already, States like MP, HP, Bihar and Uttarakhand have provided 50% reservation to women in panchayats
- It would also bring changes in the law to reserve a particular ward for women for 2 terms of five years each
- This will ensure that they can undertake developmental activities in a continued fashion
Newly-formed Panchayats get HC Axe
- Kerala High Court quashed the notifications creating new panchayats by carving out parts of existing villages without notification by the Governor.
- According to Article 243 (g) of the Constitution, a village can come into existence only after a notification by the Governor.
- No panchayat can be formed without first conferring the status of a village to an area where the panchayat is to be formed.
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