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Community Development and Panchayati Raj in India | Original Article

Balram Sharma*, Jagroop Kaur, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


In India, the Panchayati Raj generally refers to the system introduced by constitutional amendment in 1992, although it is based upon the traditional Panchayat system of South Asia The modern Panchayati Raj and its Gram Panchayats are not to be confused with the extra-constitutional Khap Panchayat (or Caste Panchayat) found in Northern India. The Panchayati Raj system was formalized in 1992, following a study conducted by a number of Indian committees on various ways of implementing more decentralized administration.