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Panchayati Raj bill draws flak

Tribune News Service
Dehradun, September 29

The Panchayati Raj Bill 2011 proposed by the BJP government has received flak from social organisations that have castigated the government for failing to draft a Bill that is in consonance with the 73rd amendment.

“After spending Rs 8 crore and 11 years that saw both the Congress and the BJP governments coming to power, the devolution of powers at the grass-roots level according to the 73rd amendments remains elusive,” said Avdhash Kaushal, Chairperson, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra. [more]