Divya Parmar

Divya is a Public Policy graduate student at the School of Public Policy and Governance, TISS, Hyderabad. She has also been a Management student and holds a diploma in Creative Writing. With a zeal to write, she looks forward to learning public policy’s nitty-gritty, exploring, and framing her perspective.

The Bumpy Road to Grassroots Democracy

The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1992 signifies local self-governance of rural and urban areas through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Municipal Bodies. Historically, informal Panchayats have existed in India since ancient times, and municipal administration is chiefly a British legacy. After independence, evolving on the Gandhian thought of empowering Panchayats for the development of …

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