Local Self Government Essay

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The notion of local self Government is not the contemporary concept in India. It is as old as like civilization. It is no doubt that the modern Panchayati Raj system came from the ancient Indian social and political practices. Panchayat literally means a ‘council of five’. In the Vedic period, the village of was the basic unit of the administration. This village administration was supervised by “Headman” who was called ‘Gramini’ or ‘Grampa’ and other village elders. The village head was appointed by that particular community and headman was accountable to them. These village communities were a self-sufficient and self Independent body, which was closely associated to the democracy. In the period of Mauryan Emperors, the system of village administration had some changes.…show more content…
The importance of local self-government was growing. The modern sense of Indian local self-government was developed with the contribution of the national leader of freedom struggles like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Jay Prakash Narayan which was deeply influenced by the western thought of local self-government. Gandhiji’s ‘Gram-Swaraj’ based on local self-government and concept of ‘Ramrajya’ gave the autonomy of…show more content…
Panchayati Raj institution provides political education to the rural people. Rural people can politicize their problem through Panchayati Raj institution for a quick solution of their problems. Presently, the government of India giving deep attention to the development of Panchayati Raj institutions for the upliftment of rural

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