Courts, Panchayats and Nagarpalikas: Background and Review of the Case Law (Hardcover)

Courts, Panchayats and Nagarpalikas: Background and Review of the Case Law By K. C. Sivaramakrishnan Cover Image

Courts, Panchayats and Nagarpalikas: Background and Review of the Case Law (Hardcover)


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Inspired by the tardy and uneven implementation of the 73rd and the 74th Constitutional Amendments in the Indian states, this comprehensive study analyzes the origins, the points of jurisprudence, and the settled law—common to both the panchayats, or political assemblies, and the municipalities—pertaining to issues such as elections, delimitation, reservation, planning, and functional domain. Touching upon the numerous political and legal disputes caused by the course of implementation, this invaluable document will interest policy makers, scholars, and researchers interested in decentralization, as well as lawyers, judges, and paralegals.

K. C. Sivaramakrishnan is a professor at the Centre for Policy Research and the chairman of its board. He is a member of the Supreme Court bar, a senior fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences in Delhi, and the author of several books and papers on urban management, decentralization, electoral reforms, and environment.

Product Details ISBN: 9788171886883
ISBN-10: 8171886884
Publisher: Academic Foundation
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 342
Language: English

“A very valuable document full of interesting information.”  —Gerald Frug, professor of law, Harvard Law School

“Sivaramakrishnan’s work will furnish enduring support to the strengthening the very roots of democracy in India. The book deserves and is entitled to wide reception.”  —M. N. Venkatachaliah, former chief justice, Supreme Court of India

“The author has successfully brought out the strengths and weaknesses of the law and the inevitable challenges involved in devolution of powers in a multi-party democracy under a federal set-up. It is a book which contains important messages not only to the legal community interested in Public Law but also to the people and their political leadership seeking better governance.”  —N. R. Madhav Menon, former director, National Judicial Academy; member, Commission on Centre State Relations

“A big void in the literature of Indian jurisprudence is being filled by this book. Sivaramakrishnan and his devoted band of lawyers and academics who worked so hard deserve high applause.”  —D. Bandyopadhyay, former secretary, rural development, Government of India