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Overview of Decentralisation in Karnataka

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Abstract

Karnataka is a leading state in the initiation of decentralisation policies and reforms. The state brought out path-breaking legislation in 1985 and made a concerted attempt to implement the Panchayat Raj System during 1987–88 under new legislation (Government of Karnataka 1983). A three-tier panchayat system was established in 1987, which had the following features: devolution of a large number of development functions and responsibilities, merging the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) with the Zilla Parishad, providing administrative personnel, devolving funds from the state government and constituting a Finance Commission.

Keywords

District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Zilla Parishad Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) Gramsabha (GS) Gram Panchayats (GPs) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Decentralisation and DevelopmentInstitute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)BengaluruIndia

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