Q.2)How can local self-governance institutions be strengthened to have a decentralized form of administration?

Why this question:

An integral part of GS Paper II.

Key demand of the question:

To explain the need of strengthening local self-governments to achieve decentralization.


Write about the introduction of local self-governments in India and the Constitutional recognition through the 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendment acts.


In the first part, mention why it is important to strengthen the local self-governments both in urban and rural areas.

In the next part, write about the measures- political, executive and economic, to strengthen these institutions.


Conclude by writing how that local self-government is an integral part of DPSP.