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Q.4)Local self-governance holds key to “citizen centric administration” and strengthens “federal architecture”. Critically evaluate.

Why this question:

An important part of GS paper II.

Key Demand of the question:

The significance that local self-governments hold in having a citizen centric administration and strengthening fiscal architecture and the measures that should be taken by the government to strengthen them.

Directive:

Critically evaluate - Give your verdict as to what extent a statement or findings within a piece of research are true, or to what extent you agree with them. Provide evidence taken from a wide range of sources which both agree with and contradict an argument. Come to a final conclusion, basing your decision on what you judge to be the most important factors and justify how you have made your choice.

Introduction:

Briefly introduce the local self-governments (LSGs) in India highlighting the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment acts.

Body:

In the first part, mention the advantages of having efficient LSGs.

In the next part mention challenges that they have been facing like lack of funds, over- interference of the bureaucracy, lack of autonomy, etc. and the measures that should be taken to strengthen LSGs.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning LSGs are a part of the DPSPs and having strong LSGs was what Mahatma Gandhi always preached for the grass root development of India.