In India, 24 April is considered historic as it is observed as National Panchayati Raj Day. Every year it is celebrated since the passing of the Constitution Act (73rd Amendment), 1992 came into force from 24 April, 1993.
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Over 81% voting in Tripura panchayat bypolls
Agartala, Sep 30 (IANS) Over 81 per cent of the around 55,000 electorate on Sunday cast their votes in the bypolls to Panchayati Raj Institutions in 11 blocks in Tripura, an official said. Tripura State Election Commission and police officials said that except for some minor squabbles in northern Tripura,[Read More…]
Rajasthan: Leprosy patients still barred of contesting Panchayat elections
Despite the grooming medical science in the state, Rajasthan still discriminates against leprosy patients under section 19(f) of the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act 1994, which debars a leprosy patient from contesting panchayat elections. According to Section 19(f) ‘a person is disqualified if he/she is a leper or is suffering from[Read More…]