Two tier system of panchayati raj

Two tier system of panchayati raj

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Tracing Panchayati Raj’s role in deepening democracy and decolonising governance over 30 years

According to, This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Constitution Amendments that led to the three-tier Panchayati Raj structures … lease of life in 1973. A two-tier system was adopted in West Bengal …

From source: acknowledged position. The modern Panchayati Raj of India and its gram panchayats are neither to be confused with the traditional system nor with the extra-constitutional…

From source: individual state governments, while the powers of rural localities have been formalized under the panchayati raj system, under the 73rd amendment to the Constitution…


According to the source from, Panchayati Raj (Council of five officials) is the system of local self-government of villages in rural India as opposed to urban and suburban municipalities.. It consists of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) through which the self-government of villages is realized. They are tasked with “economic development, strengthening social justice and implementation of Central and State Government …

Sharing a hint from, The three-tier system of panchayati raj should be replaced by the two-tier sys-tem, that is, zila parishad at the district level, and below it, the mandaI panchayat consisting of a group of villages with a total population of 15,000 to 20,000. A district should be the first point for decentralisation under popular supervision below the state level.

If you read from, It recommended the two-tier system instead of the three-tier system, Zila Parishad and Mandal panchayat thus favouring the abolishment of block-level, also recommended taxation in items under Zila Parishad, Nyay Panchayat should be separated from development panchayat and a ministry of Panchayat Raj in every state.

It is inferred from, The 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj consists of: District Level Panchayat. Block Level Panchayat. Village Level Panchayat. Further Reading: Panchayati Raj in India. Parliament and State Legislature. Related Links. Governance Questions for UPSC Mains.

A post published in, In addition, the panchayat also acts as the agent of the panchayat samiti in executing schemes of development at the village level. 2. Panchayat Samiti: This is the second tier of the Panchayati Raj.

It is learnt from a blog, The Panchayat Samiti is the second on join tier of the Panchayati Raj. The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee report has envisaged the Samiti as a single representative and vigorous democratic institution to take charge of all aspects of development in rural areas.

It is understood from sites like, To revive and strengthen the declining Panchayati Raj System Main recommendations include 3 Tier System to be replaced with 2 Tier System with Zila Parishad at district level and Mandal Panchayat below it with population of 15,000 But Janata Government collapsed and no step taken on this report 6. GVK Rao Committee

Source:, The Panchayati Raj bodies should be constitutionally recognized. This committee had recommended for three-tier system of Panchayati Raj with panchayats at the village, block and district levels. Gadgil Committee – 1988. Narasimha Rao Government . Introduced a constitutional amendment bill in the Lok Sabha in September, 1991.


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