What are recommendations of L. M. Singhvi Committee?

Q.  Which of the following are the recommendation/recommendations of the L. M. Singhvi Committee?

1) Nyaya Panchayats should be created for a cluster of villages.
2) Constitutional recognition for Panchayati Raj institutions.
3) More financial resources for village Panchayats.

- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 2, 3
b. 1, 3
c. 1, 2
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
    Recommendations of L. M. Singhvi Committee -

  • Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986 appointed a committee on ‘Revitalisation of Panchayati Raj Institutions for Democracy and Development’.

  • It was under the chairmanship of L. M. Singhvi.

  • Its recommendations were -

    1. Constitutional recognition to the Panchayati Raj institutions.

    2. For it, a new chapter should be added in the Constitution of India.

    3. Thus their identity and integrity will be reasonably and substantially inviolate.

    4. Constitutional provisions to ensure regular, free and fair elections to the Panchayati Raj bodies.

    5. Nyaya Panchayats should be created for a cluster of villages.

    6. Reorganize villages to make Gram Panchayats more viable.

    7. Emphasized importance of the Gram Sabha; called it as the embodiment of direct democracy.

    8. More financial resources for Village Panchayats

    9. Judicial tribunals in each state to adjudicate controversies about election to the Panchayati Raj institutions, their dissolution and other matters related to their functioning.

    Constitutionalisation of Panchayati Raj -

    Attempt by Rajiv Gandhi Government -

    1. To constitutionalise Panchayati Raj institutions, the Rajiv Gandhi Government introduced the 64th Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha in July 1989.

    2. The Lok Sabha passed the bill in August 1989, but Rajya Sabha rejected.

    3. The bill was opposed by the Opposition on the basis that it tried to strengthen centralization in the federal system.

    Attempt by V P Singh Government -

    1. The National Front Government, under the Prime Minister V. P. Singh, in June 1990, held a conference of the state chief ministers to discuss the issues relating to the strengthening of the Panchayati raj bodies.

    2. The conference approved the proposals for the introduction of a new constitutional amendment bill.

    3. A constitutional amendment bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 1990.

    4. But, the fall of the government led to lapse the bill.

    Attempt by Narasimha Rao Government -

    1. The Congress Government, under the prime minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, once again considered constitutionalisation of Panchayati Raj bodies.

    2. It deleted the controversial aspects and introduced a constitutional amendment bill in the Lok Sabha in September, 1991.

    3. This bill finally became the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992.

    4. It came into force on 24 April, 1993.


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