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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:46.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Decentralised Planning and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PJRIs)

Dated 19th December 2000


1 Dr. Rohini Nayyar Adviser (RD) Planning Commission Chairperson
2 Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser Ministry of Rural Development ' Krishi Bhavan New Delhi-110001 Member
3. Secretary Panchayati Raj Government of Assam Dispur Member
4. Secretary, Panchayati Raj Government of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Member
5. Secretary. Panchayati Raj Government of Kerala Thirvanantpuram Fax: 0471 - 324205 Member
6. Secretary. Panchayati Raj Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur Member
7. Shri S.P. Jain, Director. Centre for Panchayati Raj, National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030 Member
8. Shri Chandan Datta Programme Officer Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), 42 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062 Member
9. Shri K.B. Srivastava National Institute of Rural Development Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad- 500030. Member
10. Ms Sujaya 88, Godawari Apartment, Alaknanda, New Delhi-110019 Member
11. Shri Vinod Vyasulu Centre for Budget and Policy Studies SV Complex, 1st Floor, 55 KR Road Basavangudi Bangalore 560004 Fax:91-80-6618401 Member
12. Ms. Nandini Sunder Reader Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, Delhi Member
13. Shri Ajay Mehta Sewa Mandir, Old Fatehpura Udaipur. Rajasthan Tele: 0294 – 560951 Member
14. Indira Rajaraman National Institute of Public Finance and Policy 18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg Special Institutional Area New Delhi-110061. Member
15. Shri G. Palanithurai, Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj Studies, Department of Political Science and Development Administration Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University Gandhigram - 624 302, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Member
16. Shri John Samuel Director National Centre for Advocacy Studies Block D and E. Serenity Complex Ramnagar Colony Pune-411021 Member
17. Smt. A. Madhavai, Shivaji Road, Korutla, Karimnagar (District), Andhra Pradesh Member
18. Ms Sudha Pillai Joint Secretary (Panchayati Raj) Department of Rural Development Ministry of Rural Development Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi- 110001 Member- Secretary

Elected representatives from the States (specially women Pramukhs) may be invited as special invitees.

Terms of Reference :

  1. To review the action taken by each State Government for empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) as per the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act so that they can function as an effective institution of local self Government.
  2. To review the implementation of the Provisions of the Panchayati (Extension to the Scheduled Area) Act 1996 in the States with Scheduled Areas.
  3. To suggest a framework for earmarking of functions and responsibfliHc1 between different tiers of PRIs.
  4. To specify the sequence of schemes and activities listed in the Eleven Schedule of the Constitution which could be brought within the purview of different tiers of the PRIs.
  5. To assess the capacity of the PRIs to raise local resources and make necessary recommendations in this regard.
  6. To analyse the capability of PRIs at different levels to absorb the finance allocations made to these organizations under different scheme including in Eleventh Finance Commission's award and suggest modalities to ensure fiscal discipline and financial accountability at different levels.
  7. To suggest a frame work for preparation of local plans which are not only prepared by the people themselves and reflect their felt needs and aspiration, but also consistent with State and National priority.
  8. To examine the role of Gram Sabha vis-a-vis the village panchayat and suggest measures which would engender spirit of cooperation between the PRI functionaries and Gram Sabha.
  9. To assess the adequacy of legislative provisions and executive instructions for empowerment of women and socially disadvantaged groups and suggest measures for strengthening the participation of these groups.
  10. To lay down guidelines for interface between PRIs, Non-Governmental Organisations and other Community Based Organizations working in a panchayat area keeping in view the responsibilities entrusted to these organizations.
  11. Assess the training requirements of Tenth Plan and suggest tranning modules / pattern for elected PRI functionaries and Government officials.

The expenditure of the members and non-official members on TA/DA a connection with me meeting of the Working Group will be borne by the Planning Commission as per rules and regulations of TA/DA applicable to Grade -1 Office of the Government of India.

Chairperson may co-opt experts and constitute sub groups for specific tasks.

The Working Group will submit its final report to the Planning Commission by 31.05.2001.