1. J&K Panchayat Conference called on PM Modi, urged to consider extension of 73rd & 74th amendments

J&K Panchayat Conference called on PM Modi, urged to consider extension of 73rd & 74th amendments

A delegation of of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference today called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2016 7:56 PM
The Prime Minister (PM) has assured the delegation that their concern will be definitely looked into by him. (Image Source: Twitter)

A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference today called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. The delegation which consisted of 30 member urged PM to consider extension of 73rd and 74th amendments to the constitution of India which pertain to local bodies of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister (PM) has assured the delegation that their concern will be definitely looked into by him. The PM has also assured that the growth and development of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is high on his agenda.

The 73rd Amendment 1992 added a new Part IX to the constitution titled “The Panchayats” covering provisions from Article 243 to 243(O); and a new Eleventh Schedule covering 29 subjects within the functions of the Panchayats. This amendment implements the article 40 of the DPSP which says that “State shall take steps to organise village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government” and have upgraded them from non-justifiable to justifiable part of the constitution and has put constitutional obligation upon states to enact the Panchayati Raj Acts as per provisions of the Part IX.

 

Similarly the 74th Ammendment act of 1992 introduced a new Part IXA in the Constitution, which deals with Municipalities in an article 243 P to 243 ZG. This amendment, also known as Nagarpalika Act, came into force on 1st June 1993.

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