0 Samukcham143 Asked: October 19, 2020In: Public Administration Examine the relations between state and panchayati raj institution 0 administrative system at state and district levelsba cbcsbpac-104bpah 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent admin Added an answer on October 20, 2020 at 10:55 am State and Panchayati Raj Institutions The Panchayati Raj Institutions are created by the State Acts which determine the nature of their relationship with the State Governments. The State Governments are vigilant about their working and Department of Panchayati Raj and Local Government in the States deals with them and issues guidelines. The States provide grants and specify the purpose and method of utilising them. The State officials working in Panchayati Raj Institutions are another method of controlling them. While some regulation and control are necessary, Panchayati Raj bodies should not be cramped by too much control by the State Governments institutions. Care should be taken to ensure that the autonomy of Local Self-Government is not harmed. An Appraisal The Panchayati Raj Institutions are grassroot level democratic institutions. They are an attempt to bridge the gap between the administration and the people. They have made the people conscious of their rights paved the way for emergence of new type of leadership and strengthened the democracy in rural society. The basic objective of the acts creating Panchayati Raj Institutions was to ensure popular participation in local governance and formulation of plans to meet the local requirements. It can be said that the Panchayati Raj Institutions have played an important role in giving impetus to development process and raised popular aspirations. They have provided the people opportunities to participate in policy formulation and implementation. Ashok Mehta Committee has pointed out that the social base of the Panchayati Raj leadership is rather narrow and Panchayati Raj Institutions are dominated by land owning castes and classes. This domination has resulted in neglecting the welfare of weaker sections of society. Often the emphasis is on the rules and procedures and this hampers popular initiatives. From BPAC-104 : ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM AT STATE AND DISTRICT LEVELS 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.