10Oct 2017

FROM QUANTITATIVE REPRESENTATION TO QUALITATIVE PARTICIPATION OF SC MALE REPRESENTATIVES IN PANCHAYATS: THE CASE OF BIHAR.

  • Academic Counsellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
  • Doctoral student, Department of Political Science, Magadh University.
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The 73rd amendment act ensured quantitative representation of weaker sections in the participatory mode of democratic governance. However, question remains to as to how and to what extent the quantitative representation is getting transformed into qualitative participation of weaker sections in terms of decision-making and exercising power at the Panchayat level. The role of Panchayat in empowerment of SC male representatives was examined on the basis of analysis of primary data obtained from sample of representatives, government officials, opinion leaders and focus group discussion. Indeed, quantitative reservations have had positive impact on the qualitative participation of SC male representatives in Panchayats though the importance of capacity building is highlighted.


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[Pradip Kumar Jha and Jeetender Kumar Singh. (2017); FROM QUANTITATIVE REPRESENTATION TO QUALITATIVE PARTICIPATION OF SC MALE REPRESENTATIVES IN PANCHAYATS: THE CASE OF BIHAR. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (10). 93-101] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Dr. Pradip Kumar Jha
Academic Counsellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/5511       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/5511


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