(Sample Material) Karnataka Case Study on
Karnataka Case Study on Decentralisation
- In Karnataka ,introduced by Janta Dal which won the 1983 elections and
gained the Control of the state government.
- The elected councils were Created at two levels,viz the District and the
- The Mandal Councils covered a group of adjacent Villages with a
population of between 8 and 12 thousand and consisted of around 30 members
- The Size of the Mandals was very Small in relation to the much larger
and for more powerful District Councils. There were in all 19 District
Councils consisting of members between 23 and 64, all directly elected by
territorial Consituencies with an average population of 28000.
The District Councillors elected a President and a
Vice-President, the Former with a Statue of a Junior minister and the latter
that of a deputy minister in the state government. They controlled a Sizable
staff of Senior administration headed by a chief Secretary belonging to the
IAS. The District Councils were responsible for every field of development.
The Substantial funds related to these programmes of development were
transferred to the district Councils.
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