Manmohan says that lot to be done to decentralize powers to empower #Localbodies through Panchayat Raj. His statement calls for transfer of powers to #PanchayatRaj from State Governments. Manmohan, bluff master at it again.
Let us look at what is happening under his Government at present.
Delhi police are under administrative control of Union Home Ministry while they are paid by the State of Delhi. And recently police reforms are aimed at centralization of Police administration which is in fact a State subject.
And recently Central Judiciary service is proposed for recruitment of District level judges under the aegis of UPSC. Till now State governments are recruiting Judges through State service commissions. When Center day by day tries to strengthen its strangle hold over States how can Delhi expect States toloose their power to empower local bodies ?
This letter is written by me in response to a news item, "Lot needs to be done to empower Panchayats in real terms: PM Manmohan Singh", in TOI dt. 24.4.13.
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