Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Lok Prahari Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 21/11/2016 regarding the legality of the Vidhayak Nidhi Scheme in the State of Uttar Pradesh which provides for annual budgetary grants to Members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council for facilitating development work in their constituencies.
Annual technical inspection report on panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies for the year ended 31 March 2013 (Manipur). This report has been laid on the table of the State Legislature Assembly on 16-07-2014.
Kerala's decentralised experience has demonstrated that democracy is more than just balloting. But deepening democracy is a continuous quest for justice and freedom. While participatory democracy has powerful theoretical arguments, its empirical basis continues to be weak. This article explores how far local governance in Kerala has deepened democratic practice and argues that the local governance system in the state needs to be reformed and redefined.