National Panchayati Raj Day Quick Facts

Event NameNational Panchayati Raj Day ()
Event Started24 April 1993
Event LevelNational Day
Observed byIndia

National Panchayati Raj Day History

Every year 'National Panchayati Raj Day' is celebrated across the country on 24 April. The day marks the passing of the 73rd Amendment Act, 1992 of the Constitution of India, which came into force on 24 April 1993. The program of National Panchayat Day was started in the year 2010 and is celebrated every year in one of the states of the country as per the instructions of the Government of India.

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Important facts related to Panchayati Raj system:

  • The Panchayati Raj system consists of villages, talukas and districts.
  • Panchayati Raj system has been in existence in India since ancient times.
  • The Panchayati Raj system was implemented for the first time in modern India by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 02 October 1959 in Bagdari village of Nagaur district of Rajasthan.
  • Article 40 of the Indian Constitution directs the states to constitute Panchayats.
  • In 1991, under the Constitution 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992, the institution of Panchayat Raj has been given constitutional recognition.
  • The recommendations of the Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (1957) and the recommendations of the Ashok Mehta Committee (1977) were the main reasons for the implementation of this system.
  • This Act came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993.
  • By the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, a new Chapter 9 and 11th Schedule were added to the Indian Constitution.
  • National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated across the country on 24 April 2017.
  • The National Panchayati Raj Day for the year 2017 was celebrated in Uttar Pradesh.
  • A YouTube channel was launched on this day with short films on best practices and good governance in Panchayats.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the chief guest of the National Panchayati Raj Day 2017 program to be organized at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Law University, Ashiana, Lucknow.

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National Panchayati Raj Day FAQs:

National Panchayati Raj Day is observed every year on 24 April.

Yes, National Panchayati Raj Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on April all over the India.

National Panchayati Raj Day started on 24 April 1993.

National Panchayati Raj Day is observed every year by India.

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