A guest Lecture on the issue, ‘Functioning of Local Self Governance in India’ was delivered by Shri Rajiv Agrawal, (IAS- 1975 Batch, Maharashtra Cadre) Director-General, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), Mumbai in the class of Semester-I, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) / Political Science-I (Indian Political System)
Shri Rajiv Agrawal has a total experience of three decades and a half as a bureaucrat (IAS- 1975 Batch, Maharashtra Cadre).
Shri Rajiv Agrawal had a talk on the issues related to the Functioning of Local Self Governance (LSG) in India. In his talk, he majorly touched upon the issues related to;
a) Constitutional aspects of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
b) Legislative Powers of PRIs- Law and Facts.
c) Impact of Globalization and GST over the working on Local bodies.
d) Faults and fissures in the conduct of Local Self Governance in India.
e) Traces of Historical Roots about the prevalence of LSG in Ancient and Medieval India as well.
f) British and LSG- An Analysis.
g) Relations between State and PRIs- Gaps.
h) His own experiences as the collector of Ahmednagar and Raigad.
i) He also shared his experience as the Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Consumers Affairs, Vice Chairman of Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) and Municipal Commissioner of Pune and Nashik.
It was a Curriculum Guest Lecture.