Singularities of Municipal Finance by Sameer Unhale

#CityReflections: Singularities of Municipal Finance

by Sameer Unhale, IMPRI Books[1] Purnima Chauhan[1] [1] IAS, HP cadre, Retd in Feb 2020 as Secretary, Govt. of H.P.E-mail: drpurimachauhan@gmail.com [1] ISBN: 978-81-956403-3-1 Title: #CityReflections: Singularities of Municipal Finance Author(s): Sameer Unhale Issue Date: February 21, 2024 Publisher: IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute Page(s): 43-48 URL: https://iprr.impriindia.com/cityreflections-singularities-of-municipal-finance ISSN: 2583-3464 (Online) Appears in Collections: […]

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Inclusive Politics and Surfacing Women Leadership in Urban Local Governance

Inclusive Politics and Surfacing Women Leadership in Urban Local Governance

To ensure the democratic decentralization of power, participation, and representation of all the sections of society in political structures, one of the most important affirmative actions that have been taken in India is the enactment of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act for urban local governing bodies. Inclusion through reservation has ensured equality of political opportunities, especially for women who are always seen as passive and mute spectators in every sphere. In Jammu and Kashmir (formerly a state), 2005 year acclaimed as a significant moment for women’s political inclusion for the first time, wherein electoral outcomes were largely facilitated by quotas of reserved seats that mandate 33% female representation at the ward membership level. This paper explores the efficacy of inclusive politics at the local level and emerging women leaders as corporators in urban local governing bodies. Does this provision of reservation of seats for women actually lead to favorable outcomes? How these women leaders are grappling with their newly defined roles, responsibilities, and obstacles coming their way?

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