Article 243G Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Legislature of a State may, by law, endow the Panchayats with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as institutions of self-government and such law may contain provisions for the devolution of powers and responsibilities upon Panchayats at the appropriate level, subject to such conditions as may be specified therein, with respect to—
(a) the preparation of plans for economic development and social justice;
(b) the implementation of schemes for economic development and social justice as may be entrusted to them including those in relation to the matters listed in the Eleventh Schedule.
What is Article 243G of Indian Constitution
- This article empowers the State Legislature to confer upon Panchayats the necessary powers and authority to function as self-government institutions. It allows for the devolution of powers and responsibilities to Panchayats at the appropriate levels for the preparation of plans related to economic development and social justice. Additionally, Panchayats may be entrusted with the implementation of schemes, including those outlined in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution, which lists various matters within the purview of Panchayats.
- In summary, Article 243G underscores the importance of empowering Panchayats to play an active role in local governance, planning, and development in accordance with the laws enacted by the State Legislature.