19 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
News: The Haryana Cabinet has taken an in-principle decision to bring an amendment in Section 31 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, allowing devolution of powers to the Gram Sabha to ban liquor within the local area of a Gram Panchayat.
Prelims focus: About panchayati raj
Mains focus: Issues associated with their functioning, need for more powers.
About Gram sabha
Powers and functions:
Constitution mentions that Gram Sabha exercises such powers and performs such functions at the village level as the Legislature of a State may, by law, provide.
Important and specific functions of Gram Sabha:
Source: The Hindu
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