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5) Some argue that illiteracy among elected members of Gram panchayats is one of the root causes of inefficiency of panchayat raj system in India. Recently Rajasthan government passed an ordinance stipulating a minimum education qualification for candidates contesting zila parishad or panchayat samiti polls. Do you think it’s a right move? Critically analyse issues arising out of this move.

TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation;  devolution of powers  up to local levels and challenges therein

5) Some argue that illiteracy among elected members of Gram panchayats is one of the root causes of inefficiency of panchayat raj system in India. Recently Rajasthan government passed an ordinance stipulating a minimum education qualification for candidates contesting zila parishad or panchayat samiti polls. Do you think it’s a right move? Critically analyse issues arising out of this move. (200 Words)

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