Jul 2020

Panel Discussion on ‘Empowering the Third Tier’

Monday, 27 Jul 2020, 5:30 pm-Monday, 27 Jul 2020, 6:00 pm

Vidhi’s briefing book for 2020, ‘Towards a Post-COVID India: 25 Governance Challenges and Legal Reforms’, proposes strengthening the third tier by a constitutional amendment for greater functional devolution to local self-governments, enhancing fiscal devolution through States apportioning untied funds to local bodies, and allowing local bodies to levy & collect professional tax.

A panel discussion was held on ‘Empowering the Third Tier’ on July 27, 2020. Panelists were:

  • Srinivas Alavilli, Head, Civic Participations, Janaagraha
  • Mathew Idiculla, Consultant, Centre for Law and Policy Research
  • Ritwika Sharma, Senior Resident Fellow and Lead, Charkha, Vidhi

Moderated by Alok Prasanna, Co-founder and Lead, Vidhi Karnataka.

Watch a video of the discussion below: