Panel Discussion on ‘Empowering the Third Tier’
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: