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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.

The discussion was moderated by Alok Prasanna, Co-founder and Lead, Vidhi Karnataka.

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