Wednesday 14 March 2018

Guest Lecture on ‘Panchayti Raj’ in Best University in Punjab, Desh Bhagat University

In top llb colleges in chandigarh Desh Bhagat University Faculty of Law organized a guest lecture on ‘Working of Panchayati Raj Laws in the State of Punjab’ to enhance the knowledge of the students. The lecture was attended by all the students of law classes - LLB, LLM, B.A LLB .

While giving details Pro Chancellor Dr. Tajinder Kaur said that Prof. Irvinder Pal Singh Jodhka from State Institute of Rural Development, Punjab was the Guest speaker. He elaborated the salient provisions and practical working of the Panchayti Raj Act, The Village Common Lands Regulation Act and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in detail.  He also discussed about the role of Gram Sabha , other Panchayti Raj Institutions (PRIs), i.e.,

Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samities and Zila Parishads as Local Self Government and as organs of rural development and public welfare. He highlighted the recent emergence of Gram Panchayts as employers under the MGNREGA scheme and the recent trend of making population-based grants available to the Gram Panchayts subsequent to the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission of India. The measures being taken regarding the promotion of transparency in the working of PRIs were also discussed.

Dr. Inderpreert Kaur (HoD Faculty of Law) informed that the lecture was followed by an inter-active session and students asked numerous questions on the topic which the learned speaker answered to their entire satisfaction. A street play regarding drug-addiction was also performed by the students.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Virinder Singh thanked the guest speaker for sparing valuable time and sharing his views with the students. Among others, Satish Kumar and Law faculty members were present on the occasion.


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