Constraints Experienced by Elected Representative of Gram Panchayats in Haryana

Neelam Rani


This paper reveals the constrains experienced by elected representatives of Gram Panchayats for six villages. Almost all the leaders reported lack of knowledge about their duties, rights and even rules of PRT’s and attitude of bureaucracy as major constraints. Ninety two presents leaders reported  that corruption is all pervasive in all official dealings. Eighty percent leaders said that lack of funds / resources is a major constraint in undertaking various developmental works. Factionalism in the village was another constraint reported by 77 percent leaders. Sixty nine percent leaders reported that female representatives were not allowed to go to attend meetings of Gram Panchayats. Forty six percent leaders reported that they faced a lot of problems while removing encroachments.

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