18 NOVEMBER, 2017 (MAINS)
TODAYS ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS- II
Q1. The 74th Constitutional Amendment Act seeks to provide a common framework for the structure and mandate of urban local bodies to enable them to function as effective democratic units of local Self Government. Though it has institutionalized many important aspects of Urban Local Bodies, financial empowerment has been kept at the state’s discretion. Discuss how this keeps them crippled despite greater responsibility and importance.
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