MPA-016 Solved Assignment 2018-19
MPA-016: Decentralisation and Local Governance (TMA)
Course Code: MPA-016
Assignment Code: MPA-016/Asst/TMA/2018-2019
This Assignment consists of Section – I and Section – II. There are five questions in each
section. You have to answer a total of five questions in about 500 words each, selecting at least
two questions from each section. Each question carries 20 marks.
1) Discuss the Constitutional dimensions of democratic decentralisation in India. 20
2) Explain the administrative decentralisation in contemporary scenario by highlighting 20
the significance of coordination at all levels.
3) Highlight the politico – administrative component of decentralistion and suggest 20
measures to strengthen them.
4) Examine the partnership among local authorities and special purpose agencies in 20
5) Write short notes in about 250 words on each of the following:
a) Significance of democratic decentralisation. 10
b) Role of PRIs as an instrument of social transformation. 10
6) Write a note on the intra-local government relationship. 20
7) What are the basic requirements in development planning? 20
8) ‘Municipalities are functioning as an effective institution of local self-governance’. 20
9) Describe the resources of local bodies and highlight role of the state Finance 20
10) Define sustainable development and enumerate its major challenges. 20