Decentralization and local democracy


What are the main challenges facing the operations of local government? What will be the possible measures that should be undertaken to address the challenges?



  1. Tax revenue are collected by state government taxes reach to state government and local government is only subject to grant

  2. Very less Scope than the state government

  3. Very less awareness about authority to the locals which might cause issues in fund allocation and local government will be unable to attract local talent

4.Can cause high degree of corruption

5 budget constraints in local government heavy process might need formation from state government which will create long time to execute any development project

6 there will be other issues like fair election nepotism and favouritism

  1. Mayor just becomes the ceremonial head And all executive power lies on state governmentust become the ceremonial head and all executive power lies on state government