Pesa Districts in Maharashtra and their Objectives
- To incorporate the designated locations into Part IX's provisions.
- To provide the tribal inhabitant's self-rule.
- To have a participative democratic village government.
- To develop participatory government by custom.
- To protect and preserve the indigenous population's traditions and customs.
- To grant panchayats authority that is appropriate for tribal needs.
- To stop panchayats at a higher level from adopting the role of panchayats at a lower authority.
How many Pesa districts are there in Maharashtra?
The PESA Act covers 59 Talukas in 12 Districts of the State of Maharashtra. The 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution, widely known as the Panchayati Raj Act, does not apply to "Scheduled areas," hence the Indian government established a law known as Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) or PESA.