What is Pesa Act – GetLegal India

Hayati Raj Acts.PESA full form is Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act. The canons contained in Part 9 of the Constitution of India concerning the Panchayats were not pertinent to the tribal regions included in Schedule 5 of the Constitution. But, the Parliament can extend the said provision to the specified tribal areas bearing in mind certain exceptions. Hence, to extend the benefits of the Panchayati Raj System to such Adivasi regions, the legislators legislated “Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act”, 1996, commonly referred to as “PESA Act” or “the Extension Act”.

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