Articles by Charu Govindan

Charu is a Software Engineer with local and global experience. She is a Founder-Member and Coordinator at Voice of People, a non-partisan, voluntary civil society organisation with concerned citizens as members working with an objective to enable a people participatory democracy.

A collective of people's movements and citizens have been working to strengthen local governance in Tamil Nadu. Voice of People, a non-partisan, voluntary organisation based in Chennai, is part of the collective looking to unlock participatory democracy in local governance through functional Area Sabhas and Ward Committees. The above demand can become a reality in Tamil Nadu through the implementation of the Tamil Nadu Municipal (Amendments) Act 2010 (ACT No. 35). As a remarkable step forward in the way of urban local governance in Tamil Nadu, the State Government notified the Rules of the said Act on June 24 2022,…

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