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Judiciary and Banking Reforms by Narendra Shah

 Judiciary and Banking Reforms by Narendra Shah

History of Tehri King Narendra Shah -23

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 215

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1462

By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

Narendra Shah establishing Panchayat Raj (Village Councils)  -  Narendra Shah  experimented on reforming judiciary system  by establishing Panchayat raj in Chauras and Bhardar regions. The Sarpanch were Jaykrishna Daurgadatti and Singh Bartwal. Later on Narendra Saha established Panchayat in other parts of the Kingdom too. Those Panchayats were established for to look after small judiciary cases that small cases are settled at village level. The council heads were elites of villages and senior citizens.  Narendra Shah fixed budget for Panchayat Raj for  Rs. One lakh in 1936 (1,  based on paper available in Dyundi’s collection).

Narendra Shah establishing Krishi Bank-   Money landers had been exploiting the farmers for centuries. In 1920, Narendra Shah established a Krishi Bank for offering loan and other services to farmers that they were free from money landers (1).

Hajoor Court – There was High court of Hajoor court in the capital Tehri. However, kings did not attend the court. From 1920, Narendra Shah started attending Hajoor Court from 1922 (Dyundi. 1).  There was a chief court too in the capital and followingwere the judged of Chief Court (2) –

Maheshanand Painyuli

Narayan Datt  Raturi

Sureshanand Nautiya

For quick decision of judicial pleases, Narendra Shah divided Tehri Garhwal into six circles and each circle was headed by following regional judged-

Tehri circle- Ummadatt Dangwal

Orathali —— Bhairav Datt Painyuli

Ravayi — Munshi Karim Khan

Barahat ———– Nagdatt Raturi

Devprayag – Ramanand Uniyal

Kirti Nagar – Prahlad Das Bahukhnadi

References-

1-Dabral S., Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page 20

2- Dabral S., Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) p 21

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