On the directions of the Honíble Chief Minister, a MoU was executed between the CMís Monitoring Cell and the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), New Delhi in July, 2012 assigning the ISS a project for conducting a study and research on the existing Panchayati Raj System in J&K State besides suggesting measures to the government for bringing about reforms in the stateís local self governance system, such as strengthening the system of delivering of services and governance role of these local self governing entities.

The ISS has submitted report to the government on Performance Analysis of Panchayati Raj System in J&K (2011-12) in February, 2013 which among other things highlights certain suggestions/ roadmap for the future and comparative analysis of J&K Panchayat Act 1989 (amended up to 2003) and 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act.