UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements regarding the Panchayati Raj bodies set up under the provisions of the Part IX of the Constitution.
    1. Members of Panchayat at the village level are elected directly, while those at the intermediate and district level are elected indirectly.
    2. Disputes relating to Panchayat elections are referred to the concerned High Courts.
    3. When a Panchayat is dissolved before the completion of its term, the next Panchayat functions for the full 5 years irrespective of the term remaining of the previous Panchayat.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  1 and 3           

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Members of Panchayats at all three levels are directly elected by the people. Only the method of election of chairpersons of the Panchayat can be indirect. Thus, Statement 1 is incorrect. The question of who should decide the disputes in Panchayat elections has been left to the State Governments to decide and provide for by law, Thus, Statement 2 is also incorrect. Statement 3 is correc7 As per Article 243E Panchayats can be dissolved before the completion of its term of 5 years. Further, fresh election to constitute a Panchayat shall be completed either before the expir, of its duration or in case of dissolution before the expiry of a period of six months from the date of its dissolution.

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