|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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