SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following features of Panchayati Raj, envisaged under the 73rd Amendment of the Constitution, are correctly listed?
    1. The elections to the Panchayats will be held by the Union Election Commission
    2. There is mandatory reservation of seats for weaker sections and women
    3. The Panchayats shall have a fixed term of five years and, if dissolved before the expiry of this term, the elections must be held within six months

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  2 only 

    D)  1 and 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 makes the following salient provisions: 1. To provide 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all the States having population of over 20 Lakhs. 2. To hold Panchayat Elections regularly every 5 years. 3. To provide reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Women (not less than 33%) 4. To appoint State Finance Commission to make recommendations as regards the financial powers of the Panchayats. 5. To constitute District Planning Committee to prepare draft development plan for the district as a whole.

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