SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Which one of the following was the purpose for which a high-level committee chaired by Balwantrai Mehta was constituted during the time of Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister?

    A)  To make recommendations for improving health care infrastructure

    B)  To study the issue of Centre-State relations

    C)  To make suggestions for Agrarian and Economic reforms

    D)  To make recommendations for the improvement of Community Development Programme

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee was a committee appointed by the Government of lndia in January 1957 to examine the working of the Community Development Programme (1952) and the National Extension Service (1953) and to suggest measures for their better working. The Chairman of this committee was Balwant Rai G Mehta. The committee submitted its report in November 1957 and recommended the establishment of the scheme of democratic decentralisation' which finally came to be known as Panchayati Raj. The main aim of Panchayat raj system is to settle the local problems locally and to make the people politically conscious.

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