SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Which of the following is not true regarding a Gram Panchayat?

    A) It is constituted in every village with a population of over 500

    B) It consists of all the adult citizens of the village

    C) Its decisions are taken by a majority vote

    D) Its decision in petty criminal cases cannot be appealed in any court of Law

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    A Gram Panchayat is a local self-government institution at the village or small town level in India and has a Sarpanch as its elected head. The gram panchayat is the cornerstone of the panchayati raj system-Responsibilities include: 1. Maintaining street lights, construction and repair work of roads in villages and also the village markets, fairs, collection of tax, festivals and celebrations. 2. Keeping a record of births, deaths and marriages in the village. 3. Looking after public health and hygiene by providing facilities for sanitation and drinking water. 4. Providing free education, and 5. To organise the meetings of Gramsabha and Gram panchayat. A gram panchayat consists of between 7 and 17 members, elected from the wards of the village, and they are called a "panch". People of the village select a panch, to establish a gram panchyat in a village, the population of the village should be at least 500 people of voting age.

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