Panchayati Raj and Community Development One Liner Questions & Answers


Question Answer
1 Who is authorized to make provisions with respect to the composition of Panchayats? Legislature of State
2 The nomenclature of rural local governments as ‘Panchayati Raj’ was the result of the suggestion of which Indian leader? M. K. Gandhi
3 The decision to conduct Panchayat Elections is taken by – The State Government
4 The subject of Panchayati Raj is in which list? State List
5 How many items are there in the 11th Schedule of the Constitution of India? 29
6 What is the duration of panchayat elections? Every five years
7 Which function is not the concern of Local self-government? Maintenance of Public Order
8 Who constitute the “Finance Commission” to review the financial position of Panchayats? The Governor of the concerned State
9 Who was the Prime Minister of India at the time of the 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Constitution of India pertaining to Panchayats and Negarpalikas? P.V. Narsimha Rao
10 The provision regarding Panchayats and Municipalities was made in the Indian Constitution in – 1993
11 When was the third tier added to the Indian Federal System? 1992
12 National Panchayati Raj Day in India is celebrated on? 24 April
13 In which Article, the provision on the reservation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes to Panchayat has been given? Article 243D
14 Which amendment to the Indian Constitution, provides Constitutional status to the ‘Panchayati Raj System’? 73rd Amendment
15 Under which Constitutional Amendment, 30% of seats in the village panchayats have been reserved for women in India? 73rd Amendment
16 The legislative origins of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act can be traced back to which Constitutional Amendment Bill? 64th Constitutional Amendment Bill
17 Reservation of seats in Panchayat elections for Scheduled Castes shall not apply to the State of – Arunachal Pradesh
18 Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in – Democratic decentralization
19 ‘Gram Sabha’ means –
Persons registered in electoral rolls related to a Panchayat area at the village level
20 What is the minimum population below, which at the intermediate level the Panchayats are not constituted as per provisions of the Indian Constitution (73rd Amendment Act)? 20 Lakh
21 Which Article of the Indian Constitution directs the state Government to organize village Panchayats? Article 40
22 What is the main purpose of Panchayati Raj?
To enable people to participate in developmental administration
23 For successful functioning, Panchayati Raj needs the full cooperation of – Local Public
24 Name the Committee which was set up by the NDC in 1957 for the reorganization of CDP and NES, which suggested a three-tier system of rural local government? Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
25 Who is considered the “Architect of Panchayati Raj” in India? B.R. Mehta
26 The Panchayati Raj System was first started in India in the State of Rajasthan and – Andhra Pradesh
27 Panchayati Raj was first introduced in October 1959 in wich state? Rajasthan
28 Which model was recommended by the Ashok Mehta Committee for the Panchayati Raj System? Two-tier
29 Which Committee/Commission recommended the creation of Nyaya Panchayats? Ashok Mehta Committee
30 Which Committee recommended giving Constitutional status to Panchayati Raj? L.M. Singhvi Committee
31 The first State to Implement the 73rd Constitutional Amendment was – Madhya Pradesh
32 The reservation of seats for women in Panchayats has been provided by an amendment to the Constitution of India. That amendment is – 73rd Amendment of 1992
33 Which Article gives the list of 29 functions to be performed by the Panchayati Raj Institutions? Article 243(G)
34 The number of seats reserved for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions in U.P. is – One-third of the total seats
35 What is the system of governance in the Panchayati Raj setup?
The three-tier structure of local self-government at the village, block, and district levels
36 The Three-tier system of Panchayati Raj consists of – Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad
37 Which part of our Constitution envisages a three-tier system of Panchayats? Part X
38 A Panchayat Samiti at the block level in India is only an – Administrative Authority
39 If the President of Zilla Panchayat is suspended, what will be happened? The members will elect a President temporarily
40 The territory of a Kshetra Panchayat (Panchayat at the intermediate level) is determined by – State Government
41 According to Constitutional Provisions, the decision to hold Panchayat elections is taken by – State Government
42 A person can contest the Panchayat election if he has attained the age of – 21 years
43 A college student desires to get elected to the Municipal Council of his city. The validity of his nomination would depend on the important condition, among others, that – His name figures in the voter’s list
44 What is not the power of Panchayati Raj Institutions in India? Judicial Review
45 Under which Article of the Indian Constitution the State Finance Commission is established – Article 243 (I)
46 Which authority recommend to the Governor the principles of determination of taxes and fees that may be appropriated by the Panchayats of that state? State Finance Commission
47 Which Constitutional Amendment Act accorded Constitutional Status to the Municipalities? The Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, 1992
48 The tenure of a Mayor is of – 5 year
49 Under which Article of the Indian Constitution is the District Planning Committee constituted? Article 243 ZD
50 A person shall not be disqualified for being chosen as a member of a municipality – At the age of 21 years
51 According to Article 243(ZJ) of the Indian Constitution, the maximum number of directors of a cooperative society can be – 21
52 Which part of the Constitution is related to Municipality? Part IX A
53 How many elected and ex-Officio members are there in the District Planning Committee? 20 and 5
54 If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to be held within – 6 months
55 If there is a dispute between the Panchayat and the Cantonment Board, who will decide finally?
State Government, subject to the approval of Central Government
56 In which group of the States, PESA [Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act], 1996 is not enforceable? Assam-Meghalaya-Tamil Nadu
57 At the national level, which ministry is the nodal agency to ensure effective implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006? Ministry of Tribal Affairs
58 Who is the competent authority to notify the territorial region of a municipality in the State? Governor of the State concerned
59 Who notifies the alteration in limits of Block and Zila Panchayat? Governor
60 The election was held on 20 January 2014 for a Gram Panchayat. Its first meeting was called on 10 February 2014. Thereafter Gram Panchayat was dissolved on 20th February, 2016. The election was held on 15th May 2016 for New Gram Panchayat and, its first meeting was called on 25th May 2016. What shall be the tenure of the newly constituted Gram Panchayat? 10th February, 2019
61 The members of the Panchayat Samiti are elected by – The people
62 In which Article provision for superintendence, direction, and control to the conduct of all elections to the Municipalities in Chhattisgarh? Article 243 (keâ)
63 Who are eligible to benefit from the ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act’? Adult members of any household
64 Who is a land record officer? Patwari