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1st state to establish Panchyati Raj

Rajasthan followed by Andhra Pradesh


Recommendation of which committee brought about the panchayati raj system

Balwant Rai Mehta committee

*EXTRA - It came into force with effect from April 24, 1993. It has a 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all States having population of over 20 lakh.


Panchayati Raj Act, 1992 - which Constitutional amendment and under which prime minister

73rd constitutional amendment act and under Congress Govt PM PV Narasimha Rao


73rd amendment act added what to the constitution?

Part IX - The panchayats - 243 to 243O and 11th Schedule under 243G


73rd amendment act gives shape to which article?

Art 40 - DPSP - to organise village panchayats


duration of a panchayat

5 years
if dissolved earlier - fresh elections within 6 months of dissolution and
term - remainder period of the dissolved panchayat unless it is 6 months, then not necessary to hold any elections


disqualification for member of panchayat cannot be done on grounds

that a person is less than 25years if the person attained 21 years


Provisions of the Part IX of constitution are not applicable to which schedule areas

fifth schedule areas


Parliament made "extension act" also known as _____

Panchayats (Extensions to the scheduled areas) act PESA Act, 1996 for extending provisions of the Part IX to areas under the fifth schedule


The system of urban local govt was constitutionalised through

74th constitutional amendment act of 1992


Father of Local Self govt in India

Lord Ripon


The council of the municipal corporation is headed by?

The mayor


Authorities of the municipal corporation

council, standing committee, commissioner


Authorities of the municipality

council, standing committee, chief executive officer


How is the head of the council of municipality different from municipal corporation

Council of municipal corporation is headed by the Mayor. He's an ornamental figure and main function is to preside over the council meetings

Council of the Municipality is headed by the President/Chairman. He has a significant role in the administration, presides over the council meetings and has executive powers.


how is Cantonment board different from the other 4 urban local bodies in terms of creation and administration

unlike the other 4 urban local bodies which are created and administered by the state govt, Cantonment board is created and administered by the central govt


The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by ______ an belongs to ____ cadre