The Story of Indian Democracy

The Story of Indian Democracy

Question

What is meant by Panchayat?

Answer

The system of taking collective decision through panch (a group of five persons) is known as panchayat. It is largely self-governing institution. After the recommendation of Balwant Rai Mehta Commitee, the formation of three-tier Panchayati Raj institution was stated in all the states of India passed by Panchayati Acts by 1959. All the seats in a panchayat are filled by persons chosen by direct election in the panchayat area.

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