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Five Members of the Gram Panchayat

Members of the Panchayat

The five members of the Panchayat are
  1. Nominated by the state governor
  2. Recruited by the district collector
  3. Elected by the local people
  4. All of the above
Answer: Elected by the local people

A gram panchayat is the cornerstone of a local self-government organisation in India of the Panchayati Raj system at the village or small-town level and has a sarpanch as its elected head.

The failed attempts to deal with local matters at the national level caused, in 1992, the reintroduction of panchayats for their previously used purpose as an organisation for local self-governance. There are about 250,000-gram panchayats in India.

Gram Panchayat is the executive five members elected by members of Gram Sabha to work for the village development. 

How many members in gram panchayat?

Five Panchyat members

The Five Members of the Panchayat are:
  1. Sarpanch
  2. Upsarpanch
  3. Three Panch

All the five members are elected by the Gram Sabha Members.Together the Sarpanch and three Panchs form a Gram Panchayat. A Gram Panchayat is elected for five years.

The Gram Panchayat has a Secretary who is appointed by the government. The Secretary is responsible for calling the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat and keeping a record of the proceedings.


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