Consider the following statements about Gram Sabha:

  1. Gram Sabha is a constitutional body
  2. It is constituted for the fixed term of five years

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Second statement is incorrect because Gram Sabha is the only permanent unit in Panchayati Raj system and is not constituted for a particular period. The Gram Sabha enables each and every voter of the village to participate in decision making at the local level. Gram Sabha can alter the impact made by government schemes and programmes at local level.

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