IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 27

In the three tier Panchayati Raj System:
1. Gram Sabha is a permanent unit
2. Gram Sabha is lowest tier
3. Panchayat Samiti is the "administrative authority' at the block level
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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[C] Only 1 & 3
In the Panchayat Raj System Gram Sabha is the only permanent unit. Duration of Panchayat i. e. Mukhiyas and other members of Panchayat continue for 5 years only from the date appointed for the first meeting, but the villagers do not change. The three tier Panchayat Institutions consist of a Gram Panchayat at the lowest level, Panchayat samiti at the Block level and Zila Parishad of the District level. Gram Sabha is not a tier.