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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science - Social and Political Life Chapter-5

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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Chapter 5 - Panchayati Raj - Free PDF Download

In most Indian villages, an independent authority manages the working of the town and has the power of decision-making. The panchayat raj has been running for ages and follows age-old customs. Our subject experts have complete knowledge about this age-old system and design the Panchayati Raj Class 6 notes. These notes of functions of Gram Panchayat Class 6 cover topics like what happens when the representatives are elected by the people, what and how discussions are made, etc. By going through  NCERT Solution Chapter 5 of Class 6 describes the Gram Sabha, students can learn and revise these topics.


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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1: What are the Critical Functions of Gram Sabha?

Answer: Gram Sabha is a vital body that takes the majority of the village decisions.  It is also responsible for the identification or selecting of persons under the poverty alleviation. Some of the critical functions of Gram Sabha are:

  • To implement the development decisions and schemes by the panchayat and the state government.

  • To identify beneficiaries who are eligible for the respective program or scheme. In case, if the gram sabha fails to do so, the gram panchayat will conduct the job.

  • To work and promote unity in the town and village among the people

  • To keep an eye on other essential matters bringing to the notice of the gram sabha

2: What is the Role of Sarpanch in Gram Sabha?

Answer: Sarpanch is the head and essential member of the gram sabha. He/she is responsible-

  • To take vital steps in ensuring more extensive participation of people

  • Sarpanch is accountable to take all measures that can keep harmony among the people and society

  • Should be unbiased when it comes to taking a decision

  • Should preside over the gram sabha and take essential decisions

  • Is responsible for answering the raised question by the gram sabha by the members.

3: What Powers are Given to Gram Sabha Under PESA Act?

Answer: Under 'The Provisions of the Panchayats' 1996 Act, there are certain powers given to the Gram Sabha. These include-

  • Safeguarding and preserving the traditions of the village people and their culture.

  • Approving of plans, programs, and projects for social and economic development before implemented by the panchayat at the village level.

  • Right to be consulted before the land acquisition or re-settling of the persons affected by such plans.

  • Complete right to manage minor water bodies in the scheduled areas.

  • Recommending grant of prospecting license or mining lease for minor minerals.

  • Power to control and execute local plans

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