Question: Who calls the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat?
Answer: It is the Secretary who calls the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat.
Question: What problems do the women of Hardas village face?
Answer: The women of Hardas village have to go to the Suru river which is 3 km away to fetch water.
Question: Why is Tijia in favour of some permanent solution to the problem of water shortages?
Answer: Because groundwater levels seem to be going down every year.
Question: What does Anwar suggest?
Answer: Anwar suggests for watershed development programme.
Question: What was the next agenda for the Gram Sabha?
Answer: The finalisation of the list of people below the poverty line (BPL).
Question: Why is the Nirmal Gram Puruskar awarded and to whom?
Answer: The Nirmal Gram Puruskar is awarded to the village Panch / Panchs for the excellent work done by him / them in the Panchayat.
Question: What is Panchayati Raj System?
Answer: Panchayati Raj System is a process through which people participate in their own government.
Question: Why are the Panchs and the Gram Panchayat answerable to Gram Sabha?
Answer: Because the members of the Gram Sabha elect them.
Question: What do you understand by the local self-government?
Answer: Local self-government lies at bottom of the administrative level and functions at the grassroots level. It is government formed by the people of a locality.
Question: Name the rural and urban local self-governmening bodies.
- Rural: Gram panchayat, block smiti and Zila parishad
- Urban: Municipal corporation, Municipal council, city council
Question: What is the gram sabha?
- The gram subha is the assembly of the village
- It consists of all members above age of 18 years in village
- It discusses problems and important issues that concern the village. It participates directly in the decision – making process related to the development of the village
Question: Who elects the sarpanch?
Answer: The sarpanch is elected by the members of gram panchayat for term of 5 years. In certain states, the sarpanch may be elected directly by the villagers.
Question: Who over the meeting of panchayat?
Answer: The sarpanch presides over the meeting of the gram panchayat as well as those of the gram sabha.