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Q.1. Fill in the blanks.
(i) The Gram Sabha prevents the Panchayat from misusing the village money.
(ii) The secretary of the Gram Panchayat is not an elected person but is appointed by the Government.
(iii) ‘BPL’ stands for Below Poverty Line.
(iv) The work of Gram Panchayat has to be approved by the Gram Sabha.
(v) The Panchayat Raj System is the first level of democratic government.
(vi) Every village Panchayat is divided into wards.
(vii) There is a link between Gram Panchayat and Gram Sabha.
(viii) Gram Sabha keeps control on Gram Panchayat.
(ix) Sarpanch is the President of the Gram Panchayat.
(x) The Panchayat Samiti has many Gram Panchayats under it.
(xi) The Panchayat President or the Sarpanch presides the meeting of the Gram Sabha.
Q.2. Who is responsible for calling the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat and keeping a record of the proceedings?
The Secretary is responsible for calling the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat and keeping a record of the proceedings.
Q.3. Why Tijia was looking for some permanent solution to the problem of water shortages?
Tijia was looking for some permanent solution to the problem of water shortages because groundwater levels seem to be going down every year.
Q.4. Write the different types of committees formed by Gram Sabha.
Gram Sabha form committees like construction and development committees.
Q.5. What is Nirmal Gram Puraskar?
Nirmal Gram Puraskar is awarded to panch/panchs for their excellent work in panchayat.
Q.6. What do you understand by Panchayati Raj System?
The Panchayati Raj System is a process through which people participate in their own government.
Q.7. Why the Panchs and the Gram Panchayat are answerable to the Gram Sabha?
The Panchs and the Gram Panchayat are answerable to the Gram Sabha because it is the members of the Gram Sabha who elected them.
Q.8. Which is the third level of Panchayati Raj System?
The Zila Panchayat or District Council or Zila Parishad or District Panchayat, is the third tier of the Panchayati Raj system.
Q.9. Who suggested watershed development programme?
Anwar suggested watershed development programme.
Q.10. What was the next item on the agenda for the Gram Sabha?
The next item on the agenda for the Gram Sabha was the finalization of the list of people below the poverty line (BPL).
(i) The secretary of the Gram Panchayat is responsible for keeping a record of the Gram Panchayat and the Gram Sabha. True
(ii) Panchayati Raj system is third level of a democratic government. False
(iii) The Panchs and the Gram Panchayat are answerable to the Gram Sabha. True
(iv) The members of Gram Sabha must be of 18years or above. True
(v) The people of Hardas Village were facing the problem of electricity. False
(vi) Gram Panchayat is elected for 3 years. False
(vii) The people of Hardas Village suggested watershed development programme for the permanent solution of the water shortage. True
(viii) The Secretary of the Gram Panchayat and Gram Sabha is an elected person. False
(ix) Gram Panchayat collects local taxes. True
(x) Gram Sabha finalizes and approves the list of the people below the poverty line in rural areas. True