Panchayati raj – CBSE Notes for Class 6 Social

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Facts that Matter:

• The Gram Sabha is a meeting where people directly participate and seek answers from their elected representatives.
• Every village Panchayat is divided into wards, i.e. smaller areas.
• Each ward elects a representative who is known as the ward Member or Panch.
• The Gram Sabha members elect a Sarpanch who is the Panchayat President.
• The Ward Panchs and the Sarpanch together form the Gram Panchayat.
• The term of Gram Panchayat is five years.
• The Gram Panchayat and the Gram Sabha have one common secretary. The secretary is appointed by the government.
• It is the secretary who calls the meeting of the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat.
• One of the main functions of the Gram Sabha is to prevent the Gram Panchayat from doing wrong things.
• The Gram Panchayat is responsible for the implementation of the developmental programmes for the villages that come under its jurisdiction.
• The Panchayati Raj System is a process through which people participate in their own government.
• The Panchayati Raj System is the first tier or level of democratic government. It extends to two other levels— Block level (Janpad Panchayat or the Panchayat Samiti), District Panchayat (Zila Parishad).

Words that Matter:

• Gram Panchayat: It is the primary unit of governance in the Panchayati Raj System. It
consists of a Panchayat President and its members elected by the people through a general election. .
• Gram Sabha: Gram Sabha is a meeting where people directly participate and seek answers from their elected representatives.
• Sarpanch: He is the Panchayat President.
• Panchayati Raj System: It is a process through which people participate in their own government.