DMPQ- Mention the structure of Panchayat Samiti.

The Panchayat Samiti generally consists of-

  • About twenty members elected by and from the Panches of all the Panchayats falling in the block area;
  • Two women members and one member each from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to be co- opted, provided they do not get adequate representation otherwise;
  • Two local persons possessing experience of public life and administration, which may be beneficial for the rural development;
  • Representatives of the Co-operatives working within the jurisdiction of the block;
  • one representative elected by and from the members of each small municipality lying within the geographical limits of a block;
  • the members of the State and Union legislatures representing the area are to be taken as associate members.

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