Gram panchayat

Gram Panchayat (transl.'Village council') is a basic village-governing institute in Indian villages. It is a democratic structure at the grass-roots level in India. It is a political institute, acting as cabinet of the village. The Gram Sabha work as the general body of the Gram Panchayat. The members of the Gram Panchayat are elected by the Gram Sabha.[3]

Polity type
  • Local governmentLocal government institute
Part ofPanchayat Raj system[1][2]
Legislative branch

There are about 250,000+ Gram Panchayats in India.[4][5]

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