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73rd Amendment does not apply to the states of :

1. Nagaland

2. Mizoram

3. Jammu and Kashmir

4. Meghalaya

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

1. 1 and 2
2. 1, 2 and 4
3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
4. 2 and 3

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 1, 2, 3 and 4

The correct answer is 1, 2, 3 and 4.

  •  The 73rd Amendment Act is not applicable in-
    • Jammu and Kashmir and
    • Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland
  • The Provisions of the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA) was enacted on 24th December 1996.
  • It is applicable to the nine States which have Scheduled Areas under the Vth Schedule: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Rajasthan.
  • All these States except Jharkhand have enacted State Legislations to give effect to the provisions of PESA, as required by the Central Act.

  • 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act-
    • The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act was passed in 1992 and it came into effect on 24 April 1993
    • Due to this region, 24th April is celebrated as Panchayati Raj Day nationwide every year.
    • The Act added a new chapter into the Constitution called ‘Part IX: The Panchayats’.
    • This Act added a new Schedule in the constitution that is Schedule 11th and in this schedule 29 subjects were exclusively allocated to PRIs.
    • This act inserted Article 243 to Article 243O in Part IX of the constitution.

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