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Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) is a system of _____ in India.
1. Central Government
2. Rural local self - government
3. Administrative
4. Taxation

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Rural local self - government

The correct answer is Rural local self-government.

  • Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) is a system of rural local self-government in India.
  • The Panchayati Raj now functions as a system of governance in which gram panchayats are the basic units of local administration.
  • The system has three levels: Gram Panchayat (village level), Mandal Parishad or Block Samiti or Panchayat Samiti (block level), and Zila Parishad (district level).

  • The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 mandates 33.3% reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions across the country.
  • Article 15 (3) to the Constitution of India empowers the State to make special provisions for women.
  • Article 243D provides that one-third of the total number of seats and offices of the Chairpersons in Panchayati Raj Institutions at each level shall be reserved for women to be allotted by rotation to different constituencies in a Panchayat. 

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