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How many times elections have been held for Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan till 2015?
1. 5 times
2. 8 times
3. 9 times
4. 10 times

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 10 times

The correct answer is 10 times.

  • The State Election Commission is the Constitutional body responsible for conducting and supervising elections to the local bodies in the State.
  • The State Election Commission of Rajasthan was constituted in July 1994 under Article 243K of the Constitution of India. 
  • Elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions are being held in Rajasthan since 1960.
  • The first election was conducted in 1960 by the Panchayat Department.
  • The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th elections in the years 1965, 1978, 1981 and 1988 were conducted by the Election Department.
  • The 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th general elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions were conducted by the State Election Commission of Rajasthan in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.
  • The 10th general elections have been conducted by the State Election Commission of Rajasthan in January and February 2015.
  • Rajasthan has a three-tier system of Panchayati Raj with 33 Zila Parishads, 295 Panchayat Samities and 9900 Gram Panchayats.

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