Article 243: Definitions

  • In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—
    • (a) “district” means a district in a State;
    • (b) “Gram Sabha” means a body consisting of persons registered in the electoral rolls relating to a village comprised within the area of Panchayat at the village level;
    • (c) “intermediate level” means a level between the village and district levels specified by the Governor of a State by public notification to be the intermediate level for the purposes of this Part;
    • (d) “Panchayat” means an institution (by whatever name called) of self-government constituted under article 243B, for the rural areas;
    • (e) “Panchayat area” means the territorial area of a Panchayat;
    • (f) “Population” means the population as ascertained at the last preceding census of which the relevant figures have been published;
    • (g) “village” means a village specified by the Governor by public notification to be a village for the purposes of this Part and includes a group of villages so specified.

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