14 Feb 2022

Local Self Government Notes

Samacheer Kalvi Class 9 Local Self Government Notes:

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I. Choose the correct answer.

1. Which committee was appointed by the planning commission in 1985?
(a) Balwant Rai Mehta (b) Ashok Mehta  (c) G V K Rao  (d) L M Singhvi

2. The Uthiramerur stone inscription shows evidence of prevalent local self-government during the period in Tamil Nadu.
(a) Chola  (b) Chera  (c) Pandiya   (d) Pallava

3. The 73rd and 74th constitutional Amendment Acts, were enacted during the year in ____
(a) 1992   (b) 1995   (c) 1997   (d) 1990

4. _____  act as the inspector of Village Panchayat.
(a) Commissioner   (b) District Collector   (c) Councilors   (d) Mayor

II. Fill in the blanks.

1. _____ is known as the “Father of Local Governments”.

2. Restoration of has ____ become an article of faith during our freedom struggle.

3. ____ was the name of the secret ballot method exercised to elect members to the village councils during the Chola period.

4. Local Government which is functioning in the Villages are called ____

5. ____ will look after the administration of the Town Panchayat.


  1. LordRipon
  2. panchayats
  3. Kuda Olai Murai
  4. Village Panchayats
  5. Executive Officer

III. Match the following:

1. Zilla Parishad – (a.)  Villages
2. Gram Sabhas – (b.)  Mayor
3. Ward Committees – (c.)  Chairman
4. Panchayat Union – (d.)District Collector
5. Corporation – (e.) Municipalities

1. (d)
2. (a)
3. (e)
4. (c)
5. (b)

IV. Find out the correct statement

1. (i) Panchayat Union is formed by a grouping of Districts.
(ii) District Panchayat is constituted in each village.
(iii) The Municipal Commissioner will be a person from the Indian Administration Service (IAS).
(iv) In Village Panchayat the President and ward members are nominated by the people.
(iii) is correct.

V. Answer in brief.

1. Name the taxes levied by the Village Panchayat.
The village panchayats levy the following taxes Property tax, Professional tax, House tax, Taxes on connecting drinking water, Land tax, and Taxes levied on shops.

2. List out the salient features of Tamil Nadu Panchayat Raj Apt 1994.
The salient features of the new Act are as follows:

  1. A three-tier system
  2. Gram Sabha
  3. Establishment of Election Commission
  4. Constitution of Finance Commission
  5. Reservation of seats for SC/ST’s proportionate to their population One-third reservation of seats for women and,
  6. Constitution of District Planning Committees.

3. Mention the important functions of the Village Panchayat.
Important functions of the Village Panchayat are

  1. Supply of drinking water
  2. Maintenance of street lights
  3. Maintenance of Road
  4. Maintenance of village libraries
  5. Maintenance of small bridges
  6. Maintenance of drainage
  7. Maintenance of burial grounds

4. Which are the voluntary functions of the local governments?
According to the Tamil Nadu, Local Government Act passed in 1994, the following functions to be performed as voluntary functions by the local governments.

  • Maintenance of street lights in the villages
  • Maintenance of markets and fairs
  • Implantation of trees
  • Maintenance of playgrounds
  • Maintenance of parking vehicles, slaughterhouses, and cattle sheds
  • Control over places of exhibition.

5. Who is the head of the District Panchayat?
One district Panchayat is constituted for every 50,000 people and the ward members are directly elected by the people. The Chairman is elected from one among its members and their term is 5 years.

6. Name the Urban local governments.
Urban Local Government

  • Town Panchayat
  • Municipality
  • Corporation.

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