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    Panchayati Raj System in India

    The passage of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 (or simply the Panchayati Raj Act) marks a new era in the federal democratic set up of the country. It was based on the recommendation of Balwant Rai Mehta committee. It came into force with effect from April 24, 1993. It has a 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all States having population of over 20 lakh.

    The Act aims to provide a three-tier system of Panchayati Raj, which consists of:

    (a) Village-level Panchayats

    (b) Block-level Panchayats

    (c) District-level Panchayats