Which State Has Become First to Fix Minimum Educational Qualification for Panchayat Polls? - Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

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Which state has become first to fix minimum educational qualifications for panchayat polls?

Options

  • Kerala

  • Gujarat

  • Rajasthan

  • Karnataka

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Solution

Rajasthan

Explanation:

Rajasthan became the first state in the country to fix a  minimum educational qualification for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions. The  Assembly passed the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj  (amendment) Bill, 2015, which makes Class VIII pass mandatory for the post of sarpanch - except in tribal reserved areas, where the minimum qualification is  Class V - and Class X for Zila Parishad or Panchayat  Samiti elections.

Concept: Static General Knowledge (Entrance Exam)
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