Consider the following statements:

  1. The minimum age for contesting elections to panchayats is 21 years
  2. One third seats are reserved for women in panchayats at all three levels

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements. Reservation of one-third seats (both members and chairpersons) for women in panchayats at all the three levels is a mandatory provision.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module