A) Reservation of one-third of seats for women in Panchayats
B) Devolution of powers to Panchayats to prepare plans for economic development and social justice
C) Minimum age to contest elections to Panchayats to be 21 years instead of the 25 for Parliament and State Legislatures
D) Constitution of a State Finance Commission every 5 years
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] According to 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act Not less than one-third of total number of seats to be filled by direct election in every Panchayat shall be reserved for women and such seats may be allotted by rotation to different constituencies in a Panchayat. Subject to Constitution provisions, Panchayats may be endowed with the preparation of plans for economic development and social justice. Minimum age of contesting Panchayat elections to be 21 years instead of 25 years for State Legislatures and Parliament. Finance commission to be set up to review the financial position of Panchayats every 5 years. Hence, Statement [b] is not a compulsory provision to be followed by State Government under 73rd Amendment Act.
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