|Consider the following statements:|
|(i) Lord Ripon's decentralization scheme of 1870 was a significant step in the direction of local self-Government|
|(ii) In 1882, Lord Ripon declared that local provision, health, sanitation and education would be devoted to local Government.|
|(iii) Lord Ripon, is called as the Father of Local Self Government Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) i and ii only
B) ii and iii only
C) iii only
D) i, ii and iii
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Lord Mayo's decentralization scheme of 1870 was a significant step in the direction of local self-Government. In 1871, Municipal Acts were passed in different provinces. In 1870, Mayo declared that local provision, health, sanitation and education would be devoted to local Government. In 1882, Lord Ripon, who is called the Father of Local Self-Government made certain changes: (i) establishment of local board throughout the country; (ii) the smallest administrative i.e., the subdivision, the Taluk or Tahsil was ordinarily to form the maximum area to be placed under a local board; (iii) the local boards, both urban and rural will have a large preponderance with non-official members; (iv) the non-official members to hold office for 2 years after election or appointment; (v) in no case the official members to be more than 1/3rd of the whole; (vi) non-official persons were to act as the chairman of the local boards.
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