6. Strength of Panchayats

  1. The total number of seats in a village panchayat, a block panchayat and a district panchayat to be filled by direct election shall be notified by the Government in accordance with the scale specified in sub-section (3) with reference to the population of the territorial area of the panchayat concerned.
  2. The Government may after publication of the relevant figures of each census by notification alter the total number of seats in a Panchayat notified under sub-section (1) subject to the scale specified in sub-section (3).
  3. *The number of seats to be notified under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (2) shall not; -
    1. in the case of Village Panchayat, be less than twelve or more than twenty-two;
    2. in the case of a Block Panchayat, be less than twelve or more than twenty two;
    3. in the case of a District Panchayat, be less than sixteen or more than thirty two;

    Provided that the ratio between the Population of the Territorial area of a Panchayat any level and the number of seats in such Panchayat to be filled by election shall, so far as practicable, be the same throughout the State.]

  1. The procedure for fixing the strength of a Panchayat shall be such as may be prescribed.

*Substituted by Second Amendment Act 5 of 2005