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Correct Option is Ashok Mehta Committee

There were a number of committees appointed by the government of India to study the implementation of self-government at the rural level and also to recommend steps in achieving this goal. Ashok Mehta Committee(1977) a committee on Panchayati raj institutions 1. The three-tier system of Panchayati raj should be replaced by the two-tier the system, that is, Zila Parishad at the district level, and below it, the Mandal panchayat consisting of a group of villages. 2. A district should be the first point for decentralization under supervision below the state level. 3. The Panchayati raj institutions should have compulsory powers of taxation to mobilize their own financial resources. 4. There should be an official participation of political parties at all levels of the panchayat election. Hence Option (a) is correct. 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1992 The act added part IX to the constitution, “The Panchayats” and also added the eleventh schedule which consists of the 29 functional items of panchayats. Part IX of the constitution contains Article 243 to Article 243 O.

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