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State/ Union Territory wise status of provision for direct/indirect elections of Chairpersons of Panchayats


 

Sl. No.

Name of State/ Union Territory

Village Panchayat

Intermediate Panchayat

District Panchayat

1

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

4

ASSAM

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

5

BIHAR

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

6

CHHATTISGARH

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

7

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

8

DAMAN & DIU

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

9

GOA

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

10

GUJARAT

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

11

HARYANA

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

12

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

13

UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU & KASHMIR

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

14

JHARKHAND

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

15

KARNATAKA

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

16

KERALA

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

17

LAKSHADWEEP

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

18

MADHYA PRADESH

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

19

MAHARASHTRA

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

20

MANIPUR

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

21

ODISHA

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

22

PUDUCHERRY

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

23

PUNJAB

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

24

RAJASTHAN

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

25

SIKKIM

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

26

TAMIL NADU

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

27

TELANGANA

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

28

TRIPURA

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

29

UTTARAKHAND

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

30

UTTAR PRADESH

Direct

Indirect

Indirect

31

WEST BENGAL

Indirect

Indirect

Indirect

 

  • As per Article 243-C(5)(a)  of the Constitution, Village Panchayat Chairpersons may be  elected directly or indirectly as the Legislature of the State may, by law, provide;
  • As per Article 243-C(5)(b) of the Constitution, Chairpersons of Intermediate and  District Panchayats shall be elected indirectly.
  • Except for 8 States/Union Territory, the Chairperson of Village Panchayat is directly elected