Prelims Polity 507

With reference to the urban local bodies, consider the following statements:
1. A nagar panchayat is established for an area in transition from a rural area to an urban area.
2. A cantonment board works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
2 only
C.
Both 1 and 2
D.
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
The 74th amendment act provides for the constitution of the following three types of municipalities in every state:
A nagar panchayat for a transitional area, that is, an area in transition from a rural area to an urban area. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
A municipal council for a smaller urban area.
A municipal corporation for a larger urban area.
A cantonment board is established for municipal administration for civilian population in the cantonment area. It is set up under the provisions of the Cantonments Act of 2006 legislation enacted by the Central government. It works under the administrative control of the defence ministry of the Central government. Hence, statement 2 is also correct.