Q. Consider the following statements 1. Not less than one-third of the total number of seats reserved for women belonging to the Scheduled Castes. 2. Not less than one-third of the total number of seats to be filled by direct election shall be reserved for women. 3. Such seats may be alloted by rotation to different constituencies in the Gram Panchayat Samiti area. 4. One seat shall be reserved for Backward Classes. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

1. Seats shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Backward Classes. 2. Not less than one-third of the total number of seats shall be reserved for women belonging to the Scheduled class. 3. Not less than one-third (including the number of seats reserved for women belonging to Scheduled Castes) of the total number of seats, to be filled by direct election in every Panchayat Samiti, shall be reserved for women. 4. One seat shall be reserved for Backward Classes in Panchayat Samiti in which the population of Backward Classes is not less than 20% of the total population of that area.

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