Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page0083

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(xxiv) 'member' means the member of a Panchayat at any level;

(xxv) 'Panchayat' means a Village Panchayat, a Block Panchayat or a District Panchayat;

(xxvi) 'Panchayat area' means the area within the territorial jurisdiction of a Panchayat;

(xxvii) 'political party' means a political party registered under Section 29 A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (Central Act 43 of 1951);

(xxviii) 'polling stations' means any place appointed for holding election to a Panchayat;

(xxix) 'population' means the population assessed at the last census the relevant details of which have been officially published;

(xxx) 'prescribed' means prescribed by the rules made under this Act;

(xxxi) 'President' or 'Vice-President' means the President or the Vice-President of a Village Panchayat or Block Panchayat or District Panchayat as the case may be;

(xxxii) 'private market' means any market other than a Public Market; 9 (xxxiii) 'public market' means any market owned, constructed, repaired or maintained by a Village Panchayat;

(xxxiv) 'public holiday' means any day which is declared as a holiday by the Government;

(xxxv) 'public road' means any street, road, square, Court, alley, passage, carttract, footpath or riding path, over which the public have right of way, whether a thoroughfare or not, and includes,

 (a) the road-way over any public bridge or causeway; (b) the foot-way attached to any such road, public bridge or causeway; and

 (c) the drains attached to any such road, public bridge or causeway, and the land whether covered or not by any pavement, verandah or other structure which lies on either side of the roadway upto the boundaries of the adjacent property whether the property is private property or property belonging to the State or Central Government; 10 190 (xxxvi) 'qualifying date' in relation to the preparation or revision of every electoral roll means the 1st day of January of the year in which it is so prepared or revised;

(xxxvii) 'residence' or to 'reside', a person is deemed to have his 'residence' or to 'reside' in any house if he sometimes uses any portion thereof as a sleeping apartment as of right and a person is not deemed to cease to reside in any such house or portion thereof merely because he is absent from it or has elsewhere another dwelling in which he resides if he is at liberty to return to such house at any time and has not abandoned his intention of returning;

(xxxviii) 'returned candidate' means a candidate whose name has been published under Section 83; oiga sababu nne 26 w nog en (xxxix) 'Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes' shall have the same meaning as in the Constitution of India;