Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Access to discretionary grants for panchayats is mostly dependent on political and bureaucratic connections.
2.Chargesheet can be revealed under the Right to Information Act.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. Panchayats have three main sources of funds — their own sources of revenue, grants in aid, and discretionary or scheme-based funds. Out of these, access to discretionary grants for panchayats is mostly dependent on political and bureaucratic connections.

Statement 2 is incorrect. As per the SC ruling, chargesheet cannot be revealed under Right to Information Act because it is not a public document.

Source: The Times of India