In Karnataka, there must be one gram panchayat seat for every 400 people. The 73rd amendment guarantees reservation if seats for lower caste and women in every gram panchayat.
In Karnataka, the number of seats reserved for SCs in a GP is proportional to the share of SC population in that GP. the number of seats reserved for STs in a GP is proportional to the share of ST population in that GP. The Karnataka Panchayati Raj Act mandates that 1/3rd of the seats in every GP should be reserved for Backward Classes. Additionally, not less than 1/3rd of the seats in every category are reserved for women.
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