The study was undertaken within the Satna and Rewa districts of Madhya Pradesh. the planning one-shot-case study under the ex-post-facto approach was used for this research study. The districts and therefore the tahsils both were selected randomly. Two blocks from each district and 6 grama panchayat with 8 members from each block selected randomly. Thus a complete of 192-gram panchayat members from 24 villages were selected for the study. Data was collected by personally interviewing the respondents with the assistance of a specially designed and pretested schedule. Statistical methods like mean, variance , coefficient of correlation, multiple regressions were used for the analysis of knowledge . it had been concluded that the bulk of gram panchayat members had a medium role perception of the functioning of Grampanchayat. it had been found that the majority of the gram panchayat members had a medium perception of their role within the administration, agricultural functions, health care functions, administrative functions, welfare functions, public work functions defense and vigilance functions, and other functions. While educational and cultural functions perceived is within the high category. it's observed that the independent variables viz., age, caste, landholding, annual income, socio-economic status, Social participation, achievement motivation, mass media exposure, cosmopoliteness, linkage with development agencies, and knowledge were positively and significantly related with role perception. multiple correlation analysis the role perception of gram Panchayat members was found significantly related with age, annual income, and linkage with development agencies
Keywords: GP, Members, Role perception, Panchayat Raj, tribal area, Kymore plateau zone.