Govt amends J&Ok Panchayati Raj Act: Here is what adjustments

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Govt amends J&Ok Panchayati Raj Act: Here is what adjustments

The federal government on Saturday amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act to offer for establishing of District Improvement Councils in every district which may have instantly elected members. This may mark the implementation of your entire 73rd Modification Act within the union territory. In line with an official spokesman, the District Improvement Councils (DDCs) of every district may have 14 constituencies after their delimitation by the respective deputy commissioners. 

“The federal government at this time (Saturday) amended J&Ok Panchayati Raj Guidelines, 1996, to offer for institution of elected District Improvement Councils in Jammu and Kashmir. The transfer to have elected third tier of Panchayati Raj establishment marks the implementation of your entire 73rd Modification Act in J&Ok,” the spokesman stated.

J&Ok Panchayati Raj Act amended: Here is what you need to know

The District Improvement Councils (DDCs) will comprise members instantly elected from 14 territorial constituencies of the district in addition to the members of the Legislative Meeting and the chairperson of all Block Improvement Councils of the district.

As per the amendments, seats for SCs, STs and ladies have been reserved which shall be crammed by direct election to the District Improvement Councils. 

The Extra District Improvement Commissioner shall be the chief govt officer of the DDC. 

In line with a statutory order issued by the UT authorities, the Deputy Commissioner of a district shall divide the DDC space into 14 single member territorial constituencies offered that the ratio between inhabitants of the territorial space of a constituency and the variety of seats within the DDC shall, as far as practicable, be the identical all through.

“Whereas delimiting the constituencies of the District Improvement Council, Halqa Panchayat shall be a unit. The constituencies shall be delimited from the map of the District Improvement Council space ranging from North in direction of East and ending in direction of South to West and each constituency shall be assigned a serial quantity and a reputation,” the order said. 

“The title of the constituency could also be assigned on the title of a block having the most important inhabitants in that constituency. Thereafter, the constituencies shall be organized alphabetically on the title of such constituencies,” it additional stated.

Whereas delimiting the constituencies, the statutory order stated, the Deputy Commissioner shall decide the variety of constituencies to be reserved for SCs, STs and ladies in each constituency of DDC in accordance with the provisions of the act and distribute seats reserved for SCs, STs so far as practicable in these areas in a DDC the place the proportion of their inhabitants to the inhabitants in complete is relatively giant.

The order additional learn that the Deputy Commissioner shall additionally trigger to publish a proposal for delimitation of constituencies by dividing a DDC space into single member constituencies and in addition point out the territorial restrict of every such constituency and shall preserve the proposal open for inspection within the workplace of Halqa Panchayat, BDC and DDC and by affixing a replica of such proposal at two conspicuous locations for inviting public objections. 

(With PTI inputs)

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