The Jammu and Kashmir ballot panel has introduced an eight-phase election to 20 District Growth Councils (DDCs) within the Union Territory starting November 28, within the first main electoral train for the reason that abrogation of Article 370 in August final yr.
The federal government had in October amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act to offer for establishing of District Growth Councils in every district which may have immediately elected members, marking the implementation of your complete 73rd Constitutional Modification within the union territory.
Jammu and Kashmir panchayat, municipal elections from Nov 28
State Election Commissioner KK Sharma stated that by-elections to vacant panchayat and municipal seats shall be held concurrently. The notification for the first-phase polling on November 28 shall be issued on Thursday, he stated. The final section of polling will happen on December 19 and the counting of votes will happen on December 22, stated Sharma, flanked by Chief Electoral Officer Hardesh Kumar.
After bearing in mind all related components and inputs from numerous stakeholders, it was determined to carry the election to 20 DDCs — 10 every in Jammu and Kashmir — in eight phases, Sharma stated. There shall be 14 constituencies in every DDC, he added.
Whereas the election to DDCs and panchayat bypolls shall be by means of poll, by-election to municipal seats shall be carried out by means of digital voting machine (EVM). This shall be for the primary time that West Pakistani refugees, Valmikies and Gurkhas shall be exercising their franchise in these elections.
Mainstream events in Kashmir haven’t but introduced whether or not their will participate within the electoral train.
Whereas DDC polls shall be held on get together foundation, panchayat bypolls shall be on non-party foundation, Kumar stated. By-elections shall be held in 12,153 panchayat seats and 234 city native wards.
The Centre has absolutely utilized the 73rd Constitutional Modification to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which was pending for 28 years. With this, all three tiers of panchayati raj establishments shall be shaped in Jammu and Kashmir for the primary time.