The Centre on Saturday amended the J&Okay Panchayati Raj Guidelines, 1996 (Representational)


The federal government on Saturday amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act to supply for organising of District Improvement Councils in every district which could have instantly elected members, marking the implementation of your complete 73rd Modification Act within the Union Territory (UT), an official spokesman mentioned.

The District Improvement Councils (DDCs) of every district shall have 14 constituencies after their delimitation by the respective deputy commissioners, the spokesman mentioned.

“The federal government as we speak amended J&Okay Panchayati Raj Guidelines, 1996, to supply 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 complete 73rd Modification Act in J&Okay,” the spokesman mentioned.

He mentioned the District Improvement Councils 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 (BDC) of the district.

Seats for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and ladies have additionally been reserved which will probably be stuffed by direct election to the District Improvement Councils, the spokesman mentioned.

The Extra District Improvement Commissioner shall be the chief government officer of the DDC, he added.

In the meantime, a statutory order issued by the UT authorities mentioned 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 identify of the constituency could also be assigned on the identify of a block having the biggest inhabitants in that constituency. Thereafter, the constituencies shall be organized alphabetically on the identify of such constituencies,” the order mentioned.

The statutory order mentioned whereas delimiting the constituencies, 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 whole 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 hold 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.

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