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SAC approves amendments to JK Panchayati Raj Act


Srinagar, Aug 02: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here Wednesday evening under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra, approved amendments to the Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 to provide for consultation with Halqa Majlis before preparing the development plan for a Panchayat.

The decision is a step towards devolution of more powers to the people who will be empowered to take decisions about their developmental requirements/ area specific activities.


Also, in order to provide continuity to the development of Panchayats and in the absence of Halqa Panchayats, the amendment empowers the concerned BDO to collect fee/ taxes already imposed by the Halqa Panchayat.

To facilitate the process of early Panchayat elections in the State, the SAC approved amendment proposed by Department of RD&PR to exclude the Sarpanch from the minimum and maximum number of Panchs in a Panchayat, so that no fresh exercise of delimitation of Panchayats is required to be undertaken.


Municipal Electoral Rolls
CEO announces schedule for special revision
Monitor News Bureau
Srinagar, Aug 02: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K has initiated the process of special revision of Municipal Electoral Rolls-2018 (with 01-01-2018 as qualifying date) as prescribed in the rules governing conduct of Municipal Elections.
According to CEO JK, Mr Shaleen Kabra, the draft electoral rolls for the Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Municipal Committees shall be published on 4th August 2018.
Detailed public notices inviting claims and objections for revision of these electoral rolls, alongwith the details of the electoral registration officers (EROs), Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs) and Polling Station Level Officers (PSLOs) shall be available on the website of CEO, J&K (
According to the CEO, date of publication of Draft Rolls will be 04 August 2018, period for filing claims and objections will be from 04 August 2018 to 13 August 2018, special camp days will be held from 05 August 2018 and 12 August 2018, disposal of claims and objections will be done on 18 August 2018, updation of rolls will be done on 28 August 2018 and final publication of electoral rolls will be done on 04 September 2018.
The claims and objections regarding addition, deletion, correction and transposition of entries can be made as per the schedule manually before the election officials as well as electronically by logging on the website