SEC overrules all objections; finds no merit in objections

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/2/2021 12:48:01 AM

Poll process to elect DDC chairpersons to be completed by Feb 20

JAMMU, Feb 1: Setting the stage for holding elections for offices of chairpersons of district development councils in Jammu & Kashmir, the State Election Commission Monday overruled all the objections filed against the draft reservation for these posts, stating that all of them were devoid of merit.
In an order, the SEC found that none of the objections/representations so received had any merit.
"No infirmity, leave alone irregularity was brought out in the draft notification for reservation dated 25th January, 2021," reads the order.
According to the order, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Shopian, Ramban and Kishtwar have been reserved for women, while Poonch has been reserved for women from Schedule Tribe Category.
The order further reveals that Anantnag and Rajouri have been reserved for STs while Jammu and Udhampur seats have been reserved for SCs.
With unveiling of the final reservation order, the election for electing DDC chairpersons has to be held by February 20.
"It was found that none of the objections/representations so received had any merit. No infirmity, leave alone irregularity was brought out in the draft notification for reservation dated January 25, 2021," State Election Commissioner K K Sharma said in an order issued here. On January 25, the SEC notified draft reservation of offices for chairpersons of DDCs in all the 20 districts, proposing 10 councils for open category, six for women including one for scheduled tribe women and two each for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.
The maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections were held in November-December last year. As per the draft reservation notification, the seats reserved for women include Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kishtwar, Ramban and Shopian besides Poonch for scheduled tribe woman. Jammu and Udhampur districts have been reserved for scheduled castes and Anantnag and Rajouri for scheduled tribes. The rest of the 10 posts of chairpersons of the DDCs have been kept for open category candidates.
They included Bandipora, Budgam, Doda, Kathua, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Reasi, Samba and Srinagar. "The election authority, therefore, in terms of the provisions of the J&K DDC (reservation of offices of chairpersons) rules, 2021, and subject to outcome of any writ petition pending before the high court, hereby reserves/allots the seats of chairpersons of DDCs for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and women in the districts of the UT...," the order said. With this, the decks were cleared for the DDC chairperson elections by or before February 20.

 

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