J&K UT Administration unveils rules for reservation of DDC seats

Setting the stage for election for the Chairpersons of District Development Councils, the Jammu and Kashmir UT Administration on Tuesday unveiled the rules for reservation of these seats.

As per the notification issued by the Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, one third of the total number of seats for the offices of Chairpersons of DDC will be reserved for women. The allocation of seats to be reserved for women will be made on a three-point roster system after arranging them alphabetically. As per the roster, the first and second seat will be open while the third seat will be reserved for women.

According to the rules, the offices of Chairpersons of the District Development Councils, the number of seats to be reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be allotted to different District Development Councils on the basis of population of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in such District Development Councils in descending order from amongst all the DDCs , the body having the largest population of ST shall be allotted to the Scheduled Tribes category while the DDC having the largest population of the Scheduled Castes population will be allotted to Scheduled Castes category. Pertinently, going by the rules, the State Election Commission will soon issue an order for reservation of offices of chairpersons of DCCs in accordance with these rules.

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