2 wards reserved for Scheduled Caste women in Paonta Sahib
In view of the ensuing civic body poll, ward number 5 and 7 in the Paonta Sahib Municipal Committee have been reserved for Scheduled Castes women, while six other wards will be reserved for the general category women.
Paonta Sahib MC poll
There are 13 wards in the Paonta Sahib MC
A draw of lots will be conducted at the SDM office for reservation of six wards for the general category women on August 10
Ward number 5 and 7 in the civic body have been reserved for SC women
LR Verma, SDM, Paonta Sahib, said that there are 13 wards in the Paonta Sahib MC and reservation of six wards for the general category women would be done on August 10 at 3.30 am in his office by a draw of lots. The reservation procedure had to be completed by August 15, after which it would be submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, he added.
Verma said as per the 2011 Census, the town had a population of around 25,000, and it had risen exponentially in the last 10 years. The task undertaken to redefine the boundaries of ward number 5 and 3, had failed to materialise following public objections, and boundaries of all wards would be same as the last civic body poll, he said.
The civic body poll is slated to take place by the year end. At present, the post of president and vice-president are held by BJP-supported candidates. It is for the first time that the local MLA has been elevated as a Cabinet minister and it remains to be seen if the ruling party manages to retain this key MC.
Courtesy : The Tribune