Draft reservation notified for DDC chairpersons


State Election Commissioner, J&K has notified draft reservation of offices for chairpersons of District Development Councils (DDCs) in every district of the UT.

“Objections, if any, to the draft reservation of offices for chairpersons of DDCs as proposed may be filed to the Secretary, State Election Commission, Nirvachan Bhawan, Rail Head Complex, Jammu on or before January 30, 2021 or sent on email ceo-jk.nic.in,” it reads.

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The reservation of seats has been proposed for Anantnag, and Rajouri for schedule tribe.

Four DDC chairpersons’ seats have been reserved for women in Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kishtwar, Ramban and Shopian districts, whereas one post of chairperson has been reserved in Poonch for ST woman, according to the draft reservation.

Similarly, 10 seats from Bandipora, Budgam, Doda, Kathua, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Reasi, Samba and Srinagar have been kept open for chairpersons of DDCs in the proposed draft reservation.

Meanwhile, Jammu, and Udhampur districts have been proposed for schedule caste. Pertinently, the elections for chairpersons for the DDCs will be held 20 days after the final notification of the reservation status of all the districts in J&K.