J&K advisory council to decide on urban bodies polls

Jammu: The State Advisory Council (SAC) headed by Governor N.N. Vohra will meet here on Friday to take a final call on holding elections to the local urban bodies in Jammu and Kashmir by the middle of this year.

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Members for the two municipal corporations, six municipal councils and 72 municipal committees are to be elected in these elections which have been delayed for nearly five years.

According to the governor’s administration, the state has already lost funds worth Rs.169 crore under 13th Finance Commission award in addition to Rs.125 crore of central allocation because of non-existent local urban government bodies.

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