Jharkhand Panchayat Election 2010 - New Bill for Amendment in Panchayati Raj

This article is all about the new bill which has been passed by the Lok Sabha for the amendment in Panchayati Raj for the Jharkhand Panchayat Election 2010.

Following are the provisions of the new bill approved by the Lok Sabha for amendment in Panchayati Raj for Jharkhand Panchayat Election 2010 -

Article 21A 1

For the post of mukhiya, the seats will be reserved for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in non-scheduled areas as per the ratio of their population in that area. 50% of the seats for the post of mukhiya will be reserved for women of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Such places will be assigned in rotational order into different gram panchayats by State Election Commission.

Article 21B

For all the scheduled areas, instead of one third reservation for the total posts of mukhiya of every Panchayat Committee, the reservation will be changed to 50%.

Article 22D

The provision related to up-mukhiya (vice headman) reservation under Article 22D of Section 10 under Jharkhand Panchayat Raj Amendment Act 2001 has been removed / deleted. This post was previously reserved.

Article 40A 1

In all the districts, the total number of posts of the chiefs of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes, will be reserved according to their ratio of population in that area. In case the total number of posts is less than 50% in a district, the reservation of the remaining part of 50% will be reserved for other backward classes according to their ratio of population in that district. Half of the total number of posts in the district will be reserved for the women. The same will be applied to the post of Chairman (Adhyaksha) and Deputy Chairman (Upadhyaksha).

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