New Policy Assam Panchayat elections ||What is the new initiative of Assam Panchayat elections
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ranjeet Kumar Das on September 11 introduced the Assam Panchayat (Amendment) Bill, 2023. Today We will disscus the New Policy Assam Panchayat elections.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ranjeet Kumar Das on September 11 introduced the Assam Panchayat (amendment) Bill, 2023, which seeks to delimit the Gaon Panchayat, Anchalik Panchayat, and Zilla Parishad constituencies apart from bringing in other changes.
“A District Delimitation Commission will be formed with the District Commissioner as the Chair Person, the Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Parishad as the member secretary, and the election officer as a member,” Mr. R.Das said.
According to the Bill(Amendment,2023), there would be no direct election for the post of Gaon Panchayat President and Vice-president. Eligible persons for these posts would be chosen from among the elected members of the Ward Members each comprising a Gaon Panchayat.
There are no party symbols will be used by candidates contesting in the Gaon Panchayat elections and 50 percent of the seats in the Gaon Panchayats, Anchalik Panchayats and Zilla Parishads will be reserved for women,” Mr. R.Das said.
The minimum educational qualification for members of Ward members would be class 10 passed for general category candidates and where for Anchalik Panchayat and Zilla Parishad members would be class 12 passed, Mr. R Das said