The General Administration Department (GAD) has constituted an Apex Level and two Divisional Level committees to conduct ground assessment for holding elections to the vacant Panchayat and Block Development Councils (BDC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Apex Committee will draw a roadmap besides preparing a detailed schedule for the conduct of elections to vacant panchayat and BDCs across the Union Territory.

The committees would do their exercise on the basis of inputs provided by the Divisional Level Committees and ground level assessment taking into consideration security, logistics, personnel, equipment.

On the basis of assessment of manpower, security, logistics, transport, equipment and all other requirements, the Divisional Level Committee will submit an outline of the possibilities and constraints to the Apex Level Committee for holding Panchayat and BDC elections. These committees will submit their report to the Government on September 28, 2020.

Both committees will be served by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.