Whereas, in terms of Section 45 of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act 1989 (as amended by S.O. 3654(E) dated 16-10-2020 of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) read along with Rule 108-B of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996(as amended by S.O. 316 dated 17-10-2020 and S.O. 330 dated 24-10-2020 of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of Jammu and Kashmir), the Election Authority, Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act 1989 has notified the final Delimitation of District Development Council constituencies, vide Notification No. EA/Pyt/2020/02 dated 26th October, 2020;
Whereas, Section 45-A of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act 1989 envisages reservation of seats to be filled by direct elections for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Women in a District Development Council;
Whereas, Rule 108-A (3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 3E) of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Rules 1996 lay down the procedure for reservation of District Development Council Constituencies in a district;
Now therefore in terms of Rule 108-A(3) and based on the procedure laid down in Rules 108-A (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 3E) I, Sushma Chauhan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu do hereby notify the draft reservation of District Development Council Constituencies as Annexure – A to this notification and invite objections/suggestions to the same. Objections / Suggestions, if any, must be submitted in writing to the Deputy Commissioner by or before 31st of October, 2020.