With the forthcoming of municipal corporation (MC) elections in the state, the SAS Nagar administration has commenced the process of issuing voters cards. The proposal made by ward delimitation committee has also been notified and put to residents for their objections.
As per the proposal of the ward delimitation committee, total 50 wards have been identified in SAS Nagar, while the number of sectors per ward hasn't been finalised so far.
MC commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta said, "We have forwarded the proposal of the ward delimitation committee for the city residents regarding objections. Once this process is completed, we will notify the wards."
The municipal council in the city was upgraded to the corporation two years back. However since then, both the district and the state government have been dilly-dallying over conducting elections here in the city.
On January 2011, the Punjab government had issued a notification to upgrade the status of the civic body to that of a municipal corporation (MC), but without making any changes in its present working. With this, the SAS Nagar municipal council, established in 1984, stood dissolved permanently, leaving all its 30 elected councillors, including president, dismissed from office.
The delimitation committee has cleared a proposal that each ward among these 50 wards will have population ranging between 3,100 and 4,200.
There are still some changes that may be done before the proposal is finally notified. Five of total 50 wards will be reserved for the SC, two for the backward classes, and 15 for women.