Newly-elected members of zila parishads (ZPs) and panchayat samitis' chairpersons would elect chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of zila parishads. Stating this on Monday, rural development and panchayat minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said the department had instructed all deputy commissioners to complete the process before August 23.
Rakhra said this election would be completed by deputy commissioners or the officer not below the rank of assistant commissioner. The minister said the election would be conducted according to the reservation notification, copies of which had been sent to all deputy commissioners.
The minister said the department had directed deputy commissioners to complete the entire election process by August 23 and send names of elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons on the department-specific pro forma so that their names could be notified.