Lottery for wards: JMC reserves 30 seats for women

  • HT Correspondent, None, Jaipur
  • Updated: Sep 06, 2014 16:25 IST

District collector Krishna Kunal on Friday conducted the lottery for 91 wards of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) to decide category-wise reserved wards.

The elections for JMC board are slated in November this year. After delimitation of the wards in Jaipur, the number of corporation wards has increased from 77 to 91.

The authorities had invited representatives of all political parties and stakeholders for the lottery held at the Collectorate office, where collector took out the chit to decide reserved wards under each category.

“The lottery for the wards was conducted in a transparent manner according to the rules in front of all stakeholders according to the new delimitation with 2011 population census,” Kunal said.

Out of the total 91 wards, 38 has been put for general category candidates, 19 have been reserved for general category woman candidates, 13 for other backward classes (OBC), eight for scheduled castes (SC) and two wards have been reserved for scheduled tribes (ST) candidates.

Six wards have been reserved for OBC women candidates, four for SC women and one ward has been reserved for ST woman candidate.

In all, the number of women councillors in JMC board will be 30. Five wards for women have been reserved each in Hawa Mahal and Civil Line assembly constituencies, four each in Sanganer and Adarsh Nagar constituencies and two wards have been reserved for women candidates in Malviya Nagar constituency.

On August 21, the lottery was postponed after a few political workers alleged non adherence to the rules for reservation of JMC wards. The district collector had then rescheduled the lottery for today.

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