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‘Lucky draw’ today to decide future of PCMC standing committee members

PCMC standing committee members gets a tenure of two years. Every year, out of 16 members, eight finish their term and are replaced. Ironically though, the decision is made through what is essentially a lucky draw. This draw will happen on Wednesday at 2 pm at the corporation office.

pune Updated: Feb 07, 2018 14:53 IST
Names of standing committee members are written on paper and were put in a box. Officials from the administration department are then asked to remove eight paper chits, one by one.
Names of standing committee members are written on paper and were put in a box. Officials from the administration department are then asked to remove eight paper chits, one by one.(HT PHOTO)

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (PCMC) standing committee’s first term ends on Wednesday.Out of 16 members on the standing committee, the PCMC has decided to replace eight using a draw method.

PCMC standing committee members gets a tenure of two years. Every year, out of 16 members, eight finish their term and are replaced. Ironically though, the decision is made through what is essentially a lucky draw. This draw will happen on Wednesday at 2 pm at the corporation office.

Names of standing committee members are written on paper and were put in a box. Officials from the administration department are then asked to remove eight paper chits, one by one.

The PCMC then declares the names of those have to quit their membership of the standing committee based on the lots drawn.

Remaining eight will automatically lose their membership after a year. The names of the eight new members will be announced on February 20.

Ruling PCMC standing committee including total 16 members out of which 11 are from the BJP, four from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and one from the Shiv Sena.

Standing committee chairman Seema Salve said, “This is a lucky draw and part of the routine process.Unfortunately these members served only one year period. Our party has decided to give maximum exposure to all our members in the standing committee. Hence, we see what will happen.”

PCMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar said, “As far as Wednesday’s lucky draw is concerned all arrangements have been made.We have conducted successful trials and our team is ready.”

If the standing committee chairman’s name is pulled out in the draw, then the divisional commissioner decides date of selection of the new chairman, normally by March first week.