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Election process to elect DDC chairpersons to be completed by Feb 20

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Srinagar: Setting the stage for holding elections for offices of chairpersons of district development councils in Jammu & Kashmir, the State Election Commission Monday overruled all the objections filed against the draft reservation for these posts, stating that all of them were devoid of merit.

In an order, a copy of which is in possession of the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the SEC found that none of the objections/representations so received had any merit.

“No infirmity, leave alone irregularity was brought out in the draft notification for reservation dated 25th January, 2021,” reads the order.
According to the order, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Shopian, Ramban and Kishtwar have been reserved for women, while Poonch has been reserved for women from Schedule Tribe Category.

The order further reveals that Anantnag and Rajouri have been reserved for STs while Jammu and Udhampur seats have been reserved for SCs.

With unveiling of the final reservation order, the election for electing DDC chairpersons has to be held by February 20.

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