AJKPCC protests against delay in BDCs, DDCs elections

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 26: All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Co-ordination Committee (AJKPCC) today held a protest against the delay in election to the Block Development Committees (BDCs) and District Development Committees (DDCs).
Hundreds of sarpanchs and panchs assembled at Press Club under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Co-ordination Committee (AJKPCC) and raised slogans against the Government for not fulfilling their demands.
Addressing the gathering, AJKPCC core committee members said that one year has passed since the panchayat elections were held in the State, but the administration has failed to conduct the elections to BDCs and DDCs, which as per the rules should have been conducted within 90-days of panchayat polls.
They said that the State should treat the sarpanchs and panchs as the other elected members of the house and give them some protocol like the legislative members or the corporators.
The panchs and sarpanchs also demanded salaries at par with MLC, MLA as well as MP and Municipal Corporators besides constitution of Panchayati Adalat Committee at the earliest to provide relief in the over burdened duties of sarpanchs/ panchs.
The sarpanchs and panchs should be given Panchayat Development Fund to the possible extent parallel to CDF being provided to MLAs, MLCs and MPs.
Those present were Anil Sharma, Kulbhushan Khajuria, Madan Lal Sharma, Mohd Alam Choudhary, Raghunandan Khajuria, Vijay Saini, Bishan Dass Bhagat, Munshi Khan, Naresh Choudhary, Goutam Singh Bajwa, etc.

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