Set up 3-tier PR system in J&K before elections: AAP

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 6: The J&K unit of Aam Aadmi Party has appealed Governor SP Malik to set up three tier Panchayati Raj (PR) systems in the State, before Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on the analogy of other States of the country.
In a party meeting held here today, the AAP leaders said that the election to Block Development Councils (Block Samitis) and District Planning & Development Boards (Zilla Parishads) has not been held yet despite announcement by the Governor about two and half months ago before Panchayat elections.
Setting up three tier Panchayati Raj systems in the State is need of the hour to give a death blow to corruption, nepotism and unemployment, the leaders said. They also asserted for suitable amendments in the Panchayati Raj Act, removing ban on the nomination to the office of Chairman Block Development Council from only Panches or Sarpanches of the Block.
The party also stressed upon the need to put in place District Planning & Development Boards by electing its chairman amongst the chairpersons of various Blocks in the District.