The biggest obstacle in the way of UP civic elections was cleared on Thursday. The survey work for OBC reservation has been completed and its report has also been submitted to CM Yogi. In such a situation, now the question is what will happen after this and till when the elections can be held. How much can be changed in the reservation announced last time.
A 350-page report has been submitted by a five-member team headed by retired Justice Ram Avtar Singh, chairman of the commission. The commission was given a time limit of three months from the court to submit the survey report. The commission has already submitted its report before that.
After its formation on December 28, 2022, the Backward Classes Commission started the survey work in all 75 districts of the state and completed it in two months and ten days. The commission constituted on the orders of the High Court went to the districts and compared the figures of OBCs. In some districts, errors were also found in data matching, which were rectified at the local level.
first cabinet approval
The cabinet’s approval will first be taken on the commission’s report. CM Yogi has called a cabinet meeting tomorrow i.e. Friday itself, so that there is no delay in the election after the report comes. It is believed that the report will be approved. After this, on the basis of the report, the share of backward people in the reservation of seats in the civic body elections will be decided afresh.
Information will be given to the Supreme Court
The report of the Backward Classes Commission will be placed in the cabinet meeting to be chaired by the Chief Minister on Friday. After giving approval from the cabinet, permission will be sought to hold body elections in UP while giving this information to the Supreme Court. Sources say that on the basis of the commission’s report, there will be a big change in the reservation of seats. The Urban Development Department will make fresh reservation for the seats of Mayor and President on the basis of triple test. Sources say that many unreserved seats can go to the account of OBCs.
first reservation work
The state government will place the commission’s report in the Supreme Court this month and seek permission to hold elections. As soon as permission is received from the Supreme Court, the reservation work for the seats of mayor and president will be started. By the end of March, objections will be taken on this while issuing provisional notification of reservation of seats. After receiving the objections, it may take 15 days to dispose of it. After this the reservation will be finalised.
Election preparation in April
It is said that the Urban Development Department wants to hold the civic body elections in April. Regarding this, preparations have also been started in the food inside. There is a preparation to issue the notification for the civic body elections by the first week of April. With this, the election process should be completed by the first week of May.
Revision of Election Commission from tomorrow
The State Election Commission has also released the program for revision of voter list while speeding up the preparations for the civic body elections. It will be published on Friday. State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar issued a notification in this regard on Thursday. According to this, after seeing the voter list from March 11 to 17, names can be added by giving objections.
During this period, names can be added by applying online on the Commission’s website sec.up.nic.in. It will be disposed of from March 18 to 22. After disposal of claims and objections, the work of preparing the supplementary voter list will be done from March 23 to 31.
The final publication of the voter list will be done on April 1. The State Election Commissioner has sent instructions to the District Election Officers that the name of the voter will be added to the list of the same ward where he is a resident. The names of those who complete 18 years on January 1, 2023 will also be included in the voter list.
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