Bhubaneswar: The Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department of the Odisha Government today published the draft list for reservation of Zilla Parishad president posts for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Class, and Women in the 30 districts of the State.
According to the notification of the draft list issued by the Director, Panchayati Raj the Zilla Parishad president posts of four districts Angul, Keonjhar, Khordha and Gajapati have been allotted to the Backward Class.
Similarly, the Zilla Parishad president posts in the 12 districts of Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Ganjam, Jharsuguda, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Nuapada, Puri, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, and Sambalpur have kept for unreserved category.
Besides, Zilla Parishad president posts in the districts of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak and Jajpur have been kept for Scheduled Caste candidates.
Again, the Zilla Parishad president posts in the remaining 10 districts of Kandhamal, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Sundargarh and Sonepur have been reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
Further, 50 per cent of the Zilla Parishad president posts have been reserved for women candidates.
The district where Zilla Parishad president posts have been reserved for women candidates are Angul, Cuttack, Kalahandi, Koraput, Khordha, Ganjam, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Bargarh, Boudh, Bhadrak, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and Sonepur.
As per provisions in the relevant laws, the public can submit objections/suggestions within 10 days of the notification of the draft list on allotment of reservations i.e 5.30 PM of 25th October by email to [email protected] or [email protected]
The notification has stated that the State government on the basis of objections/suggestions received within the stipulated period will take a final decision on the draft list on reservations.