State approves 7th pay to local bodies employee; Kaushik

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

State government has approved that local bodies employee would get their salary as per the seventh pay commission. This was disclosed by Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik. With this disclosure speculation about early election has strengthen. Although officially no disclosure about the date of election but sources said that election of local bodies seems nearby

He said “We have issued orders for 20 local bodies, while the orders for the remaining 72 local bodies will be issued later.”

It was delayed due to technicalities involved in the constitution of 20 new local bodies. “As the newly formed local bodies did not have elected representatives, there was a question of who would forward the proposal. It was finally brought forth by District Magistrates.

The process of delimitation of 29 local bodies have completed and the last publication was being awaited. Publication for the remaining 43 urban local bodies would be issued tomorrow. Due to some last minute changes the proposal for the expansion of boundaries of local bodies in Dehradun, Haldwani, Shivalik Nagar and Lal Kuaon would be brought before the Cabinet again.

He reiterated that the entire process of publication of notifications for the local bodies would be completed within a week. Thereafter we will be left with the work of delimitation of wards only.

The way state government has expedited the process of delimitation has led to speculation about an early election to the 92 local bodies, which are due in april 2018.

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