Reservations for ZPP finalised

Hyderabad, June 12: The State government on Tuesday notified reservations to the Zilla Praja Parishad chairpersons for the ensuing Panchayat elections. As many as seven ZPPs Chittoor, Krishna, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram were reserved for women

This include districts reserved for SC, ST, BC and open category women. Adilabad, East Godavari, West Godavari and Khammam districts are reserved for SCs. Krishna district is reserved for SC women. Visakhapatnam is reserved for ST women while Anantapur, Cuddapah, Kurnool, Nellore and Ranga Reddy were reserved for Backward Classes. Chittoor and Nalgonda are reserved for BC women.

Addressing a press conference here Commissioner Panchayat Raj and Rural development S Chellappa said Guntur, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Prakasam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Warangal would be under open quota.

Of this, Mehboobnagar, Medak, Vizianagaram were reserved for women. Referring to the backward class reservation, Chellappa said the voters list and the multipurpose identity cards were taken as a base and a list was prepared.

The draft list was put before the gram sabha and people were asked to file objections if any. About 52,000 objections were filed all over the State.

A team consisting the local VAO, Panchayat officer and local teachers were asked to inquire about the objections and a final report based on the inquiry was made by the collectors.

Meanwhile, many cases were filed in the court and following the directives from the court surveys were conducted in Prakasam, Kurnool, Mehboobnagar and Ranga reddy districts.

Based on all these inputs, the final list was arrived at, he said. Reservation for other Panchayat posts like the MPP, ZPTC and MPTC would be released tomorrow. Then the ball would be in the State Elections Commission and the government’s court to fix the dates of polls, Chellappa said.

Reservation for PR bodies notified

HYDERABAD: As a first step towards conducting elections to the local bodies, Panchayat Raj Commissioner S Chellappa today submitted a report to the State Government notifying reservation to the Panchayat Raj bodies, including Gram Panchayats, MPTCs, ZPTCs and Zilla Parishads.

Disclosing this at a news conference here today, Chellappa said that the Zilla Parishads of Khammam and Visakhapatnam were reserved for STs like in the past while changes were effected for other ZPs.

One-third of the ZPs were reserved for women, including in the general category in consonance with the State Government’s policy of women empowerment.

While Khammam ZP was reserved for ST (general), Visakhapatnam was reserved for ST (women).

Among four ZPs reserved for SCs, Krishna was reserved for SC women while East Godavari, West Godavari and Adilabad ZPs were reserved for SC general.

Out of the seven ZPs reserved for BCs, Chittoor and Nalgonda were reserved for women.

In the unreserved category, three ZPs out of the remaining nine were allotted to women.

The process of notifying reservation was done one day before the deadline set by the Andhra Pradesh High

Court and the list of reservation for MPTCs and ZPTCs would be released tomorrow, he said.

The Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe population was decided from the 1991 census figures whereas the BC population was derived from the multi-purpose household survey conducted between March 16 and May 28.

The government received 52,000 complaints, which were settled in a meeting with local officials.

Another survey was conducted after some groups from Kurnool, Prakasam, Mahboobnagar and Ranga Reddy districts challenged the census in the court, he said.

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