urban body elections The notification for final reservation of seats for B.Sc. may be issued on Sunday. And the State Election Commission can announce the election dates by April 9-10. The notification for provisional reservation of seats for civic body elections was issued by the Urban Development Department on March 30.
Objections were sought from the department till April 6 on the provisional reservation. More than 2000 objections have been received in the reservation for the post of Nagar Panchayat President, Nagar Palika Parishad President and Mayor from the District Magistrates to the Directorate of the Department. After studying each and every objection, the team of the department started the process of redressal from Thursday itself. The process of disposal of objections continued on Friday as well.
According to the sources of the department, after disposal of objections by Saturday afternoon, the final notification for reservation of seats in 17 Municipal Corporations, 199 Municipal Councils and 544 Nagar Panchayats will be issued. After the final notification is issued, the government is preparing to send the election program to the State Election Commission.
Prolonged proceedings on settlement of SP’s objections
The Urban Development Department had to struggle hard on the objections expressed by the Samajwadi Party on the reservation of seats. Legal opinion was also taken to settle every objection raised by the SP. While disposing of each objection, its answer will also be given. The proceedings to redress the objections of SP continued till late night. Final notification will be issued in a phased manner after disposal of objections by the department.
This time candidates will be able to spend more in urban body elections
This time the candidates will be able to spend more in the UP Urban Municipal Body elections. The State Election Commission has increased the expenditure limit as compared to the last election.
In the last election, the expenditure limit for the post of municipal mayor was Rs 25 lakh. This time a new limit has been set. In a corporation which has more than 80 wards, the mayoral candidate will be able to spend up to Rs 40 lakh and in a municipal corporation with less than 80 wards, the mayoral candidate will be able to spend up to Rs 35 lakh.
Councilors will be able to spend three lakh rupees this time instead of two and a half lakh. In this way, in a municipality where there are 25 to 40 wards, the presidential candidate could spend a maximum of six lakhs earlier. Now you will be able to spend up to 9 lakhs. In the municipality of 41 to 55 wards, the claimants will be able to spend 12 lakhs instead of 8 lakhs. Members will be able to spend Rs 2 lakh instead of Rs 1.5 lakh. The maximum expenditure limit for the post of Nagar Panchayat President has also been increased from Rs. 1.5 to Rs. 2 lakh while for the member has been increased from Rs. 30,000 to Rs.
The mayor candidate will have to pay a security deposit of Rs 12,000
For the post of mayor, the cost of nomination paper for general category candidate has been fixed at Rs 1,000, security deposit Rs 12,000, for corporator Rs 400 and security deposit Rs 2,500. For SCST, women and OBC category, the cost of nomination paper for the post of Mayor has been fixed at Rs 500 and the security amount is Rs 6000, for councilor Rs 200 and Rs 1250.
The cost of nomination paper for Municipal President has been fixed at Rs 500 for general category, Rs 8000 for security deposit, Rs 250 for SCST, women OBC and Rs 4000.
The cost of nomination paper for general category is Rs 250.
200 for general, security amount 2000 for member, Rs 100 and 1000 for SCST, women and OBC has been fixed. For the post of Nagar Panchayat President, the cost of nomination paper for general category is Rs 250, security deposit Rs 5,000, for SCST women and OBC category, the cost of nomination paper is Rs 125 and security deposit Rs 2,500. Similarly, Rs 100 for general, Rs 2000 for SCST, Rs 50 and Rs 1000 for women OBC have been fixed for the member.