Nagaland government to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies
Posted on:13 Aug 2016 18:11:27
13 August 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Nagaland Government has decided to grant 33 percent reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on 10 August 2016. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting held in Kohima.
The decision was announced by the Chief Minister TR Zeliang during the State Level Watershed Conference held in Kohima.
Zeliang however said the state has not been able to avail the annual developmental funds granted by the Centre for ULBs, which was a big loss.
Elections to the state ULBs have been pending for several years as the tenure of the first municipal bodies came to an end between December 2009 and March 2010.
Zeliang said the Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation of the Naga Mothers' Association was fighting in the Supreme Court for 33 percent women reservation, which has also led to withholding of the elections to the ULBs.
The Chief Minister informed that the dates for conducting the elections would be announced soon.
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