The DDC elections were held for the first time in Jammu And Kashmir, where the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) emerged victorious with 110 seats.
The elected members of maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections were on Monday administered oath by respective district heads across Jammu and Kashmir.
On the occasion, 138 DDC members representing 138 Block Constituencies of 10 districts of the division swore in the name of God and pledged to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India and also uphold the Sovereignty of India.
In the valley’s southern district of Pulwama, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer administered the oath to recently elected 14 District Development Council (DDC) members at DC office here.
On the occasion, the DC congratulated the newly elected members of District Development Council and said that the DDC election is a way towards decentralization and strengthening the grass roots level democracy.
He said the role of DDCs and Panchayats is to make villages vibrant and progressive, adding that the district administration is committed to provide all support to the DDCs. He further added that the representatives and administration have to work in synergy for the benefit of the people.
Meanwhile, an interactive session was also held between the officers and DDC members during which brief introduction and sharing of contact numbers took place.
Among others, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral, Awantipora, Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner Development were present on the occasion.
In a separate function, the Assistant Commissioner Development, Pulwama administered the oath to the newly elected Panchs and Sarpanchs in presence of the District Development Commissioner, Dr Raghav Langer.
It is pertinent to mention here that the election for chairperson and vice-chairperson of district development councils in Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory will be held in the next 20 days.
According to Jammu & Kashmir Panchayati Raj Rules, the election for chairperson and vice-chairperson of DDCs shall not be held later than 20 days after administering of oath to the elected members.
In the DDC elections held recently, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) emerged victorious on 110 seats while as the Bhartiya Janata Party, which fought elections on 230 seats, won 75 seats.
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