Forward of rural polls, Haryana clears 90 new panchayats

Geetanjali Gayatri

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17

Haryana will have nearly 90 new panchayats before the upcoming rural elections in March next year. Besides, reports have been sought from the respective district administrations for setting up another 41 panchayats. The matter will be taken up at the next meeting of the reorganisation committee.

Sources said the committee, which met here today under the chairmanship of Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala, gave its nod to reorganise the administrative limits of existing panchayats to carve out 90 new ones.

This will be followed by determination of seats for panchayats, reservation and creation of wards and preparation of voter lists. The committee also approved shifting of three panchayats of Hansi block to Barwala and two from Jind to Kaithal.

At today’s meeting, the committee dealt with resolutions for new panchayats received from the field, proposed by panchayat members and forwarded by deputy commissioners. Sources said as many as 143 proposals for new panchayats were received, of which over 12 were rejected. Approval for the creation of two panchayats has been kept on hold.

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