HC clears road for ULB elections

Published: 07th August 2013 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2013 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday vacated the interim order staying the notification of the State Government on reservation of posts for chairpersons in urban local bodies (ULBs), paving the way for the State Election Commission (SEC) to start the process of elections which are due before the end of September.

The SEC had appealed to the Court to vacate the stay so that it would start the poll process and complete it before the scheduled date of September 30.

The Court had issued interim order on hearing a petition filed by one Pramod Kumar Pradhan challenging the notification of the Government fixing reservation of 97 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs).

With the reservation of Chairperson posts decided on the basis of 2001 census, proper population factor has not been considered, Pradhan had submitted.

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