SRINAGAR: Setting the stage for holding of urban local bodies election in Jammu & Kashmir, chief electoral officer of J&K on Friday ordered a special revision of electoral rolls in all 77 municipal bodies in the Union Territory.
The CEO has ordered a revision of the electoral rolls in two municipal corporations and 75 municipal councils and committees, with reference to July 01, 2023, as the qualifying date.
As per the schedule unveiled by the CEO, the draft electoral rolls would be published on August 01, while claims and objections can be filed between August 01 to August 11.
The claims and objections would be disposed of by August 16, the CEO said. As per the schedule, the final electoral rolls would be published by August 25.
The revision has been ordered as the five-year term of municipal bodies in Jammu & Kashmir is expiring in November 2023.
The last municipal polls in Jammu & Kashmir were held in September-October 2018. National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party had boycotted the polls over the Centre’s stand on a legal challenge to Article 35A. Both the parties had then asked the Centre to clear its stand on it and also take “effective steps” to protect it.
Jammu & Kashmir has 77 local bodies including Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation.