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Oct 31, 2018
7:46PM

J&K State Administrative Council approves the J&K Municipal Laws (Amendment) bill, 2018

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In Jammu and Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC) today approved "The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018”.

This paved the way for election of Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the Municipal Corporations and Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Municipal Councils/Municipal Committees through secret ballot.

State Administrative Council met at Jammu today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik also approved honorarium for Sarpanchs and Panchs to be elected in the ensuing Panchayat elections.

The SAC decided that the Sarpanchs will be paid monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 and Panchs Rs 1000.

The SAC hoped that the provision would infuse enthusiasm among the elected Panchayat members- the election for which is being held in nine phases, starting from Nov 17, 2018.

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