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Quota For Municipal Polls Announced—50 % For Women

Hyderabad, Jan.5 (PMI): Commissioner and  Director of Municipal Administration T K Sridevi today announced reservations for municipalities and municipal Corporations going for polls on January 22.

A total of 50 percent reservations are finalised including 50 percent to women. She informed media that SC, ST and BC reservations are finalised for 120 municipalities and 10 corporations in the state.  Of the  13 municipal Corporations in the State, one Mayor post  each was  allotted  to SC and  ST,  four for  BCs and general seven seats. She said the Government has finalized reservations for all the 13 Corporation Mayor posts, though elections are being held now only for 10 Corporations. Elections will not be conducted now for Greater Hyderabad, Greatrer Warangal and Khammam Municipal Corporations.

Out of the 123 municipalities, 120 are going for polls and the reservations are STs for four Municipal Chairman posts,   17 for SCs, 40 for BCs and 62 for general category. Of the 62 general seats, 31 were allotted for women.

While Ramagundam Mayor post was reserved for SC, the Mayor posts allotted to BCs are, Greater Warangal,   Jawahar nagar, Nizamabad and Bandlaguda corporations. Meerpet Mayor post was reserved for ST.

As time is not over, reservations were not finalised for Jadcherla,  Nakrekal,  Palvancha, Manugur and  Mandamarri.

Sridevi said as per Municipal Act, these reservations will continue in next polls after January,  she said.

Women will get 1539 wards, with 50 percent reservations this time. STs got 5.83 and SCs 14.15 percent reservations. The reservations were finalized based on 2011 Census data, she added.

The 31 seats reserved for women in the general category in the Municipalities, through lottery,  are:  Choppadandi, Medak, Peddapalli, Devarakonda, Gajwel, Zaheerabad, Vemulawada, Kothakota, Cherial, Dubbaka, Mothkur, Kothapally, Atmakur, Kamareddy, Tandur, Chennur, Dundigal, Jangaon, Nagarkurnool, Shamshabad, Husnabad, Yellandu, Atchampet, Bhoothpur, Luxettipet, Jammikunta, Manthani, Huzurnagar, Huzurabad, Shankarpally, Kagaznagar, Vikarabad, Kalwakurthy, Shadnagar, Siddipet, Thukkuguda, Suryapet, Pocharam, Dhammaiguda, Adibatla, Kothagudem, Ghatkesar, Chityal, Adilabad, Medchal, Nandikonda, Ameenpur, Mahabubabad, Mirtyalaguda, Tellapur, Sattupalli, Kompally, Kodada, Nagaram, Turkyamjal, Thumkunta, Bollaram, Gundlapochampally, Manikonda, Jalpally, Haliya, Nalgonda

Municipalities reserved for BCs are: Sircilla, Narayanapet, Korutla, Sadasivpet, Chandur, Bheemgal, Armur, Kosgi, Narayankhed, Metpalli, Andol-Jogipet, Jagityal, Gadwal, Nirmal, Raikal, Yellareddy, Mahabubnagar, Sangareddy, Bhainsa, Makthal, Parigi, Wanaparthy, Amarchinta, Pochampally, Sultanabad, Dharmapuri, Narsampet, Ramayampet, Choutuppal, Kodangal, Khanapur, Kollapur, Yadagirigutta, Thoopran, Mancherial, Bhanswada, Alair, Bhongir, Narsapur, Bodhan

For SCs: Kythanapally, Bellampally, Madhira, Parkal, Ibrahimpatnam, Wyra, Ieeja, Pebbair, Naspur, Alampur, Neredcherla, Thorrr, Waddepalle, Bhupalpally, Narsingi, Pedda Amberpet, Tirumalagiri. ST category – Amangal, Wardhannapet, Dornakal, Maripeda, she announced.

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