Monday, 30 December 2019

Elections – Conduct of ordinary Elections to Panchayat Raj Institutions in the State as per the existing provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 . G.O.Ms.No.176, Dated: 28-12-2019.



GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT 

PR&RD Department – Elections –  Conduct of ordinary Elections to Panchayat Raj Institutions in the State as per the existing provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 – Orders - Issued. 

PANCHAYAT  RAJ  & RURAL  DEVELOPMENT  (E&R) DEPARTMENT G.O.Ms.No.176                                           Dated: 28-12-2019   









Read the  following:-
1.  G.O.Ms.No.90, PR&RD(E&R) Dept., Dt.01.08.2018.
2.  G.O Ms No.106, PR&RD(E&R) Dept., Dt.03.07.2019.
3.  G.O Ms No.107, PR&RD(E&R) Dept., Dt.04.07.2019
4.  From the Secretary to State Election Commission, A.P., Vijayawada, Lr.183/SEC-B2/2017, dt.04.10.2019.
5.  Orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh, dt.21.11.2019 in WP (PIL) No.141/2019 & WP (PIL) No.153/2019.
6.  From the Commissioner, PR&RD., A.P., Guntur, Lr.661123/CPR&RD /D3(Election)/2019, dt:04.12.2019.

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 ORDER :
     On  expiry  of  term  of  the Members  and  Sarpanches  of  the Gram Panchayats  in  the  State,  Government  in  the  reference  1st   read above, have  authorized  the  concerned Collector  & District  Magistrate  of  the district to  appoint  the  Special Officers to run the  administration at  Gram Panchayat level.   Further,  on expiry  of the  term of MPPs  and ZPPs  in the State,  Government  in the  references  2nd & 3rd read  above,  have  also appointed Special officers  to run administration  of  the  said institutions.

2.      The State Election  Commission,  A.P.,  in  their  letter  4th  read above, while reiterating  the urgency  of  conducting  elections  to  Panchayat  Raj Institutions  in  the  State  has informed  that  they  are  ready to  notify elections at short  notice  soon  after  the reservations are finalised  and communicated by the  Government. 
3. The  Hon’ble  High  Court of  Andhra Pradesh,  Amaravati  in  its orders in the  reference  5th  read  above has observed  as  follows:-

      “  ……  election  is  required  to  be  conducted  by  the State Government of  all  three tier system  i.e., Gram Panchayat, Mandal  Parishad and Zilla Parishad, to which  reservation  ought to  be  finalized  on  or before  03.01.2020   ….”

4.     The Commissioner,  PR&RD  in  his  letter  6th  read above  requested the  Government for  necessary  orders  so  as enable  him  to  finalise  the reservations to  all  three tier system  i,e.  Gram Panchayat, Mandal  Praja Parishad and Zilla Praja Parishad.

5.     After  careful  examination,  Government have  decided to follow  the existing  percentage  of  reservations  as  provided  in the  APPR  Act,  1994  in the  ensuing elections to  PRIs.  Accordingly,  Government hereby instruct the  Commissioner, PR&RD., A.P.,  Guntur  to  take  further necessary action for conduct elections  to the  Panchayat Raj Institutions  duly providing  ST/SC  reservations  in  proportion  to  their  population as published in the  2011 census, which  at  present accounts to 6.77% and 19.08% respectively, and 34% for  B.Cs., thus  a  total  of  59.85%  as provided  under Sections  9,15, 152, 153, 180 & 181  of the  A.P. Panchayat Raj Act, 1994.

6.     The  Commissioner, PR&RD., A.P.,  Guntur  shall  take necessary action, accordingly.

(BY  ORDER AND IN THE  NAME  OF  THE  GOVERNOR  OF  ANDHRA  PRADESH) 

GOPAL KRISHNA DWIVEDI 
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT   





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