Rajasthan to scrap education criterion

Rajasthan to scrap education criterion

  1. The Rajasthan Assembly has passed Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by voice-vote. Voice vote is a voting method in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.
  2. The bills seek to abolish the condition of a minimum educational qualification to contest for Panchayat and urban local body elections.
  3. The education criteria introduced by the previous Rajasthan government stipulated a) minimum Class X education for contesting zila parishad, panchayat samiti and municipal elections b) minimum class 8 qualification for a general category candidate contesting Sarpanch elections and c) minimum class 5 qualification for a SC/ST candidate contesting Sarpanch elections.
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