JAMMU: The campaign of DDC elections in Jammu & Kashmir proved very successful and the people took great interest in the process. The chairpersons of District Development Councils in Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory will be elected immediately after the members elected during the ongoing elections are administered oath.
According to the law, the chairpersons and vice-chairperson of a DDCs will be elected from among elected members of the council. “Immediately after oath or affirmation of allegiance is administered or made, the elected members of a district development council shall, in the prescribed manner, elect from amongst themselves one of its members to be the chairperson and another to be the Vice-chairperson of the district development council,” reads the law.
According to the amendments, one-third of the total number of seats for the office of the chairperson of district development councils in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir shall be reserved for women.
It further states that the seats reserved for women shall be allotted by rotation in such manner as may be prescribed.
According to the State Election Commission, a total of 48.62 per cent of people cast their vote in the second phase of the DDC election.
“The overall voting percentage for the second phase of the elections has recorded a voter percentage of 48.62 per cent in Jammu and Kashmir. 65.54 per cent votes polled in Jammu division and 33.34 per cent votes polled in Kashmir division,” said KK Sharma, State Election Commissioner.
The DDC election is being held in eight phases and will go on till December 19. The counting of votes will take place on December 22. The elections are the first being held after the abrogation of Article 370 and the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)