One-third posts of President of JFM committees reserved for women

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Bhopal, Dec 17 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government today announced that one-third post of president of the Joint Forest Management Committees would be reserved for women in Madhya Pradesh.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.

The Chief Minister had announced this reservation at Van Panchayat held on February 6 this year.

The cabinet decided to make necessary amendment for this in the October 22, 2001 resolution of the Joint Forest Management. For implementation of this provision, a committee in the territorial DFO/wildlife protection areas would fix the roster for the Van Samitis reserved for women, an official release said here today.

The zila panchayat president would head the committee comprising the president of forest standing committee of zila panchayat, all woman members of zila panchayat and an officer nominated by the district collector.

The DFO (territorial)/DFO (wildlife) Deputy Director, National Park would be its member secretary.

Presence of at least two-third members would be compulsory for meeting of the committee. The president would be selected from among all the Van Samitis of concerning areas by drawing a lot.

In the committees where the post of president is reserved for women would have the post of president unreserved next year. In the following term the post would be reserved again and it would continue in rotation, the release added.

UNI

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