Rahul Gandhi releases Youth Cong election document

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Amritsar, Nov 18 (UNI) The elections to the All India Youth Congress (AIYC) commenced here today with AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi launching the organisational election process to the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC).

"This is a pilot project in Punjab and we will replicate this election process in all the states of the country", Mr Gandhi explained while releasing the document entitled--'Indian Youth Congress, Punjab Elections Overview' at a meeting of the PYC here.

Mr Gandhi said that the aim of the project was to induct the best and capable youth leaders into the Youth Congress. "These leaders will be future of the Congress party", he said while explaining that in future youth leaders would not be nominated but would be elected by enrolled members of the Youth Congress.

"Another aim of this process is to keep out the criminal elements from the party and bring forth youngsters with a clean image", he added.

The document summarises the posts, electoral systems and reservations for the Youth Congress elections in Punjab from the block to the state level.

As per the document, the PYC block committee would consist of 11 members, of which seven would be elected and the remaining nominated. The seven elected would be the President, Vice-President and 5 General Secretaries.

The four nominated members would be the secretaries after election of the elected members. In addition there will be seven delegate members at the block level.

There will be no reservation for the post of President or Vice-President. However there will be reservations among General Secretaries for women, SC/ST and OBC/Minorities. Among the delegates there will be reservations for women, SC/ST and OBC/Minorities and in this process there will be no loser system as even those who have lost elections can be nominated.

Single ballot for block committee members with highest vote getter becoming president and runners-up getting lesser posts (Vice-President, General Secretary) Single ballot for delegates with top open and reserved finishers becoming delegates.

The block electorate would consist of all enrolled members of the Youth Congress in that block.

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