Maha cabinet nod to ordinance for fresh local bodies polls

Mumbai, May 24: The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday, May 24 approved an ordinance for conducting Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections afresh, if two-thirds of the total candidates are not elected.

This ordinance is for amendments in section 9(2) and section 57(3) of the Maharashtra Zilha Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Act-1961, an official said after the cabinet meeting.


Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chaired the meeting, held at the state government's Sahyadri guest house in south Mumbai.

The state cabinet also decided to upgrade post of Chief Engineer, (Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal) and Deputy Secretary (Water resources) to Secretary rank.

The government has also decided to set up district level committees to be chaired by Collectors for ensuring maximum benefits to citizens under MUDRA Bank Yojna.

This committee would bring efficient implementation besides public awareness of Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Scheme (MUDRA).

The cabinet also decided to increase remuneration of guards, security persons in aided Ashramshalas (tribal schools) from Rs 3,200 to Rs 5,000 per month.


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