Sriram August 13, 2015

Haryana: State Govt sets new minimum education qualification limits for candidates who want to participate in upcoming panchayat elections. See here for complete news.

Haryana Government has passed strict rules for the people to contest for panchayat elections which will be held soon. To contest Panchayat elections, every candidate must have at least 10th class for General Category and Class VIII for SC/ST category candidates. All the candidates should have functional toilets at their houses and there were no criminal cases on them.

Khattar told to reporters regarding panchayat election rules after completing the cabinet meeting. He also said that education qualification was needed to improve the quality of leadership.

Another reason for recommending minimum educational qualification is that even after the introduction of the 73rd Constitutional Modification, illiteracy is a common excuse by the elected representatives for poor functioning of the gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zila parishads. Most of the elected members of panchayat raj institutions are dependent on government representatives or their relatives or friends, who often take advantage of them, said by Khattar.

The second thing is the voter do not have any cases filed in at court and that type of candidates will not be allowed for voting. The third rule is absentees of cooperative loans will be debarred from contesting the elections to panchayat raj institutions. So all the contestants and voters strictly follow the rules.

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