J&K Government

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday appointed Block Development Officers (BDOs) as Administrators of Panchayat Halqas for six months.

An order issued in this connection states, “The term of Halqa Panchayat(s) has expired on 09.01.2024 and the government is satisfied that the Halqa Panchayat(s) cannot be constituted immediately.”

“Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 9 of Jammu & Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, the Government hereby appoints Block Development Officers (BDOs) as Administrator(s), for running the affairs of the Panchayat Halqas under their jurisdiction for a period of six months w.e.f. 10.01.2024 or till further orders, whichever is earlier,” it added.

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It is pertinent to mention here that the term of 28,000 Panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir ended on January 9.

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