Election for SMC Mayor on July 14

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC)

SRINAGAR — Authorities at SMC on Wednesday announced that elections for the post of Mayor Srinagar will be conducted on July 14.

Secretary SMC issued a notification, which reads, “The Election of Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Srinagar will be conducted as per the given programme: (a) Forms of Nomination Paper shall be obtained from the office of the Secretary, Srinagar Municipal Corporation between 1100 hours and 1600 hours from 9 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. (b) Nomination Papers shall be delivered between 1100 hours in the Morning and 1600 hours in the afternoon by a Candidate or his Proposer at the office of the Secretary, Srinagar Municipal Corporation on any day not later than 10th of July 2020.

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It further said, “(c) Notice of withdrawal of candidature shall be delivered by a candidate at any time before the election is proceeded within the meeting. (d) In the event or election being contested, do poll will take place on 14th of July, 2020 from 1100 hours onwards.”

Parvaiz Ahmad Qadri, who is Acting Mayor SMC on Tuesday also issued a notification, asking SMC Commissioner to initiate process for the elections.

As per rules, a new mayor has to be elected within 30 days of the ouster/resignation of the previous one.

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