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Conduct UP Panchayat Polls Based On 2015 Reservation System: High Court
Lucknow, March 15 (TNA) The Lucknow Bench of the High Court (HC) on Monday gave its verdict on the reservation system for seats in the UP Panchayat elections. The High Court said that considering the year 2015 as the original year, reservation should be implemented on the allocation of seats and called for completion of the process by March 25.
Earlier, the UP government itself stated that it is ready to implement the reservation system, considering the year 2015 as the original year. On this, a division bench of Justice Rituraj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur passed the order to hold the three-tier panchayat elections till May 25.
The order of February 11, 2021 was challenged in the Lucknow Bench of the High Court wherein it was said in the petition that under Rule 4 of the Rules for the implementation of reservation in Panchayat elections, reservation is applied to the seats of Zilla Panchayat, Kshetra Panchayat and Gram Panchayat.