Over 12,500 vacant Panchayat Halqas soon to elect Sarpanches, Panches in J&K

Aiming to restore democracy fully at the grass-roots level, over 12,500 vacant Panchayat Halqas will soon elect Sarpanches and Panches in the Union Territory as the Government has decided to hold elections.
Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda on Tuesday issued notification that the Government in consultation with Election Authority under Rule 7 of J&K Panchayati Raj Rule 1996 has called upon the vacant Panchayat Halqas to elect Sarpanches and Panches on the dates to be appointed by the Election Authority.
With the announcement of number of vacant seats by the Secretary RDD, the election process has set in motion.