Nagpur: The state government has directed the divisional commissioners Piyush Singh (Amravati) and Prajakta Lavangare-Verma (Nagpur) and collectors of 11 districts of the Vidarbha region to appoint administrators to run about 62 municipal councils and panchayats of the municipality, Where the (SEC) state election commission utterly failed to hold the election before the end of the term of deliberation.
The state’s urban development department had issued an order earlier the same day citing the directions of the state election commission.
The department has said that the whole world is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to which elections are not being held on time in the local self-governing bodies at all. More time is needed to conduct the election. Therefore, in all the Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats, the term of the Consultation Wing has expired. There the tehsildars, sub-divisional officers, and chief officers should be appointed as administrators.
About 34 of the 62 municipal councils and town panchayats are from the 5 districts of the Amravati Mandal, and about 28 are from the 6 districts of the Nagpur Mandal.
Municipal councils and panchayats
There are 9 municipal councils and panchayats in the Nagpur division from the district itself. Sub-divisional officers will be the administrators of Kampati Nagar Parishad Khapa, Mohapa, Narkhed, Saoner, and the chief officers of Katol.
The 6 districts of Wardha are- Sindhi Railways, Deoli, Pulgaon, Wardha, Hinganghat, and Arvi. District Bhandara will be run by four administrators – Bhandara, Tumsar, Pauni and Sakoli. There are 2 municipal councils from the district Gondia – Gondia and Tirora, five from Chandrapur district – Rajura, Warora, Mul, Sindewahi-Lonwahi, and Ballarpur and two from Gadchiroli district, namely Gadchiroli and Desaiganj.
District Amravati division consists of nine from Amravati district, five from Akola district, 8 from Yavatmal district, 9 from Buldhana district, 2 from Washim district.