J&K govt to hold elections in Jagti Township

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to hold elections to constitute a duly elected panel for upkeep of the Jagti Township for Kashmiri migrants.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has
decided to hold elections to constitute a duly elected panel
for upkeep of the Jagti Township for Kashmiri migrants.

The decision comes in view of regular disruptions in the
functioning of the 4,218-flat township by various "self-styled
organisations" through their daily protests.

"Elections would be held at Jagti Township of Kashmir
Migrants in the last week of January, 2012 to constitute an
apex committee representing the people living there to address
their problems," a senior official of Relief and
Rehabilitation department said on Wednesday.

It has been decided that the relief organisation will
hold elections for representatives of the colony -- the
biggest township in Jammu -- for improving communication
between the government and different organisations so that
their genuine needs and problems are addressed, he said.

Elections will be held in 176 blocks with one
representative to be elected from 8 to 10 blocks, he said,
adding that the elections will take place in the last week of
January.

"Each family, which has been allotted accommodation at
the Jagti Township, shall be eligible to cast one vote through
the head of the family," the official said.

Over 10,000 people are living in the township in Nagrota
belt on the outskirts of Jammu city.

PTI