HP Cabinet switches back to indirect polls for local bodies

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday reversed the decision of the previous BJP government in the state which prescribed direct elections for various posts.

Bypolls to local bodies on Dec 4

The State Election Commission has announced bypoll in 24 wards of local bodies across the state on December 4.

Functioning of Local bodies made more liberal

Kerala government on Monday decided to rationalise procedures to speed up plan works undertaken by local bodies.

YSR Congress pitches for local bodies polls

The YSR Congress on Saturday dared
Andhra Pradesh government to conduct local bodies election in
the state.

Sena-BJP-RPI to contest local bodies elections together

Shiv Sena and Republican Party of
India on Thursday announced that they would fight the coming
elections to the local bodies in the state together.

Maha Cabinet approves 50% quota for women in local bodies

The Bill will now be introduced in the state legislature in order to become a law.

Maharashtra to introduce 50% quota for women in local bodies

The Maharshtra government will soon
introduce a Bill in the Assembly that will provide 50 per cent
reservation to women in local bodies, Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday.

Cong to protest BSP govt decisions on local bodies poll

Uttar Pradesh unit of the
Congress today announced to launch an agitation at district
level on June 24 against BSP government`s decision to hold
partyless urban local bodies elections in the state.

UP Cabinet approves change in elections to local bodies

UP cabinet gave its nod to proposed change in elections to municipalities
and local bodies which would not be contested on party lines.

Opposition accuses Mayawati of bulldozing local bodies

Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati of attempting to bulldoze local bodies,
the Opposition parties on Wednesday alleged that the state government
was secretly effecting changes in their election process.

Local bodies can charge user fee, act amended in the assembly

The Gujarat Assembly today
passed amendment bill in the Municipal Corporation Act, which
allows the local bodies to introduce user fee at certain
public places in the state.

Gujarat plans to make voting mandatory in local bodies

The Gujarat government has
proposed to make voting compulsory in the local bodies polls
and will bring a bill to the effect in the coming assembly
session, official sources said.

Guj govt clears 50% reservation for women in local bodies

Gujarat government has on Wednesday
approved the proposal to increase reservation of women seats
in panchayats and urban local bodies from one third to 50 per

Orissa govt demands more funds for local bodies

The Orissa government on Tuesday
demanded that central funds for local bodies be hiked to Rs
1,000 crore and also sought inclusion of Cuttack city under
the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Centre wants strengthening of local bodies for NREGA schemes

Considering the drought-like situation in the country, the Centre has asked the states to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions for better planning and implementation of NREGA.