The coalition coordination committee (CC) of the ruling National Conference-congress alliance is meeting next week to discuss the report prepared by a 5 member committee set up by the state congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz for looking into the provisions of the 73rd amendment for incorporating into the state Panchayati Raj Act.
Reliable sources told KNS that the report of the committee will be discussed by the CC to arrive at a consensus on incorporation of certain provisions of the 73rd amendment act in the state act.
When contacted, state congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz confirmed that a meeting of the CC is being held shortly to discuss the proposal. However, he said the dates for the meeting have not been fixed yet.
Meanwhile, senior NC leader and minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar told KNS that conducting of elections to the Block Development Councils in the state depends upon when the committee comes up with its report. “Meeting of the coordination committee will probably be held next week when the proposal will be discussed by both the parties. After proper discussions a decision on BDC elections will be taken”, he added.
Sagar reiterated that the Omar Abdullah led government was committed to a 3 tier panchayati Raj system in the state which included constitution of committees on block and district levels.
Pertinently chief minister Omar Abdullah had Wednesday said the state government was waiting for the report of the NC-congress coordination committee, headed by PCC chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, for holding Block Development Council (BDC) polls.
“We are eagerly waiting for Saif-ud-Din Soz-led coordination committee report to go for BDC elections which would follow elections to the District Councils”, said Omar.
The elections to the BDCs in the state were postponed at the last movement after congress threatened to boycott polls if government failed to incorporate 73rd constitutional amendment in the state.