Directorate of Panchayati Raj has started preparations for Panchayat elections. The Directorate has forwarded the delimitation of Panchayats to the Department. In Uttarakhand the new panchayat will be formed at least five hundred in the mountain and one thousand in the field. More than two and a half panchayats of the state have become part of partially or completely urban bodies in recent times. Therefore, the Panchayats must be delimited prior to Panchayat elections. In this order, the Directorate has sent the proposal to the government for final approval.
According to sources, work of Panchayat delimitation can be completed within 30 days in November. After this there is a delimitation of the area Panchayat, District Panchayat. This time, since many villages have been included in the large number of villages, this may change the map of the area Panchayat. For the formation of the new Panchayat, the standard of a thousand population in the mountain and one thousand population has been fixed. However this standard will not be applicable on old panchayats. No panchayat will survive in the mountain that is passing by the escape.
According to Additional Director Panchayat Manoj Tiwari, the final program from the government is being waited. Panchayat elections are proposed in June after the Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand next year. There were 7950 Gram Panchayats in the present time in the state, but now about 250 Gram Panchayats have become part of the bodies. After the new delimitation, the number of Panchayats is expected to increase.