Srinagar, Oct 19: The Housing and Urban Development Department (HuDD) has written to the government, seeking details about the dates of end term of Municipal Committees and Councils in Jammu & Kashmir.
Official sources privy to the development said that the end term of Municipal Committees and Councils vary as there were bi-elections at multiple places as well.
Pertinently, the Municipal elections were last held in Jammu& Kashmir in September 2018, in four phases. J&K has two municipal corporations, 19 municipal councils and 57 municipal committees.
“The authorities have written to the government in this regard and have sought details about the first meetings held after their appointment of elected representatives,” they said.
According to the law, the term of the Municipal Committees and Councils begin from the date of first meeting held by the elected representatives.
Officials said that the five-year term as per the Municipal Act 13 1, begins from the date of the first meeting, which is being held within a month after the appointment of elected representatives.
“The term of almost all the Municipal Committees and Councils are ending by the end of November, but we have sought advice from the legal department about the term of the Committees or Councils where bi-elections were conducted,” they said.
“There is no provision of any extension in their terms, but we have written to the government and it will take a decision soon as the term of almost all the Municipal Committees and Councils are ending by the end of November,” an official, wishing anonymity said.
However, a source within the department informed that a notification about the end term of the Municipal Committees and Councils is expected to be issued by October 21.