The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday questioned collectors of all districts in the point out to post a report on the alleged auction of the posts of sarpanch in advance of the gram panchayat polls to be held on January 15. The directive arrived pursuing a increase in issues about ‘auction’ of the submit, where by some candidates have allegedly promised to expend large sums from their have pockets for the enhancement of villages if they are elected unopposed as sarpanch, or head of the village’s governing council.
The Point out Election Commissioner, U P S Madan, has asked district collectors to submit a in-depth report quickly about villages wherever only one prospect is in the fray for the polls, before building an formal announcement of his or her appointment as the village head. “The commission will evaluation the report and advise the collector worried relating to the announcement,” Madan reported in the directive.
A senior SEC official mentioned the gram panchayat polls have been postponed in the condition for virtually a yr, leading to all around 14,000 village panchayats out of 28,000 going through elections later this month. However, to avoid the election, which some situations potential customers to extreme animosity and violence, some area leaders, to get elected unopposed as sarpanch, have provided to shell out a higher total from their personal pockets for village improvement.
“The fee has gained several complaints from the so-identified as auction of the constitutional put up. The polls have to be held in a reasonable manner and use of revenue to influence individuals is illegal,” the formal stated. Remarkably, in some instances, even elected associates like MLAs have arrive forward to offer implementation of many govt techniques on priority, if a village elects its governing system unanimously, he reported.