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Rajasthan Government fixes minimum educational qualification for panchayats elections

Rajasthan government has decided to fix minimum educational qualification as condition for aspiring candidates in panchayats elections.

In this regard, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has approved the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance-2014 after it was notified by the state government.

This ordinance will amend the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act 1994 and has provision for educational qualifications for candidates contesting zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls.

Key Provisions of Ordinance

  • Contestant for  Zila Parishad or Panchayat Samiti elections should have the minimum qualification of secondary education i.e. Class 10 from the state board or any approved institution or board.
  • Contestant for the Sarpanch elections, must have passed Class VIII from any school in case of general category. In case of the scheduled area of panchayat, the contestant should have passed Class 5 from a school to become a Sarpanch.

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