Municipality elections in Andhra Pradesh 2020

AP Local Body Elections 2020 Schedule Notification for MUNICIPAL BODIES Please visit sec.ap.gov.in andhra pradesh state election commission official website

Issue Of Election Notification the State Election Commission One Phase 09.03.2020

Election Notice by the Returning Officer / Election Officer 1103.2020 1

Receipt of Nominations 1.03.2020 TO 13.03 2020

Scrutiny of Nominations 14.03.2020

Appeal against rejection of Nomination before the Revenue Divisional Officer / District Collector

Disposal of Appeals

Last date for Withdrawal of Candidatures 16.03,2020 Before 3 PM

publication of Final List of Contesting Candidates 16.03.2020 After 3 PM

Conduct of Poll, wherever necessary 23.03.2020

Counting of Votes and Declaration of Results 27.03.2020 From 8AM

Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department – Elections – Ordinary Elections to the Municipal Corporations in the State – Reservation of Offices of Mayors to Schedule Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Women – Notified Orders – Issued.
G.O.Ms.No.122 Dated:07.03.2020

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 14A of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporation Acts, 1994 (Act No. 25 of 1994) read with Rule 3 and 12 of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Reservation of offices of Mayors in Municipal Corporations) Rules, 1995, issued in G.O.Ms.No.46, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, dated the 4th February, 1995 as amended for time to time and read with G.O.Ms.No.180, MA&UD Dt.19.05.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.113, MA&UD Dept., dt.02.03.2020, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby specifies the number of offices of Mayors reserved for members belonging to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Women as specified in Schedule-I and also determines and notifies the 16 Municipal Corporations in the State as specified in Schedule-II appended to this Notification as Municipal Corporations reserved for the members belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Women for election to the offices of Mayor of the said Municipal Corporations.

SCHEDULE-I
1 No. of offices of Mayor reserved for S.T (General) and S.T. (Women) S.T. (General) 01 S.T. (Women) –
2 No. of offices of Mayor reserved for S.C. (General) and S.C. (Women) S.C. (General) 01 S.C. (Women) 01
3 No. of offices of Mayor reserved for B.C. (General) and B.C. (Women) B.C. (General) 03 B.C. (Women) 02
4 No. of offices of Mayor reserved for Women (General) Women (General) 05
5 No. of offices of Mayor unreserved Un-Reserved 03
Total: 16

SCHEDULE-II
Sl.No. Name of the Municipal Corporation in respect of which the office of Mayor is reserved. Category of which office of Mayor is reserved.
SCHEDULED TRIBES
1 Nellore Municipal Corporation ST (General)
SCHEDULED CASTES
1 Ongole Municipal Corporation SC (Women)
2 Chittoor Municipal Corporation SC(General)
BACKWARD CLASSES
1 Srikakulam Municipal Corporation BC (Women)
2 Vizianagaram Municipal Corporation BC (Women)
3 Kadapa Municipal Corporation BC (General)
4 Kurnool Municipal Corporation BC (General)
5 Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation BC (General)
WOMEN GENERAL
1 Kakinada Municipal Corporation Women (General)
2 Machilipatnam Municipal Corporation Women (General)
3 Eluru Municipal Corporation Women (General)
4 Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Women (General)
5 Tirupathi Municipal Corporation Women (General)
UN-RESERVED
1 Ananthapur Municipal Corporation
2 Guntur Municipal Corporation
3 Rajamahendravaram Municipal Corporation

The Andhra Pradesh Municipalities (Division of Nagara Panchayats & Municipalities into Wards) Rules, 1994 reservations

In exercise of the powers conferred under section sub-section (1) of Section 326 read with clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 10 of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, hereby, makes the following Amendment to the Rules issued in G.O.Ms.No.31, MA&UD (Elec.I) Dept., dated.03.02.1995.

Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department – Municipal Elections – Reservation of seats, Reservation of Offices of Chairpersons/Mayors in the Municipalities/Nagarapanchayats and Municipal Corporations respectively – Orders – Issued.

Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, A.P, Guntur has informed that in the A.P. Municipalities Act, 1965, the Municipal Corporations Act, 1955, Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Act, 1979, Vijayawada Municipal Corporations Act, 1981 and in The A.P. Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 and in the Rules relating to reservation for the purpose of Election to the Seats in Municipalities & Municipal Corporations and the Offices of Chairpersons in the Municipalities and Mayors in the Municipal Corporations issued there under, provision is made for reservation to the Offices of Members, Chairpersons and Mayors to the SC, ST, BC and Women for thepurpose of conduct of ordinary elections to the Municipalities/Nagarpanchayats and Municipal Corporations in the State.

The Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Guntur has further informed that as per the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in W.P.(Civil) No.356 of 1994 “The upper ceiling of 50% vertical reservations in favour of SC/ST/OBCs should not be breached in the context of local self-Government. Exceptions can only be made in order to safeguard the interests of Scheduled Tribes in the matter of their representation in Panchayats located in the Scheduled Areas. Further, the Hon’ble High Court passed orders, very recently, staying the orders issued by the Government in PR&RD Department vide G.O.Ms.No.176, dated 28.12.2019 as the reservations made exceeded the upper ceiling limit of 50%.

Further, the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Guntur has informed that to restrict the reservations to the ST, SC & BCs to 50%, the reservations in respect of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes concerned, there cannot be any deviation, as the reservations are provided to the ST & SC in the proportion of their population according to Article 243D of the Constitution f India. In the case of Backward Classes, there is no constitutional requirement for providing a particular percentage of reservation.

Further, the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Guntur has informed that as per the provisions in Section 24 of APM Act, 1965 and rules issued there under, the reservation to the offices of the Chairperson, shall be allotted by rotation to different Municipalities in the state and similarly as per Section 14(A) of AP Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 and the AP Municipal Corporations (Reservation of offices of Mayor) rules 1995, the reservation to the offices of the Mayor, shall be allotted by rotation to different Municipal Corporations in the state. Since there is a change in the reservation percentage fresh cycle for reservation to the offices of Chairperson/Mayor need to be adopted.

In view of the above, the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Guntur has requested the Govt., to issue necessary orders in this regard.

Government after careful examination of the matter and also in the light of the judgement of the Hon’ble High Court of A.P., in the reference 2nd read above hereby order the following:
(i) if the aggregate number of seats to be reserved for SC, ST and BCcategories in the Municipalities/Nagarpanchayats and Municipal Corporations, put together exceeds 50% in total, then the seats allotted to the Backward Classes shall be restricted to such percentage, so as to maintain the aggregate reservations not exceeding the upper ceiling of 50%.
(ii) to adopt fresh cycle for reservation to the Offices of Mayor/Chairperson, consequent on change in the reservation percentage.

The Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, A.P, Guntur shall take necessary action in the matter accordingly.

AMENDMENT

The following shall be substituted in Rule (4) (i), (8), (10), (11), (12) and Rule (13) of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Delimitation of wards)
Rules, 1996 and as amended from time to time:-

In Rule 4 (i):-

The Municipal Commissioner shall issue a preliminary notification relating to the proposal to divide/re-divide the Municipality/ Nagar Panchayat into wards in Form-I and call for suggestions from the General Public so as to reach Municipal Office within 7 days from the date of publication of the Notice, in Municipal Office, other prominent places in Telugu and English. The Municipal Commissioner shall also place the said notice before the Municipal Council for its views, suggestions and objections.

In Rule 8:-

The Municipal Commissioner after considering the objections and suggestions received in time, shall forward the ward division proposals to the District Collectors together with the following Annexures namely.

i. Municipal Map duly depicting the existing and proposed ward divisions in different colours.

ii. Statement of suggestions and objections received in Form-II.

iii. Certificate that the boundary description of each ward has been verified and found correct in Form-III.

iv. Certificate that no part of the Municipal area has been left without being included in one or the other ward in Form-IV and Form-V.

v. Certificate that no area has been included in more than one ward in Form- V.

The District Collector, within two days from the date of receipt of proposals from the Municipal Commissioner, shall submit the same with his report to the C&DMA.

In Rule 10:- Omitted

In Rule 11:- Omitted

In Rule 12:-

On receipt of the report from the District Collector, the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration will consider the representations received from Public, report of District Collector and views of the Municipal Council in this matter and submit his report to the Government within (4) days after receipt of the report.

In Rule 13:-

The Government will examine the views of the Municipal Council in the matter and approve the proposal dividing the Municipality into Wards. The final notification shall be published in Andhra Pradesh Gazette in Form-VI by the Municipal Commissioner.

Municipal Elections – Fixation of Strength of Elected Members, Reservation of seats, Delimitation of Wards, Determination of specific wards in Municipal Corporations – Delegation of certain powers vested with the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP and the District Collectors – Notification

Government have delegated its powers to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration and the District Collectors in order to take up certain statutory activities to be taken up before issuance of the Election Schedule for conduct of Municipal Elections by the State Election Commission.

Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP, Guntur, has submitted a proposal to delegate certain powers vested with the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration and the District Collectors in order to complete the statutory activities like fixation of the Elected Members, Reservation of seats to the offices of Ward Member, delimitation of wards, determination of specific wards to be reserved to STs, SCs, BCs & Women which have to be done prior to issuance of the Notification for conduct of Elections to the Municipal Corporations in the State.

After careful examination of the proposal submitted by the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP, Guntur, the Government hereby decided to delegate certain powers vested with the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration and the District Collectors for carrying out the statutory activities.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section70-F of Municipal Corporations Act,1955 (formerly GHMC Act, 1955) read with Section 11 of the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Act, 1979, Section 11 of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, 1981, Section 18 of AP Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 and Sections 5 & 8 of Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 read with Section 14, 14-

the Strength of the Elected Members in Municipal Corporations in the State” issued vide G.O.Ms.No.358 MA&UD (Ele.II) Dept., dt.27.04.2005, “A.P. Municipal Corporation (Reservation of seats) Rules, 1995” issued vide G.O.Ms.No.44 MA&UD (Ele.I) Dept., dt.06.02.1995, “The Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Delimitation of Wards) Rules, 1996” issued vide G.O.Ms.No.570 MA&UD (Elec.2), dt.06.11.1996, the following powers vested with the Government are hereby delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration and the District Collectors:-

The power of “Fixation of strength of Elected Members of the Municipal Corporations” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.

The power of “Reservation of Offices of various categories i.e. STs, SCs, BCs and Women in the Municipal Corporations” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.

The power of “Delimitation of Wards (Division of Municipal Corporations into Wards)” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.

The power of “Determination of specific wards to be reserved to SCs STs, BCs and Women in Municipal Corporations” is delegated to the District Collectors concerned and as per the instructions of the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration. The Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration shall take necessary action in the matter, accordingly.

Municipal Elections – Fixation of Strength of Elected Members, Reservation of seats, Reservation of Offices of Chairpersons, Delimitation of Wards, Determination of specific wards in Municipalities & Nagarpanchayats -Delegation of certain powers vested with the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP – Notification

Government have delegated its powers to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration and the District Collectors in order to take up certain statutory activities to be taken up before issuance of the Election Schedule for conduct of Municipal Elections by the State Election Commission.

Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP, Guntur, has submitted a proposal to delegate certain powers of the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal

Administration in order to complete the statutory activities like fixation of the Elected Members, Reservation of seats to the offices of Ward Member, Chairperson, delimitation of wards, determination of specific wards to be reserved to STs, SCs, BCs & Women which have to be done prior to issuance of the Notification for conduct of Elections to the Nagar Panchayats and Municipalities in the State.

After careful examination of the proposal submitted by the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, AP, Guntur, the Government hereby decided to delegate certain powers vested with the Government to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration for carrying out the statutory activities.

In exercise of the powers conferred under section 387 of AP Municipalities Act, 1965, read with Sections 5 (2) (i), 10 (1), 24 of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 and AP Municipalities (Fixation of strength of Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Councils) Rules, 2004, Division of Nagar Panchayats & Municipalities into Wards Rules, 1994 and Reservation of Offices of Chairpersons to Municipal Councils & NPs Rules, 1995, the following powers vested with the Government are hereby delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration:-

  1. The power of “Fixation of strength of elected members of the Municipal Councils and Nagarpanchayats” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.
  2. The power of “Reservation of Offices of Chairpersons to Municipal Councils & Nagarpanchayats” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.
  3. The power of “Delimitation of Wards (Division of Municipalities into Wards) by the Municipalities and Nagarpanchayats” is delegated to the Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration/Director of Municipal Administration.

The Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration shall take necessary action in the matter, accordingly.

The Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Delimitation of wards) Rules, 1996 Amendment Notification

In exercise of the powers conferred under section 585 and Section 5 and 8 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1955 (formerly known as GHMC Act, 1955), read with Section 18 of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 (Act No.25 of 1994), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, hereby, makes the following Amendments to the Rules issued in GO Ms.No.570, MA&UD Department, dated 0611- 1996.

AMENDMENT

The following shall be substituted in Rule (8) and Rule (11) of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Delimitation of wards) Rules, 1996 and as amended from time to time:-

In Rule 8:-

The Commissioner shall issue a preliminary Notification relating to the proposal to divide/re-divide the Municipal Corporation into wards in Form-I and publish on the Notice Board of the Corporation and other prominent places in Telugu and English and call for suggestions from the General Public so as to reach Municipal Office within 7 days from the date of publication of the Notice. The Commissioner shall also place the said Notice before the Municipal Council for its views, suggestions and objections.

In Rule 11:-

The Government in consultation with Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration examine the views of the General Body of the Corporation in the matter and approve the proposal dividing the Municipal Corporation into Wards. The Final Notification shall be published in Andhra Pradesh Gazette in Form-VI by the Commissioner.

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