Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday appointed Block Development Officers as Administrators of Panchayat Halqas for the period of six months.
An order undersigned by the Administrative Secretary of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, a copy of which, states, “the term of Halqa Panchayat(s) has expired on 09.01.2024 and Government is satisfied that the Halqa Panchayat(s) cannot be constituted immediately”.
Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 9 of Jammu & Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, the Government hereby appoints Block Development Officers (BDOS) as Administrator(s), for running the affairs of the Panchayat Halgas under their jurisdiction for a period of six months W.e.f. 10.01.2024 or till further orders, whichever is earlier, it added.
Notably, the term of Panchayats members which include Sarpanchs and Panchs in Jammu and Kashmir ended on January 09.