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Assam Assembly Passes Bill to Defer Civic Body Polls by 1 Year Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

As per the bill, the state government shall direct the Deputy Commissioner or the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) to take over the charge of the Municipal Boards. (Representational Image: PTI)

As per the bill, the state government shall direct the Deputy Commissioner or the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) to take over the charge of the Municipal Boards. (Representational Image: PTI)

The Assam Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2020, passed on the penultimate day of the four-day session, also provides for appointment of a senior official as the in-charge of the council concerned after the end of its scheduled term.

The Assam assembly on Thursday passed a bill allowing deferring of polls to municipal bodies by one year after expiry of their scheduled terms, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Assam Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2020, passed on the penultimate day of the four-day session, also provides for appointment of a senior official as the in-charge of the council concerned after the end of its scheduled term.

As per the bill, the state government shall direct the Deputy Commissioner or the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), as the case may be, of the respective jurisdiction, to take over the charge of the Municipal Boards for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of expiry of the term of the office of the Commissioners.

first published:September 04, 2020, 08:42 IST