The information regarding seat reservation for all posts in the Uttar Pradesh gram panchayat election 2021 will be released by the district magistrate today on March 2. The list is ready for all the 75 districts in UP and will enable the candidates to know from where they can contest the elections. The reservation list will be released for all five positions except for the post of District Panchayat President as the reservation list for the same has already been released. These positions for which the list will be announced include District Panchayat Member, Block Head, Area Panchayat Member, Panchayat Member and Village Head.
RS Chaudhary, Deputy Director and Panchayat Elections Noida Officer in the Directorate of Panchayati Raj, said that this will be the first reservation list and after its release, people will be asked to raise objections, if any. Objections will be noted from March 2 to March 8 and will be disposed of by March 12. After considering and clearing all the objections, the final list will be released on March 15.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier announced that this time rotational formula will be used for preparing the reservation list. Introduced in the month of February, according to the rotational formula the seats for the categories will be reserved on the basis of their population.
It is important to note that in UP, 3051 posts are for District Panchayat members, 826 for Block Heads, 75,855 for Area Panchayat members, 58,194 for Gram Pradhans and 7,31,813 posts for Gram Panchayat members. Out of these, 1 percent will be reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST), 21 percent for Scheduled Castes (SC) and 27 percent for Other Backward Classes (OBC). And the remaining 51 percent seats will be for general. One third seats in all classes will be reserved for women. The tenure of the village panchayats ended on December 25, 2020.