Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), February 23 — The Cabinet has decided to amend the Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act and the Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Elections Rules for conducting elections on party symbols and provision of reservation for OBCs and disqualification on grounds of defection.
The State Cabinet in its meeting held here on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to carry out amendments in Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 and Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Elections Rules, 2012, according to an official release by the state government.
These amendments would pave way for conducting elections to Municipal Corporations on party symbols, provide reservation for Other Backward Class (OBCs), provision of disqualification on grounds of defection, and strengthen provisions of the no-confidence motion.
It also gave its nod to the Governor's address to be delivered during the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide government land on a lease basis at the rate of Rs 1 per month for a period of 99 years in Mauja Dhaulakuan Tehsil Paonta Sahib district Sirmaur for the benefit of the farmers.