Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha
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The battle of the District Development Council (DDC) representatives has paid off. Their status has increased. The Speaker is now given equal status as the Mayor. In protocol, they might be above the MP-MLA of their jurisdiction. The authorities on Tuesday amended the sooner guidelines and issued a brand new protocol for the DDC president, vice-president and members. There was discontent among the many DDC representatives concerning the status and honorarium. They demanded an enchancment in it.
According to the modification, the vice-presidents of the DDC have now been positioned equal to the executive secretaries and Inspector General of Police within the precedence checklist, though they have not acquired the identical status as the MLA. They had been demanding equal status of the MLA. The Protocol Department has issued a brand new Warrant of Presidency. In this, the DDC presidents are positioned at 19-A so as of precedence, whereas the MPs are at 21 and the MLAs are at quantity 23. In the Warrant of Presidency issued earlier, the DDC chairman was positioned at quantity 26, by which he was beneath the MP and MLA.
They had been equal to Administrative Secretaries, IGPs, Divisional Commissioners, Joint Secretaries to the Government of India and officers of equal rank. Similarly, the vice-president was earlier positioned at serial quantity 27 and now he’s positioned at serial quantity 26. In addition, DDC members have been given protocol equal to the District Magistrate. He has been positioned at quantity 28 on the precedence checklist at par with Brigadiers, Heads of Departments, District Sessions Judge, Block Development Council Presidents, Presidents of Municipal Councils. The authorities’s new Warrant of Presidency Protocol has been issued by the Commissioner Secretary, Talat Parvez Rohilla.
Decision for strengthening democracy on the grassroots stage
DDC elections have been held in Jammu and Kashmir lately for the primary time. In this, the elected members of the DDC had been elected as chairman in all of the twenty districts of the state. But DDC Numainde got here on the highway with the status and honorarium. On March 9, the following day after the discharge of the protocol, he staged a powerful protest by boycotting the coaching camp headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on the conference middle. On 10 March, he suspended the agitation on the peace of mind of the LG administration. Later, in a gathering at Raj Bhavan on 12 March, LG assured to enhance the protocol. He had mentioned that the federal government is dedicated to strengthen democracy on the grassroots stage within the three-tier Panchayati Raj system.