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Rajasthan Assembly passed Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill 2018



Rajasthan Assembly passed Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill 2018: Details, Highlights

The Rajasthan State Assembly on 6th September 2018, passed the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which relaxes the ‘two-child’ rule for those aspiring to contest panchayat elections, if one of the children is differently abled.

The Rajasthan State Assembly also passed an amendment aimed at allowing people suffering from leprosy to contest panchayat elections. The bill aims at deleting a provision under the Act that if a person is suffering from Leprosy, he will be disqualified for contesting panchayat elections.

As per the existing legislation, a person stood disqualified from contesting panchayat elections, if he or she has more than two children.

The provision does not provide for any exception for a disabled child.

Rajasthan (India)

Formation: 30 March 1949

Capital: Jaipur

Largest City: Jaipur

Districts: 33

Official Language: Hindi (Additional: English)

Governor: Kalyan Singh

Chief Minister: Vasundhara Raje (BJP)



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