SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 04, 2020:- State Election Commissioner (SEC), K.K. Sharma, today held a detailed review meeting with the District Panchayat Election Officers of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting, convened via video conferencing, was attended by Chief Electoral Officer, Hridesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioners, Jammu and Kashmir Divisions, Pandurang Pole, Sanjeev Verma and Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda.

Deputy Commissioners (District Panchayat Election Officers) of all the Districts besides senior officers of the Election Department attended.

Meanwhile, State Election Commissioner also issued final reservation notification for the District Development Council Constituencies in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Seats have been reserved for SCs and STs proportionate to their respective populations. Further 33% seats in each District Development Council have been reserved for women.

This was the first interaction of SEC with District Panchayat Election Officers after being appointed as State Election Commissioner of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The State Election commission of the UT of JK is a constitutional body for conduct of Panchayat elections and has become functional with the appointment of K. K. Sharma as the first State Election Commissioner .

SEC at present functioning from Nirvachan Sadan, Panama Chowk Jammu.