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Rajasthan fixes minimum educational qualification for panchayat poll

Rajasthan government has implemented a provision related to minimum educational qualification for contesting panchayat polls in the state.

Governor Kalyan Singh approved the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance-2014 after which it was notified yesterday by the state government, according to an official release issued late last night.

As per the provision, for contesting the Zila Parishad or Panchayat Samiti polls, a contestant should have the minimum qualification of secondary education (Class 10) from the state board or any approved institution or board.

To contest the Sarpanch elections, a candidate should be Class 8 pass from any school (general category).

However in the scheduled area of panchayat, the contestant should have passed Class 5 from a school to become a Sarpanch.

Rajasthan will hold panchayat polls for Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Sarpanch and Up Sarpanch in January next year.

The polls are expected to be announced early next week.

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