Chandigarh, April 27- The Mayor of Gurgaon Municipal Corporation would be from General Category, as the seat has been reserved for the same.
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting presided over by Director, Urban Local Bodies and attended by all concerned Divisional Commissioners and Commissioners of Municipal Corporations here today. The meeting was convened to reserve the seat of Mayor in eight Municipal Corporations of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ambala, Karnal, Panipat, Hisar, Rohtak and Yamuna Nagar.
While taking decision, the seat of Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad was not decided through draw of lots because since May 2010, the seat of Mayor in this Corporation has already been reserved for General Category.The seat of Mayor for Municipal Corporation, Rohtak and Ambala were reserved for members belonging to Scheduled Castes because these Corporations have maximum population of members belonging to Scheduled Castes. In case of Rohtak, it has been reserved for a woman candidate belonging to Scheduled Castes.
As the Panipat Municipal Corporation has a maximum population of members belonging to Backward Classes, the seat of Mayor was reserved for a candidate belonging to Backward Classes. In case of seats reserved for members belonging to Scheduled Castes in two Municipal Corporations, lots were drawn for female candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Similarly, draw of lots were conducted to decide two seats of woman candidates of General Category.
The seat of Mayor for Yamuna Nagar and Hisar Municipal Corporation has been reserved for woman candidates belonging to General Category. The seat of Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Karnal would be for candidate of General Category.