Lucknow: Newly elected Samajwadi Party government has given a  green signal to the old system of bringing a no-confidence motion against district panchayat heads and district heads who were elected during the BSP regime and have already completed one year in office.

The then Mayawati government had brought a constitutional amendment bill which could extend the period of bringing a no-confidence move from one year to two year but unfortunately it could not get a go-ahead in the state assembly.

In a state cabinet meeting held on Friday which was chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, approval was given to reinstate regional Panchayat and District Panchayat amendment Bills 2011.

After the bill is amended, regional panchayat heads and district panchayat heads could be removed from their posts even after one year in office.
During Mayawati’s rule, an amendment bill could be brought in the house only after two years. It was also sent to the governor on August 19 last year, but has not been able to get an approval so far.

It was also said that new government has got peoples’ mandate and one year has already been passed since panchayats and district panchayats were formed .There are also reports of no –confidence motions been moved against a number of regional panchayat heads and district panchayat heads.
In this situation it would be proper to restore old constitutional amendment Bill.

JPN\Bureau