UP Panchayat Election Chunav 2021: Ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh (UP) panchayat elections 2021, four zonal magistrates have been issued a show-cause notice for remaining absent during a poll-related meeting. Notably, the tough action was taken as the state prepares for the approaching UP Panchayat Election in the state. Also Read - COVID-19: Consider Complete Lockdown in Worst-Affected Districts, Allahabad HC Tells UP Govt

The meeting took place at Varanasi’s Commissionerate Auditorium to discuss measures to hold the upcoming UP panchayat elections in a peaceful way. All the zonal magistrates and sector magistrates were informed by phone before the meeting. However, the four zonal magistrates did not turn up for the meeting. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Records Highest-ever Daily Spike of 18,021 Coronavirus Cases

These four officers who have been issued notices include Zonal Magistrate Arvind Kumar Sharma (Executive Engineer), Construction and Sector Magistrate Anil Kumar (Assistant Commissioner Commissioner Administration), Upendra Singh Chaudhary (Assistant Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Administration) and Girish Chandra Mishra (Joint Commissioner Excise). In the notice, the CDO has asked reasons behind staying absent from the meeting held for the upcoming UP Panchayat Election 2021. Also Read - Coronavirus In Lucknow: UP Law Minister Says Lockdown Possible, Situation Precarious

In the meeting which took place in Varanasi, the CDO issued instructions to make arrangements for drinking water, electricity, toilet ramps etc. at the polling booths. Further, measures to conduct the upcoming UP Panchayat elections in a peaceful way were also discussed.

The dates for UP Panchayat Election Chunav 2021 will be announced soon. You can keep a tab on india.com for latest updates on UP Panchayat Election Chunav 2021.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government earlier released the reservation policy for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in the state. Reservation by rotation will be implemented in the panchayat elections, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayati Raj, Manoj Kumar Singh had said. The reservation system in place for the elections from 1995 to 2015 will be taken into account in the new policy, he said.

The order of Scheduled Castes (SC), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and women in the previous election will be taken into account in the reservation policy, the ACS said adding that preference would be given to seats that have never been reserved till now.