Haryana Clears Bill On Right To Recall Panchayat Member

  • 09 Nov 2020

The Haryana Assembly on 6th November passed the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Major Provisions

  • The Bill provides the right to recall members of Panchayati Raj institutions.
  • The Bill allows the recall of village sarpanches and members of the block-level panchayat samitis and district-level zilaparishads if they fail to perform.
  • To recall a sarpanch and members of the two bodies, 50% members of a ward or gram sabha have to give in writing that they want to initiate proceedings. This will be followed by a secret ballot, in which their recall will require two-third members voting against them.
  • Further, the Bill has provision of 50% reservation to women in these rural bodies.
  • The Bill also proposes 8% reservation to the “more disadvantaged” among the Backward Classes.