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Sharmili Mallick

The Odisha Government on Saturday released the final list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad chairman in all the 30 districts ahead of the panchayat elections in the State.

As per a notification issued by the Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department, as many as 15 posts out of the 30 Zilla Parishad chairman posts have been reserved for women candidates.

Similarly, out of the 15 Zilla Parishad chairman posts reserved for women, three have been kept for candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC) category while four seats have been reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.

Apart from the reservation for women candidates, two ZP chairman posts have been reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates and three for Scheduled Tribe candidates.

The posts of ZP chairman in four districts-- Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Boudh, Bhadrak and Jajpur have been reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.

Likewise, the Zilla Parishad chairman posts in seven districts--Kandhamal, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and Sundargarh have been reserved for candidates from Scheduled Tribe category, as per the order of the Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department.

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