"The Reservation’s Annulled By Yogi Cabinet".
On Tuesday evening, the station cabinet has approved the decision of Yogi Adityanath government of annulment of 2015 reservation order. This reservation order by the Akhilesh Yadav government rendered null and void the prevailing rotational seat reservation in rural local bodies.
The Yogi cabinet has now mandated reservation of seats on a rotational basis which was in practice before 2015. The state cabinet has thus set the stage for a fresh rollout in the seat reservation.
According to the government spokesman, the then Samajwadi Party government had introduced the 10th amendment in the Panchayati Raj Rule to set aside reservation in seats.
It had also conducted delimitation of the Gram Panchayats, Kshetra and Zila Panchayats in 71 districts, leaving four districts -- Gonda, Moradabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Sambhal -- out of the purview.
The cabinet also approved delimitation of four districts which were left untouched in 2015. "The state government decided to restore reservation in seats as the rotational quota is a continuous process and cannot be set aside," the official said.
The order was issued by the Panchayati Raj department notified reservation in all 75 districts.
Now, the state government would be seeking objections from respective districts before the quota rollout. The process, sources said, would take at least one month time.