Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh gave his nod to the regulation stating lowest educational requirement for panchayat poll. This implementation was made for candidates contesting panchayat polls in the state.
Governor Kalyan Singh accepted the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance-2014 follwing which the state government made an official release about this matter on Saturday night.
According to the provision, a participator should have the minimum qualification of secondary education (Class 10) from the state board or any approved institution or board to contest the Zila Parishad or Panchayat Samiti polls. A candidate should be Class 8 pass from any school (general category) to contest the Sarpanch elections. The participator should have passed Class 5 from a school to become a Sarpanch in the scheduled region of panchayat. Panchayat polls for Up Sarpanch, Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad will take place in Rajasthan in January next year.