PIL says extra seats for ladies in Higher Chennai Company a violation | Chennai Information


CHENNAI: A lawyer has moved the Madras excessive court docket in search of allocation of equal variety of native physique seats in Higher Chennai Company to women and men. He alleged that in violation of rule mandating 50:50 allocation of basic seats to women and men, the state has allotted extra seats to girls.
When the primary bench of performing Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice P D Audikesavalu commenced their continuing on Wednesday, advocate Ma Gouthaman made a point out in search of pressing listening to of the plea.
Permitting the plea, the bench mentioned it might take up the plea for listening to on November 29.
In accordance with the petitioner, in 2016 the state introduced in sure amendments to the municipal legal guidelines together with the Chennai Metropolis Municipal Company Act thereby offering 50% reservation for ladies in native physique elections.
Subsequently, in 2019 a gazette notification was issued reserving 16 seats of Chennai company to scheduled castes, 16 to scheduled caste girls and 89 to girls typically class.
“Of the 200 seats, 105 seats have been reserved for ladies each in SC and basic class. However as per the 50% reservation for ladies coverage solely 84 seats ought to have been allotted typically class. However flouting the norm extra seats have been allotted discriminating males,” the petitioner mentioned.


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