ITANAGAR, Aug 28 - The Arunachal Pradesh Government is working out the modalities to conduct panchayat elections in the State by December as directed by the Gauhati High Court. This was stated by Panchayati Raj Minister Alo Libang in the Assembly today.
It may be mentioned here that the Gauhati High Court had in July last directed the Arunachal Pradesh Government to conduct the panchayat elections by December this year.
�Keeping in mind the High Court directives, we, the Panchayati Raj Department, are working on it,� stated Libang while responding to a supplementary question from senior BJP member Japu Deru during the Question Hour.
He said the State Government had amended the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act 1997 in the last Assembly session to have a two-tier Panchayati Raj system instead of the earlier three-tier system. The term of the erstwhile three-tier PR institutions ended in May. The State Government is in the process of preparing amendments to the relevant rules for having two-tier panchayats, he added.