Whereas by virtue of section 3 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act,2014 (Central Act.No.6 of 2014), the State of Telangana comprising the territories specified therein has been formed on and from the appointed day i.e., of 02.06.2014.
Reservation of seats 150 wards List of GREATER HYDERABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
And whereas, in section 101 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act,2014, a provision has been made for the purpose of facilitating the application of any law ( as defined in section 2 (f) of the Act), made before the appointed day, in relation to the State of Andhra Pradesh or the State of Telangana, the appropriate Government may before expiration of two years from 02.06.2014, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of Law whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such Law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority;
And where as the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Reservation of Seats) Rules, 1995, made in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 585 read with Subsection (2) of section 5 of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 (Act, No.11 of 1956) and section 6 of Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 (Act 25 of 94) vide GO 1st read above, are in force as on 01.06.2014.
And whereas, the Election Authority & Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in the reference 3rd read above has reported that the Government in G.O.Ms.No.288, MA&UD (Elec-II) Dept., dt.24.06.2013, issued orders amending Rule 6,9 and 11 AP Municipal Corporations (Reservation of sets) Rules, 1995, since the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India informed that the information of Enumeration Block level in respect of STs, SCs and Women population is not a public domain. The Election Authority & Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation further reported that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has obtained the Enumeration Block wise of existing (150) wards figures of Census 2011 data from the Hyderabad office in respect of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area and the Census data consists of the ST,SC and Women population EB Wise which are authenticated for reservation of seats to SC, ST & Women as was done during the Ordinary Elections held to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2009 and requested to exempt Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation from the amending Rule 6,9 and 11 AP Municipal Corporations (Reservation of seats) Rules 1995 issued G.O.Ms No.288, MA&UD (C1) dept., dt.24.06.213, from carrying out the exercise of identification of ST, SC & Women voters for conduct of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Elections.
Now therefore after careful examination of the matter Government have decided to adopt with modifications the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Reservation of Seats) Rules, 1995 which are in force as on 01.06.2014.
Accordingly the following Notification will be published in an Extra-Ordinary Issue of Telangana Gazette dated 25.11.2015.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 101 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (Central Act No.6 of 2014), the Government of Telangana hereby makes the following Order, namely:-
1. (1) This order may be called the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Reservation of Seats) Rules, 1995 (Telangana Adaptation) Order, 2015.
(2) It shall be come into force with immediate effect.
2. For the purpose of this Order and the rules adapted herein, the expression “the State” shall have the meaning and areas specified in Section 3 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.
3. (1) In the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations (Reservation of Seats) Rules, 1995, throughout the Rules, for the expression “Andhra Pradesh” occurring otherwise than in a citation or description or in title of other enactments, the word “Telangana” shall be substituted.
(2) In rule 6, after the third proviso, the following shall be added, namely:-
“Provided also that the reservation of seats for women belonging to Scheduled Tribes, Schedule Castes or Backward Classes as the case may be, shall be made from among the wards reserved for these categories in which the percentage of population of women is the largest in descending order in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation”.
(3) In rule 9, the following proviso shall be added, namely:-
“Provided that reservation of seats for members belonging to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and Women in the Wards of the Municipal Corporations shall be made with reference to largest percentage of population of the said category to the total voters of the ward in the descending order in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation”.
(4) In the rule 11, the following proviso shall be added, namely:-
“Provided that reservation of seats for Women other than those provided for Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Back Ward Classes shall be made from among the wards in which the percentage of population of Women is the largest in descending order in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation”.
G.O.MS.No 169 Dated:23.11.2015
1.G.O.Ms.No.44, MA&UD Dept., Dated. 06.02.1995.
2.G.O.Ms.No.288, MA&UD (Elec-II) Dept., Dt.24.06.2013.
3.From the Election Authority & Commissioner, GHMC Lr.No.1704/Elecs/GHMC/2015-1201, dt.03.11.2015.