'No compromise on MCG councillors qualifications'
Gurugram: The state government will extend the educational reform it had brought in its panchayats to the forthcoming Gurugram civic elections.
The Haryana government has stated categorically that in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), the participating candidates are expected to be educated till the matriculation level.
For those who belong to scheduled castes cateogry, the government has mentioned that they should be educated till class VIII, while women candidates in scheduled caste, should be having education till class V.
The process of meeting the parameters of education started from in 2015 in terms of electing the heads of the villages and extended to municipal elections of Faridabad that happened earlier this year.
There were various people who were against the move of the government when it came.
However, having educated elected representatives has been cited as one of the biggest achievement of the government in their tenure.
This will be for the first time when the all the elected councillors in the MCG will be educated.
"I think meeting certain parameters of education is important. When you are in charge of maintain the affairs of the city, dealing with bureaucrats you need to have knowledge of what you are doing. I feel the city is fortunate enough to give its people basic education," said Ranjeet Yadav, a city resident.
"Education may have its importance but ultimately, it is your street smartness and your ability to gauge things around you proves to be crucial. In politics ultimately, it is your right intention with education which counts," said Sonu Yadav.
The voting for the 35 wards of the Millennium City will be held on September 24 wherein the voters can cast their votes from 7 am to 5pm.
The process of counting and declaration of results will be done on the same day itself after the culmination of the voting process.