High court orders AP govt for Panchayat elections in 3 months

Vastavam web: High court today ordered government of AP to convene Panchayat elections within 3 months. Earlier, in the month of August this yeat, Government of AP issued a GO number 90, appointing special officers to all village Panchayats in the state. As part of this GO, village Panchayats came under special officer rule. This GO was criticized by many as it takes away powers from elected local bodies and gives those powers to officers.

However, former Sarpanchs moved to High court questioning the validity of this GO and today High court ordered AP government to convene elections within 3 months. The court questioned AP government how long it wants to continue these special officers ruling.