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Mayoral elections in Delhi by month-end, SDMC's on April 26

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mayoral polls in the three BJP-controlled municipal corporations in will be held by the end of this month, senior civic officials said today.

"The elections for the posts of mayor, deputy and three members of the standing committee of the South Municipal Corporation will be held on April 26," an SDMC said.

The notification for elections of and deputy of the SDMC has been issued, the said.

Sources said the mayoral polls in east and north municipal corporation (EDMC and NDMC) would be held on April 24 and April 27 respectively. The notifications are likely to be issued tomorrow.

The Act provides for election of from among the councillors of the corporations in the first meeting of the House every year.

The mayors and deputy mayors get a year-long term in the cities of Union Territories.

The erstwhile was trifurcated into North, South and in 2012.

The mayoral five-year tenure sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, the second open category, third for reserved category, and the remaining two also being in open category.

Last year, the polls were held in the women category.

The incumbent mayors for the three corporations are (NDMC), (SDMC) and (EDMC).

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 21:35 IST