Municipal elections in Bihar will be held in the year 2022. In this election, votes will be cast for the member of Municipal Corporation (नगर निगम), Nagar Panchayat (नगर पंचायत), and Nagar Parishad (नगर परिषद्). For this election, candidates contest for the post of ‘Ward Councilor’ (वार्ड पार्षद). The term of the ‘Ward Councilor’ is for 5 years. Elected ward councilors together elect the mayor and deputy mayor or Chairman. For the post of mayor and deputy mayor, the same ward councilor is appointed for the post who has got majority votes in the municipal assembly. That is, to become mayor and vice-mayor or chairman, the support of more than 50% of the ward councilors is required.————————————————————
Elections for municipal bodies, municipal corporations, nagar panchayats and nagar parishad will be held in May 2022 in Bihar. Many seats of ward members are reserved for EBC, SC and women category. Only those candidates can contest for these seats who come under the reserved category.
Eligibility to contest election for Ward Councilor (वार्ड पार्षद का चुनाव लड़ने की योग्यता)-
Candidate should be minimum 18 years of age. No limit has been fixed for educational qualification. Therefore, from illiterate to high degree holder can also contest for this post. It is mandatory for the candidate to be a resident of the same ward for which he/she wants to contest the election. The candidate should not have been convicted in any criminal case.
Documents required to contest the election of Ward Councilor (वार्ड पार्षद का चुनाव लड़ने के लिए आवश्यक कागजात) –
- Form (आवेदन पत्र)
- Residential certificate (आवासीय प्रमाण पत्र)
- Caste certificate (जाति प्रमाण पत्र)
- Net worth details (कुल संपत्ति का ब्यौरा)
- Voter card copy (मतदाता पहचान पत्र की कॉपी)
- 2 Name of the proposers of same ward (उसी वार्ड में रहने वाले 2 प्रस्तावक के नाम व हस्ताक्षर)