Bhubaneswar: The Mayor post in Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) will be reserved for woman in the ensuing urban local body elections.
An official notification has been issued by the Housing and Urban Development Department in this regard on January 28.
Besides BeMC, the Mayor post in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will also be reserved for woman. However, it is unreserved in Cuttack Municipal Corporation.
Earlier on January 12, the Odisha government had issued a gazette notification proposing the reservation of the post of mayor for women in the municipal corporations of Bhubaneswar and Berhampur.
The Government had invited objections and suggestions from all persons interested which may be filed before the Director, Municipal Administration within 15 days from the date of publication of the gazette.
The objections and suggestions received in respect of the notification on or before the date so specified have been duly considered by the State Government, stated the Housing and Urban Development Department.
After the expiry of the period of 15 days, the State Government has issued official notification to reserve the offices of the Mayor of the Municipal Corporations in Berhampur and Bhubaneswar for women.