The Union Defence Ministry released notification to conduct elections for 56 cantonment boards across the country. The Secunderabad Cantonment Board or SCB is all set to poll to elect board members (administrative) on January 11 next year.
SCB is the largest cantonment region across the nation. 2.38 Lakh voters will cast their franchise in the second board election. The first term ended on June 5, 2013 but as the election date was not finalized, the board had to work for a year more than the term.
The reservation issue has been sorted out as well this time. Wards III, IV, VII have been reserved for women while Ward VIII has been reserved for SCs. Wards I, II, V and VI are unreserved.
An official of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board said, “A special voters list in accordance with Cantonment Act, 2006 has been prepared and model code of conduct has come into effect from Friday”.