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Delhi MCD Election: Want to contest Delhi municipal elections? Know what qualifications are needed

Elegibility for MCD ElectionDelhi Municipal Corporation elections have been announced. The upcoming municipal elections in Delhi are to be held on December 4. If you also want to enter the electoral fray, then before that you should know what are the qualifications of the candidate to contest the election. It is often found that there is confusion in the minds of the candidates regarding the qualifications to contest the elections. The State Election Commission has clarified the qualifications of the candidates for the Delhi Municipal Elections.

What are the qualifications to contest municipal elections?

  • Any citizen must be a citizen of India to contest the municipal elections.
  • To contest the election, the candidate must be a voter of the municipal corporation, municipal area.
  • The minimum age of any candidate for the post of councilor in contesting municipal elections should be up to 21 years.
  • In the municipal elections, the age of the candidate for the post of president and mayor has been fixed at 30 years.
  • If any candidate goes to file nomination for the municipal elections, then it is necessary to have two supporters and two proposers of the respective ward with the candidate.
  • In the municipal elections, the voter of one ward can contest the election of another ward, but that proposer should be from the same ward.
  • In MCD elections, the same candidate can contest for both Mayor and Ward posts.
  • Before the nomination, it is necessary for the candidate to give other information besides the property in the self-declaration form.
  • In relation to the security deposit, the Municipal Councilor and the Ward Councilor, Vice President and President of the Nagar Panchayat will have to pay a security deposit of Rs 250.
  • In the MCD elections, the reserved quota candidate will have to pay Rs 125.
  • For the ward councilor, deputy mayor and mayor in the election of the municipal corporation, Rs 500 will have to be paid for the security deposit.
  • For the ward councilor, deputy mayor and mayor of the reserved quota, Rs 250 will have to be paid for the security deposit.
  • In the election of Municipal Corporation, the candidate does not need residential certificate, conduct certificate.
  • NOC is also not required from the Municipal Corporation for the candidate.
  • In the election of Municipal Corporation, it is necessary for the candidate that his name should be in the voter list.
  • If any candidate is contesting from a reserved seat, then it is necessary to give caste certificate.

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