Nava Raipur, Chhattisgarh:
The Congress carried out 85 amendments in its structure at its eighty fifth plenary session right here on Saturday to offer a 50 per cent reservation to scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), different backward lessons (OBCs), ladies, youth and minorities in its working committee and in any respect celebration positions.
Based on the amended structure of the celebration, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will now embody former prime ministers from the celebration and former AICC chiefs, in addition to leaders of the Congress in each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The celebration determined to offer 50 per cent reservation to SCs/STs/OBCs/minorities vertically and supply horizontal reservation to youth beneath 50 years and ladies in each reserved and unreserved classes.
The variety of CWC members will go as much as 35 from the sooner 23, with 18 members to be elected and 17 to be nominated.
The amended structure says any longer, the celebration will solely have digital membership and information.
The celebration additionally amended its structure to make stringent provisions for these taking Congress membership and they need to abstain from taking intoxicating medication and psychotripic substances.
Congress normal secretary Randeep Surjewala, who’s the convener of the committee wanting into amendments to the Structure, stated the celebration has added the phrases psychotropic substances and intoxicating medication which incorporates alcohol, tobacco and different substances.
He stated the celebration has determined to offer recognition to transgenders in its membership kinds in addition to present recognition to single mother and father by together with names of moms and spouses within the kind.
The Structure Amendments Committee was chaired by senior chief Ambika Soni and had detailed deliberations earlier than finishing up 85 main and minor amendments.
The idea of “50 Beneath 50” as enunciated within the Udaipur Shivir has been integrated within the Structure, Mr Surjewala stated.
Altering with the instances, he stated the Congress will solely have digital memberships beginning January 1, 2025, and can settle for on-line donations.
Bringing modifications within the organisational construction, the celebration has added an middleman degree by having Panchayat Congress Committee, Ward Congress Committee for City Areas and different Intermediate Congress Congress Committee at Mandal and Janpad ranges.
The amended structure, Mr Surjewala stated, will give extra illustration for panchayati raj, native our bodies and cooperatives at each degree and elected members of the celebration at each degree will probably be ex-officio members of the Block Congress Committee, District Congress Committee (DCC) and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).
For instance, members of panchayat samiti, municipality samiti and mandi samiti will probably be within the Block Congress, he stated.
Members of zilla panchayat, president of the municipal council, president of the district cooperative financial institution will probably be members of the DCC, he stated, including the presidents of the zilla panchayat, president of the municipal company, president of state degree cooperative banks and advertising societies will probably be members of the PCC.
The Structure at present gives that the election of 1 All India Congress Committee (AICC) member is made by eight PCC delegates and after amending the structure now each six PCC delegates will elect an AICC member.
Therefore, the entire variety of elected members will go up from 1,240 to 1,653, Mr Surjewala stated, including that the energy of co-opted AICC members has additionally been elevated from 15 per cent of the elected and AICC members to 25 per cent of the elected AICC members.
The Structure has been amended to include the availability of political affairs committee on the PCC Degree.
Minor modifications within the payment construction of Congress members, DCC delegates, PCC delegates, AICC members have additionally been made and now membership payment has been hiked from Rs 5 to Rs 10.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)
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