Rajasthan Assembly has passed Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019
and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by voice-vote. Voice vote
is a voting method in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by
bills seek to abolish the condition of a minimum educational qualification to
contest for Panchayat and urban local body elections.
education criteria introduced by the previous Rajasthan government stipulated a)
minimum Class X education for contesting zila parishad, panchayat samiti and
municipal elections b) minimum class 8 qualification for a general category candidate
contesting Sarpanch elections and c) minimum class 5 qualification for a
SC/ST candidate contesting Sarpanch elections.