Once representatives for civic bodies were elected by the people, there might be no need for public to visit 'Raj Nivas' to seek redress of grievances as these could be addressed at the local level, she said.
Women, elected to civic bodies have an opportunity to check alcoholism as well, the Lt Governor said adding she looked forward to them heralding a new era of progress when elections to local bodies are completed.
Management skills should also be augmented for women and the onus was now on Local Administration and Rural Development Departments to meet the requirement, she noted.
Bedi had appointed Roy P Thomas as State Election Commissioner, and measures to hold the civic polls has already been initiated by him.
The tenure (2006-11) of elected local bodies, including municipal councils ended in July 2011.
Subsequently, to hold civic polls, the State Election Commission had issued notifications which included aspects like allotment of reserved seats on the basis of delimitation of wards completed in 1995 and on the 1991 census.
The matter went to the court as well and the delimitation exercise has now been completed.
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