Shimla/November 3 (NG News)
HP Election Commission on Monday issued notification for bye-election to filling up of 232 vacant posts of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the state.
A state Election Commission spokesperson said that bye-election would be held in ward 1 of Zila Parishad, Kangra and ward 1 of Zila Parishad, Kinnaur
“In addition to this, bye- election of 13 posts of Members of Panchayat Samiti, 32 posts of Pradhan, 24 posts of Up-Pradhan and 160 posts of Members of Gram Panchayat would also be held on November 30, 2014,” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that as per the notification, the candidates can submit their nomination papers on November 13-15, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM. “The scrutiny of nomination papers would be conducted on November 17, 2014 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature has been fixed for November 19, 2014 upto 3 pm,” he said.
He said that the voting would be held on November 30, 2014 from 7 am to 3 pm and counting of votes for Pradhan, Up Pradhan and Members of Gram Panchayats would be held on the same day at concerned headquarter of Gram Panchayat after voting is over. The results would be declared immediately after the counting is over.
The counting of votes for the Members of Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis would be held on December 1, 2014 at concerned headquarters of Development Blocks and results would be declared after the counting was over.
State Election Commission has also issued notification of bye-election of vacant post of ward No 6 of Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat in district Mandi. “As per the notification, the candidates could submit their nomination papers on November 10-12, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm and the nomination papers would be scrutinized on November 13, 2014. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers would be November 15, 2014 upto 3 pm. The voting would be held on 30th November, 2014 between 7 am to 3 pm and result would be declared on the same day, ” he added.
He added that with notification of bye-elections, Model Code of Conduct has been enforced with immediate effect in concerned areas of Panchayati Raj Institutions where bye-election would be held.