Panchayat election in tribal areas on Sept 29, October 1

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 31

The elections to fill vacant posts in panchayati raj institutions (PRI) in tribal areas of Udaipur, Keylong and Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district and Pangi subdivision of Chamba district will be held in two phases on September 29 and October 1. A notification to this effect was issued by State Election Commissioner Anil Khachi here today.

The elections to the gram panchayat, panchayat samiti and zila parishad members will be held in Udaipur and Keylong and zila parishad members in Kaza and gram panchayat and panchayat samiti members in Pangi.

The nominations will be filed on September 13, 14 and 15 between 11 am and 3 pm, scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on September 16, the last date of withdrawal is September 18 and the polling will be held on September 29 and October 1.

Covid patients and quarantined persons will cast their votes after the closing of voting. The counting of votes of panchayat pradhan, up-pradhan and ward members will be started immediately after the polling while the counting of panchayat samiti and zila parishad members will be done on October 4 at the respective block headquarters. The election process will be completed on October 6.

The model code of conduct shall come into force in the development blocks, except municipal areas where byelections are being held.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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