Puducherry native physique elections to be held in three phases | Puducherry Information


PUDUCHERRY: Native physique elections might be held within the Union territory of Puducherry in three phases — on October 21, 25 and 28, stated state election commissioner Roy P Thomas on Wednesday.
The phrases of 1,149 representatives elected to 5 municipalities and 10 commune panchayats in 2006 expired in June 2011. The polls, which haven’t been held since then, are being held now following a route from the Supreme Court docket in April this yr.
Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Thomas stated the SEC would maintain polls to a few municipalities – Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam – and 5 commune panchayats in Karaikal – Kottucherry, Nedungadu, Neravy, Thirumalairayanpattinam and Thirunallur within the first part on October 21. The fee will maintain polls to 2 municipalities – Pondicherry and Oulgaret – within the second part on October 25 and to 5 commune panchayats in Pondicherry – Ariyankuppam, Bahour, Mannadipet, Nettapakkam and Villianur within the third part on October 28.
The submitting of nominations, which is able to begin on September 30 within the first part, will shut on October 7. The fee will scrutinize the nomination papers on October 8. The final date for withdrawal of candidature is October 11.
The submitting of nominations, which is able to begin on October 4 within the second part, will shut on October 11. The fee will scrutinize the nomination papers on October 12. The final date for withdrawal of candidature is October 15.
The submitting of nominations, which is able to begin on October 7 within the third part, will shut on October 15. The fee will scrutinize the nomination papers on October 16. The final date for withdrawal of candidature is October 18.
A complete of 276 representatives together with three municipal chairmen, 41 municipal councillors, 27 commune panchayat council members, 27 village panchayat presidents and 178 village panchayat ward members might be elected within the first part.
A complete of 77 representatives together with two municipal chairmen and 75 municipal councillors might be elected within the second part and a complete of 797 representatives together with 81 commune panchayat council members, 81 village panchayat presidents and 634 village panchayat ward members might be elected within the third part.
The fee will set up 364 polling stations for the primary part, 631 for the second part and 634 for the third part. It can deploy 8,500 officers in any respect 1,629 polling stations to carry polls in a free, truthful and clear method.
Polling might be held from 7am to 6pm with the final one hour (5pm to 6pm) earmarked for Covid-19 sufferers and sufferers with Covid-like signs.
The mannequin code of conduct got here into pressure with the announcement of polls. The fee has uploaded particulars on the mannequin code of conduct, legal guidelines on the conduct of native physique polls and associated info on its web site https://sec.py.gov.in.
The fee has already appointed 15 returning officers and 91 assistant returning officers to carry the polls. The fee has appointed Puducherry district collector and Karaikal district collector as district election officers for the respective areas.
“Likewise, the regional directors of Mahe and Yanam have been appointed because the regional election officers for his or her respective areas,” Thomas stated.
The fee additionally appointed 4 secretaries to oversee and coordinate native physique polls. It has additionally appointed six senior IAS officers as normal observers moreover six expenditure observers from different central companies.
The counting of votes might be achieved on October 31 in seven counting centres – 4 in Puducherry and one every in Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. There are 10,03,256 voters of which 5,84,196 are from 5 municipalities and 4,19,060 from 10 commune panchayats.
“For the primary time, the multipost digital voting machines (EVMs) might be utilized in civic polls within the Union territory. The SEC has saved the EVMs prepared for the elections. The primary degree of checking of the EVMs is over, and their additional randomization and fast despatch to the returning officers have been deliberate,” stated Thomas.
The fee will announce the date for oblique elections for the 133 posts together with 5 municipal vice-chairmen, 10 commune panchayat council chairmen, 10 commune panchayat council vice-chairmen and 108 village panchayat vice-presidents after the declaration of the outcomes of the direct polls.



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