CEO issues notification for conduct of Panchayat by-polls


Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, (Election Authority under J&K Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996) Shailendra Kumar on Saturday issued notification for the conduct of by-elections for Panchayati Polls-2020 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.

The notification has been issued for Pahalgam and Dachnipora blocks in District Anantnag, Ganastan, Nowgam and Sumbal in District Bandipora, Kandi Belt Rafiabad, Rafiabad and Pattan in Baramulla District, Sukhnag and Beerwah in Budgam District, Safapora, and Sheerpathri in Ganderbal District, Behibagh in Kulgam district, Wavoora, Sogam, Rajwar and Handwara in Kupwara District, Kakapora (Partly) and Pampore in District Pulwama, Zainpora in Shopian District, Harwan, Khonmoh, Srinagar and Qamarwari in Srinagar district of Kashmir Division.

In Jammu Division, the Panchayati by-elections will be held in Bhalwal Brahmana, Khour, Samwan, Khara Balli, Pragwal, Akhnoor, Maira, Mandrian, Chowki Choura, Mathwar, Bhalwal and Marh blocks of Jammu District, Poonch, Balakote, Mankote and Mendhar in Poonch District, Manjakote, Panjgrain, Lamberi, Siot, Dangri, Rajouri, Doongi, Qila Darhal, Nowshera Seri, Sunderbani, Darhal, Thanamandi, Planger, Budhal, Rajnagar, Khawas, Kalakote and Moughla in Rajouri District, Bhamag, Thakrakote, Pouni, Reasi, Panthal and Katra in District Reasi, Purmandal, Bari Brahmana, Vijaypur, Samba, Nud, Sumb, Ramgarh, Ghagwal, and Rajpura in Samba District, Jaganoo, Narsoo, Tikri and Udhampur block of District Udhampur.

According to the notification, the last date for making nominations is February 22, 2020 (Saturday), the date for the scrutiny of nominations is February 24, 2020 (Monday), the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 26, 2020 (Wednesday), the date on which a poll, if necessary, shall be from 09 am to 01 pm on March 05, 2020 (Thursday), the date of counting is March 05, 2020 (Thursday) unless notified otherwise, and the date before which the election shall be completed has been fixed as 26 March, 2020  (Thursday).


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