Shimla: State Election Commission, Himachal Pradesh today notified the election programme for the conduct of general election to Panchayati Raj Institutions of Himachal Pradesh
Nomination papers would be presented on 10th, 13th and 14th December,2010 (Between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm) Nomination papers for the offices of Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad shall be filed at the places and before the officers appointed by the District Election Officers( Panchayat)
The nomination papers would be scrutinised on 15th December, 2010 ( From 10:00 am onward), A candidate could withdraw his candidature on 18th December, 2010 (Before 3:00 pm), List of contesting candidates showing the name of symbol allotted to them shall be prepared and affixed on 18th December, 2010 immediately after the time of withdrawal is over. The List of polling stations will be published on or before 10th December, 2010.
The poll, if necessary would be held from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on 28.12.2010 in First phase, on 30.12.2010 in second phase and on Ist january, 2011 in third phase.
Counting of votes, in the event of poll, for Member, Up-Pradhan and Pradhan of Gram Panchayats shall be taken up on the date of Poll immediately after the close of the poll at the Gram panchayat Headquarters. Counting of votes for Member of Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad shall be taken up on 4th January, 2011 at 8.30 am at respective Block Headquarters. The counting once started shall continue until it is completed.
The result of the election of Member, Up-Pradhana and Pradhan of Gram Panchayat shall be declared on the date of the poll immediately after the counting is over. The result of election of Panchayat Samiti shall be declared on the day of counting at the Block Headquarters immediately after the counting process is over. The result of election on Zila Parishad shall be declared in accordance with the provisions contained in rule 75(VI) of the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Election) Rules, 1994.
The process of election would be completed by 6th January, 2011. However, this Electon programme shall not apply to the Panchayats/Panchayat Samities/Zila Parishad of Keylong and Udaipur Sub-Division, all the Gram panchayat/Panchayat Samities/Zila Parishad and Zila Parishad only of Dev. Block, Kaza of Lahaul & Spiti District. All the Gram Panchayat/Panchayat Samities/Zila Parishad of Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District and Gram Panchayat Jaban & Namhog of Dev. Block Anni and Gram Panchayart of Karjan & Soyal Dev.Block Naggar of Kullu District.