Report by Suchismita Sahoo, Bhubaneswar:
Odisha Government on Friday issued a Gazette notification for Panchayati Raj elections. This was announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Raghunath Mohanty in the State Assembly, on behalf of Panchayati Raj Minister Maheswar Mohanty.
The notification was sent to the State Election Commissioner for issue of the code of conduct for the coming three-tier elections.
Mohanty said in a special statement in the house that the five-year term of Gram Panchayat members and sarpanches, Panchayat Samiti members and chairmen and Zilla Parishad members is going to complete by coming March, 2012. The process of fresh elections to these posts is to be completed by that time, he said. He said, elections to all PR institution will be held except Dhinkia GP and some GPs in Dunguripali block.