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Program for Zila Parishad and Panchayat samitis Announced

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Aug 29, 2018, 5:58 pm IST
Updated Aug 29, 2018, 6:10 pm IST
Code Of Conduct Comes Into Force Immediately
Jagpal Singh Sandhu
 Jagpal Singh Sandhu

The State Election Commissioner, Punjab, Mr. Jagpal Singh Sandhu here today announced the schedule for the elections of 22 Zila parishad and 150 Panchayat samitis . With the announcement of the schedule, the 'Model Code of Conduct' has come into force immediately in the State. The Code of Conduct would be in force till the completion of the electoral process. Elaborating more during the press conference, Mr. Jagpal Singh Sandhu said that the process for filing the nominations would commence on  4th September, 2018 and 7th September 2018, would be the last date for filing the nominations. 

The nominations would be scrutinized on 10th September 2018 while the date for withdrawal of the nominations would be 11th September 2018 whichwould also be  the date for allotting the election symbols to the candidates. The voting would be held on 19th September 2018 from 8 AM till 4 PM. Counting of votes would be held on 22 September 2018. A total of 35 observers are being appointed to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls. He said that 354 members would be elected for 22 Zila Parishads and 2900 Members would be elected for 150  Panchayat samitis in the state. Government of Punjab has given 50% reservation for women in  Zila Parishads and Panchayat samitis.  

State Election Commission Announces ScheduleState Election Commission Announces Schedule

Mr. Sandhu also said that the voter lists of the Zila Parishad and block Samitis had been updated with qualifing date of 01.01.2018.  He appealed to all the voters to participate in the voting process with full zeal. There are  6688245 male, 6099053 female and 97 third gender voters totalling 12787395 registered voters in state for these elections. Commission has established 17268 polling booth and 86340  personnel will be put on election duty. The State Election Commissioner further said that the expenditure limit for a candidate contesting for Zila Parishad has been fixed at Rs.1.90 lakhs where as the limit for those contesting Block Samitis  coming has been fixed at Rs.80000.

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