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Organisation : State Election Commission, Haryana
Facility : Panchayat General Elections
Modified Notification : http://www.electionin.in/uploads/1115-MODIFICATION%20%20OF%20NOTIFICATION.pdf
Notification : http://www.electionin.in/uploads/1115-Press%20Note%2008.09.2015.pdf
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Panchayat General Election :
The State Election Commission, Haryana vide notification No. SEC/3EII/ 2015/8656, dated 08.09.2015 has issued the election programme for the conduct of elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the State of Haryana. In TABLE-C of para 2 of the notification, the list of blocks to be included in 1st, 2nd and 3rd phase has been given.
Counting of votes On 21.08.2015 at 8.00 A.M
2. District Election Officer (P), Kaithal vide his Memo No. 9172/Panchayat dated 08.09.2015 has submitted that in block Pundri of the district the “Falgu fair” is to be organized from 27.09.2015 to 12.10.2015, the request has therefore been made to conduct the election of the district in two phases only i.e. in Ist or 3rd phase.
District Election Officer (P), Mewat in continuation to his office Memo No. 3848/Panchayatdated 08.09.2015 has further submitted that some public organizations has made the request to defer the elections of Ist phase to 2nd and 3rd phase due to “Islamic Ceremonies (Jalsas)” to be performed on 04.10.2015.
In view of the requests of the District Election Officer (Panchayat), Kaithal and Mewat and religious sentiments of the general public, this Commission takes lenient view in the matter and hereby modify the list of blocks of the districts mentioned (Sr. No. 10 & 13 of TABLE-C )
As no election has to take place in district Mewat at Ist phase, so the Time Schedule given for Zila Parishad, Mewat at para 2 (Table –A) is also modified as under
ELECTION Schedule :
Sr. No. | Programme | Date :
1. Date on which notice shall be published 16.09.2015
2. Nomination paper shall be presented 22.09.2015 to 29.09.2015 (10.00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M.)
3. List of Nomination papers shall be pasted 22.09.2015 to 29.09.2015
4. Affidavit/declaration to furnished 22.09.2015 to 29.09.2015 (10.00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M)
5. Scrutiny of nomination paper 30.09.2015 (10.00 A.M. onwards)
6. Last date for Withdrawal 03.10.2015 (upto 3.00 P.M.)
7. Allotment of symbol 03.10.2015 (after 3.00. P.M.)
8. List of contesting candidates to be pasted 03.10.2015
9. Date on which poll shall be held Ist Phase 11.10.2015 (Sunday) 18.10.2015 (Sunday) 2nd Phase
10. Timing of the poll Between 7.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Panchkula, the 8th September, 2015: Sh. Rajeev Sharma, State Election Commissioner, Haryana stated that the election programme for the conduct of 5th Panchayat General Elections of Panches, Sarpanches of Gram Panchayats (except for Gram Panchayat Chhachhraulli, Radhur, Sadhura of district Yamuna Nagar, Sudhiwas, Tosham of district Bhiwani, Nissing (Rural) of district Karnal, Berwal Nandla of district Panchkula, Jakhal Mandi of district Fatehabad, Atali of district Faridabad, Hassanpur of district Palwal, Samalkha of district Kurukshetra and Jahari, Bhadmalik, Akabarpur Barota and Nasirpur Bangar of district Sonipat) and members of all Panchayat Samitis (except Sonepat, Rai & Murthal) and Zila Parishads (except Sonepat) has been issued today. The elections will be held in three phases i.e. on 04.10.2015, 11.10.2015 and 18.10.2015.
He further stated that the time schedule for the election of the seats of Panches, Sarpanches and Member Panchayat Samitis shall remain phase wise, so that contesting candidates may avail almost equal time for campaigning. But, in the case of election of the seat of Member Zila Parishad, phase wise time schedule is not possible as the jurisdiction of several wards of Zila Parishads falls within the jurisdiction of two or more than two blocks. As such, the date for the publication of notice, receipt of nomination, scrutiny, symbol allotment etc. for the contesting candidates, contesting the election of the seat of Member Zila Parishad shall remain same as mentioned in the schedule of first phase, but their block wise election shall be held on 04.10.2015, 11.10.2015 and 18.10.2015.
He further stated that according to the above mentioned programme, the nomination for the seats of Panches, Sarpanches will be received at village Headquarter, Members of Panchayat Samitis shall be received at Block Headquarters and that of Zila Parishads at the District Headquarter. The scrutiny of the nomination papers shall be taken up by the Returning Officers.
He further stated that the counting of votes for the Panches and Sarpanches will be taken up on the same day at the polling stations itself, whereas the counting of votes for election to the offices of Members Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads would be taken up on 21.10.2015 at the Block or District Headquarters as fixed by the Deputy Commissioner-cum- District Election Officer (Panchayat) of the concerned district.
He further stated that a contesting candidate shall have to maintain account of election expenditure and submit the same within 30 days from the date of declaration of the result to the District Election Officer (Panchayat) or any other officer specified by the Commission, in the manner prescribed by the State Election Commission, failing which the defaulting candidate shall be liable to be disqualified under the Haryana Panchayati Raj Election Expenditure (Maintenance & Submission of the Accounts) Order, 1996 for 3 years from the date of issue of such order.
He further stated that a candidate filing the nomination paper for contesting the election of the seat of Panch/Sarpanch/Member Panchayat Samiti/ Zila Parishad shall have to deposit an amount in Government Treasury or Sub Treasury or with the Returning Officer (Panchayat) in cash, as under, as the case may be
Seat | General | SC/BC :
Panch Rs.100/- Rs.40/-
Sarpanch Rs.200/- Rs.100/-
Member Panchayat Samiti Rs.300/- Rs.150/-
Member Zila Parishad Rs.400/- Rs.200/-
He further stated that the election of the seats of Sarpanches and Member Zila Parishad in all the districts would be conducted by the use of EVMs; the election of Members of Panchayat Samiti in districts Panchkula and Rewari shall also be conducted by use of EVMs, for which approximately 46,500 EVMs of single post; and 1300 CUs and 2600 BUs of multi post EVMs would be used. The multi post EVMs shall only be used in Panchkula and Rewari districts. The elections of remaining seats of Panches and Member Panchayat Samitis would be conducted by the use of ballot papers and for this purpose approximately 46,000 ballot boxes would be used.
Sh. Sharma informed that State Election Commission underlining the role of media in democracy and it’s further strengthening and made a request to the mediaprint as well as electronic to render their help and co-operation by refraining from allowing any undue publicity to a candidate in lieu of money or any other consideration. He emphasized that the Commission is aware of the menace of paid news and thus solicits the help and cooperation of media which is the best way to tackle it.