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Election Commission of India : Biennial Election to Council of States March 21st 2016

Organisation : Election Commission of India
Facility : Biennial Election to Council of States

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Notification : https://www.electionin.in/uploads/2899-PN15_24022016.pdf
Home Page : http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html

Council of States Biennial Elections :

Subject – Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring in April, 2016.

Related : ECI Special Summary Revision 2016 Calendar : www.electionin.in/1133.html

The term of office of 13 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from 6 States is due to expire on their retirement in April, 2016 as detailed below
Name of State : Assam
Name of the Member :
1. Sh. PankajBora
2. Sh. Naznin Faruque
Date of retirement : 02.04.2016

Name of State : Himachal Pradesh
Name of the Member : 1. Smt. Bimla
Date of retirement : 02.04.2016

Name of State : Kerala
Name of the Member :
1. Sh. K.N.Balagopal
2. Sh. A.K. Antony
3. Dr. T.N. Seema
Date of retirement : 02.04.2016

Name of State : Nagaland
Name of the Member : 1. Sh. Khekiho Zhimomi
Date of retirement : 02.04.2016
Remarks : Vacant since 26.11.2015 due to death of sitting

Name of State : Tripura
Name of the Member : 1. Sh. Jharna Das (Baidya) 02.04.2016
Date of retirement : 02.04.2016

Name of State : Punjab
Name of the Member :
1. Sh. Ashwani Kumar
2. Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna
3 Sh. Sukhdev Singh
Date of retirement : 09.04.2016
Remarks : One separate election for these 2 seats

Name of State : Punjab
Name of the Member :
4. Sh. Manohar Singh Gill
5.Sh. Naresh Gujral
Date of retirement : 09.04.2016
Remarks : One separate election for these 3 seats

Out of the five seats to be filled from Punjab three are to be filled by holding one election and other two through another election as these seats belong to two different biennial cycles. Further, the term of office of the members to be elected to the Council of States from the State of Punjab shall be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP(C) No. 17123/2015 (Election Commission of India Vs Devesh Chandra Thakur & Others).

Schedule :
The Election Commission has decided that the aforesaid Biennial Elections to the Council of States from the above States shall be held in accordance with the following programme
1. Issue of Notifications 4th March, 2016 (Friday)
2. Last date of making nominations 11th March, 2016 (Friday)
3. Scrutiny of nominations 12th March, 2016 (Saturday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 14th March, 2016 (Monday)
5. Date of poll 21st March, 2016 (Monday)
6 Hours of poll 9,00 A.M. to 4,00 P.M
7. Counting of Votes 21st March, 2016 (Monday) at 5.00 PM
8. Date before which election shall be completed 23rd March, 2016 (Wednesday)

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