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ECI Bye Election to the Council of States from West Bengal : Election Commission of India

Organisation : Election Commission of India
Election Name : Bye Election to the Council of States from West Bengal
State/UT : West Bengal
Election Date : 09th August, 2021 (Monday)
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ECI Bye Election West Bengal

Bye Election to the Council of States from West Bengal

Vacancy Details

There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from West Bengal as per following details:


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to

West Bengal

Shri Dinesh Trivedi




Election Schedule

The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from West Bengal to fill up the above-mentioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule

S. No



1. Issue of Notifications 22nd July, 2021 (Thursday)
2. Last date of making nominations 29th July, 2021 (Thursday)
3. Scrutiny of nominations 30th July, 2021 (Friday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 02nd August, 2021 (Monday)
5. Date of Poll 09th August, 2021 (Monday)
6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm
7. Counting of Votes 09th August, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm
8. Date before which election shall be completed 10th August, 2021 (Tuesday)


Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons:

I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity

II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Chief Secretary, West Bengal is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye election.

About ECI:
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act.

The Commission has taken several new initiatives in the recent past. Notable among these are, a scheme for use of State owned Electronic Media for broadcast/telecast by Political parties, checking criminalisation of politics, computerisation of electoral rolls, providing electors with Identity Cards, simplifying the procedure for maintenance of accounts and filling of the same by candidates and a variety of measures for strict compliance of Model Code of Conduct, for providing a level playing field to contestants during the elections.

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