Notification for second phase out

TNN Bureau. Updated: 2/18/2020 9:37:14 AM Front Page

JAMMU: The Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar on Saturday issued the notification for conducting polls in the second of the eight-phase by-election for panchayat polls to elect 12,650 sarpanches and panches.
According to the notification, the last date for filing nominations for the second phase is February 24 followed by scrutiny of the submitted nominations on February 25 and withdrawal of candidature on February 27.
The polling will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on March 7 and the counting of votes will be taken up on the same day, with the election process to be completed before March 26.
The notification has been issued for 18 blocks spread over 9 districts of Kashmir valley and 34 blocks in five districts of Jammu division which will go to polls in the second phase.
In Jammu Division, the Panchayati by-elections will be held in Bhagwah, Kastigarh, Thatri, Doda (Ghat), Dali Udanpur, Gundana, Assar, Khellani, Bhaderwah and Bhalla blocks of Doda District, Surankote, Loran, Mandi, Nangali Sahib Sain Baba, Sathra, Lassana and Bufliaz (Partially) in District Poonch, Block Gundi Dharam, Batote, Rajgarh, Sangaldan, Gandhri and Ramban in district Ramban, Arnas, Thuroo, Jij Bagli, Mahore, Gulabgarh and Chasana in district Reasi, Sewna, Chanunta, Ramnagar, Majalta and Khoon in district Udhampur.
In Kashmir region, the notification has been issued for Shangus and Hiller blocks in District Anantnag, Aloosa block in District Bandipora, Sangrama and Wagoora in Baramulla District, B K Pora, Rathsun and Budgam in district Budgam, Wakura in Ganderbal District, block Kulgam in Kulgam district, Nutnussa, Drugmulla, Magam, Ramhal and Tarthpora in Kupwara District, Awantipora and Kakapora (Partly) in District Pulwama and Chitragam in Shopian District of Kashmir Division.
On February 13, the CEO issued a schedule for elections to 12,650 constituencies including 1,011 sarpanches and 11,639 panches covering 274 out of 285 blocks in all 20 districts of the UT.
The eight phase elections would be held on March 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.
In Jammu division, the poll process to fill 306 vacancies of panches and sarpanches will be over in the first four phases while it will go on in all eight phases in Kashmir, where the elections to a total of 887 vacant panchayat halqas and 11,457 vacant panch constituencies of 128 blocks would be conducted.

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