Saturday, September 29, 2007

Schedule for Sikkim Gram and Zilla Panchayat Election

State Election Commission has called upon all the Panchayat Wards of Gram Panchayats and all the Territorial constituencies of Zilla Panchayats in the state to elect new members of Gram and Zilla Panchayats as per the following schedule;(a) 1.10.2007 (Monday) - As the last date for making nomination:(b) 3.10.2007 (Wednesday) - As the date for scrutiny of nomination:(c) 5.1 0.2007 (Friday) - As the last date for withdrawal of candi- dature:(d) 26.10.2007 (Friday) - As the date on which the poll shall, if necessary, be taken:(e) 8.11.2007 (Thursday) - As the date before which the elections shall be completed:The Poll shall if necessary, be taken from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. of 26th October, 2007. All District Collectors have been appointed as Returning Officers of territorial constituencies of Zilla Panchayats for accepting the nomination papers of contesting candidates and scrutiny of nomination papers.Gram Panchayats of three districts of East, West and South have been separately grouped and the Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers separately appointed for accepting the nomination papers of contesting candidates and scrutiny of nominations. However, District Collector of North shall act as Returning Officer for accepting the nomination of contesting candidates for all Gram Panchayats of North District.All nomination papers of the contesting candidates in the districts of East, South and North shall be accepted at the respective district headquarters and the nomination papers in the district of West accepted at Gyalshing and Soreng. Scrutiny of nomination papers of the candidates contesting elections to Gram Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats shall be made at the district headquarters of Gangtok, Mangan, Namchi and Gyalshing, as per press note received from State Election Commission.