Panchayat Elections Will Be Held In Four Phases In Up, Every Voter Will Get 4 Ballots


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Gram Pradhan, Gram Panchayat member in the state. The elections for the area panchayat member and the zilla panchayat member will be held simultaneously this time. The preparations are yet to hold elections in March 2021. The reservation formula will be decided soon. The process of reservation of wards will be completed by the third week of February.

The tenure of three-tier Panchayats, Gram Panchayat, Kshetra Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat in the state ends on December 25, January 14 and March 18, respectively. The gram panchayats will be dissolved from midnight on 25 December. Due to Kovid-19, panchayat elections in the state have not been held in time.

From December 26, Assistant Development Officers (ADO Panchayats) of the development blocks will be appointed as administrators in the Gram Panchayats. On completion of the tenure of District Panchayat President, Deputy District Magistrate (SDM) will be appointed as Administrator on completion of tenure of District Magistrate and Area Panchayat President (Block Head).

The government has started preparations on a war footing to conduct panchayat elections. The government intends to conduct panchayat elections in March. Last time elections for Gram Pradhan and Gram Panchayat member were held simultaneously. The elections to the area panchayat member and district panchayat member were held separately. This time, to save time, there is a preparation to hold the elections of the four posts together. That is, a voter will have to place four ballot papers this time. For the convenience of voters, separate booths will be constructed for each Gram Pradhan-Gram Panchayat member and BDC-Zilla Panchayat member at each polling station. That is, in each booth, two ballot papers will be sent to the voter.

A target has been set to complete the reservation of wards of three-tier panchayats by the third week of February. Last time, reservation of Kshetra Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats was done in rotation, whereas the reservation of Gram Panchayats started from zero. What will be the reservation formula this time, it will be decided soon.

On completion of reservation of wards, the government will inform the Election Commission. After this, the commission can issue notification of elections at any time. The state government wants to conduct elections in four phases.

Four-phase voting will be held in March. Efforts are on to complete the election process by 31 March. According to the preparations of the Panchayat Raj Department so far, notification of elections may be issued in the last week of February. The government has started preparations on a war footing to conduct panchayat elections in March. The reservation formula will be decided soon. A target has been set to complete the reservation of wards of three-tier panchayats by the third week of February. Last time, reservation of area panchayats and zilla panchayats was done in rotation. At the same time, the reservation of gram panchayats started from zero. What will be the reservation formula this time, it will be decided soon.

The Election Commission can issue election notification anytime after the reservation of wards is completed. The state government is trying to complete the election process by 31 March. According to the preparations of the Panchayat Raj Department so far, notification of elections may be issued in the last week of February.

Due to Kovid-19, panchayat elections have not been held in time. From December 26, Assistant Development Officers (ADO Panchayats) of the development blocks will be appointed as administrators in the Gram Panchayats. On completion of the tenure of District Panchayat President, Deputy District Magistrate (SDM) will be appointed as Administrator on completion of tenure of District Magistrate and Area Panchayat President (Block Head).

Urban area population increased due to formation of new city panchayats and boundary expansion of bodies
After the formation of 28 new Nagar Panchayats and expansion of the old, there has been an increase of 9,05,700 in the urban area of ​​the state and 57,474 hectares in the area. According to the 2011 census, there is 31.16 percent urban area at the national level. At the same time, only 22 percent of urban areas are in the state. To bring it to the national level, the government is focusing on increasing the figure of urbanization.

Gram Pradhan, Gram Panchayat member in the state. The elections for the area panchayat member and the zilla panchayat member will be held simultaneously this time. The preparations are yet to hold elections in March 2021. The reservation formula will be decided soon. The process of reservation of wards will be completed by the third week of February.

The tenure of three-tier Panchayats, Gram Panchayat, Kshetra Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat in the state ends on December 25, January 14 and March 18, respectively. The gram panchayats will be dissolved from midnight on 25 December. Due to Kovid-19, panchayat elections in the state have not been held in time.

From December 26, Assistant Development Officers (ADO Panchayats) of the development blocks will be appointed as administrators in the Gram Panchayats. On completion of the tenure of District Panchayat President, Deputy District Magistrate (SDM) will be appointed as Administrator on completion of tenure of District Magistrate and Area Panchayat President (Block Head). The government has started preparations on a war footing to conduct panchayat elections. The government intends to conduct panchayat elections in March. Last time elections for Gram Pradhan and Gram Panchayat member were held simultaneously. The elections to the area panchayat member and district panchayat member were held separately. This time, to save time, there is a preparation to hold the elections of the four posts together.


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