Govt to hold polls for vacant sarpanch seats
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Aug 28: Jammu and Kashmir Government will hold elections for 1,555 vacant seats of village heads and panchs in the state on September 29 to complete the panchayat poll process.
Chief Electoral Officer, J and K, B R Sharma today issued an order and has finalised election schedule for the left over seats of 42 sarpanchs and 1,513 panchs on September 29.
As per the order, notification for the vacant seat would be issued on September 5, followed by last date of nomination on September 12 and last date of scrutiny on September 13.
The last date of withdrawal of nomination is September 15 and counting would be held on September 29.
Accordingly in pursuance of Rule 8 of the said rules, the Chief Electoral Officer had issued notifications for conduct of panchayat elections in 17 phases for the entire state. However, 42 seats of sarpanch and 1,513 seats of panchs have remained vacant for a number of reasons.
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