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Punjab MC Polls schedule announced, Model Code imposed

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The Code of Conduct would be in force till the completion of the electoral process.

Punjab Election Commissioner Jagpal Singh Sandhu on Saturday announced the schedule for Elections/Bye Election of 08 Municipal Corporations and 109  Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats.

With the announcement of the schedule, the ‘Model  Code of Conduct’ has come into  force with immediate effect within the municipal areas of the municipalities where elections will be held.

The Code of Conduct would be in force till the completion of the electoral process.

Elaborating further, Jagpal Singh Sandhu said that the process for filing nominations would commence on 30 January, 2021 and 3rd February, 2021 would be the last date.

The nominations would be scrutinised on 4th February, 2021  while the date of withdrawal of nominations is  5th February, 2021  which would also be the date of allotting the election symbols to the candidates.

Election Campaigning will end on February 12th, 2021 at 5.00 PM.

The voting would be held on 14th February, 2021  from 08.00 Am to 4.00 PM.

Counting of votes would be done on February 17, 2021.

145 Returning Officers and 145  Assistant Returning Officers have been appointed for conducting the elections.

30  IAS/PCS  officers would be appointed as Election Observers  and  06 IPS officers will be appointed as Police observers to ensure the peaceful, free  and fair conduct of elections.

He said that 400  members would be elected for 08 Municipal Corporations  and 1902 members would be elected for  109  Municipal councils/ Nagar Panchayats in the State.

50% reservation has been given for women in municipal elections as per Punjab Government instructions.

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