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    No. ECI/PN/29/2021 Dated 17th March, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub: Biennial Election to the Council of States from Kerala to fill the seats of members retiring on 21.04.2021-reg. The term of office of 03 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from Kerala is due to expire on their retirement in April, 2021 as detailed below:- S. No Name of Member Date of Retirement 1. Abdul Wahab 21.04.2021 2. K. K. Ragesh 3. Vayalar Ravi 2. The Commission has decided to hold biennial election to the Council of States from Kerala to fill up the above said vacancies in accordance with the following Schedule: - Sl. No. Events Dates & Days 1 Issue of Notifications 24th March, 2021 (Wednesday) 2 Last date of making nominations 31st March, 2021 (Wednesday) 3 Scrutiny of nominations 03rd April, 2021 (Saturday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 05th April, 2021 (Monday) 5 Date of Poll 12th April, 2021 (Monday) 6 Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm 7 Counting of Votes 12th April, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8 Date before which election shall be completed 16th April, 2021 (Friday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Kerala is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said biennial election. 5. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala as Observer for the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/10/2021 Dated: 11th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies-reg. The term of office of 02 members of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from Teachers’ Constituencies and 02 members of the Telangana Legislative Council from Graduates’ Constituencies is expiring on 29thMarch, 2021due to the retirement of the sitting members as detailed below: - Andhra Pradesh Sl. No. Name of Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement 1 East-West Godavari Teachers’ Ramu Surya Rao (R.S.R. Master) 29.03.2021 2 Krishna-Guntur Teachers’ A. S. Ramakrishna Telangana 1 Mahabubnagar-Ranga Reddy-Hyderabad Graduates’ Ramachandra Rao N 29.03.2021 2 Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda Graduates’ Dr. Palla Rajeshwar Reddy 2. The Commission has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council from Teachers’ Constituencies and Telangana State Legislative Council from Graduates’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme: - Issue of Notification 16th February, 2021 (Tuesday) Last date of making nominations 23rd February, 2021 (Tuesday) Scrutiny of nominations 24th February, 2021 (Wednesday) Last date for withdrawal of candidature 26th February, 2021 (Friday) Date of Poll 14thMarch, 2021 (Sunday) Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 04:00 pm Counting of votes 17th March, 2021 (Wednesday) Date before which election shall be completed 22ndMarch, 2021 (Monday) 3. The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies. Please see the details on Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 4. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. As far as practicable, large halls shall be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 5. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly in conduct of election during COVID-19, please refer to the guidelines available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/.
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    No. ECI/PN/11/2021 Dated: 18th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub:- Biennial Election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. The term of 05 members of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council elected by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) is expiring on 29.03.2021. Details are given as under: - S. No Name of Member Date of Retirement 1. Gundumala Thippe Swamy 29.03.2021 2. Gummidi Sandhya Rani 3. Vattikuti Veera Venkanna Chowdary 4. Shaik Mohammed Iqbal 5. Subhaschandra Bose Pilli (Vacant w.e.f 01.07.2020 due to resignation of the sitting member) 2. The Commission has decided to conduct above mentioned biennial election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by members of Legislative Assembly in accordance with the following programme:- S. No. Events Dates 1. Issue of Notification 25th February, 2021 (Thursday) 2. Last Date of making nominations 04th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 05th March, 2021 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 08th March, 2021 (Monday) 5. Date of Poll 15th March, 2021 (Monday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 15th March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 18th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/12/2021 Dated: 18th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub:- Bye Election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancy are as follows: Name of Member Nature of election Cause of vacancy Term up to Challa Ramakrishna Reddy By MLAs Death on 01.01.2021 29.03.2023 2. The Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancy as per the following schedule: - S. No. Events Dates 1. Issue of Notification 25th February, 2021 (Thursday) 2. Last Date of making nominations 04th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 05th March, 2021 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 08th March, 2021 (Monday) 5. Date of Poll 15th March, 2021 (Monday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 15th March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 18th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/13/2021 Dated: 18th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub:- Bye Election to the Karnataka Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Karnataka Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancy are as follows: Name of Member Nature of election Cause of vacancy Term up to S. L. Dharmegowda By MLAs Death on 28.12.2020 17.06.2024 2. The Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Karnataka Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancy as per the following schedule: S. No. Events Dates 1. Issue of Notification 25th February, 2021 (Thursday) 2. Last Date of making nominations 04th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 05th March, 2021 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 08th March, 2021 (Monday) 5. Date of Poll 15th March, 2021 (Monday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 15th March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 18th March, 2021 (Thursday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Karnataka is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/90/2020 Dated: 19th November, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Bye Election to the Council of States from Bihar -reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States from Bihar as per following details: - State Name of Members Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to Bihar Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Death 08.10.2020 02.04.2024 2. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Bihar to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: - S. No Events Dates 1 Issue of Notifications 26th November, 2020 (Thursday) 2 Last date of making nominations 03rd December, 2020 (Thursday) 3 Scrutiny of nominations 04th December, 2020 (Friday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 07th December, 2020 (Monday) 5 Date of Poll 14th December, 2020 (Monday) 6 Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm 7 Counting of Votes 14th December, 2020 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8 Date before which election shall be completed 16th December, 2020 (Wednesday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Bihar is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election. 5. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar as Observer for this election.
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    No. ECI/PN/09/2021 Dated: 04th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: Bye Elections to the Council of States from Gujarat -reg. There are two casual vacancies in the Council of States from Gujarat. The details of the vacancies are as follows: - Sl. No. Name of Members Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to 1. Shri Patel Ahmed Mohammad Death 25.11.2020 18.08.2023 2. Shri Abhay Ganpatray Bhardwaj Death 01.12.2020 21.06.2026 2. The Commission has decided to hold two separate bye-elections to the Council of States from Gujarat to fill up the above mentioned vacancies as per the following common schedule: - S. No Events Dates 1 Issue of Notifications 11th February, 2021 (Thursday) 2 Last date of making nominations 18th February, 2021 (Thursday) 3 Scrutiny of nominations 19th February, 2021 (Friday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 22nd February, 2021 (Monday) 5 Date of Poll 01st March, 2021 (Monday) 6 Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm 7 Counting of Votes 01st March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8 Date before which election shall be completed 03rd March, 2021 (Wednesday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Gujarat is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye elections. 5. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat as Observer for the said elections.
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    Bye Election to the Council of States from Assam -reg.

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    No. ECI/PN/08/2021 Dated: 04th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: Bye Election to the Council of States from Assam -reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States from Assam as per following details: - State Name of Members Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to Assam Shri Biswajit Daimary Resignation 21.11.2020 09.04.2026 2. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Assam to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: - S. No Events Dates 1 Issue of Notifications 11th February, 2021 (Thursday) 2 Last date of making nominations 18th February, 2021 (Thursday) 3 Scrutiny of nominations 19th February, 2021 (Friday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 22nd February, 2021 (Monday) 5 Date of Poll 01st March, 2021 (Monday) 6 Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm 7 Counting of Votes 01st March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm 8 Date before which election shall be completed 03rd March, 2021 (Wednesday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Assam is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election. 5. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam as Observer for this election.
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    No. ECI/PN/89/2020 Dated: 17th November, 2020 PRESS NOTE Announcement of date of poll and counting of votes for deferred bye-election to the Dhule-cum Nandurbar Local Authorities’ Constituency of Maharashtra. The Election Commission of India, vide Press Note No. ECI/PN/29/2020, dated 04.03.2020 announced bye-election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Dhule-cum-Nandurbar Local Authorities’ constituency to fill the vacancy caused due to resignation of the sitting member Shri Amrishbhai Rasiklal Patel, which was notified vide Notification No.100/MT-LC/02/2020-LAC, dated 05.03.2020. After the last date of withdrawal on 16.03.2020, the list of contesting candidates in Form 7B was published with 02 candidates in fray. The election was to be conducted on 30.03.2020 (Monday) and the date before which election was to be completed as earlier announced by the Commission was 01.04.2020 (Wednesday) as per the notification dated 05.03.2020. 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with Section 153 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, vide its Notification dated 24.03.2020 extended the period of election by 60 days, which was further extended by 45 days and to a later date vide Notification dated 22.05.2020 and 06.07.2020 respectively. 3. It was also specified that the list of activities already carried out under the Notification dated 05.03.2020 was to remain valid for the purpose of remaining activities as was prescribed under the said notification. 4. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from the Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra has now decided that above mentioned bye-election to the Dhule-cum-Nandurbar Local Authorities’ Constituency of Maharashtra be held in accordance with the following programme:- Events Date Date of Poll 01st December, 2020 (Tuesday) Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 05:00 pm Counting of Votes 03rd December, 2020 (Thursday) Date before which election shall be completed 07th December, 2020 (Monday) 5. The Model Code of Conduct concerning this election will come into force with immediate effect in the constituency. Please see the details in Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 6. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out (b) Sanitizers shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 7. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly during the conduct of election during Covid-19, please refer to the guidelines available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/
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    No. ECI/PN/01/2021 Dated: 06th January, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub:- Bye Election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancy are as follows: Name of Member Nature of election Cause of vacancy Term up to Smt. Pothula Sunitha By MLAs Resignation on 01.11.2020 29.03.2023 2. The Commission, has decided to hold a bye-election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancy as per the following schedule: - S.No. Events Dates 1. Issue of Notifications 11th January, 2021 (Monday) 2. Last Date of making nominations 18th January, 2021 (Monday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 19th January, 2021 (Tuesday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 21st January, 2021 (Thursday) 5. Date of Poll 28th January, 2021 (Thursday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 28th January, 2021 (Thursday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 01st February, 2021 (Monday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/03/2021 Dated: 06th January, 2021 PRESS NOTE Sub:- Biennial Election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. The term of 12 members of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elected by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) is expiring on 30.01.2021. Details are given as under: - S. No Name of Member Date of Retirement 1. Dr. Dinesh Sharma 30.01.2021 2. Ahmad Hasan 3. Ashu Malik 4. Dharm Veer Singh Ashok 5. Nasimuddin Siddiqui (Vacant due to disqualification w.e.f 22.02.2018 vide order dated 21.07.2020 issued by The Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council) 6. Pradeep Kumar Jatav 7. Ramesh Yadav 8. Ramjatan 9. Laxman Prasad Acharya 10. Virendra Singh 11. Swatantra Dev 12. Sahab Singh Saini 2. The Commission has decided to conduct above mentioned biennial election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council by members of Legislative Assembly in accordance with the following programme:- S. No. Events Dates 1. Issue of Notification 11th January, 2021 (Monday) 2. Last Date of making nominations 18th January, 2021 (Monday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 19th January, 2021 (Tuesday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 21st January, 2021 (Thursday) 5. Date of Poll 28th January, 2021 (Thursday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 28th January, 2021 (Thursday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 29th January, 2021 (Friday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: - Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.
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    No. ECI/PN/85/2020 Dated: 02nd November, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 03 Graduates’ and 02 Teachers’ Constituencies. The term of office of 05 members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies has expired on 19th July, 2020, due to the retirement of the sitting members as detailed below:- Maharashtra Sl. No. Name of Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement Aurangabad Division Graduates’ Chavan Satish Bhanudasrao 19.07.2020 2. Pune Division Graduates’ Chandrakant (Dada) Bachhu Patil* {*Elected in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on 24.10.2019(A/N)} 3. Nagpur Division Graduates’ Anil Madhukar Sole 4. Amravati Division Teachers’ Shrikant Deshpande 5. Pune Division Teachers’ Dattatraya Achyutrao Sawant 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, on 16.07.2020 passed an Order under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and directed that the process of election to the abovementioned seats be initiated at a later date after reviewing the prevailing situation. 3. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from CEO, Maharashtra has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Maharashtra State Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme:- 1. Issue of Notification 05th November, 2020 (Thursday) 2. Last date of making nominations 12th November, 2020 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 13th November, 2020 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 17th November, 2020 (Tuesday) 5. Date of Poll 01st December, 2020 (Tuesday) 6. Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 05:00 pm 7. Counting of votes 03rd December, 2020 (Thursday) 8. Date before which election shall be completed 07th December, 2020 (Monday) 4 The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies. Please see the details on Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 5. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 6. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly in conduct of election during COVID-19, please refer to the guidelines available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/.
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    No. ECI/PN/ 84/2020 Dated: 02nd November, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from 05 Graduates’ and 06 Teachers’ Constituencies. The term of office of 11 members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies has expired on 06th May, 2020, due to the retirement of the sitting members as detailed below:- Uttar Pradesh Sl. No. Name of Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement Lucknow Division Graduates’ Kanti Singh 06.05.2020 2. Varanasi Division Graduates’ Kedar Nath Singh 3. Agra Division Graduates’ Dr. Aseem Yadav 4. Meerut Division Graduates’ Hem Singh Pundir, Shikshak Neta 5. Allahabad-Jhansi Division Graduates’ Dr. Yagya Dutt Sharma 6. Lucknow Division Teachers’ Umesh Dwivedi 7. Varanasi Division Teachers’ Chet Narayan Singh 8. Agra Division Teachers’ Jagveer Kishore Jain 9. Meerut Division Teachers’ Omprakash Sharma Neta, Shikshak Dal 10. Bareilly-Moradabad Division Teachers’ Sanjay Kumar Mishra 11. Gorakhpur-Faizabad Division Teachers’ Dhruv Kumar Tripathi 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, on 03.04.2020 passed an Order under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and directed that the process of election to the abovementioned seats be initiated at a later date after reviewing the prevailing situation. 3. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from CEO, Uttar Pradesh has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Uttar Pradesh State Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme:- 1. Issue of Notification 05th November, 2020 (Thursday) 2. Last date of making nominations 12th November, 2020 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 13th November, 2020 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 17th November, 2020 (Tuesday) 5. Date of Poll 01st December, 2020 (Tuesday) 6. Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 05:00 pm 7. Counting of votes 03rd December, 2020 (Thursday) 8. Date before which election shall be completed 07th December, 2020 (Monday) 4. The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies. Please see the details on Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 5. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 6. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly in conduct of election during COVID-19, please refer to the guidelines available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/.
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    No. ECI/PN/86 /2020 Dated: 02nd November, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Bye Election to the Council of States from Karnataka -reg. There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States from Karnataka as per following details: - State Name of Members Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to Karnataka Shri Ashok Gasti Death 17.09.2020 25.06.2026 2. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Karnataka to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: - S. No Events Dates 1. Issue of Notifications 11th November, 2020 (Wednesday) 2. Last date of making nominations 18th November, 2020 (Wednesday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 19th November, 2020 (Thursday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 23rd November, 2020 (Monday) 5. Date of Poll 01st December, 2020 (Tuesday) 6. Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm 7. Counting of Votes 01st December, 2020 (Tuesday) at 05:00 pm 8. Date before which election shall be completed 04th December, 2020 (Friday) 3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 4. The Chief Secretary, Karnataka is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election. 5. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka as Observer for this election.
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    No. ECI/PN/78/2020 Dated 13th October, 2020 PRESS NOTE Sub: Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring on 25.11.2020-reg. The term of office of 11 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from following 02 States is due to expire on their retirement in November, 2020 as detailed below:- S.No Name of State Name of Member Date of Retirement 1. UTTAR PRADESH Dr. Chandrapal Singh Yadav 25.11.2020 2. Javed Ali Khan 3. Arun Singh 4. Neeraj Shekhar 5. P.L. Punia 6. Hardeep Singh Puri 7. Ravi Prakash Verma 8. Rajaram 9. Ramgopal Yadav 10. Veer Singh 11. UTTARAKHAND Raj Babbar Sl.No. Events Dates & Days Issue of Notifications 20th October, 2020 (Tuesday) Last date of making nominations 27th October, 2020 (Tuesday) Scrutiny of nominations 28th October, 2020 (Wednesday) Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 02nd November, 2020 (Monday) Date of Poll 09th November, 2020 (Monday) Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm Counting of Votes 09th November, 2020 (Monday) at 05:00 pm Date before which election shall be completed 11th November, 2020 (Wednesday) 2. The Commission has decided to hold biennial elections to the Council of States from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to fill up the above said vacancies in accordance with the following Schedule:- 3. The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said elections. 4.The Commission has also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the elections. 5. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:- Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. 6.For broad guidelines to be followed strictly during the conduct of election during Covid-19, please refer to the guideline available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/ 7. Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officers concerned as Observer of the election in the respective States.
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    No. ECI/PN/66/2020 Dated: 25th September, 2020 PRESS NOTE Announcement of date of poll and counting of votes for deferred bye-election to the Nizamabad Local Authorities’ constituency of Telangana The Election Commission of India, vide Press Note No. ECI/PN/30/2020, dated 05.03.2020 announced bye-election to the Telangana Legislative Council from Nizamabad Local Authorities’ constituency to fill the vacancy caused due to disqualification of the sitting member Shri R. Bhoopathi Reddy, which was notified vide Notification No.100/TL-LC/08/2019-LAC, dated 12.03.2020. After the last date of withdrawal on 23.03.2020, the list of contesting candidates in Form 7B was published with 03 candidates in fray. The election was to be conducted on 07.04.2020 (Tuesday) and the date before which election was to be completed as earlier announced by the Commission was 13.04.2020 (Monday) as per the notification dated 12.03.2020. 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with Section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, vide its Notification dated 24.03.2020 extended the period of election by 60 days, which was further extended by 45 days and to a later date vide Notification dated 22.05.2020 and 06.07.2020 respectively. 3. It was also specified that the list of activities already carried out under the Notification dated 12.03.2020 was to remain valid for the purpose of remaining activities as was prescribed under the said notification. 4. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from the Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana has now decided that above mentioned bye-election to the Nizamabad Local Authorities’ constituency of Telangana be held in accordance with the following programme:- Events Date Date of Poll 9th October, 2020 (Friday) Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 05:00 pm Counting of Votes 12th October, 2020 (Monday) Date before which election shall be completed 14th October, 2020 (Wednesday) 5. The Model Code of Conduct concerning this election will come into force with immediate effect in the constituency. Please see the details in Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 6. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 7. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly during the conduct of election during Covid-19, please refer to the guideline available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/
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    No. ECI/PN/69/2020 Dated: 29th September, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 02 Graduates’ and 02 Teachers’ Constituencies. The term of office of 04 members of the Karnataka Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies has fallen vacant on 30th June, 2020, due to the retirement of the sitting members. A statement showing the details of these seats is given below:- Karnataka Sl. No. Name of Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement Karnataka South-East Graduates’ R. Chowda Reddy, Thoopalli 30.06.2020 2. Karnataka West Graduates’ S.V. Sankanur 3. Karnataka North-East Teachers’ Sharanappa Mattur 4. Bangalore Teachers’ Puttanna 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, on 08.06.2020 passed an Order under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and directed that the process of election to the abovementioned seats be initiated at a later date after reviewing the prevailing situation. 3. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from CEO, Karnataka has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Karnataka State Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme:- 1. Issue of Notification 01st October, 2020 (Thursday) 2. Last date of making nominations 08th October, 2020 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 09th October, 2020 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 12th October, 2020 (Monday) 5. Date of Poll 28th October, 2020 (Wednesday) 6. Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 05:00 pm 7. Counting of votes 02nd November, 2020 (Monday ) 8. Date before which election shall be completed 05th November, 2020 (Thursday) 4. The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies. Please see the details in Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 5. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 6. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly during the conduct of election during Covid-19, please refer to the guideline available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/ (PRAFULL AWASTHI) UNDER SECRETARY
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    No. ECI/PN/65/2020 Dated: 25th September, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to the Bihar Legislative Council from 04 Graduates’ and 04 Teachers’ Constituencies. The term of office of 08 members of the Bihar Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies has fallen vacant on 06th May, 2020, due to the retirement of the sitting members. A statement showing the details of these seats is given below:- Bihar Sl. No. Name of Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement Patna Graduates’ Neeraj Kumar 06.05.2020 2. Darbhanga Graduates’ Dilip Kumar Choudhary 3. Tirhut Graduates’ Devesh Chandra Thakur 4. Kosi Graduates’ Dr. N.K. Yadav 5. Patna Teachers’ Naval Kishore Yadav 6. Darbhanga Teachers’ Dr. Madan Mohan Jha 7. Tirhut Teachers’ Sanjay Kumar Singh 8. Saran Teachers’ Kedar Nath Panday 2. Considering the unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, on 03.04.2020 passed an Order under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and directed that the process of election to the abovementioned seats be initiated at a later date after reviewing the prevailing situation. 3. The Commission, having considered the inputs received from CEO, Bihar has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Bihar State Legislative Council from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme:- 1. Issue of Notification 28th September, 2020 (Monday) 2. Last date of making nominations 05th October, 2020 (Monday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 06th October, 2020 (Tuesday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 08th October, 2020 (Thursday) 5. Date of Poll 22nd October, 2020 (Thursday) 6. Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 05:00 pm 7. Counting of votes 12th November, 2020 ( Thursday ) 8. Date before which election shall be completed 14th November, 2020 ( Saturday ) 4. The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies. Please see the details in Commission’s website under the link: https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and-teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 5. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:- I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes: (a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out: (b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. IV. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. V. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. 6. For broad guidelines to be followed strictly during the conduct of election during Covid-19, please refer to the guideline available on Commission’s website under link:- https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-broad-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/

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