State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after taking the progress report of the preparations for the three-tier panchayat elections to be held in the state so far. The State Election Commissioner, after the High Court’s order to the Chief Minister on March 15, the new reservation issued by the Panchayati Raj Department and the existing process of allocation of seats, as well as the preparations being made to conduct free, fair and peaceful elections on behalf of the Commission Got it delivered
Since the reservation process started afresh after the order of the High Court of March 15, the allocation of seats, publication of the first list, disposal of claims and objections etc. on it, the entire work is being completed on 27 March. Immediately thereafter is the festival of Holi, so the State Election Commission has very little time left to conduct the election of the four posts of Gram Pradhan, Village, Area and District Panchayat member before the board examination starting from April 24.
According to sources, State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar has described the problems faced by the Chief Minister in conducting panchayat elections in a limited time of just three weeks and has also requested him to extend the time limit for conducting these elections smoothly. In fact, after the process of reservation is complete, the first notification of elections is issued by the state government and the State Election Commission is advised to conduct the elections.
According to the current proposed timetable, if the State Election Commission gets the complete details of reservation and allocation of seats on 26 or 27 March by the Panchayati Raj Department, then the government notification will be issued and then on 30 or 31 March. The State Election Commission will issue a detailed schedule of elections with its notification.