Bhiwani News: Haryana State Election Commission Issues Election Program For Loharu Municipal Committee
Bhiwani News: State Election Commission, Haryana has issued the programme for the general elections of Municipal Committee, Loharu, district Bhiwani.
While stating this here today, Mr Dharam Vir, State Election Commissioner said that the model code of conduct in respect of the Municipal Election has come into force from today that is July 12, 2012. No officer or official connected with the election work shall be transferred till the completion of election process, he added.
He said that notice for inviting nominations would be published by the Returning Officer on July 13 and nomination papers would be filed from July 19 to 24. The scrutiny of nomination papers would be done on July 25 and candidature could be withdrawn between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on July 26 and after 3 p.m. on this day, election symbols would be allotted to the contesting candidates. The list of contesting candidates and polling stations would also be posted on this day.
Poll, if any, would be held between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on August 5,2012. The elections would be conducted with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Votes would be counted after the close of poll on the same day on ward wise basis of all the polling stations of the ward concerned. The places of counting would be specified by the Deputy Commissioner and the result would be declared immediately after the completion of counting, he added.
Mr Dharam Vir said, “Keeping in view criminalization of politics and that persons convicted by court of law for criminal offences are entering into the election fray and contesting elections, the State Election Commission had issued directions in compliance of the orders of the Supreme Court of India to the effect that a contesting candidate is required to submit in writing his criminal background if any, details of moveable and immoveable assets, educational qualification. Besides, he has also to submit with his nomination paper in the shape of affidavit that he is not suffering from any disqualification as provided in Section13 A of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 and Rule 21 of the Haryana Municipal Election Rules, 1978.”
“The Commission has prescribed the limit of the expenditure. Contesting candidates or their authorised election agents could incur Rs. 50,000 for a Member of Municipal Committee”, he added.
Mr Dharam Vir said that the contesting candidates are also required to maintain account of election expenditure and submit the same within 30 days from the date of declaration of the result of the election to the Deputy Commissioner or with any other officers specified by the Commission, failing which the defaulting candidate shall be liable to be disqualified under the Haryana Municipal Election Expenditure (Maintenance and Submission of the Accounts) Order, 2006 for three years from the date of issue of such order.
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