Studies show the scale of tilt in the elections is decided by the B-factor, which means the number of beneficiaries who have availed of the scheme on a real-term basis
The forthcoming Panchayat elections in Odisha will be conducted amid strict enforcement of the election code of conduct and adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines, said Bansal
A detailed discussion was held on the limits of election expenditure by the candidates. It has been proposed in the meeting to increase the limit of election expenditures of Sarpanch and Nominee candidates for the upcoming election.
The lists which are being published at the district level will specify the quota attached for each post of Ward Member, Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti Member, Block Chairman and Zilla Parishad Member across the State.
The State Panchayati Raj department has issued a directive to the administrative heads of all districts to accelerate the preparations for the elections on a priority basis.
The Panchayat elections are slated to be held in February 2022. However, as the State government is yet to complete the delimitation process and determine reservation of seats, it is feared that the election process may get delayed.