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Tag: State Election Commission

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Panchayat polls: Odisha Govt shifts Proj Dir of DRDA, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today shifted Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Cuttack Trilochan Pradhan and appointed him as the Joint Secretary in the Board of Revenue as per directions of the State Election Commission (SEC). Pradhan was found working engaged in the election process which was against the provision of the panchayat rules. […]

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SEC for proceedings against govt employees engaged in poll campaigning

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today asked all the district collectors and SPs to initiate proceedings against government employees engaged in campaigning for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls. The SEC has banned the employees of the state government, corporations or aided institutions from taking part in campaigning for any candidate or political party. Also […]

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Odisha orders ban on sale of liquor during Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: In response to the directive of the State Election Commission (SEC), the Odisha Excise department today issued a ban on sale and purchase of liquor during the upcoming Panchayat polls in the State. As per the directions of the Excise Commissioner Prasant Kumar Senapati to all district collectors, no purchase and sale of liquor […]

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Ex-gratia compensation to kin of on-duty polling officials: SEC

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the ensuing Panchayat elections, the State Election Commission (SEC) today announced ex-gratia and compensation to the kin of the on-duty polling officials in case of their death or major injuries. “All Central and State Government employees, employees of Central and State owned corporations, State Police staff, CRPF personnel and government and private […]

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Gross Subversion of Democratic Process

By Sandeep Sahu 36, 779!!! The figure should sound an alarm bell for all those who love democracy because that is the number of candidates who have won ‘uncontested’ even before the three-tier panchayat elections have got underway in the state. To put things in perspective, these 36, 779 are among the 1, 89, 099 […]

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Kendrapara MLA in fresh trouble

Bhubaneswar: Days after the controversy arising out of his wife’s candidature for samity member, BJD MLA from Kendrapara Kishore Tarai again landed in a fresh trouble over the identity of his father as his affidavits submitted to State Election Commission in different times show multiple names. The affidavit which was submitted by the ruling party […]

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36,779 candidates have won uncontested in panchayat polls: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: Total 36,779 candidates have won uncontested in the panchayat polls 2017 due to filing of single nomination, said the State Election Commission Secretary (SEC) Rabindra Nath Sahu here today. While 36,222 candidates got victorious for ward member post, 209 won uncontested for sarpanch, 347 for samiti member and one for zilla parishad posts. Sahu […]

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1,89,099 candidates in panchayat poll fray: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: Total 1,89,099 candidates are in the panchayat poll fray according to the final list declared by the State Election Commission (SEC) after the deadline for nomination withdrawal got ended yesterday, said secretary of the commission Rabindra Nath Sahu today. “For the sarpanch post 26,539 candidates are in the poll battle whereas 22,109 are in […]

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Fresh nomination for panchayat poll can be filed between Jan 27 and 30: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: The office of State Election Commission (SEC) today declared fresh nomination dates for places where either no nomination was filed for the ensuing panchayat poll or all nominations were rejected after a scrutiny without changing the voting schedule. Detailing out on the announcement, SEC secretary RN Sahu told newsmen, “Fresh nomination can be filed […]

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SEC defers panchayat poll process in Chitrakonda block

Bhubaneswar: After getting a joint report from Malkangiri Collector and SP, the State Election Commission (SEC) today decided to postpone panchayat poll process in 18 panchayats including nine in cut-off area and two zilla parishad zones. Informing newsmen about the SEC’s decision, State Election Commission Secretary Rabindra Nath Sahu said, “On basis of the joint […]

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2,07,180 candidates eligible for Odisha Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: As many as 2,07,180 candidates have become eligible to participate in the three-tier gram panchayat elections, polling for which will be held in five phases from February 13. After the scrutiny of nomination papers on January 18, the State Election Commission (SEC) today published the total eligible panchayat poll candidate as well as names […]

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No fresh elections in Baghamari after candidate murder: SEC

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has ruled out chances of fresh elections in Baghamari block after the death of Mini Dalabehera, who had filed her nomination for the post of Sarpanch. The SEC noted that if a candidate in fray dies before the final nomination list is published by the commission there is no […]

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Panchayat polls: List of eligible candidates to be declared today

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission on Thursday will announce the list of eligible candidates for the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled. According to reports, as many as 2,20,789 candidates have filed papers for panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13. Officials said while 3,880 candidates have filed papers for Zilla Parishad (ZP) member […]

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BJD brings poll code violation charges against Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today leveled charges against senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan for violation of model code of conduct which is in force for the ensuing Panchayat polls. A team led by BJD general secretary, Debashis Samantray today approached the State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Pradhan during a College […]

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Decision on new panchayat poll schedule for cut-off areas after Jan 22: SEC secy

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar: Secretary of the State Election Commission (SEC) Rabindra Sahu today said any decision on whether to announce a new panchayat poll schedule for cut-off areas of Malkangiri will be taken after a review on January 22. Speaking to newsmen, Sahu said, “The nomination is left for another two days. Once the process gets over […]

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SEC's decision on panchayat polls in cut-off areas to be known today

Bhubaneswar: Following abduction of poll officials by Maoists and threat posters were issued by the ultras recently asking villagers to stay away from panchayat polls or else face consequences, State Election Commissioner R N Senapati is expected to take a decision today on whether to hold the panchayat elections in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri […]

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Panchayat polls: Bijay Mohapatra, Dillip Ray included in BJP star campaigner list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which had left out Bijay Mohapatra and Dillip Ray from the list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, later came out with a revised list including the names of these two senior party leaders. The party in a release had […]

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Filing of nomination papers begins for Odisha panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The process of filing nomination papers for the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha began on Wednesday while the major political parties were in the process of finalising their candidates. “Nomination filing has started on Wednesday. The process will continue till January 17,” said Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission. He said scrutiny of […]

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Panchayat polls: Nomination filing process from today

Bhubaneswar: The process for filing of nomination papers by candidates of different political parties contesting the ensuing panchayat polls will start from today. Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission, said “Nomination filing starts from 11 am to 3 pm on January 11 and the process will continue till January to 17. Scrutiny of the […]

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SEC announces schedule for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today announced the schedule for the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha beginning from February 13. Giving details to the media, SEC secretary Rabindra Sahu said the elections will be conducted in five phases in 852 Zilla Parishad Zones of 314 blocks. Polling would be held in 189 Zilla Parishad […]

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SEC to hold meeting on panchayat polls at Secretariat today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting presided by State Election Commission (SEC) RN Senapati will be held today at the State Secretariat here to talk about measures to ensure impartial and organised panchayat polls starting February 13 in Odisha. Law and order situation, security arrangements at sensitive polling booths and implementation of the model code of conduct […]

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Ministry asks DAVP to stop Swachh Bharat ads in Odia TV channels, DD

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the directive of the State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has asked the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop advertisements relating to Swachh Bharat Mission in all Odia TV channels with immediate effect. “Besides, the Doodarshan […]

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SEC tells Centre, Odisha to stop ads at cost of public exchequer

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today asked the Centre and the Odisha government to stop display and publication of advertisements at the cost of public exchequer in public and the media as they grossly violate the model code of conduct which is in force in the state for the ensuing Panchayat polls scheduled to […]

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Panchayat polls: SEC calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has called all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss various issues relating to the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “The Commission has called an all-party meeting at 4 PM tomorrow to discuss about the preparation and management of panchayat polls,” Rabindranath Sahu, secretary, SEC, told media persons […]

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Panchayat polls: SEC hikes expenditure limit of candidates

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today increased the expenditure limit of the candidates for the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Odisha scheduled in February next year. As per the new guidelines, a Zilla Parishad candidates’ expenditure limit has been increased to a maximum of Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh while for Panchayat Samiti […]

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Delay in annual HSC exams most likely

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has decided to reschedule the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations as the State Election Commission (SEC) has planned to conduct Panchayat elections in February next year. “The SEC had asked the Board to inform about the probable schedule for the annual HSC examinations. Usually the HSC examinations […]

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Process for panchayat polls begins in 25 districts

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has begun the process for the ensuing panchayat polls in 25 districts of Odisha. A meeting to this effect was convened by the SEC here today in which the Panchayat Extension Officers (PEOs) were present. Talking to media persons after the meeting, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said the meeting […]

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Panchayat polls: Collectors asked to complete delimitation of wards, reservation by Aug 19

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) scheduled in February next year, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 next. In a letter to all district collectors, Deoranjan Kumar Singh, commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, has asked […]

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Panchayat polls: SEC to send reminder to dept for ward, reservation data

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) will write to the Panchayati Raj department again asking it to submit a report on the number of wards and data on reservation of seats for the panchayat elections to be held next year. According to sources, the SEC had asked the department to submit a detailed report in […]

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SEC gears up for Panchayat elections in 2017

Bhubaneswar: Gearing up for the Panchayat Elections, which are almost a year away, the State Election Commission (SEC) has asked the Panchayatiraj department to reconstitute the Panchayats and submit a detailed list of panchayats after their reconstitution by May. After the reconstitution, the current number of 6336 panchayats is expected to rise by 700. “We […]

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Appeal of 9 Keonjhar ULB councilors: Next hearing on Feb 2

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday posted its next hearingon the alleged violation of anti-defection law by nine councilors of Keonjhar Municipality on February 2

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9 Keonjhar BJD councillors urge SEC not to disqualify them

The nine Biju Janata Dal (BJD) councillors of Keonjhargarh Municipality, who had cast their vote against the chairperson during the no-trust motion on December 28 last year, on Monday urged the State Election Commission (SEC) not to disqualify them as councillors under the anti-defection law as per the amendment to Section 17 of the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 (Odisha Municipal Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2015

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Odisha gets 3.38 lakh young voters this year

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha bracing for general and Assembly elections, 3.38 lakh newly added names of young voters set to feature in the state electoral rolls before the polls, may turn out to be game changer for political parties. This figure of new electors in the 18-19 years age group, who will make their debut on […]

HC rejects OJM’s plea to contest BMC polls with Kite symbol

The Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) on Wednesday received a major jolt after Orissa High Court set aside its petition praying to quash the State Election Commission order that prohibited the party to contest Bhubaneswar Municiapal Corporation polls with Kite symbol

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