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Tag: State Election Commissioner

Odisha SEC Reviews Panchayat Polls Preparedness, Preparation Of Electoral Roll For ULB Polls 
Odisha SEC Reviews Panchayat Polls Preparedness, Preparation Of Electoral Roll For ULB Polls 

The first phase poll for the forthcoming Panchayat elections, which is set to be held on February 16, will be conducted across 30 districts and 71 Blocks in Odisha

Civic Body Polls top priority for new Odisha SEC AP Padhi

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government seems to be stuck in the maze of ward delimitation and reservation of seats, holding early civic body polls will be challenging for former chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, who assumed charge as the new State Election Commissioner (SEC) today. Apart from the urban local body polls, all […]

Asit Tripathy Assumes Office As Odisha Chief Secy, AP Padhi As SEC

Bhubaneswar: Senior bureaucrat Asit Tripathy today took charge as the Chief Secretary of Odisha while his predecessor Aditya Prasad Padhi assumed office as the State Election Commissioner (SEC). Padhi handed over charge to Tripathy in presence of senior officials and media persons at the Lok Seva Bhawan. A 1986-batch IAS officier, Tripathy was serving as the […]

Bengal panchayat results: Trinamool takes lead, BJP emerges second

Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal took an early lead in all three tiers of the panchayat polls after nearly five hours of counting on Thursday. According to the latest trend, Trinamool went ahead in almost all the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti seats across 20 districts where rural election were held on […]

TMC threatening election body to work in its favour: BJP

Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP leadership on Sunday accused the state ruling party Trinamool Congress of threatening the state election commissioner and reiterated their demand that central forces be brought in during the coming state Panchayat polls. “The Trinamool Congress is threatening the state election commissioner A.K. Singh and forcing him to work in their […]

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BJP delegation meets Guv, BJD members complain to CEO

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of BJP leaders led by Odisha unit vice president Sameer Mohanty today met Governor SC Jamir opposing the appointment of Naba Kumar Nayak as the State Election Commissioner. The members of the party alleged that the appointment of Nayak has been done to help the state government keeping in view the upcoming […]

Naba Kumar Nayak appointed new State Election Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Former bureaucrat Naba Kumar Nayak has been appointed as the State Election Commissioner in Odisha, ahead of the urban local body elections later this year. Nayak will replace Rabi Narayan Senapati, official sources said today.A retired IAS officer, Nayak has long administrative experience including election management. He had served as a member and the […]

76% voting recorded in 4th phase panchayat polls: SEC

Bhubaneswar: Average 76% voting was recorded during the fourth phase panchayat polls across Odisha, said State Election Commissioner RN Senapati today. Talking to newsmen, Senapati informed highest 87% polling was recorded in Subarnapur district whereas lowest 65% voter turnout was reported in Ganjam district. Apart from few minor disturbances at some places, the fourth phase […]

Voters education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation: Governor

Bhubaneswar: Voters’ education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation. Specific campaigns are to be organized for creating awareness among persons with disabilities, homeless persons, tribal communities, transgender and members of marginalized sections so that they realize the importance and paramount influence of their votes and become registered voters, said Governor SC Jamir. Speaking at the […]