IEP Chandigarh, October 12
Haryana State Election Commissioner Dhanpat Singh said that there will be a complete ban on the posting and transfer of officers and officials who are engaged in the conduct of general elections of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the State as Mode Code of Conduct is in force.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Chief Secretary to all Administrative Heads of departments.
Sh. Dhanpat Singh said that Panchayat elections would be conducted in different phases in the state. In the first phase, elections will be held in 9 districts namely, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Mahendragarh, Nuh, Panchkula, Panipat and Yamunanagar. In these districts, voting for the Members of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis will be held on October 30. Meanwhile, polling for Sarpanches and Panches of Gram Panchayats will be held on November 2. The nomination process will start from October 14.
Sh. Dhanpat Singh said that during the Model Code of Conduct, no new scheme, an announcement of new projects etc., inauguration or foundation stone of any building, project etc. can be laid in rural areas of these districts. Conducting free, transparent and fair elections in Haryana is Commission’s topmost priority.